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Plein Air Observational Oil Painting with Henry McGrane

Connect artistically with the great outdoors under the guidance of Meath artist Henry McGrane. Your day of observational oil painting at Stackallen Cotton Mills begins with a two-hour demonstration. Paint alongside Henry and explore subject matter and compositional structure. Following some sweet refreshments, compliments of Solstice Café, Henry will give one-to-one guidance to each participant. Drawing inspiration from the surroundings, this informal workshop will endeavour to guide you in ‘creating beauty from the world around us’.

You will need:

- Folding easel

- Oil paints (You are welcome to paint with acrylics but risk damage to your artwork if it rains) 

- Number one, three and six filbert bristle brushes

- Canvas size 10 x 12“and 12 x 16“

- Kitchen towels

- Turpentine and linseed oil. 

As this is an outdoor event please dress appropriately for all weather types. We ask that you adhere to the Covid guidelines and recommendations for social distancing on the day, and wear a face mask when necessary.

If, due to undesirable weather conditions or changes in Covid guidelines, this event is postponed, we will contact you with an alternative date.

Henry McGrane is an artist inspired by nature. Reflected by his many scenes of rural life and lush pastures of his homeland in Co. Meath he captures scenes that are fast disappearing. Having studied art in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, he then worked at Sullivan Bluth Animation in Dublin. Moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1995 where he worked for 20th Century Fox Studios, he began studying oil painting under the tuition of renowned American artists such as Joshua Fallik and Diane Leonard. Returning to home, he established himself as an artist in Ireland, United Kingdom and United States from his studio on Meath, painting and teaching the art of observation with oils and acrylics.Thursday 26 August, 10 am - 2 pm

Thursday 26 August, 10 am - 2pm
Age suitability: Adults
Fee: €30
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