Bob Marley
Mar05

Bob Marley

Bob Marley by Hayes Oil on canvas 24 x 36 ins ( 60 x 90 cm )   Painting Bob Marley was a real pleasure for me. It’s a birthday gift to my son Lewis on his 22nd birthday. The video compresses about 45 hours of video into just over two...

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Marilyn Monroe
Jan25

Marilyn Monroe

For Sale Marilyn Monroe by Paul Hayes Oil on canvas 20 x 30 ins ( 50 x 60 cm ) email: info@artonline.ie...

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John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Jan22

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

For Sale John & Paul by Paul Hayes Oil on canvas 16 x 20 ins ( 40 x 50 cm ) email: info@artonline.ie...

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Whispers @art_online
Feb22

Whispers @art_online

  The key to their room jammed in the lock at first, then they were greeted by an unpleasant smell wheezing out of a vent in the wall. Because they had been dating for a very short while, this was all tremendously funny. Leonie lay back on the bed, looking very sweet and winsome with her tawny hair fanned around her face, cheeks flushed, her blue eyes set off prettily by her blue dress. Claudia rested her head on Leonie’s stomach and let the little wavelets of happiness come. Some hours later they staggered out of a bar and into the thick seaside mist, drunk as lords. They could not really see where they were going and did not especially care, since they were getting excited by pointing out how dangerous a match they likely were for one another. They began a rapid exchange of the many awful things they had done to past lovers.   Extracts...

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Lucian Freud painting of teenage Irish lover seeks up to £10 million
Feb03

Lucian Freud painting of teenage Irish lover seeks up to £10 million

A nude painting of a pregnant Irish teenager by Lucian Freud, one of the most famous British artists of the 20th century, is expected to sell for up to £10 million at auction next month. Sotheby’s has announced that Pregnant Girl by Lucian Freud – estimated at £7 million-£10 million – will go under the hammer in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on February 10th. The painting, dating from 1960-61, is appearing at auction for the first time. Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, was a German-born British artist and a grandson of the Viennese psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. He was a well-known figure in late 20th-century London, was married twice and is reputed to have fathered at least 14 children by several women. After divorcing his second wife, the Anglo-Irish aristocrat Lady Caroline Blackwood (daughter of Maureen Guinness, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava) in 1959, he embarked on an affair with an Irish teenager, Bernardine Coverley. She was 16 when they met; he was 38. Ful story at source: Lucian Freud painting of teenage Irish lover seeks up to £10...

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I miss the sunrises in Bray
Jan22

I miss the sunrises in Bray

Bray is well a very popular spot for all sorts of film makers and you’ll see plenty of ads on the telly that use the location to great effect. I liked Bray for the subject matter and I used to spend a lot of time in Bray taking photographs that I would later paint. The railings on the promenade in Bray was one of my first attempts at painting when I first started back in 2000. I really did prefer the colour of the railings back then. I hope they will eventually change the colour back. I used to drop my son to school every morning and I can remember the stunning sun rises as we took a detour along Bray seafront. I’m sure they are still as spectacular as ever.  I miss the sunrises and those days. Here are a couple of memories from my time around Bray....

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