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Island boots & news from the Valentia weekend painting course

Island boots

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Island boots 40x60cm oil on canvas

I painted these wellies as a demonstration piece during the painting weekend. A little smaller that usual at 40cmx60cm

News from the Valentia weekend painting course

12 budding artists and myself on a stunningly beautiful island to the far south west of Ireland with some good food, plenty of guinness and (surprisingly) some pretty decent sea shanty singing. What more could you a body ask for.

Here I am with most of the group.

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We arrived on Friday evening and got set up for the weekend before a short evening session.

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Saturday we really got stuck in and learned about drawing and sketching and also about colour theory.

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Something always doesn’t work when it comes to computers! Time for a tea break so!

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or something else maybe!

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Everyone managed to finish two paintings by Sunday lunchtime in addition to some smaller exercises and there was also time for a painting demonstration from me.

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And if you were wondering where Valentia Island is in the world, well it’s here….

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At the very south western tip of the island, next stop new york.

So all in all, a fabulous weekend. Thanks to Declan, from the Killarney Art Gallery, and to a really lovely bunch of people who came along, I had a great time.

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