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Extra Palette Knife Workshop in July!

New Workshop Date I usually do not run my one day workshops during the summer months.   But I have had a good few enquiries for one lately, so I have scheduled a new Palette Knife Workshop for 2nd July, to paint a still life in oils. This workshop booked out so quickly I released two new dates, 16th July and 13th August.   Delighted and surprised at the interest as there are only four spaces left in the 16th July already.   They are booking up so fast.      If you fancy giving it a go, book your [...]

Watch this Month’s Demo in Colour Cube Membership

First Month's Demo in Colour Cube Membership Our first month's painting demo went live at the end of February 2022.   The full instructional video was painting my favourite flower, sweet pea, in a jam jar.   In March we painted blueberries in a bowl and this month's demo was a seascape, painting the view from Red Island over to Shenick and Lambay Island.   A beautiful view from my home town of Skerries, County Dublin. Unfortunately Colour Cube Membership is now on hold due to internet issues, but hopefully we will be able to relaunch in the [...]

Monthly Painting Demonstrations

Monthly Painting Demonstrations If you love painting, and are interested in learning more, tune in for monthly full-length instructional videos. Access to all full-length videos, plus bonus art and business tips. In my monthly membership - COLOUR CUBE - you will receive a monthly painting demonstration from start to finish, plus lots of art and business tips and access to over 20 archived painting demos.   Get to meet everyone in the group in our private Facebook group too. This membership is great value at only €10 per month. JOIN NOW FOR A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL - TRY [...]

New Online Course Early Bird Discount

My new online Masterclass Painting Course, is now ready to go. The course will go live on 15th October in six modules, released over 12 weeks.   So every two weeks a new module is released. With lots of resources, challenges and full length painting video tutorials, covering, landscapes, seascapes, still life, interiors, flowers and Plein air.   A comprehensive course that will inspire you and give you the tools to build an easy to follow process into your painting practice. There is an early bird offer available until mid September, so book now to avail of the €100 off [...]

Self-Portraits in Colour Cube

For the month of August, we have been working on self-portraits in the Colour Cube Membership online course. When I set self-portraits as the August Challenge, there was a sharp intake of breath from all the Colour Cubers!!!   But as we have progressed through the month there have been some amazing portraits painted and everyone so surprised at what they have achieved once they put their minds to it. I think it shows that we sometimes just say we can't do something, but if we try we usually can, and with practice, we might even be good at it! [...]

Lights, Camera, Action

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of working with Jenny from Stand Out Films. She was helping me set up the studio for filming for my new online courses. We had so much to learn about lighting, camera angles and sound. But Jenny made the process run like clockwork. With her help, we managed to get our first course recorded and a few intro videos too. From here on in we are on our own with filming, but we now feel we are more prepared to be able to produce professional videos for future courses. Thanks Jenny for all [...]

Online Art Class Launch

I have been busy with the set up of my new online art classes which will take the form of a membership and recording full painting demonstrations too.  The membership will be based on a monthly subscription with weekly classes on the Zoom app including one monthly painting demonstration video + lots more.  This is just like attending your weekly art class but now its online. With lots more resources. If you would like to learn more about the membership and how it works, hit the button below. Online courses are also being videoed presently and will be available on [...]

5 Steps To A Successful Painting

I put this together to show everyone my five simple steps to a successful painting. Hope you find it useful. Paint the blank canvas in a base colour (this is called a ground)Paint in the lines of the rule of thirds to help your compositionDraw in roughly (with paint) your subjectBlock in colours with a large brush/knifeBuild up detail with a smaller brush/knifeCheck your painting in reverse with a mirror to help see any problems that might need addressing. Paint the blank canvas in a base colour (this is called a ground) Paint in the lines of the rule of [...]

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