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National Gallery of Ireland

Time: February 20, 2016 from 11am to 3pm
Location: National Gallery of Ireland
Website or Map: http://www.nationalgallery.ie/
Phone: 087 9905275
Event Type: paint-out
Organized By: Valerie Syms Martin
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2016

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Meet  in the cafe at 11.00am for a cuppa.

There is architecture, sculptures and people watching to be seen and sketched.  No wet media allowed, but I got over that last week in the National Museum by using a squeezy water brush.  No loose water.

It'll be nice to get back out when the weather has warmed up a bit, but for the moment, out of the cold wind is good.

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Comment by Valerie Syms Martin on February 20, 2016 at 17:34

We were a small select group today.  Sorry that I didn't post this up as PEBV - have to figure that out.

Nice to meet David today.

I ended up in the sculpture gallery, sneaking a flat bottle of water into my pocket to dip from.  I forgot my squeezy brush.

An Italian student cheekily asked me to draw a picture of her, and I did so as she amused me with her chutzpah.  All her friends crowded around, and later the teacher came back to thank me.

The attendents came up to see what I was at, and they studiously ignored the fact that I was using water.  I'm a neat worker when I have to be.

Comment by Norah Blount on February 16, 2016 at 11:39

I use that pentel water brush a lot, if you bring along a bristle brush to loosen up your watercolour pans then it is quite easy to manage for small sketches.  David Bellamy uses them for beautiful pencil sketches, he puts a very dark watersoluble pencil "Patch" on a spare piece of paper and lefts darks from that. He paints in all weathers though - http://www.apvfilms.com/show_product.asp?id=108

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