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Get your dander up & Painting demonstration at the Artists Circle Bray

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Get your dander up

You’ll recognise these chairs. I’ve painted them many times and chose to paint them yesterday while doing the demonstration because there’re old friends at this stage.

Get your dander up 60x60cm oil on canvas

Painting demonstration at the Artists Circle Bray

Yesterday I gave a painting demonstration for a lovely bunch of artists from the Artist’s Circle Bray and from another local artists group from Greystones.

Talking your way through a painting demonstration is little like rubbing your tummy and your head in opposite directions at the same time. Doing either one is fine, but together … not so much. Choosing a familiar subject helped as I was better able to chat while painting and answer questions as we went along.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the people were gorgeous.

Here are some photos from the day. (click on an image to enlarge and/or scroll through them all)

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The event was a two day workshop and the visiting Artist/facilitator was my Mum, Patricia Aherne O’Farrell so it was a rare chance for us to do something together. Here we are (above).

Mum’s looking a little less bleary eyed than I, due in part to the 4am start I had that morning. My girls & I were up at the crack of dawn to do a 5am “dawn Chorus walk”.  And in part due to the conjunctivitis I was battling in both eyes. I real pain, which may have something to do with a certain teenager using my makeup or maybe just the paint I keep getting in my eyes!! The joys!

On another level, the day was really useful in developing my plans for the weekend painting workshop that I will give in September. I was able to try out some ideas and move things along.

Weekend Painting Workshop, with me, on Valencia Island, Kerry, September 14th-16th. More on that soon.





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