This acrylic painting is of drinkers outside a pub in Dublin. On the rare sunny evening during a summer in the Dublin, every seat outside a pub or restaurant is occupied and the streets are buzzing. I tried getting a few photos of Dublin life during one of these evenings with the intention of doing a few sketches but the photos I took weren’t great – it’s hard to get good photos of random people while pretending to be taking actually taking a pic of the building behind them! So I used a photo found on the Internet of drinkers outside the palace bar for this. This was my first time using masking fluid and I’m glad I’ve started to use it!