Studying The Form

Fine Art Belfast Slate Print

He’s rested against the wall of the bookies, head in the newspaper.


Twisted concentration dominates the man’s face as he simultaneously controls the lit fag in his mouth. Braces hold up his trousers but allow space for the substantial belly.


The viewer’s eye is drawn to certain areas of thickly applied oil paint such as the man’s forehead and ‘bald patch’ where the light directly reflects.


A limited palette of oil paint is used – blues, neutrals and white tones.


The contrasting white ‘pops’ against the dark slate surface.

From 95.00

Prints come in 5 approximate sizes:

  • A0: 841 x 1189mm
  • A1: 594 x 841mm
  • A2: 420 x 594 mm
  • A3: 297 x 420 mm
  • A4: 210 x 297 mm

Please note, these are approximate sizes. The final size of the print will depend on the aspect ratio and size of the original painting. Not all prints are available in all sizes. The available sizes can be found in the “Size” dropdown above.

Delivery charges will added at checkout, and are calculated according to shipping address. Large prints (A0, A1, A2) are shipped rolled in strong-walled postal tubes. Small prints (A3, A4) are shipped strong cardboard flat envelopes. Originals are carefully boxed & packaged. A tracking number is emailed to the customer at time of posting. Further information about Delivery can be found on the FAQs page.

Una’s Fine Art Giclée prints are produced using German etching or Photo Art Silk paper and pigment inks that are museum quality.

Each limited edition print has a surrounding white border and Una signs, numbers and titles each one.

  • Prints & Originals

All originals and prints are sold unframed.

It is highly recommended that they are brought to a local framer for a professional and well protected finish. We can provide advice on framing options on request.

Studying The Form on slate framed hanging in living room -- Una O Grady Paintings
The story behind...

Studying The Form

I use fallen slates from the old sheds I now live beside to paint on. This is a print of one of those painted slates.

The Irish vernacular cow sheds, like the one that this slate comes from, date back to the 1800’s.

The connection of my two homes is important to me, as represented through Waterford slates combining with Belfast subject matter.

A special link between my two homes.

I choose the shape of irregular slate carefully so that it will compliment the particular depiction and subject matter.

This painting has both a subtle layer of humour but possibly a more serious underlying theme of gambling addiction too.

That’s for the viewer to decide.

Signed By Una O'Grady