Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Little village West Cork


Oil on masonite, 24 X 28 cm
This is another painting of the scenery of west cork.

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Drawing and painting the scenery of Allihies




Minen leads on 160lb cartridge


oil on canvas 30 x 25cm.

Both the drawing and painting above were done from a photo I found on the 
ring of Beara blog and used with the kind permission of the blogs owner 
Susanne Iles a contemporary symbolist artist. Thank you Susanne.. 
of course it looks nothing like the photo as that would defeat 
the purpose entirely but it was a helpful guide.

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Oil painting of a coastal view



oil on masonite 24cm x 27cm.

This is a view of Fennell's bay from the beach at Myrtleville. This
is my second time working with masonite, this time after prepping it 
I used the smooth side. To prepare the masonite I first coated it with two generous coats of 
gesso, when they were dry I gave it an acrylic undercoat and when that dried I coated it with a 
cold pressed linseed oil. The smooth surface was really nice to work with, but if you are trying 
this, personally, I would recommend soft brushes as the pig bristles leave too many scratch 
marks for comfort.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Drawing with the Dublin Sketch Group

Drawing  kevin gough badger

 On Sunday myself and a few others from the Cork sketch group met with the 
Dublin Sketchers and drew from exhibits in the Natural History Museum Dublin.
 Afterwards we got to meet those nice folks for coffee in the National Gallery 
where we got to see their wonderful work. A most enjoyable day indeed.
The sketch above was done from the badger exhibit using Derwent pencils
minen leads and an oil pitt.

Thanks for looking :)

Icarus ...... drawing at Dr.Sketchy's ..


Last Saturday I visited Dr Sketchy's in Dublin with the Cork Sketchgroup
where life drawing models pose in a cabaret setting. Its a fun show and a great 
opportunity to draw from life. This is the last twenty minute sketch given by 
one of the models. Derwent pencils and an oil Pitt on cartridge pad.

Thanks for looking :)
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