What is on your easel atm? For an upcoming exhibition, I’m rotating between these paintings inspired from sketching at @NGIreland Can you recognise the sculptures? #painting#oilpainting#exhibition#Dublin#NationalGalleryIreland
It’s sideways because I’m painting it sideways. I also paint upside down. (The painting not me)
We are off to a very colourful start here at this week’s Art Academy Summer Camp as we welcome 12 promising artist’s to their week of Rosa Bonheur painting. Stay tuned to see their work progess. I am very excited to see what these guys can do as so far, I’m impressed with their work ethic and colour mixing skill.
Phew, it’s just a bunch of 7 and 8 year olds making their block-ins, ahead of creating their Mastercopies of 19th Century realism art. The painting’s are starting to look so real you would be forgiven for thinking these were real lions.
The artists are studying the work of world famous artist Rosa Bonheur. Rosa Bonheur was a french artist and her largest and most famous work can be seen in New York’s wonderful Met Museum. We do however have one of her paintings here in Ireland, a beautiful painting of a stag (the animal not the pre-wedding weekend away): https://www.theartstory.org/artist-bonheur-rosa-life-and-legacy.htm
Before teaching at Art Academy this morning, I had a lovely morning of yoga with Sarah Shannon Yoga . You’ll see if you scroll down to the end of the post, that now Sarah Shannon Yoga seems to have some competitors who have copied her business model. 😄
They are planning a website for this venture at #Coderdojo
Art Academy are pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for our Summer Art Academy Camps 2019 after the success at the Easter Camps. I’m so proud of the artists who attended and the standard of paintings they created. Exceeding my (admittedly high) expectations. Well done guys. 👩🎨👨🎨
We have 2 weeks of art to offer:
Week 1 for 6-9 year olds | 8th – 12th July | Monday to Friday | 10am – 2pm | Early drop off available if booked in advance
Week 2 for 9-14 year old s | 15th – 19th July | Monday to Friday | 10am – 2pm | Again early drop off available, if needed, if booked in advance
There are only 12 places available on each camp so I advise booking early. To book your place post or email the booking form details along with a deposit of €50 per artist. You may pay your deposit with a cheque or postal order made payable to Sheila Flaherty or via Paypal using the email email@example.com. Balance due on the first day of camp.
Congratulations to Ruth, Sarah, Oisín, Ava, Karl, Olaf, Seán, Lucy, Isobel, Aoileann, Nicola and Róise on completion of their Botticelli Birth of Venus masterpieces today at Art Academy art camp. They have done a wonderful job spending their Easter holidays creating beautiful art, learning new skills and making friends.
Congratulations to Laoise, Ryan, Gwen, Evan, James, Zoë, Rose, Emma, and Heidi on completion of their Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt master copy. The results of their hard work speak for themselves, in the pictures below. Scroll down to the end and check out their process. There is a really cool story behind this painting illustrated well in the film Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Watch the trailer here. You can check it the full length feature on iTunes here.
You can see the portrait, and all selected paintings, in the BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition, open from Thursday. A day trip to London is on the cards. Try Skyscanner for flights from €55. This is a painting worth seeing in person.