Just recieved email from Plein Eire. Im looking forward to trying out the new "Painting at home for the winter" idea. Certainly makes a lot of sense to be able to work from the comfort of your studio especially if todays weather is anything to go on. We all had a wonderful day at the Altamont Gardens in Carlow on Sunday. Made a lot of new friends. I met Shiela Foley and she invited me to join Grahame Booth's workshop in Kilkenny. My daughter Heather Blackmore and I had a great weekend of…Read on...
Added by Rita Lett on October 24, 2011 at 12:54 — No Comments
WELL DONE ALL YOU DEDICATED PAINTAHOLICS WHO BRAVED TODAY's HARSH WEATHER AND TURNED THEIR COLLAR TO THE COLD ,DAMP, NORTH-EASTERLY WINDS AND RAIN THAT PREVAILED ON THE TOP OF THE HILL OF TARA.
I KNOW YOU WILL ALL AGREE WITH ME ABOUT THE MAGNIFICENT VISTAS AND VALLEYS THAT MAKE UP THIS PICTURESQUE IMAGE,....... REGARDLESS OF WEATHER.…Read on...
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Many thanks to Geraldine Donohoue for suggesting Altamont for this week...hope your back has recovered ? ? We were blessed with beautiful weather all day, which showed the area, at it's best.
Altamont was stunning, with plenty of…Read on...
Added by Karen Scannell on October 17, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
Is it just me or is there a certin amount of comercial intrests starting to move in to the site . Are we begining to loose the primary intent to gather people together for the purpous of painting. Should the self intrests of the more profesionl members be catered for elsewhere.
Added by Sally Downey on October 15, 2011 at 22:24 — No Comments
Here's a blog by Eric Michaels on painting without an initial drawing; the advantages and method used.
In it, Michaels talks about carving out the subject (2 swans) by painting the background.
This seemed apt because anyone who watched the Art in the Open 2011 video will have seen Lori Putnam painting a crowd scene on Main Street,…Read on...
Well, I can't keep away for long ! My mate Keith and I are heading west to Galway for my book signing and Demo on Sat 22nd then we head northwards to Achill Island to capture a little more of the magic and inspiration of the place.
The Western Light Art Gallery is taking in a body of my work of Achill scenes early next year so I hope you can get to see them. We have…Read on...
Added by Barry R Herniman on October 11, 2011 at 8:59 — No Comments
I will be doing a Demo and book signing of my new book at The Kenny Gallery in Galway on Sat 22nd Oct at 2pm so it would be good to see you if you can make it.
There is a chapter on my travels throughout Ireland as well as all my other travels.…Read on...
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Added by Patrick Brennan on October 8, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments
It would have been good if it hadn't rained. Had a great welcome from Sonairte people and enjoyed the chat and coffee anyway. Promised to meet again in a few weeks in Sonairte. Our monthly paintout is scheduled for next Saturday in Balbriggan. More details from…Read on...