Packing for Plein Air Painting

Packing for Plein Air Painting

Rod Coyne shares what he’s packing for plein air painting these days. The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.

With over 20 years experience, Rod Coyne is one of the most exciting landscape painters in Ireland today. This 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 rod do the work – this master-class is for you. With his affable approach, this artist will inspire painters and Ireland fans alike.

There’s more to “Secrets of the Palette Knife” than just painting. 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 a both hypnotising and meditative insight into the process of creating a picture from beginning to end. The artist’s expert guidance into palette painting will whisk you along just as the River flows through the Vale of Avoca.



The full one hour video is now available on DVD and Digital Download here.

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Upcoming Courses.

Don’t forget Avoca Painting School’s last 2015 course starts Tuesday.

We have places available in our Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning classes. Now enrolling for Avoca Painting School’s 6 – week studio drawing and painting course. Rod Coyne will give painting demonstrations and tuition for beginners and advanced painters which runs once weekly from 3rd & 4th November through 10th December, Tuesday mornings, afternoon or evenings, and Wednesday mornings.

painting demonstrations

Rod will be taking students through creating a painting on canvas from start to finish. This includes stretching and priming canvas, compositional studies and building oil over acrylic paints.

Studio Work 1

The classes are suitable for beginner and advanced painters, as Rod will be going through the basics towards achieving a finished piece, “my aim is not to teach students paint in my style, but to be a facilitator opening doors to each students individual creativity”. The course content will include drawing and observational skills, composition, tonal and colour studies.