Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter days December 2016


Its December the trees are bare and beautiful and the Christmas season is in full swing - time to venture forth to find some glossy green holly and ivy !

Sharp clear light and transformative frost on a December morning !








Two new seasonal Watercolours and heart shaped hand painted Gifts in my Etsy Shop !

"The Way Home "
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moonlit-mistletoe-hare-
Winter deer

The Woods Are Lovely Dark and Deep
Watercolour "nowdrops in the Wind"

Blackbird's Winter Song

Wishing all a very happy festive season

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Trudi Doyle Art - New work in watercolour


 New work in watercolour 



What any true painting touches is an absence - an absence of which without the painting, we might be unaware. And that would be our loss.
― John Berger



Detail from "Conspiracy of Ravens" watercolour 





"Dreaming with Hares" watercolour by Trudi Doyle 
"The human imagination...has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open ". John Berger




"Haroldstown Dolmen  " watercolour 


Detail from "Hare Memories - " watercolour 


"The Essence of Summer 1" watercolour 
"Bouquet Essence of Summer 3" watercolour
"Bouquet Essence of Summer 2" watercolour




"Haunted Dawn"watercolour







 " Boithrin Inisheer" 
 & "Resting Currachs Inisheer" 
watercolours by Trudi Doyle
Paintings completed en plein air during a painting holiday I organised on beautful Inisheer in the summer of 2013 - Ithey have been languishing in a folder ( with seversl others) ever since, waiting for their' moment ! They will be framed & on display in my exhibition in Butler House - Kilkenny Arts Festival 5th - 14th August 2016



Montbretia Inisheer -DETAIL
 "Wild Flower meadow  on IInisheer" watercolour






"Hare in a wild flower meadow  " watrecolour 



 For regular visitors to my Kilkenny Arts Festival  
 exhibitions I  moved from my usual space in the Club House hotel and returned to Butler House Patrick St.  for Kilkenny Arts Festval 2016. Exhibition  opened on Friday 5th August  until Sunday 14th   
 .http://www.kilkennyarts.ie/

 
 








Monday, April 18, 2016

Art in Tuscany Holiday Package 2017

Advance booking for Tuscany 2017


 August 22nd to 29th 2017

Montecatini Alta - Watercolour

Pomegranate tree Tuscany

Early booking reductions for indiviuals

Advance bookings before March 1st 2017- 
 €50 off  (from €870 t0 €820 )

and SPECIAL reduction For group bookings of 4 or more
€70 off (from €870 to €800 per person)

No Single supplment applies to all bookings 











with artist Trudi Doyle 


 An all inclusive holiday  with like minded people in friendly La Pia hotel Montecatini  Tuscany  ?- 
If you want to visit Italy and do some sketching and painting with  expert tuition and helpful advice in a relaxed friendly atmosphere 
  Visit quiet medieval villages and  experience the beauty and mystique of  the Tuscan countryside  at a leisurly pace.  
 Bask in the Tuscan sunshine, visit Pistoia   and view spectacular art and architecture 
Enjoy dining on delicious freshly cooked dishes at a friendly Italian family run 


Gig tree in a Montecatini garden 




What is included -
1.Seven nights at La Pia Hotel Montecatini - 7 breakfast buffets and 7 delicious four course dinners with wine included  . Rooms ensuite. 
 2. Transfers to/from Pisa airport - flights are not included (-currently price of Ryanair RETURN  flight Dublin to Pisa is  only €182 - as checked February 2017)
3. Half day guided tour of Montecatini historical Spa. 
4.Two full day  mini bus excursions to paint/explore in  medieval villages including the charming  and historic fortress town of Montecarlo
5. Train trip to Pistoia with guided tour  and free time to explore this historic and beautiful city.
 6. Professional guidance  and tuition to suit your requirements  from Artist Trudi Doyle  with demonstrations..
PACKAGE  -€870 
 Advance bookings before March 1st 2017 
€50 off = €820 
  (No single supplement 
Deposit of €400 secures a place. Balance payable by July 1st 2017    

You don't need to be a painter to enjoy this lovely relaxing holiday inTuscany -all are welcome 




Itinerary 2017

Day 1. Tuesday  22nd August    Arrival at Hotel .

Ryanair Flight  at 9.45  from Dublin  to Pisa FR 9908  arrives at 13.30. If you are travelling on this flight you will be met by a courier and taken to your hotel by taxi. Settle in to the hotel and meet informally with  fellow guests and your tutor  fbefore our first freshly cooked dinner menu at the hotel.

