New Term of Art Classes starts Oct 23, 24 and 25 2018. New Wednesday Morning Class!

Oils on panel studies of glass on yellow background by student at Kevin McSherry's art class in south Dublin
Oils on panel studies of glass on yellow background by student at Kevin McSherry’s art class in south Dublin

Big news! I’m starting a Wednesday morning class! Pressure on the other two mornings is making it difficult to allocate classes easily, so I’m adding this extra morning open to those on the waiting list.


1. Dates and Times of classes in my Studio

TUESDAY mornings 10am to 12.30pm
TUESDAY evenings 7pm to 9.30pm

WEDNESDAY mornings 10am to 12.30pm

THURSDAY mornings 10am to 12.30pm
THURSDAY evenings 7pm to 9.30pm
New 6 Week Term starts Tuesday October 23 Wednesday October 24 & Thursday October 25

Book now to secure your place. 6 Places ONLY per class. €175 for 6 weeks.

Only 6 places available at each class and to be fair to those who attended the last term, special consideration will be given them for spaces, subject to confirmation by payment. Call 086 247 0737 or email: kevin@mcsherry.ie

Tea and coffee and biccies will be served.

181008 an Alla Prima Demonstration Speedpainting

Alla Prima Demonstration Speedpainting. White on White with a voiceover explaining the salient points during the process. This oils still life study took about 45 minutes. The video is about 2.5 minutes

As usual, I’m using the paints that most of my students use: Winsor & Newton Winton oil paints.

If you’d like to join my class or sign up for my newsletter (at left), you’ll receive notice of my art events, classes and workshops. You’ll get a free eBook about my ‘McSherry-Process’ palette which will help you with your colour mixing.

181004 Silver & Chili Class Demonstration Alla Prima Oils Painting

A demonstration of alla prima (wet into wet) painting of a silver jug and chili pepper in the studio of Kevin McSherry
A demonstration of alla prima (wet into wet) painting of a silver jug and chili pepper in the studio of Kevin McSherry
From this mornings art class; a video of the demonstration of alla prima (wet into wet) painting. I used the Winton oils paints that I recommend to my beginner students: Titanium white, Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue, Ivory Black and Burnt Umber (as an extra). The demonstration took about 25 minutes but I spent an hour after class adding details and working on the white ground.
A new term of art classes starts in my studio on October 23rd. 

A demonstration of alla prima (wet into wet) painting of a silver jug and chili pepper in the studio of Kevin McSherry
A demonstration of alla prima (wet into wet) painting of a silver jug and chili pepper in the studio of Kevin McSherry

181001 An Alla Prima Oils Study Speedpainting Demonstration

This video compresses all the slow activity surrounding an alla prima painting in order that you can keep the procedure in your memory a little more easily. Obviously, paintings just do not get made this fast. Having said that, this small study only took 35 minutes to complete.

I used the paints that I recommend to my students: the Winton range by Winsor & Newton. The palette consisted of: Titanium White; Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue; Permanent Rose; Cobalt Blue; Ivory Black -and an extra one, Burnt Umber.

Leaving off the Burnt Umber, I call this palette the ‘McSherry-Process’ palette as it most closely resembles the printers’ Process palette (Process Cyan; Process Yellow; Process Magenta and Process Black).

For sale: An Alla Prima Oils Study Speedpainting Demonstration “Silver and Aster” 5″ x 7″ 181001

I used a single brush throughout the study; a 6mm angular short bright which I kept clean using a rag.

The subject was contained in a cardboard lightbox painted black inside with a small window cut into the side through which a warm bulb lamp was directed.

This is the process that I teach in my studio art classes, using just these materials.  If you want to join my classes, send me an email using the form on the left. You’ll receive a FREE eBook on my student colour palette. I also hold workshops and host painting excursions. If you have any questions, drop me a line!

Kevin

181001 “Silver and Aster” 5″ x 7″ Oils on canvas is for sale. Call 086 247 0737 or email me

180928 Lemonstration Class Demo

Last night’s art class demonstration.  I often start with a single lemon for new students; it’s a perfect subject. It’s bright, familiar, evenly coloured and toned, with a coherent shape. I can demonstrate very quickly and this took me about 20 minutes.

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Lemonstration. A lemon oil-painting demo daily painting by Kevin McSherry from his art class.
Lemonstration. A lemon oil-painting demo daily painting by Kevin McSherry detail.

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180925 China Aster. Class Still Life Oils Demonstration

This morning’s class demonstration.  I bought a bunch of these colourful little flowers locally. Today’s demonstration is more about painting glass objects but the blooms make for a pleasing addition to these compositions. Oils on canvas panel. 5″ x 7″.

