A simple tip for Acrylic Artists.

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      One of the problems  facing acrylic artists is that this type of paint often dries out too quickly.    Artists who work in acrylics ( as I do, albeit occasionally) know how frustrating it is when you leave a specially mixed colour, for even a short time, to find on your return, that the paint on the palette, is now as hard as a rock,  totally unworkable and, therefore, quite useless……

      Having seen artists try to keep their acrylics moist via the useBreton Longere of cling film,  kitchen foil and assorted covers, which worked for a couple of hours but not much longer, I have a solution that works very well, even in the summer heat of my Breton Studio.   That is, to place the palette, plate, and so forth, on which you have mixed the paints, in a (preferably) clear plastic box that has a tightly fitting lid.    This container will keep the acrylics moist and totally useable for several days.   I use the container for a brand of chocolates (covered in gold foil) that are extremely popular at Christmas, for this purpose, and it has never let me down.   I hope this tip will be of use to you.

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A frog-filled pond. Watercolour on paper.

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This little pond has a never ending fascination for our two cats as they stare endlessly into its’ depths for the noisy frogs that live in this shady environment.  Sold.Pond cards

Sometimes a little humour…..Watercolour on paper.

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This watercolour features a little cove in Ballycotton, a well known an very picturesque fishing village in West Cork.   I added in the cat for a light touch.   This artwork is now in a Private Collection.catinballycotton.jpg

Art Materials. Acrylic on Board.

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Large original signed landscape.   Details and price of this large, original and signed artwork are available on request.   It is an autumnal view of a nearby town, with its unique church spire and the group of village houses nestling in the surrounding landscape.

One discipline that many artists lack is that of keeping their materials and equipment in good order, easy to find and disposed of when no longer required.   The reason I say this is that recently,  I was asked to dispose of the contents of a deceased artist and was quite amazed at the amount of totally unusable “stuff” he had accumulated over the years.

Considering this man was a  competant watercolourist who worked in a very limited palette and on only one brand and size of watercolour paper, the huge amount of extraneous art brushes, pencils, pens, crayons, charcoal, acrylics and oils plus assorted thinners, etc., plus canvas and board that he had and would never use, was quite extraordinary.       So why not like me, make an inventory of what you actually use and want, bin the rubbish and give what you don’t and won’t need to those who can make good use of it?BretonAutumn (4).jpg

AFRICAN SKY ACRYLIC ON BOARD.

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A friend’s photograph initiated this artwork.   It was executed in acrylics painted on primed board and framed, under glass.   Details and price of this original, signed artwork are available on request.An african sky at sunset

Peace. Acrylic on paper, depicting 3 sheep asleep in a field. Size. A4

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The farmer owner of this artwork loves the composition of his three pet sheep.   Sold.Ver 0.30N

An old Breton town. Watercolour on paper. Size 55cm x 35cm.

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Commissioned artwork, featuring a popular local tourist townland.Acrossthehill

Drawing and painting – a personal invitation to you. Watercolour on paper.

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Drawing and painting are therapeutic, creative, educational  and above all, hugely enjoyable occupations.   My Studio (just 35 mins. from Rennes) is open to visitors all year round and you are welcome to enjoy the 2 hour (1-2-1) highly acclaimed  art sessions that I hold (indoors and outdoors) during the year.   For further information, please fill in the form below and e-mail it to me.    For artists and non-artists, there is residential accommodation too.

 

 

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Brittany – Professional Drawing and Painting Courses.

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Clematis and thatched cottagesDo you  want to master the skill of making quick and accurate drawings and paintings? Or do you long to create a truly superb work of art?

Then come an join me in my fully equipped Art Studio in gorgeous Brittany – and make your dream come true…

As a working Artist-Painter, I have many years’ experience ( In Ireland and in France) of teaching people how to produce lst class illustrations and paintings – in all fields and in all aspects of drawing and painting mediums and materials.

Although I specialise in one-to-one Professional, Art Personal Tuition, I also hold a number of challenging Open Days (limited to just 4 persons) which comprise a Professional Art Class in the morning and in the afternoon, the students are given the time to unleash their creativity and to create a wonderful  work of art of their own.

For full details and tariffs on these excellent programmes, etc., please contact me at:-

art2cherish@orange.fr.

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ARTWORK WITH A LITTLE DIFFERENCE.

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Most artists are very serious about their artwork, but occasionally, just occasionally, a little artistic licence can be taken with a work.   Here, after painting this glorious Alpha Romeo, I just had to add in a couple of angelic heralds, serenading AlphaRomeo

the wonderful sight and sound of this truly fantastic car.