Monday, October 6, 2014

A Walk at evening -Autumn

As Autumn approaches -


I love old trees
Happy dog time
Long shadows



Sundown !

Monday, September 15, 2014

Trudi Doyle studio news - New date added -1 DAY watercolour Art Course

 I have added another watercolour date -to complete the season 
Saturday 27th September
1.Watercolour Day 1 day  €60  Sat 27th Sept - tutor Trudi Doyle
This day will  help you develop a range of simple techniques in watercolour.
.I will  show you  how to use  and mix  colour, lay washes, paint wet in wet  and compose  a painting,  all demonstrated in an easy paint- along method .
I will increase your understanding of this  beautiful medium,  giving you the confidence  to produce paintings to be proud of.
You will complete  at least one painting and several sketches
. 10 am to 4 pm with break for lunch
 September - Saturday 27th Watercolour Day  1 day €60 

 Classes are held in warm well lit  studio with large gothic  windows  looking out on a mature  leafy  garden by  a quiet laneway  leading to scenic countryside  and spectacular  views of the Wicklow mountains .   
MATERIALS please bring your own brushes , paints, paper   etc  However a basic selection is for sale at the studio.  A list of suggested materials will be sent to you on receipt of  booking.
 THE COURSES  Classes begin at 10am. Refreshments; teas, coffee etc.  available all day
 LUNCH BREAK 12.30 to 2PM.  You have a choice. Bring  your own packed lunch  or avail of  Lunch in local Restaurant Rathwood. FINISH AT 4PM - If classes run over time,  the studio remains open until 5 pm , relax,  finish your work or just browse through Trudi’s art books.  
 ACCOMMODATION -list of  B&B’s / Hotels will be sent  to you by email  or post if required on completion of booking .

Book on line  via email-
to book or inquire 
or text Trudi 0876658500 for information
Some work from my recent art holiday in Tuscany in August.  (It sometimes rains in Tuscany too ! ) Soon available for sale in my Etsy Gallery .
"Passing Rain -  Medieval Massa , Tuscany" watercolour  

"Montecatini Alto" watercolour

"Clouds and sunshine Tuscany "watercolour

Work I progress - Cockerel in Tuscany

"From the fortress town of Montecarlo Tuscany" watercolour

" Olive grove Tuscany "watercolour

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"I Dream in Colour "Trudi Doyle Art -Kilkenny Festival 2014

" Season of mists "

FULL PREVIEW here (watercolours included )

" I Dream in Colour"
 Trudi Doyle Art Exhibition at the Clubhouse Kilkenny - 8th to 17th August

           From Kilkenny to Minnesota
As I prepare for my 29th annual exhibition in Kilkenny arts festival this year I remember  that this time last year I was trying to decide if it was worthwhile to continue to exhibit during a recession .
 It was a dilemma but  I went ahead as usuall to the venue in "mid town " Kilkenny  I've been exhibiting at for twenty years - Gallery Upstairs at the Club House Hotel . !
As it happened that exhibition last year was quite successful but the most interesting development for me soon after was a request via my website from Gustavus Adolphus University, Minnesota to purchase temporary copyright for their print literature of some art pieces which had been shown in my Kilkenny Exhibition , in particular "Peaceable Kingdom" watercolour which I'd sold to a private collector from Kilkenny
Detail "Peacable Kingdom " watercolour  

I'm amazed at the far reaching power of the internet ! My website on Fine Art America where Gustavus Adolphus University found my work and loved it,  is home to 100,000+ of the world's greatest living artists and photographers with a collection of 7,224,229 images so I feel very proud and lucky that my work was chosen . See detail from one of their choices " Peaceable Kingdom"

This year my exhibition " I Dream in Colour" has a variety of my work in Watercolours, Acrylics and Pastels including a section with a mythological theme.( see "Transmigration" attached  )
Trudi Doyle Art Exhibition at the Gallery upstairs, Clubhouse Hotel from 10.30 daily -8th to 17th August

"Child f the Universe"

"Artemis and the Wren"

"Cassandra and the Birds"
3 Chunky Box Canvases   6 x 6 inches. (1.5 inch deep )
     acrylic with textured acrylic.
"Moonbather"On s canvas framed in ivory painted antiqued wood    ( artists acrylic )

" Noah's Ark, After the Flood"On s canvas framed in white  painted wood    ( artists acrylic )

"The Yellow Kite" On s canvas framed in whitey painted wood    ( artists acrylic )

"Sea Dreaming"   27 x 15 inches (69cm x 39 cm )
  On s canvas framed in ivory painted wood
    ( artists acrylic )

 FULL Preview of work in my show

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Preview of my Summer exhibition June -6th to 15th

Preview of my Carlow Eigse Arts Festival Exhibition Summer exhibition of Paintings (Prints and cards also available)-in June -6th to 15th in Cedar Room Gallery Upstairs, Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow Ireland .Open daily 10.30am - 6.00pm 

Sea Dreaming -Acrylic on Canvas

Cassandra and the Birds --Acrylic on Canvas 
Artemis and the Wren -Acrylic on canvas
Child of the Universe  -Acrylic on canvas