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Still Life Alla Prima Demonstration in oils by Kevin McSherry. China Asters.
Still Life Alla Prima Demonstration in oils by Kevin McSherry. China Asters.
Detail Still Life Alla Prima Demonstration in oils by Kevin McSherry. China Asters.
Detail. Still Life Alla Prima Demonstration in oils by Kevin McSherry. China Asters.

Studio Setup Still Life Alla Prima Demonstration in oils by Kevin McSherry. China Asters.
Still Life Alla Prima Demonstration in oils by Kevin McSherry. China Asters.

Art Classes Thursday Subscriptions Now Closed

Acrylics on panel Bottles by Kevin McSherry Art Classes Ireland
Acrylics on panel. Bottles by Kevin McSherry

Subscriptions for my art classes on Thursday morning, starting September 11 are now closed as I have a full compliment of students. My apologies if you were on the waiting list to join; please try again for the next term which starts in 6 weeks.

There are still a few places on the other classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings if you’d like to enquire about them. Call 086 247 0737 or email: kevin@mcsherry.ie

You can join my mailing list, if you’d like notification about upcoming workshops or events. Just email.

2018 September 11 and 13 Art classes begin again

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Kevin Mcsherry. The Serotonin Kid acrylics painting


I hope you had a lovely summer -the weather was gorgeous, wasn’t it? (Somehow, I feel we’re going to pay for it!).  Since we split for the summer, I’ve also had a solo exhibition, ‘Untold Stories’, in Knockanally House. It was hard work -but a lot of fun. We had a family holiday in Tuscany -and I got to see Filippo Brunelleschi‘ s Duomo. and Michaelangelo’s ‘Shovel-hand’ Dave (he’s now a mate).
The opportunities for en plein air painting may be past – but let’s keep an eye on the weather reports and play it by ear. I’ve been playing around with lots of acrylics and doing some digital/indian ink work too, which I’ll show you. The possibilities for mark-making are endless but as ever, it’s oils that grease the wheels of painting.
Classes begin again on September 11 and 13 respectively. There are morning and evening classes and you can see more information at this link.
I’m so looking forward to getting back into the classes and I hope to see you there.
Paint small, paint oils, paint often.
See you soon,
Kevin

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Untold Stories. Exhibition at Knockanally House, Kildare.

I’m very excited to tell you about my upcoming exhibition.  It will be held in the beautiful Knockanally House in Kildare which is surrounded by truly beautiful grounds and countryside. It’s a golf club too, so if you’re on for a game you can talk to them yourself…

The show will consist of old and new works -and also reproductions and prints.

Kevin McSherry retrospective art exhibition, ‘Untold Stories’ in Knockanalley House, Kildare. Opens July 20 2018 at 7pm. and runs for a week. Contact Amanda Findon of the Wild Acre Gallery for more information: findon.amanda@gmail.com  087 411 0160

Knockanally House & Golf Club July 20 2018. Kevin McSherry art exhibition, 'Untold Stories'
Knockanally House & Golf Club

Kevin McSherry summer schedule en plein air art class at the Huband Bridge in Dublin

Yesterday morning saw our painting class at the Huband Bridge in Dublin, next to the Peppercannister Church.  The day started out overcast but it did brighten up, although we were subjected to ever-changing light. 
Painting by the canal is always to the accompaniment of some of Dublin’s more interesting characters and for a while we got talking to a Latvian chap who gave a critique of our work while holding a can of beer and a fistful of cigarette butts he’d rescued from the path. He was harmless and very pleasant.
Getting freshly painted oils work home is always a problem, hence my unique, patented  carrying device held on to my scooter with chicken wire. Improvisation is all important in the world of painting…
…and that is taught in every Kevin McSherry art class. If you want to know more about my classes -see the summer schedule tab or the regular classes which will start again in September. And do get in touch. 
If you sign up for my newsletter, on the left of this page, you’ll receive a FREE eBook on colour!
Have fun: paint small; paint oils and paint often.
Kevin
Kevin McSherry summer schedule en plein air art class, painting at the Huband Bridge in Dublin. July 2018
Kevin McSherry summer schedule en plein air art class, painting at the Huband Bridge in Dublin. July 2018

Kevin McSherry summer schedule en plein air art class, painting at the Huband Bridge in Dublin. July 2018
Kevin McSherry summer schedule en plein air art class, painting at the Huband Bridge in Dublin. July 2018

Kevin McSherry summer schedule en plein air art class, painting at the Huband Bridge in Dublin. July 2018
Kevin McSherry summer schedule en plein air art class, painting at the Huband Bridge in Dublin. July 2018