The last job I did in the weeks before emigrating to America in 1999, was to paint 3 murals in an apartment in Dublin’s city centre.
Dublin itself was the theme but I was given a very free reign to paint whatever I wanted.
For the most part during the day I would walk a few minutes and look at the places in Dublin I was painting, and then by night I would paint. Give or take some time travel.
I referred to the murals as The Old, The New, and The View, depicting as they did an older Dublin, a modern Dublin, and the view of Dublin from the apartment that you didn’t have due to a couple of buildings being in the way. They are 4-foot, 6-foot, and 8-foot wide.
All of these photos can be clicked to enlarge.
The Civic Offices are on Dublin’s Wood Quay, built to obscure the earlier incomplete Civic Offices - you can see one of the 2 pillars (there were 4 planned originally) - which were themselves built on top of the site of historic Viking Dublin. And that’s Christchurch Cathedral at the top of the hill - originally obscured, then its view uncovered only to be obscured mostly again by the pillars and finally left viewable through the end-peephole of the offices constructed to continue the line of the quays:
And since we’re looking at each one individually, here’s the Four Courts, the biggest of the 3 murals being 8 foot wide and therefore it suffers here being represented by just a few inches (each individual square is over 5 inches x 5 inches):
As well as for food and lodging, this job was done for a few hundred quid (this was the last days of Irish pounds) and a couple of pairs of jeans. I’d be happy to do it again though I’d probably ask for a lot more money.
[See More Murals: The Cistern Chapel]
Meanwhile, you can look at the more regular and much smaller paintings I’ve done - that are currently available for sale (note: the selection is often small due to most paintings selling fast.