 Day 2.  Wednesday 23rd August -  Montecatini  -

 Breakfast at hotel    Morning -To introduce you to  Montecatini  - After breakfast  we will have a guided half day tour of Montecatini and a visit to  Tettuccio spa and a welcome drink and light complimentary snack  in the historical cafĂ©, situated inside the Tettuccio building.
You have the option to do some painting with me ( Trudi )  in the afternoon ( or alone )
I will hold a class with a basic introduction to painting outdoors  which includes a watercolour  demonstration  by the Hotel  fountain ( When you book this holiday I will provide a list and advice on basic painting equipment for working outdoors.)

Delicious freshly cooked dinner menu at the hotel.

Day 3   Thursday 24th  August -  Painting in Medieval villages

 There are many  beautiful medieval villages near Montecatini . We will travel by taxi  and spend the morning   painting, sketching or just relaxing or walking -  your choice -then travel on by taxi  to another venue where we have  lunch time  snack at a local cafe or restaurant. More time to relax sight see walk  paint or sketch . Fold up artist chairs provided.  The taxi will pick  us up later in the afternoon.  We will return to Montecatini for a siesta and freshen up before dinner at the hotel.
Painting this view  of Montecatini Alto 
The View 











Day 4. Friday 25th August  Montecarlo  Breakfast at hotel . Departure by taxi for Montecarlo  in the morning - a charming medieval village situated about 15 Km from Montecatini.

lunch al fresco at MonteCarlo 
Montecarlo
At the fort 
Plenty of small shops and cafes, walks and interesting vistas and streets, Inspirational  views , buildings  nooks and crannies  and streetscapes .
Included -At 4:00 we have  an opportunity to visit  and explore the picturesque fortress where you can also paint if you wish .Return by Mini bus / taxi.  Dinner at the hotel.


Day 5  Saturday 28th August Painting day/free day


Breakfast at hotel  Free day or painting  in Montecatini Alta –the historic  upper old town . A visit via cable car  with spectacular vistas and medieval streetscapes  should not be missed -  a painters paradise.
Have  lunch in one of the charming cafes in the square - your choice – continue painting / go shopping  for quirky souvenirs , browse or just relax and people-watch in the cafes Dinner at Hotel
(OR Take the  day  to visit  the beautiful city of  FLORENCE - only a  short train trip away - this is a optional extra and can be arranged for you  if you choose when you arrive the Hotel )


 Day 6  Sunday  29th   August    Pistoia 

 Breakfast at hotel.   Morning Departure by train for Pistoia. The guide will be waiting for us at the train station to take us to the historical centre, this will be my first visit to Pistoia which has has won the award of capital of the culture 2017 and I look forward to exploring it .
Afternoon free to do your own thing – walk around visit  or trust your artist's instincts .... the best way to experience Pistoia  - its full of beautiful shops ,cafes,  art mueusms and  historic buildings  
Meet up and return to Montecatini by train for the  delicious dinner menu at the hotel - choose your own time to return by train - (train tickets included )

Day 7  Monday  30th  Free day
   Breakfast at hotel 
Morning - Optional  Painting  in the piazza by the  Hotel fountain and Montecatini.
Afternoon free – time for yourself    -your choice - continue painting  or go shopping - or  relax  - take the opportunity to  swim or avail of curative and pampering treatments in the spa 
 Dinner at the hotel 


Day 8   Tuesday 29th. August  

Early Breakfast at hotel.   
Departure for Pisa airport by bus  to arrive at  Pisa airport in time to check in for Ryanair  flight 
PACKAGE  €870  per person  -(No single supplement )
-Included - 
Hotel -Breakfast and lavish evening meals with wine,  all Taxi/Mini bus trips and train trip to Pistoia
Professional  guidance in the painting medium  of your choice , Watercolours, Acrylics , Drawing  and on the spot plein air demonstrations and advice at all times if required. 

REDUCTION €40 ( $45 / £30)  for non painting partners/ friends / family -  
Plus REDUCTION of  €50 Advance bookings before March 1st 2017
   You don't need to be a painter to enjoy this lovely relaxing holiday in Tuscany -all are welcome  

To secure a place.

 * Deposit of €400 secures a place.

 Full payment  required by July 1st 2017

Book on line via email- Pay Pal -with Credit card .
-contact  trudiart@eircom.net  to book  or inquire further


 or text Trudi 087 6658500 for information.






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