Just back from 3 weeks in Ireland! What a magical green - oh so green! - land. As well as emerald green, the hillsides were purple and yellow with lovely tiny alpine flowers. And every hill and meadow had its sprinkling of sheep. Here is one of the watercolour sketches that I painted while away. And of course there are many more photos that I hope to paint from.
"Playing it safe can be the riskiest choice we ever make." Sarah Ban Breathnoch
It's that bold stroke, that unusual technique that you would never have found if you hadn't dared to take chances, that can make the difference between a nice painting and a fabulous one. Sure, there will be the ugly ducklings - but that very special painting may be waiting just the other side of boldness too. Give yourself permission to try something new and daring with your painting.
One good way to do this could be to sign up for the upcoming John Lovett painting course. Lots of new ideas and approaches there!
"If you don't begin, you will never know how much fun you could have had. You can learn to paint!" Cheryl O
Do you have a creative spirit that is longing to be expressed? New painting classes are starting October 1st, and true beginners are welcome! Come have some fun with paint - you will find the atmosphere relaxed, encouraging, and helpful in lots of practical ways. After teaching for 15 years, I know that you can learn to paint, even if you are not sure of that yourself.
Both afternoon and evening classes are available. Check out the line up here - scroll down once you are on the page: Art Courses with Cheryl O