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Rod Coyne’s “Secrets of the Palette Knife” DVD – A guide to landscape painting in the beautiful Vale of Avoca

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There’s more to “Secrets of the Palette Knife” than just a painting DVD. Spend a day with artist Rod Coyne in the spectacular surroundings of the “Garden of Ireland”. He invites you to his plein air studio on a hidden shore of the Avoca River. In this 60 minute film Coyne shares both a hypnotising and meditative insight into the process of creating a picture from beginning to end. The artist’s expert guidance into palette knife painting will whisk you along just as the river flows through the Vale of Avoca.

 

With over 20 years experience, Rod Coyne is one of the most exciting landscape painters in Ireland today. This painting DVD is about spontaneity, visual composition, and trusting your inner impulse. Whether you want to loosen up your landscape painting style or sit back and watch Rod do the work – this master-class is for you. With his affable approach, the artist will inspire painters and Ireland fans alike.

 

Painting DVD shoot day 1 shows a half painted canvas alongside the Avoca River.
Lights – Camera – Action!

“I couldn’t help feeling somebody up there likes me when I rose on the first morning of our video shoot for my first painting DVD. Day one was going to be crucial as it would be the the day of the the painting demo itself. I knew that I had the perfect location for the perfect composition taking in some key elements of the landscape: sky, water, mountain and forest. It was a scene which I had painted before and a place just enough off the beaten track so a not to be disturbed by the general public. I was undaunted by preforming to the camera having over a hundred live demos under my belt during the past five years. The big variable could only be the weather. I’m comfortable working in all weathers but from the audience’s point of view a grey day would flatten out all contrast, a rainy day would affect how the paint sticks to the canvas or a very windy day could see most of my time securing and steadying the picture. In the end it was nearly 20 degrees, not a breath of wind and just the occasional fluffy cloud ambling in front of a deep blue sky. I looked out my bedroom window and decided somebody up there likes me and this was meant to be!” – Rod Coyne.

DVD shoot day 2 shows everything an artist could need for days painting laid out in the Avoca Studio Gallery.
DVD shoot day 2 shows everything an artist could need for days painting laid out in the Avoca Studio Gallery.

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