Brad Blackman - Ireland, acrylic on canvas, 2015. 12 x 12 inches

From what I can tell about the March 17 celebration of St. Patricks Day is it is an excuse to drink beer during the Lenten period. The consumption of alcohol and meat is typically forbidden during this time of fasting. So in the middle of Lent, theres a feast to enjoy some meat and booze. (Anybody want to verify that for me? I’ve done a little checking around, and so far I think I’m pretty much on track.)

Since shamrocks are green, and Ireland itself is remarkably green, people traditionally wear green clothing on St. Patricks Day.

So with all that in mind, I set out to make a green painting just in time for St. Patricks Day.

This is one of those pieces I could probably keep pushing for a long time, experimenting to see where it wants to go. It was fun pushing myself to use a completely different color scheme and painting technique than I’m used to!


original | print on canvas | print on paper

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