Seeing Red Launch at Origin Gallery, Dublin.

Seeing Red Launch at Origin Gallery, Dublin.

RTE presenter and journalist Richard Curran took the helm at the Seeing Red launch. He was introduced by Gallerist and Cill Rialaig Retreat founder Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharpe. Later in this video Rod Coyne tells about his thought process while making the new work. During 2017 and moving in to 2018 Rod has replaced all the greens of the landscape with a vivid palette of reds. The results are equally exciting and other worldly.

 

Seeing Red Launch in photos.

Of course red balloons were order of the day for the street advertisement.
Of course red balloons were the order of the day for the street advertisement.

 

Rod amuses his muse Anja Coyne at the Seeing Red launch with "Skellig Blush" 70x100cm oil on canvas in the background.
Rod amuses his muse Anja Coyne at the Seeing Red launch with “Skellig Blush” 70x100cm oil on canvas in the background.

 

Paintings drawn from Co. Kerry and the Dublin Docks: "Blushing Coast" 30x30cm x3 panels and "Red Hull" 40x50cm both oil on canvas.
Paintings drawn from Co. Kerry and the Dublin Docks: “Blushing Coast” 30x30cm x3 panels and “Red Hull” 40x50cm both oil on canvas.

 

Rod explains the intricacies of Seeing Red in detail. Exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod explains the intricacies of Seeing Red in detail. Exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.

 

The artist's experimentation with framing as well as his painting palette paid off and the black mounts drew universal acclaim. These two canvases are "Crimson Lady's Ruff" 30x60cm and "Tierra del Fuego" 30x40cm.
The artist’s experimentation with framing as well as his painting palette paid off and the black mounts drew universal acclaim. These two canvases are “Crimson Lady’s Ruff” 20x60cm and “Tierra del Fuego” 30x40cm.

 

 

Rod Coyne and Proinsias O'Rathaille enjoying a laugh the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod Coyne and Proinsias O’Rathaille enjoying a laugh the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin. See a cool video of how Rod created “Red Rock”.

 

Rod Coyne's new palette caused a stir among his regular collectors during the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod Coyne’s new palette caused a stir among his regular collectors during the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.

 

"Below the Hook" was the first to sell on the opening night. the painting is oil on canvas and 20x25cm.
“Below the Hook” was the first to sell on the opening night. The painting is oil on canvas and 20x25cm.

 

Rod explains his method for Seeing Red to a guest at his exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod explains his method for Seeing Red to a guest at his exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.

 

Two canvases in slick white frames "Hooked on Red" 40x50cm and "Hog's Head Blaze" 30x40cm both are oil on canvas.
Two canvases in slick white frames “Hooked on Red” 40x50cm and “Hog’s Head Blaze” 30x40cm both are oil on canvas.

 

Gallerist and curator Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharpe with an interested collector.
Gallerist and curator Dr. Noelle Campbell-Sharpe with an interested collector.

 

Rod Coyne enjoying a laugh the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Rod Coyne enjoying a laugh the exhibition launch at the Origin Gallery, Dublin.

 

 

 

Shoot for the Stars with Pauline McLynn

“Painting The Nation” with Pauline McLynn

Pauline Mcglynn presents RTE's Painting Ireland competition.
Pauline Mcglynn presents RTE’s Painting Ireland competition.

Presented by Pauline McLynn, Painting The Nation is a new series coming to RTÉ this Autumn. Are you a talented amateur artist with a passion for painting? Do you love your oils, watercolours, pastels and acrylics – and would you like to showcase your painting talents to the nation?

Paint palettes - mixing 50 shades of green.
Paint palettes – mixing 50 shades of green.

It’s a nationwide competition to uncover the very best amateur painters across the country. In fact Painting The Nation is open to a mix of painters: maybe you went to art college but ended up in another career; maybe you sell a painting or two but its’ not your main source of income; maybe you just love to paint.

In this brand new series, seven talented amateur painters will compete. Two professional judges will set challenges and oversee proceedings. Three painters will make the final. One painter will win the inaugural Painting The Nation title and their final painting will become a public piece of art.

RTÉ One and Independent pictures are now looking for non-professional artists to apply for this new and exciting painting competition. Have you – or anyone you know – got the talent, skills and passion to take part? We would love to hear from you. You can check the eligibility criteria and download an application form here

If you would like further information or an application form sent to you directly please contact Independent Pictures on 01-7088135 or 01-7088184, or email us at: paintingthenation@indiepics.ie

Students work at Avoca Painting School
Share how you paint Ireland on national TV.

RTÉ PAINTING THE NATION

with Pauline McLynn

Application Form

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Please send your completed application in as soon as you can, but no later than close of business on Wednesday 20th July 2016. (Deadline updated 09.07.2016).
  • In order for the production team to assess your suitability for the series please answer questions as completely as possible. Please include photographs of two of your paintings via email or by post. This is for the production team to form a first impression of your work. If you are submitting the photographs separate to your application please ensure that you provide your name and contact details with the submissions. Please note that we will not be able to return the photographs to you.
  • Filming is scheduled to take place in August 2016.
  • You must be aged 18 years or above on 1st June 2016 to enter.
  • If your application has been shortlisted for the next stage of the casting process you will be telephoned by one of the production team.
  • If you have any questions relating to the application form or the television series, please call Andrew Mills on 01-7088135 or Ciara Kerrigan on 01-7088184, or email us at: paintingthenation@indiepics.ie

Please email completed form to: paintingthenation@indiepics.ie

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