This painting was commissioned as a retirement gift to a professor by his colleagues. The streetscape is of the Museum Building on the Trinity College campus in the Dublin City Centre. The painting is 30 x 40 cm in size and painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. I revised the reference photograph slightly, removing some roadworks, fences and cars. The photo was taken in winter and the trees were redundant of leaves. I decided to change this to a more spring/summer setting with greenery which worked very well with the otherwise grey scene. There was a lot of detail in the building itself, especially the numerous tall windows. I kept some cars and people in the picture to retain the life in the scene.

Dublin streetscape
A Painting of the Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin, 30 x 40 cm acrylic on canvas

The client was thrilled with the result and decided to commission another painting, this time of his wife at her graduation ceremony. I am working on that portrait now and I will have it up on the blog soon.

Dear Ivana. Thanks very much for this. It arrived today and is really a beautiful painting in my view. Its recipient will be very pleased. Thanks again.

Aonghus, Dublin
close up view of the painting
Museum Building detail

I took photos of the painting in progress and the finished canvas. I am also including the reference photo: