with Evelyn Dunphy on the Wild Coast of Ireland
May 30 - June 6, 2015
Watercolor Workshops with Evelyn Dunphy
her work in the World Watercolour Competition 2014 Catalogue
“I came away with a Treasure Trove of information &
us as we experience the haunting beauty that surrounds Anam Cara. The
lengthening spring days offer plein-air opportunities in the colorful village of
Eyeries, the nearby strand and mountains. Evelyn will lea
d us in painting the wild, rugged coastal views
of this ancient landscape. Brightly colored cottages wind their way down the
lane and the misty Killarney Hills overlooking Coulagh Bay reveal themselves in
the ever-changing light - it's an artists' paradise.
Anam Cara is a unique and very special place. We would like people to know that they are coming on retreat, meaning coming away
from the dailiness of their lives, to this quiet, beautiful part of Ireland to
become part of a creative workshop group to learn and find inspiration for their
art as well as to become part of a small, rural, Irish community.
is designed to expand your knowledge and ability with plein air painting,
accompanied by studio work that will underscore and re-enforce the field work. I
hope that the combination of this and a new landscape will prove a winning
Please send an email to email@example.com for complete details on the workshops
complexities of the landscape are sometimes over-whelming. We want to "put it
all in". Learn to select the elements that excite you; arrange them in a
beautiful way on your paper, choose the colors that will support your concept
and with a solid value study on hand, have the freedom to be as expressive and
spontaneous as you can possibly be with your brush and paints. To quote Martha
Graham, "the purpose of discipline is to free the spirit". This is my view of
the preparatory work that goes into planning a painting.
So bring your
paints and your creative, open mind to this beautiful place and enjoy the best
of all worlds: quiet time, great companions, wonderful home-cooked meals in a
happy and invigorating environment with not a thing on your mind except your
planned a tour of the Beara peninsula, an evening with a renowned story teller,
and another with a traditional musician and his talented daughter from the
village of Eyeries.
The daily demonstrations and critiques were concise and extremely
helpful and inspiring. The result for me was
a surprising leap forward to a new level of watercolor
interpretation and technique
. Susan R., Tuscany
Evelyn offers the perfect balance of
demonstrations and personal painting time. She gives a solid base of educational
techniques and then helps each student apply them to their own work. She is
completely dedicated to her students and is available to them all day every
day. To put it simply, I learned a tremendous amount while attending her
have come away with a treasure trove
of information and confidence.
This workshop is open to all skill levels. Beginners will be guided through the
process of using watercolor successfully and experienced painters will be
challenged to move out of their "comfort zone" and achieve greater mastery of
"I do believe that passion drives technique. If you
really want to paint something, you will discover how to do
it". Demonstrations will be in watercolor, other odorless
media are welcome.
day will include demonstrations of elements of landscape painting with lots of personal attention.
Workshop Fee Includes:
- Tuition -
daily watercolor class
- Room and
Full Board - your single room w/bath will be in a traditional irish B & B in
Eyeries village, a short scenic walk away; transportation to and from B & B
to Anam Cara provided if needed.
A few single rooms are available at
Anam Cara on a first deposit-first served basis.
will be at your B & B, with lunch and dinner at Anam Cara.
- Access to
all amenities at Anam Cara including the common working areas, movie and music
loft, the conservatory, hot tub overlooking Coulagh Bay (bring your bathing
costume), the sauna and five acres of garden and riverbank groves with
thirty-four quiet nooks and crannies.
tour of Beara Peninsula
partners fee is $1500.00.They are welcome to join us at Aram Cara for dinner each evening at
- Breakfast in
your B & B; bag lunch available as they enjoy area offerings (golf, fishing,
Forbes, our gracious Anam Caram Hostess has a wealth of information on her
To register for the workshop and receive travel information please contact Evelyn Dunphy at
firstname.lastname@example.org. or phone 207-443-5045
not included in Workshop fee:
to and from Anam Cara Artist and Writers Retreat, Eyeries, Beara Peninsula, West
not mentioned above
others than water..tea available during day. It's BYOB at dinner
Calls - Phone cards purchased at Anam Cara
to B & B, taxis if necessary.
goal of Evelyn Dunphy's workshops is to share her painting knowledge and
experience with each student in the way that will best help them to further
their own personal development. As a result, she has become a sought-after
teacher with waiting lists for her studio classes and workshops.
"Develop your ability to look at the complexity
of the scene in front of you, and focus your vision so as to design a good
painting that speaks of the essence of the scene, rather than merely reporting
the things in it".
this workshop you will learn how to judge the ratio of pigment and water in
order to get the desired color and value the first time, combine pigments for
glowing, transparent mixtures, use your brush most effectively, and begin to
the thing you are attempting to do. Naming it makes it possible to do it."
bring your paints and your creative, open mind to this beautiful place and
enjoy the best of all worlds: quiet time, great companions, wonderful
home-cooked meals in a happy and invigorating environment with not a thing on
your mind except your painting.
Note: This workshop is
open to all skill levels. Beginners will be guided through the process of using
watercolor successfully and experienced painters will be challenged to move out
of their "comfort zone" and achieve greater mastery of the medium.
do believe that passion drives technique. If you really want to paint
something, you will discover how to do it". Demonstrations will be in
watercolor, other odorless media are welcome.
Workshop Fee $2490
$1000.00 deposit required with registration.
Non-painting partner - $1500.00
Balance due by March 1, 2015
Travel information and supply list will be sent after
received prior to February 28th, 2015 will receive refund less $250.00. After February 28th, refund will be issued only if
space can be filled in the workshop.