Feeding the Pigeons at St. Stephen’s Green

I finally finished another travel journal page. They might be coming a little slower these days. I’m super busy with a lot of other things, but I’m determined:) This was just a sweet scene that I captured when I found the park. It was such a beautiful place, a veritable oasis in the middle of a bustling city. There weren’t that many people, and the ones that were there were really just enjoying the day. I wish I could go back and sit by the water.
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Carriage Horse at St. Stephen’s Green

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I now have total respect for the dude (or dudette) that invented the wheel! Or anyone that can paint them well…OMG! I spent an hour on that smaller wheel, and it’s still not right! It was right, in pencil, once, then I inked it and screwed it all up! (Which I tend to do a lot)  Lol! Anyways…watercolor doesn’t really do what I want on this paper…I guess because it’s not white it makes everything a tad muddy…but oh well, I’m still pretty happy with this one.  It still took all day. I might have to take a few days off of the sketchbook and do some “serious” art, so my hubby starts taking my “stay at home artist” act seriously, though:P.  
A little factoid for you all…Carriage, as it is written on my pic, was actually written on the pavement…parking spots for horses!

Dublin, Ireland ~ the Custom House, O’Connell Bridge and the Liffey River

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This was basically the very first photo I took in Dublin. It features the Custom House, O’Connell Street Bridge, and of course, the Liffey River. My hostel, Abigail’s, was also very near to there. 
Now, I do believe that I have become quite daft!! I came to the realization while working on this spread, which took two days! It takes me less time to do a full size painting sometimes:) Maybe I should ditch impressionism, and go for photorealism, which tends to better suit my nature, lol! I found myself having to add every single little detail…down to the single bricks in Abigail’s…sigh. Anyone have any tips on drawing architecture more quickly? Lol! Anyways, it was fun, if challenging, and I’m looking forward to my next spread, and revisiting the memories that go along with it.