8 x 25 minute chapters + 2 Picture Galleries over 2 DVD's
This series was shot entirely on location, in and around the
scenic Ring of Kerry in south west Ireland, which provided Alwyn and June
with some fantastic landscapes and scenery to paint.
Acrylic paints combine the best aspects of oil and watercolour, as well
as having their own unique qualities.
This DVD provides a step-by-step guide to the techniques and materials
needed for painting in acrylic and the eight chapters combine to make
a complete course.
A wide range of locations and subjects are painted, including the inside
of a pub, a still life of flowers, thatched cottages and the famous Lakes
1: INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLICS
Alwyn and June each paint the same scene, the village of Caherdaniel in
Co Kerry, to illustrate the different effects which can be achieved using
2: SCALE AND COLOUR
To demonstrate the importance of scale in a picture,Alwyn and June visit
different locations to paint cottages and mountains, with fascinating
3: FLOWERS AND FIGURES
Still life subjects are always popular and Alwyn
demonstrates various useful techniques while painting some flowers. As
he does this, June paints Alwyn painting.
4: PANORAMIC LANDSCAPE
The famous 'Ladies View' of the Lakes of Killarney is the subject of this
chapter and suggests how to approach such a large subject.
A PICTURE GALLERY
A slide show containing 19 paintings by Alwyn
Alwyn and June visit Derrynane Harbour on the Ring of Kerry for a day's
sketching. Flowers and boats, mountains and waves are their chosen subjects.
Alwyn and June visit one of Europe's most westerly points to paint the
same subject in acrylics and watercolour to demonstrate the different
results obtained using different media.
A traditional Irish pub is the location for this programme
as Alwyn paints the bustling pub interior, while June concentrates on
A COMPLEX SCENEChapter 8: Simplifying A Complex Scene
Overlooking the village of Sneem,Alwyn demonstrates how to turn a potentially
difficult subject into something more manageable.
A PICTURE GALLERY
A slide show containing 12 paintings by June