eBook: 10 BASIC STEPS TO STARTING ANY PAINTING. Ed 2

eBook: 10 Basic Steps to Starting ANY Painting”

10 Steps to Starting an Alla Prima Painting for Beginners by Kevin McSherry Lo
Edition 2 with updated links!

I hope that this eBook helps you in your efforts to become a better painter
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Available Class Places Update

New 6 Week Art Classes Term starts Tuesday January 15, Wednesday January 16 & Thursday January 17 2019

Call NOW on 086 247 0737 or email me

TUESDAY mornings 10am to 12.30pm 1 place
TUESDAY evenings 7pm to 9.30pm 3 places

WEDNESDAY mornings 10am-12.30pm 1 place

THURSDAY mornings 10am to 12.30pm 1 place
THURSDAY evenings 7pm to 9.30pm 3 places


Classes Filling up!

kevin mcsherry oils for beginners art classes in dublin
Blue Bottle: Oils on canvas panel.

Art classes are filling up fast for January 15, 16 and 17.

There are 2 spaces left on Wednesday morning. 1 space on Thursday morning. Come and learn how to create beautiful paintings entirely from life -the BEST and most FULFILLING way to paint. Learn from a master painter who is endlessly patient and good-humoured! Plus -FREE tea and coffee and biscuits…

There are still places to be had on Tuesday and Thursday evening, though. Call me on 086 247 0737 for more information or email: kevin@mcsherry.ie.

kevin@mcsherry paints sunflowers and teaches oils art classes to beginners in Dublin

2018 Clear-out to make way for January Art Classes

The new 2019 term of art classes in Dublin starts Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday January 15,16 and 17 respectively. There are a places left but they’re going fast:

Tuesday Mornings: Book Now
Tuesday Evenings: Book Now

Wednesday MorningsBook Now

Thursday Mornings: Book Now
Thursday Evenings: Book Now

A demonstration of painting by a master artist at every class. Come and join Ireland’s friendliest class and learn to paint your dream painting. Coffee or tea and biscuits provided. €185 per term

An Art Auction!

Hi all,
I’ve relaunched www.McSherry.ie which is my professional web site (for my illustration work, fine art and prints, as opposed to McSherryStudio.com which is just for teaching).

Anyway, to celebrate, I’m holding an online art auction and the inaugural auction is for my still life daily painting in oils, ‘A Jar of Sunshine’ (5″x7″ unframed), which has a very low reserve -just €55! 

If you’d like to bid and perhaps get an original oils painting in time for Christmas visit wwwMcSherry.ie and take a look.

The hammer will fall in just 10 days

Open House Exhibition 2018

Open House exhibition of paintings at my house and studio. December 7, 2018
Open House exhibition of paintings at my house and studio. December 7, 2018

I’m delighted to announce the second Open House exhibition of paintings at my house and studio. As this is a private event, this is by invitation only: If you want to receive an invitation and a PDF catalogue for this very successful art event, subscribe to my mailing list using the form at left.

The will be a drinks from 6.00pm onwards on FRIDAY December 7th 2018.

Download the PDF catalogue here:


On street parking.

2018 No Class this Coming Halloween Week

Vector art in Affinity Designer. Kevin McSherry

There will be no art classes on the week of Halloween: 30th 31st and 1st November. Classes will resume the following week.


Sign up for my art and painting classes in Dublin and receive advance notice of new classes, workshops and other artistic events – and get a FREE eBook about colour mixing! Use the form at left.

New Term of Art Classes starts Oct 23, 24 and 25 2018.

The new term of art classes in Dublin starts next Tuesday and Thursday. There are a few places left:

Tuesday Mornings: 1 place. Book Now
Tuesday Evenings: 1 place. Book Now

Thursday Mornings: 1 place. Book Now
Thursday Evenings: 2 places. Book Now

A demonstration of painting by a master artist at every class. Come and join Ireland’s friendliest class and learn to paint your dream painting. Coffee or tea and biscuits provided.

181017 Demonstration of Alla Prima Landscape Painting from a Photo

A demonstration from this morning’s art class of Alla Prima Landscape Painting from a Photo. The object is to try to have the painting look like it was done from life. So don’t get drawn into slavishly copying the photographic reference. Palette: Titanium white, Cadmium yellow pale hue, permanent rose, cobalt blue, ivory black and burnt umber for the background wash and drawing and notan. I used this demo to introduce the concept of a ‘Notan’. See the definition below from Wikipedia. I think it’s a useful technique to use, especially in en plein air painting.

This took 30 minutes but the video is compressed down to about 1m 30s.

Nōtan (濃淡) is a Japanese design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark elements as they are placed next to the other in the composition of art and imagery.