How excited I am to invite you to spend a day in the company of MATILDA DUMAS at GLENMORE on FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER!
Til and I hatched a plan for this abstract painting workshop during last year's glorious exhibition of her work here, but somehow it's taken almost the entire twelve months to pull off getting the details to you! Well....we got there in the end, but the devil's in the detail as they say, and Til was keen to know she'd ticked the boxes, including absolutely every single thing that participants will need on the day. You see, Til reckons that it's just getting started that can be the biggest hurdle preventing eager painters to experiment with oils, so on the day you need bring nothing but yourself, your enthusiasm and willingness to listen and absorb as Til guides you through the techniques she employs....dispelling the myths of painting with oils as she goes.
Til's paintings vibrate with colour and life. Much like her, they're a breath of fresh air, and I could think of no more joyous a way to spend a spring day - brush in hand, inspiration of landscape, garden and flowers all about, and listening to Til's gentle, coaxing voice. So many of you have participated in workshops here by now, that you know no previous experience is required - you are in a very private environment where you will receive encouragement in spades and have the opportunity to just give something new a go. It's inevitable that one or two participants may be quite practised, but there will be more than not who haven't picked up a brush since they were a child. And that's the way I like the workshops here to be - I want you to have fun, to feel carefree; to simply allow the day to engulf you. There are no judgements here - you can just become absorbed in your work and the garden.
Of course, I'll whip up a colourful, garden-inspired spring lunch to enjoy at the long table in the loggia in the middle of the day, as your mind, eye and nimble fingers drift through one intoxicating day of spring.....a memento of which you will capture for ever.
For all the practical details of the day and the booking form, please click here and if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Til and I are so excited and will very much look forward to seeing you on the day.
Best wishes as always,