Friday, November 29, 2013

Sea cliffs on the south coast


oil on foamx 27 x 20 cm

 A quick study of some sea cliffs on the coast of Cork.


Thanks for looking :)

Colors of Winter



Oil on foamx 24 x 24 cm

Another heavily laden oil work I have just finished.
Once again I have used foamx as a base. The painted
image is one from the Gearagh in Cork. It's an area of 
such scenic quality that I think it would be easy to find
 a thousand paintings in just one visit.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Trees on the road to Dinis Cottage Killarney

art by kevin gough

 oil on FoamX  24 x 18 cm

 I'm trying something different for a change, today, I just worked by loading
on heavy paint, no preliminary sketch, no drawing and my surface was 
foamx a perfectly smooth moldable polymer sheet. It was a lot of fun as I 
have do not normally work with such heavy paint and the smoothness of the 
surface allowed me to slide the paint around without any resistance.

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Study of the head of a crow

Drawing by Kevin Gough

Ballpoint pen on cartridge 30 x 20cm

I have to admit I have a weakness for drawing crows, they are such a resilient and
intelligent bird. I have ample opportunity to study them also, living near a large 
roosting colony.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Some Life studies from the fourth floor studios



Got a chance again, to do some life studies at the Fourt Floor Studies.
The poses last from two minutes to twenty. The shorter poses are shown
above in the top images with the a longer one displayed in the lower image.
At the moment it seems the only time I am taking a break from my ink pens
as a drawing medium is when I attend these studies, but I couldn't  imagine
capturing life poses in anything other than graphite or paint.... yet.

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Exhibition at The Mart Art Gallery.


 I have been lucky enough to have myself included as part of the exhibition, "Art, Line and Sinker," 
in Dublin this week, so if you are around the capitol and have some time to spare then please feel free to drop in.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Portrait of Jeremiah


 Disposable pen on recycled paper 30 x 20 cm

Got a chance to visit the Cork Sketch Group drink and draw event last night
and was lucky enough to be in the company of a patient gentleman and fellow
artist who was willing to suffer my pen scribbling for a couple of minutes.

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Portrait done for a facebook self portrait day..

Selfportrait in oils by kevin gough

Oil on Oilboard 36 x 24 cm

I did my portrait in oils as an entry for a self portrait day facebook event which 
can be seen here

Thanks for looking :)
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