JULY 25 and 27: One-off Morning Art Classes in Terenure, Dublin.

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A little summer painting. For my demonstration and in celebration of colour we’ll excite the senses by painting our own Van Gogh Sunflowers. How about that?

Each is a single class of 2.5 hours (as usual). Also, as ALWAYS -there will be a 20 minute demonstration (see images below) followed by FREE coffee or tea and biscuits to sustain you while you paint! I will be on hand to help. Looking forward to seeing you. There are places for 6 students ONLY and a minimum of 4 people is required to run the class. Starts 10am. Ends 12.30pm.

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From Wikipedia:

Sunflowers, friendship and gratitude[edit]

Paul Gauguin: The Painter of Sunflowers, 1888

Van Gogh began painting in late summer 1888 and continued into the following year. One went to decorate his friend Paul Gauguin‘s bedroom. The paintings show sunflowers in all stages of life, from full bloom to withering. The paintings were considered innovative for their use of the yellow spectrum, partly because newly invented pigments made new colours possible.
In a letter to Theo,[16] Vincent wrote:
“It’s a type of painting that changes its aspect a little, which grows in richness the more you look at it. Besides, you know that Gauguin likes them extraordinarily. He said to me about them, among other things: ‘that — … that’s… the flower’. You know that Jeannin has the peony, Quost has the hollyhock, but I have the sunflower, in a way.”[17]