This time of year its hard to try to stick the cold and wind. However I have been doing my best to get out and paint as I need " Brush Mileage" I am like the michelin man with all the layers on in an effort to keep the Baltic wind out of my bones.
One thing though, the cold makes me paint quicker and stay away from detail, as I know 1hour and 15-30 minutes will be the max I can stick the cold, before I have to head in and get rid of the numb fingers!!!
YES I do have fingerless…Read on...
Two quickies painted on the first of the year official Plein Eire South East Plein Air, paint out in Screen Co Wexford, which we dedicated in honour of Don,Donald Maier R.I.P. This little village was where Don and Suzie Majikol-Maierattended their last paint out in Ireland on…Read on...
Added by Sally Downey on January 25, 2015 at 12:40 — No Comments
Welcome to Ray, Eamonn (hiding behind Paul) and Andy. We look forward to meeting them again. Great turnout (14) despite the cold. And a most enjoyable day.
Caroline, lost in her painting.…Read on...
Added by Sally Downey on January 25, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments
I'm always intrigued by people who look down their noses at fellow artists who copy the work of other painters.
I'm fascinated by this example of the supreme master of the landscape, John Constable, copying a work by Ruisdael that was painted almost 200 years before him in 1650. What's more, Constable got paid for it. Figure out which is the copy.…Read on...
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What's a lovely way to start a new year?
Getting out to paint with fellow plein air painters on a gorgeous, bright, cloudless day in early January.
It was a fantastic start to the first paintout of 2015, dry crisp weather, blue skies and a lovely venue to meet up at Jerry Meyler's Millhouse Bar and Restaurant. Nine members of our group turned out to enjoy a lovely day of painting, craic, mince pies, mulled wine and the hospitality of Dee and John Moriarity at their lovely home…Read on...