Unleash the artist in you - Colour with Crawford Art Gallery

We've teamed up with the Crawford Art Gallery and are asking our readers to try their hand at colouring in a painting from the Crawford collection. You can print off and colour the painting below.
Unleash the artist in you - Colour with Crawford Art Gallery

Gerard Dillon, Old Woman & Washing, c. 1959, oil on canvas, Crawford Art Gallery.

We've teamed up with the Crawford Art Gallery and are asking our readers to try their hand at at colouring in a painting from the Crawford collection.

You can print off and colour the painting below.

Instead of painting your own version, you may want to recreate the scene at home - we'd love to see your interpretations.

Share your colouring or recreations of a classic on social using the hashtag #IEColourandCreate with Crawford Art Gallery. We’ll publish some of the best in a future edition of our Weekend supplement.

Send your finished colouring to readers@examiner.ie to be in with a chance of winning a voucher for art supplies. Ts&Cs apply.

About this week's artwork

The artist Gerard Dillon loved the people of Connemara, he wanted to show life in the west of Ireland. This painting shows the inside of a cottage before cookers, washing machines, central heating, widescreen televisions or even vacuum cleaners.

The woman who lives here keeps her home spick and span, her washing is drying and her teapots are warming in front of the fire. Look, there is a place waiting for you by the cosy fire! Imagine what stories this woman could tell.

Crawford Art Gallery’s national collection comprises 3,000 works, ranging from 18th-century Irish and other European painting and sculpture, to contemporary video installations. ‘Colour our Collection’ is part of its Learn and Explore programme.

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