I’m looking forward to a week of oil painting at Block-T, Smithfield later this month. So come and join us on the 23rd for 5 days of painting the female figure. Full details, including booking and contact info are all on the Visual Artists Ireland website – or contact us here alternatively. Places have been kept to minimum for optimizing the experience. See you there!
Can’t believe it’s been a week already since Jordan Sokol did a two-day portrait demo at the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden, which I attended. (I will just get these photos up and add some commentary later.) Day 1 (24/5/14) Setting up. Jordan recommended spending a long-time setting up and even to include this into the cost of your model-cost considerations. The panel … Read More
Photos from my visit to the Watts Gallery this weekend. Anyone who has even a passing interest in Symbolist or Victorian painters has to pay this place a visit. Watts was hugely popular in his day but is somewhat forgotten now. The Watt’s Gallery is helping to right this wrong with their beautiful restoration of the gallery and amazing paintings. The … Read More
There’s going to be another oil painting the figure workshop at Kennedy’s Art Harcourt St on Saturday the 14th of June. This time we will have a male model for a change. Looking forward to seeing you all there again. Some of you were asking about the Munsell book that is online for free. You can download it here. Enjoy!
Done at Attic Studios at figure drawing workshops there in August 2012.
There seems to be some contention about the Zorn palette and whether or not he actually used it. But the so-called Zorn palette is named after the Anders Zorn, that much is true. It’s also known as limited palette, but either way it’s comprised of four colours: a low-chroma yellow (e.g. yellow ochre, yellow brown), a black – acting as a … Read More
On April the 19th Kennedy’s will be holding a second figure-painting workshop. Link here for bookings and contacting the studio. http://www.kennedyart.com/pgs/index.php/demos-a-wshops/156-saturday-19th-april-painting-the-figure-from-life
Unfortunately the April 5th workshop is now sold out. Apologies to anyone who couldn’t book in time for this one. Contact Kennedy’s to put your name for a possible cancellation or alternatively keep an eye out on Kennedy’s website or here for future workshops.
I will be hosting an oil painting workshop in Kennedy’s Art, Harcourt st this coming April the 5th. http://www.kennedyart.com/pgs/index.php/demos-a-wshops/156-saturday-5th-april-painting-the-figure-from-life One of the pictures in the link is a charcoal drawing and the other is a monochrome oil painting, but the workshop will be on oil painting the figure i.e. colour. Those were just the pictures that ended up on the … Read More
2 paintings of 2 ladies. They stood very still for me as I tried to paint them.