Step into the heart of Dublin at its most tranquil and picturesque with this beautiful painting capturing the essence of the Grand Canal at Mount Street Bridge. As an artist, I’ve aimed to convey the very best of Dublin’s charm – a city that is both bustling and serene, where one can choose to stroll along the canal’s edge, rest a while, and savour the simple pleasure of people watching.
In this particular painting, I’ve chosen to depict the Grand Canal during the enchanting season of Autumn. The canvas comes alive with the warm, rustic hues of the foliage that line the canal banks. These autumnal colours evoke a sense of familiar comfort, a feeling that resonates deeply with those who appreciate the subtle beauty of changing seasons.
The Grand Canal, known locally as “An Chanáil Mhór,” is the southernmost link in a pair of canals that connect Dublin to the River Shannon in the west. These canals, including the Royal Canal on the Northside, almost embrace Dublin’s inner city, contributing to the city’s unique character and history.
It’s worth noting that the Grand Canal, once a vital artery of commerce, witnessed its last working cargo barge in 1960. Today, it has transformed into a haven of tranquility, a place where the past seamlessly merges with the present.
This painting captures the very essence of Dublin’s soul – a city of contrasts where history meets modernity, and vibrant urban life coexists with serene natural beauty. It is a reflection of Dublin’s finest moments, a testament to the timeless allure of the Grand Canal, and an attractive addition to any room where you wish to bring a piece of Dublin’s tranquility into your life.
Yes, this painting is an original oil painting created by me, Donna McGee and it contains my signature on the front.
Is the painting ready to hang?
The painting is presented in a beautiful stressed gold frame as indicated in gallery photos – has a chord on the back making it ready to hang. All you need is the picture hook on the wall for placement.
What are the measurements of the painting?
The measurements of the painting are 20 x 16 inches – overall measurement 31 x 27 inches including the frame