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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Art classes go on-line

When things are turned on their head we have to be resilient. To stem the spread of COVID-19 our art classes went on-line this month, on the ZOOM App. I'm not tech-savvy at all but we have to go out of our comfort zone now and then. It was definitely a learning curve but we managed very well. The plan for the next four weeks [...]

Workshops – a few spaces available

Demo Painting from our last Peony Workshop. Delighted that the first two new dates for workshops are not fully booked. A few still available in the Peonies Workshop on Saturday 29th February and the Landscape Workshop on 21st March. If you would like to join me for a great day out go to the booking page on my website where there is lots of information [...]

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 [...]

Workshop dates 2020

New dates for my palette knife workshops for 2020 have just been confirmed. I am delighted to offer everyone an early bird coupon for €10 off the normal price of €135 until 8th December. So book your place early. Please enter coupon code loyalty10 on the checkout page to get your €10 discount. Saturday 1st February Wildflower Meadows in oils. Book your place Saturday 15th [...]

Art Classes September 2019 Dates

The next term of art classes will commence on Monday 2nd and Wednesday 4th September 2019 and will run for 8 weeks, costing €140. The classes are held in the Loft Room in Skerries Mills, County Dublin, Ireland, on Monday or Wednesday morning 10.30 am to 12.30 am. The course covers painting in oils and acrylics and everyone brings their own paints etc.  In all the classes, [...]

New Autumn 2019 Dates – Palette Knife Workshops

New Dates Confirmed. Painting In Oils With A Palette Knife Autumn Dates Saturday  7th September 2019 – flowers in oils Sunday  8th September  2019 – seascapes in oils Saturday 28th September 2019 – meadows in oils Sunday 29th September 2019 – seascapes in oils  I has over 15 years experience giving workshops and teaching. I love to pass on my knowledge of painting. Passionate about teaching, [...]

9 Cyclamen

Our February palette knife workshop this Saturday (25th February) was a great success.   Each painting totally different. Fabulous group of ladies. Plenty of thick buttery paint. Nine happy painters. There are a few spaces left in my next palette knife workshop on 25th March and 22nd April.    If you fancy giving it a go there are more details about the class HERE. Fingers allowed!! [...]

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