Transmigration --Acrylic on Canvas


"Hawthorn  Winter"  watercolour

"Raven Wood " watercolour

"Sea Breeze " watercolour

"Lilac " watercolour

"My Red Bike"  watercolour

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


If you are interested in an all inclusive ART HOLIDAY with like minded people ?-
If you want to visit Italy and do some sketching & painting with  expert tuition and helpful advice in a relaxed friendly atmosphere  ?
Do you want to bask in the Tuscan sunshine, visit Florence  and view spectacular architecture ?
Would you enjoy dining on delicious freshly cooked dishes at a friendly Italian family run hotel each evening ?
If your answer is  YES to any or all of these ..... then  check out my  

What is included -
1.Half Board at La Pia Hotel  Montecatini   -  breakfast buffet and 4 course dinner. Rooms ensuite. 
 2. Transfers to/from Pisa airport, courier on arrival.
3. Half day guided tour of Montecatini historical Spa.
4.Two full day excursiosn to paint/explore in  medieval villages .
5. Train trip with guided tour in Florence.
 6. Professional tuition, with demonstrations.
€875 per person  (No single supplement )

Painting  in August  2011 outside La Pia Hotel Montecatini
"Olive tree" watercolour  .
Tuscan Vista -Watercolour

View from Montecatini Alta
Detailed Itinerary 
- Aug. 20th -27th

Day 1. Wednesday 20th August  Arrival at Hotel .
 Ryanair Flight  at 17.15  from Dublin  to Pisa  arrives at 21.00. 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.
Day 2. Thursday 21st August
 Breakfast at hotel Morning -To introduce you to  Montecatini  -  We will have a guided half day tour   entrance ticket to Tettuccio spa. and welcome drink. in the historical cafĂ©, situated inside the Tettuccio building.

You have the option to do some painting  in the afternoon. 
I wil give an introduction to painting / sketching outdoors and a  watercolour  demonstration  in the Piazza 
Delicious freshly cooked dinner menu at the hotel.

Day 3.  Friday 22nd  August Painting  

After Breakfast at hotel. Travelling by mini bus  Buggiano and Massa,  two beautiful medieval villages  near Montecatini , with guidance by Trudi , you will spend the morning in Buggiano  painting, sketching or just relaxing or walking - its your choice -then  reach Massa by taxi where you can have at lunch  at a local cafe.
More time to paint or sketch . Fold up artist chairs provided. The taxi will pick  you up in the  late afternoon.  Return to Montecatini for a siesta and freshen up before dinner at the hotel.

Day 4
Saturday 23rd August
 Florence Day
Breakfast at hotel.   Morning - Departure for beautiful Florence by train from Montecatini , we 'll have a guided tour in the morning . Lunch break.-Afternoon free to do your own thing – visit famous landmarks or trust your artist's instincts and wander around.... the best way to experience Florence  -a place I love to get lost in ! Meet up and return to Montecatini by train for delicious dinner menu at the hotel.
Day 5. Sunday 24th August    Painting in Montecarlo  
Breakfast at hotel . Departure by taxi for Montecarlo in the morning. Montecarlo is a charming medieval village situated about 15 Km from Montecatini.
At 16:00 you have the opportunity to visit  the beautiful fortress where you can also  paint or just explore .Return by Mini bus / taxi.  Dinner at the hotel. 
Red Cable Car to Montecatini Alta
Day 6. Monday  25th August  
  Breakfast at hotel  Free day or optional painting  in Montecatini Alta –the historic  upper old town . A visit via cable car  with spectacular vistas and medieval streetscapes – a painters paradise. Lunch in Montecatini Alta.
 Afternoon - Free afternoon ( your choice – continue painting / go shopping , browse or just relax and people-watch in the cafes .
 Dinner at the hotel. 

.Day 7 ( Last  full Day ) Tues 26th Aug
 Free day    Breakfast at hotel Morning - Optional  Painting at hotel fountain and Montecatini area. 
Afternoon free – time for yourself        (your choice;- continue painting  or go shopping - or  relax or take the opportunity to avail of curative and pampering treatments in the spa.) Dinner at the hotel
Day 8. Wednesday 27th  August  
Breakfast at hotel.  Free morning to pack and prepare for departure.  
Departure for Pisa airport by bus via Pisa and the  famous Leaning Tower  in afternoon .
 Arrive at  Pisa airport to check in for Ryanair  flight at 21.25. to Dublin arriving 23.15

** NOW 4  places available . Booking open until JULY 30th  on first come basis.€875 per person  (No single supplement )
* Deposit of €300 secures a place. Balance payable by end of first week in August    
Book on line via email- Pay Pal -with Credit card or if you prefer- pay by cheque in the post.

-contact  to book  or inquire further
 or text Trudi 087 6658500 for information.

Hard copy of above with booking form  available on request

(N.B. Flights NOT included - but a taxi transfer is included and will be provided for the  Ryanair flight from  Dublin to Pisa on 20th and return on 27th August Ryanair flights from Dublin return to Pisa on the appropriate dates  are currently €135  return inc. taxes and charges ( as checked July )

  Montecatini is a spa town known for its natural curative springs. Many conditions from arthritis to respiratory problems benefit from the famous natural thermal grotto. Curative and pampering treatments in the spas can be booked and availed of during the holiday.
  Anyone interested in going for a swim in the lovely pool at grottagiusti spa will be facilitated by a free bus shuttle service to the pool which is about 4 miles away. For more see
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With David in  Florence 2011

Painting the view hillside village

Trudi and Leaning Tower in Pisa

Preparing to sketch in Buggiani

First day lunch at the Spa 2011  !

With lovely Maria La Pia our hostess and all round angel ! 2010

Last day gathering for departure at the hotel  2011



Painting in Montecatini Alta 2010