The original was an unfinished charcoal pencil drawing on cartridge paper that I did when I was about 21 so I decided to enhance it in Photoshop by flood-filling in a green wall and a blue sky through the window panes as it is no longer possible to finish this charcoal drawing.
This was drawn many years ago while sitting in the stairwell of my student flat in Limerick, Ireland. Unfortunately I never got around to finishing it as I no longer have access to that building. So I improvised with a little Photoshop.

749 views @ 29th March 2013.

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  • tom burke
    tom burkeover 5 years ago

    great job orla

  • Ken Tregoning
    Ken Tregoningover 5 years ago

    Nice Stile, sorry! . . . I used to be a stair builder, could’t resist, Lovely Orla.

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballover 5 years ago

    great image Orla!!

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    this is just darling . I love its feel of non complication. I am one whom lived in apartments and stairwells always make me feel good .. ( for the most part).. like this one .. great colors

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, such a simple scene, wonderful colours, all put together beautifully!

  • tpphotography
    tpphotographyover 5 years ago

    Fantastic drawing Orla!

  • ragman
    ragmanover 5 years ago

    Outstanding Artwork ~ real impact

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful! … please would you consider adding this to the group Stairs, Steps and Staircases…. jacqui :)

    BLYTHARTabout 2 years ago

    I like this, as it is something we can all identify with (okay – not those who live in bungalows). A good idea of yours to finish it off in Photoshop.

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 2 years ago

    stairway to paradise,,

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