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Best of Simply Painting: Across Europe

Knappogue Castle (#115)

[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Frank Clarke makes learning to paint with watercolors fun and easy in THE BEST OF SIMPLY PAINTING ACROSS EUROPE. Twenty-six episodes, culled from public television's Simply Painting Around the World, spotlight some of the most beautiful and enchanting places to paint in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and France. Clarke, one of Ireland's most sought-after and prolific painters, is a charming tutor who offers a blend of encouragement and practical instruction in each episode.

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  • The Druid's Glen (#101)

    Frank paints one of his favorite holes at a golf course near the site of an ancient Druid altar. [26 minutes]

  • Celtic Cross and Church (#102)

    Nestling in the foothills, Frank paints this iconic Irish subject in a quiet country graveyard. [26 minutes]

  • The Cattle Raid of Cooley (#103)

    Frank paints a beautiful cottage on the rugged peninsula of Cooley, inspired by the "Tain" story. [26 minutes]

  • The Morning Sun (#104)

    Frank Clarke teaches how to paint a beautiful Canary Islands sunrise with watercolors. [26 minutes]

  • The Bogs of Ireland (#105)

    Frank visits the Bog of Allen and an artist who creates works from 5000-year-old bog oak. [26 minutes]

  • Step Back In Time (#106)

    After a visit to historic Ferrycarraig in Wexford, Frank paints a ruined castle. [26 minutes]

  • Swan Lake (#107)

    This lesson involves a swan gliding across the lake in the gardens at Gulzean Castle in Scotland. [26 minutes]

  • To Scotland By Boat (#108)

    Frank traces the route of many Irish immigrants in the space-age cockpit of a jet-propelled ferry. [26 minutes]

  • Older Than The Pyramids (#109)

    Frank visits the burial chambers at Newgrange and other historical sites on the River Boyne. [26 minutes]

  • A Welsh, Welsh Castle (#110)

    During his travels, Frank finds an original Welsh castle to paint. [26 minutes]

  • The Pirate Queen's Watch Tower (#111)

    Frank captures the mystique of 15th-century queen, once a feared pirate in Ireland. [26 minutes]

  • The Round Tower at Glendalough (#112)

    Frank paints a 6th-century Irish monastery nestled in the Wicklow Mountains. [26 minutes]

  • Love Is A Rose (#113)

    For the romantics, Frank demonstrates his unique way of painting a single rose. [26 minutes]

  • Craggaunowen (#114)

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  • Galway Bay (#116)

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  • Ennistymon Waterfall (#117)

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  • Rouen (#118)

    Frank visits a ceramics museum and paints a vase of daffodils in this French town. [26 minutes]

  • The Fairy Bush (#119)

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  • Chateau Balerory (#120)

    Frank paints a yellow field with trees and a church spire, inspired by a countryside chateau. [26 minutes]

  • Atlantic Ocean Scene (#121)

    Frank shows the finer points of creating a seascape, off the coast of Clare in the late evening sun. [26 minutes]

  • Portlaoise (#122)

    Frank stops at an art gallery in the lovely town of Portlaoise & encounters some artists outdoors. [26 minutes]

  • Doolin Seascape (#123)

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  • Inish Boffin (#124)

    Frank visits a fort on an offshore Island in Galway Bay & paints a navigation guide post in harbor. [26 minutes]

  • Rock of Dunamase (#125)

    Frank tells a story of Ireland's Norman conquest as he painting the Dunamase Fortress. [26 minutes]

  • Adare Riverscape (#126)

    Frank paints a scene of the River Maigue as he visits Adare Manor and King John's Castle. [26 minutes]

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