The Little Shop in Sneem

There’s no getting away from the tourist shops in Ireland. And as beautiful as the landscapes are, sometimes I have to stop and draw the towns too. This week the festival is on in Sneem, with rides and games and cotton candy sellers, all set up in the village square. Nearby I found The Little Shop which I drew from a bench in front of the hardware shop. As I approached and saw the bench, I was pretty sure the building housed a cafe. Otherwise why else have a bench? But after I saw the sign it occurred to me that the bench is just for sitting and waiting, or maybe just for sitting and watching. I could get used to this pace of life. 

22 Comments on “The Little Shop in Sneem”

  1. Judy Sopher says:

    Shari, this is one of your best from Ireland as I love this type of shop. And I love this style of your work.


  2. Jude Hanson says:

    I love this so much. I love all your pieces, but this one just captures my imagination!! JUDY HOVDE Minot, ND


  3. monique says:

    I love when towns/homes/shops are in the landscape:)


  4. I loved the shops when I was in Ireland and you captured this one perfectly with the postcards and t-shirts hanging. How fun!


  5. Soni McFarland says:

    This is adorable. Well done !


  6. Lise G. says:



  7. Lee Kline says:

    I am jealous of all the Urban Sketchers who will be in your group. Have a great time in Manchester!


  8. What fun – and a lovely painting!


  9. I love that it’s so light and loose. You don’t try to get every line drawn and take artists liberties, just beautiful.


  10. Dee Ludwig says:

    An all time favorite!


  11. Tessa says:

    This is just perfect! Makes me want to go there. Thanks for posting!


  12. Judith Cozon says:

    thank you for sharing your wonderful Ireland posts………they have been varied and lovely!


  13. D. Abreu says:

    This is beautiful Shari!


  14. johnahancock says:

    Reminds of some of the shops in and around the town center of “me Mum’s” birthplace … Kinsale, County Cork. Well done.


  15. Gabriella says:

    I love this one!


  16. creationsdanajewellery says:

    What a beautiful painting! I live in Sneem and I cycle by “The Little Shop” every single day. There is no shortage of cute, colorful and inspiring buildings in Ireland!


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