We have some workshops starting soon at Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry. First off, I’ll be starting teaching teaching the Cour de Dessin, commonly known as Bargue drawing. Bargue drawing is now a staple in the current atelier movement and with good reason. I found it invaluable in learning good design, training the eye and also drawing technique. My last Bargue drawing got … Read More
This is a portrait of my parents, Maeve and Keith. The location is the kitchen of their home in county Wicklow where I grew up. I wanted to do a double portrait as a challenge, so I asked my parents to pose. I looked at lots of double portraits such as van Eyck‘s famous Arnolfini portrait, Fantin-Latour‘s Mr and Mrs Edwin Edwards and David‘s Mongez portrait. But most importantly … Read More
Join us at BLOCK T for 2 days of painting the figure this September. Bookings can be made at eventbrite here. The suggested materials list based on what is available at Evans Art Supplies, D7 is: • white spirit (Douglas, or Bartoline Low Odour) • turpentine (Douglas) • willow charcoal • wooden palette • palette knife • canvas (minimum size approx 30 x 40cm or … Read More
I’m delighted to say there’s an exciting new figure painting course this month, which I’m involved in. It’s now open for enrollment at BLOCK T, Smithfield. More info and booking here.