"Was just browsing your lovely paintings and wonderful drawing skills Penny. I really like this composition. It's a bit difficult to engage in group plein air painting at the present time, but I do hope you are still drawing and painting…"
"My deepest sympathy to Garry Westby's family at this very sad time. Garry loved meeting up with Plein Eire Boyne Valley, whenever we were in his native Skerries or anywhere else close to it, for a chat. Whenever he used to come into…"
"Our deepest sympathies to Garry's family and friends, he was a super hero, despite his long illness and joined in whenever he could.Always in our thoughts and prayers, from his friends in the Boyne Valley Group.May he rest in Peace."
Much sympathy to the family and friends of Garry Westby who sadly passed away on the 27th October last. Garry, a member of Plein Eire Boyne Valley and Plein Eire Dublin, always looked forward to the paint-outs in his native Skerries and North County Dublin locations, and although his illness curtailed the duration of his participation on occasion, he still came out to…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.