|THE GROUP PHOTO TAKEN IN ANTEQUERA, ANDALUCIA SHOWING THE VISTA OVER ANTEQUERA. A WONDERFUL WEEK OF PAINTING.
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The Painting Course in Achill took place fromJune 11th-16th, 2017. In spite of the weather we managed to get outdoors painting everyday. It was very windy so easels had to be placed and anchored so as not to blow over on us. All the artists and Brian our non painter companion enjoyed the trip. Thanks to Ann, Barbara, David, Esther, Elizabeth, Edwina, Gwen, Marion, and the two Patricias for their determination, good humour and resilience in getting out and painting en plein air. Thanks also to Aimee, Chris, Loretta and Peter of the Achill Sound Hotel for looking after us so well during our stay.
The Painting trip to Achill -17th -22nd June went well. 3 dry days out of 4 and the final day in Keem bay was fantastic, what a beautiful place to paint. We painted in Saula, Dooniver beach, Atlantic drive and Keem Bay. All the artists got lots of inspiration and some great paintings were achieved. Thanks to Bernice, Clody, Esther, Fionnuala, Joan, Maria, Mercedes,Michael, Sheila, Teresa and Viv. Also thanks to the great staff at the Achill Sound Hotel for looking after us so well, Peter, Loretta, Chris and Aimee.
The Painting day in the Bay Garden, Camolin takes place this year on wednesday 29th August 2018.
The Painting trip to Antequera went well. I had 8 artists with me. The town is ideal for painting with a hill top castle and numerous squares and churches dotted around the old town. We also made two trips out -one to the Torcal National park and also to La Joya village. See picture above. Thanks to Diane,Edwina, Elizabeth,Eileen, Gwen,Marie,Noreen and Rose for joining me and also to our guide there Jean whose help was invalauable. See main picture.
NEWS - The Tuscany painting week was a great success. The weather was ideal for painting -bright sunny days and temperatures about 22 deg every day. We stayed in the walled city of Lucca for 3 days painting each day and then we travelled to Relais Del Lago where we spent 4 days. Thanks to Christine O'Neill for organising the trip and to the Artists who joined us - Aileen, Elizabeth, Esther,Fionnuala, Fiona, Heather,Lelia, Sue and Sylvia. My demonstration painting is shown in my Italy portfolio.
NEWS -THE PAINTING DAY IN THE BAY GARDEN IN CAMOLIN, CO WEXFORD WAS HELD ON WEDNESDAY 16TH AUGUST. THE DAY COMMENCED AT 10AM WITH A CUPPA ON ARRIVAL AND A TOUR OF THE GARDENS WITH FRANCES MCDONALD. THEN I GAVE A BRIEF GUIDE TO SETTING UP AND STARTING YOUR PAINTING. THE ARTISTS THEN COMMENCED PAINTING AFTER THE GARDEN TOUR. THE WEATHER WAS INCLEMENT AND ARTIST HAD TO SEEK SHELTERED SPOTS TO PAINT IN . THEN IT'S WAS LUNCH AT 1PM approx, AN ORGANIC LUNCH WITH DESSERT AND TEA/COFFEE. FOLLOWING LUNCH IT'S WAS BACK TO THE EASELS TO PAINT FOR THE AFTERNOON. AT 4.30 APPROX I GAVE A CRITIQUE OF THE FINISHED PAINTINGS WHILE THE ARTISTS RELAXED WITH A CUPPA. MOST GOT A GOOD PAINTING DONE EVEN WITH THE CHALLENGING WEATHER. FRANCES AND IAIN MACDONALD ARE WONDERFUL HOSTS AND I THANK THEM FOR ALLOWING US TO PAINT IN THEIR FABULOUS GARDENS AND FOR PROVIDING A WONDERFUL LUNCH. I WANT TO THANK ALICE, ANNETTE, CLARE, DAVID, ETHY, GWEN, MARIA, NORAH AND ROMNEY FOR ALL THEIR ENTHUSIASM AND SKILLS IN CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF THE BAY GARDEN.
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