|PICTURE OF THE BEAUTTIFUL PLANTING IN THE BAY GARDEN, CAMOLIN. CO WEXFORD WHERE I DID MY WORKSHOP ON WEDNESDAY 29TH AUGUST
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We had a wonderful day painting in the Bay Garden, Camolin on wednesday 29th August. The weather was perfect for painting and all 11 artists got some good work done, some even got more than 1 painting done in the day. We had a lovely lunch of quiche and salads and apple and blackberry crumble for dessert. Once again thanks to our hosts Frances and Iain MacDonald for their hospitality in allowing us to paint in their magnificent garden and providing us with teas and coffees to start the day, lunch at 1pm and a cuppa in the evening while I did a critique of the paintings.
The Painting trip to Achill -17th -22nd June 2018 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.You can book at my site -firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 0877589575 or with the Bay Garden, The cost is €70 and includes an organic lunch.The day commences at 10am with a coffee/tea and a guided tour of the gardens by Frances MacDonald, then I give an introduction talk and we commence painting. Lunch is at 1pm and then it's back to the easels until 4.45pm when I will give a critique of the paintings as you have a refreshing cuppa before departure. You must provide your own paints but I have some easels people may borrow for the day.
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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