December 16, 2011 at 6pm to March 10, 2012 at 12pm
This will be a terrific festival with more workshops, an exciting range of paint-out venues to explore and an eagerly-awaited exhibition with awards. You'll be painting Irish villages, thatched cottages, castles, fishing boats, green fields and street scenes. From 30th July to 7th August 2012.Win an 8 day stay at the White…See More
Please help me in planning my workshop schedule for 2011. Could you take a few minutes and answer a survey that I have online? Your feedback will be extremely helpful.
BTW, should you ever want…"
"This one prompts me to go back to some photos I took in Ireland, of a similar view, and also, to pictures I took in Lucca in 2006. Unfortunately, therefore, will not be plein air, but, what the heck, good for winter studio work. When done, might…"
"Sorry about your feet, Sandy, but, even though it was hot, the painting is cool. I am curious to know did you paint what you saw, or re-compose (composition, pot colors) to create what you wanted. Whatever you did, it works so well.
I'm sure I am still in your debt for a couple of bottles of vino, a few pints of Guinness and even Fish and Chips. That's quite a list.
I want to add my welcome to this site. I hope, before not too much more time passes (that is…"
"Thank for your comment, Jennifer. This is old work from "way back" and, these days, while still trying to capitalize on the drawing skills as a really good base for art, I am struggling to aquire oil painting skills to match! In many ways,…"
"The distance, and hence, time difference is a nuisance. I just finished watching Ireland/Italy on my laptop and then saw your message. By now, you will have gone to beddy byes and tomorrow is a busy day for you. I hope that bunch of rowdies…"
Thanks, Myles. Been absent from the computer for a couple of weeks and just catching up on correspondence. I'm sure there is a good story to be told about how a Dub ended up as a plein air painter in Indianapolis and it would no doubt be better told over a pint. I see you've signed up to the Art in the Open group page (affectionately aka 'Plein Air Paddies'). Is there a chance you might come over for the August bank holiday next year?
I suppose you are right once a Dub always a Dub . Loved your painting "Doolin Rocks" I was painting in that spot earlier this year in the Lisdoonvarna plein air competition , I was pleased with the oil painting I did at that location but actually won a prize for a watercolour I did there ,which I was ready to throw in the bin. Its gas sometimes I think we are our own worst judges. Would you agree?
I was there in2008 when Frank was 1 of the judges I won 3 prizes that year for my two paintings which I did at the Spa wells, I was absolutely gob smacked and thrilled !!! needless to say. I must have met you at some stage, although I was staying in the sleepzone hostel down the road, so I didnt get to meet some of the people staying in the painting school. I had a good laugh with Frank and all the crew at this years wexford paintout, Frank told me to look up a Canadian artist Emily Carr as he said my work reminded him of her.
I did and yes I feel some of my work would be quite energetic and with lots of movement like hers.Emily Carr was painting into her old age and is sadly passed awy now , I will try to post some of my work on the site when I get back from college tonight , and you can see if you agree with Frank,bye for now im running late this art college business keeps me on my toes.Thanks for the comments
Thanks this one also won the paint out at Bardstown KY this past weekend so others liked it to I had a hard time picking the one to put in the show I really liked the one with the alley in the rain and the roses
Pity you cannot join us tomorrow Myles.Are you still painting as much as when you were in Clare?If you are coming home be sure to let us know and we can have a reunion with Jim ,Niamh etc.I met Paddy in wexford at the painting festival ,I was painting on the street and he came up to me,he was just on hols in the area.