"Ah memories of youth. I like this John as I grew up in the street you can see on the right. My best school pal lived in the large house on the corner with the brick chimneys. The gable you see with the green gate used to be the Methodist…"
"Wow John sounds like you were lucky not to be washed away. Am back now from Italy where I had a wonderful time. The weather was fantastic and very hard to leave to come back but hey, very enjoyable while it lasted."
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.