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.
Frank paints one of his favorite holes at Druids Glen, a golf course built near the site of an ancient Druid altar.
Nestling in the foothills, Frank paints this iconic Irish subject in a quiet country graveyard.
Inspired by the epic "Tain" story, Frank paints a scene of a beautiful cottage on the rugged peninsula of Cooley.
Host Frank Clarke teaches how to paint a beautiful Canary Islands sunrise with watercolors.
Frank spends a day on the Bog of Allen, then visits a fellow artist who creates works from 5000-year-old bog oak.
After a visit to historic Ferrycarraig in Wexford, Frank paints a ruined castle.
A swan glides across the lake in the gardens at Gulzean Castle in Scotland forms the subject of this episode's lesson.
Frank traces the route of many Irish immigrants in the space-age cockpit of a jet-propelled ferry.
The burial chambers at Newgrange are older than the pyramids in Egypt.
During his travels, Frank finds an original Welsh castle to paint.
Frank captures the mystique of 15th-century queen, once a feared pirate in Ireland
A 6th-century Irish monastery nestled in the Wicklow mountains provides Frank with an interesting subject to paint.
For the romantics, Frank demonstrates his unique way of painting a single rose.
In the French town of Rouen, Frank visits a ceramics museum, recalls Joan of Arc and paints a vase of daffodils.
Inspired by a chateau in the heart of the French countryside, Frank paints a yellow field with trees and a church spire.
Off the coast of Clare, in the late evening sun, Frank demonstrates the finer points of creating an Atlantic seascape.
Frank stops at an art gallery in the lovely town of Portlaoise, and encounters some fellow artists outdoors.
At the offshore islands of Inishboffin, in Galway Bay, Frank visits a fort on a promontory and the westernmost point in Ireland.
At Dunamase Fortress, Frank tells a story of Ireland's Norman conquest.
In the village of Adare in County Limerick, Frank visits Adare Manor and King John's Castle.
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