…and get a FREE pocket colour wheel. These wheels, which will fit easily into your paint box, are very useful tools, especially when you have advanced enough to try painting without black on your palette. If you want to know why that is and to learn many more tips and techniques to improve your painting skills…come to my classesto find out!
For this offer, you must confirm your place before October 15. Confirmation is by payment. (Preference given to those already on the course, provided they confirm by October 15).
New 6 Week Term of morning and evening art classes starts Tuesday October 22, Wednesday April 23 & Thursday April 24 . Book NOW to secure your place.
Classes limited to 6 students only. Morning and evening classes.
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Thank you to all who attended last weekend’s en plein air painting weekend with me in An Grianán, home of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. Thanks also to the staff there for hosting this event. Once again I enjoyed it immensely – and the feedback has been tremendous.
I have to say, I learned a lot from teaching everyone as I always do. This time, we ventured out of the beautiful campus to paint in Termonfeckin itself and then at Port Oriel in Clogherhead. We were lucky with the weather, too. We caught a couple of showers but had plenty of sunshine to paint in. We met colourful characters and interested passers-by who stopped to chat.
I’m so looking forward to making another trip to An Grianán. The staff are so friendly and obliging and the food is plentiful and delicious. Maybe, since the duller weather is approaching, an indoor weekend workshop might be worth considering…portraiture, still lifes and working with imitation gold leaf to bring a little sunshine back? Drop me an email if you’d like that – or have any suggestions.
Meanwhile, art classes in my studio are starting again next week. There are still a couple of places on Wednesday morning if you want to venture into the world of painting in a genuine artist’s studio. There’s always fresh coffee and biscuits to keep you going – and I do a demonstration painting at every class.
I’ve been very silent on the web site over the summer but I promise that I’ve been working hard on my craft! I’ve attended en plein air painting events in Ireland and France – and I’ve picked up new techniques from many great painters along the way. I’ve even had one or two theories of mine about painting confirmed, which is great.
All this experience, I want to pass on to you in my studio classes, so we can advance each of us, in our artistic journey, which thankfully never ends…
My morning classes are almost all full at this stage – just a couple of places left. There’s availability in the evenings, though. Call me on 086 427 0737 or email for more information. Beginners always welcome.
Art Classes in Dublin Classes:
Tuesday Morning: 10am -12.30pm 1 Place
Tuesday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm FULL
Wednesday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm 2 Places
Thursday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm FULL
Thursday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm 1 Place
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My first painting retreat at the ICA headquarters; An Grianán, in County Louth was last weekend. We had a wonderful time. Despite the weather, which was changeable as you can see, we all got a lot of work done -either outside or in our art room.
As ever, I did plenty of demonstrations. We were very well fed, An Grianán is famous for the quality and generosity of the food. We’re all going to need a week just to digest!
So, thank you to all who attended and made it such a fun event. I hope you gained some new techniques, approaches and confidence to paint landscapes en plein air and I hope to see you at the next event.