I had this fantastic reaction to ‘Mad Dash’ earlier this week, from Micheal, an author based in the Phillipines.
I must say I really enjoy your work.
The impact of the furious power and the communion between the horse and his rider stirs my emotions. And surely that’s the objective of any art form.
‘As a first time experience Tina made oil painting so understandable and accessible! We had an amazing time and our highlight was definitely your class! I hope to return again soon!”
Hannah from Cheshire, UK
One of the Ladies who attended the Dingle Daisies course wrote a lovely review for her own blog, which I have copied below. Thank you Patricia :)
Monday, July 8, 2013
Jenny and I did a painting workshop with Tina Reed at Killarney Art Holidays. We worked in oils and used a palette knife. It was great fun and I learned lots. Tina has a studio in a gorgeous location and she is a lovely host. As a tutor she is excellent. She demonstrates how to do things but if you don’t get it first time she will stand and watch you do it and suggest ways for you to improve your technique. I find that this is how I learn best. I may get a better finish if the tutor does it for me but in the long run I learn best if I do it myself. We painted a lovely summer picture of a Dingle roadway. We all struggled with the daisies and most of us lacked the confidence to go for the BIG daisies (you only have one chance to get it right before the colours mix). My finished work does not exactly match the photo but in the final stages I ignored the photo and in that time “I made the picture my own”. My painting will take a while to dry but it has already found a home as my lovely sister wants if for her new family space.
|My work in progress|
|A lovely space to work in|
|Some of Tina’s work|
|Our Dingle Daisies roadway|
|My (almost) finished work|
|Lovely views down the valley|