I just returned from Seville and a wonderful group exhibition by Rosa Olivero and friends (Rosa has been a regular participant at AITO). The group Retrata Madrid, comprising 10 artists from the capital, exhibits in the Flamenco Dance Museum Cristina Hoyos, a selection of mixed works entitled “10 latidos” (ten beats). The collection can be visited in the Art Gallery of the Flamenco Dance Museum in Seville until August 31, 2019. This exhibition takes the path of flamenco representations,…See More
"Thanks Sally, Nora, Meg, Kevin for your comments.
I was in London all last week and visited the Sorolla exhibition at the National Gallery. It's a wonderful display of sunlight. If you are in London between now and 7th July you have to visit…"
"John this is a wonderful series of excellent watercolours. Think this one edges first place for me, but it wasn't an easy decision. Love that brooding sky and the distant Ben Bulben is a stark contrast to the foreground greens. Lovely. Was…"
"John- well done on your Classiebawn series...this is the more unusual view as I think you had to negotiate a stone wall and some hummocky dunes to get this aspect... well done on a moody body of work.... hope we’ll see you back in Stunning…"
On Saturday, 5th January, 2019 we meet in the Alex Hotel for our annual festive lunch. Come and celebrate our past year together and get 2019 off to a convivial start. We meet at 12.30 in The Snug.So before you get completely immersed in the hurley burley of Christmas preparations take a minute to pencil in " Annual Boyne Valley Lunch, in Alex Hotel, 5th Jan.…See More
hello John - thanks for your kind comment about my work. I'm answering you here because I can't find where to reply and now I've lost your message!!
Anyway, you asked about how I created the light "VINI" against the dark background? the paint was quite rich and when the shine had left the paper, I used a rigger with a tiny amount of water to push the paint aside and form the letters. used same technique with "LIQUORI" but paint was drying fast, it gave me the opportunity to paint thick dark value paint into damp and light value for some letters and light for the rest.
(I've tried email you directly thru Plein Eire but doesn't seem to be operative today).
A colleague can't take up his spot at People's Art on Stephen's Green this weekend - he's offered it to me - tho I think it will be too cold - I'd like to try it.
I asked Tom Scott if I could delegate it to him bit he's otherwise engaged- he suggested I ask you! Could you take charge of Plein Eire to Farmleigh on Sat am? If you can't -no prob - I'll break off from Green.