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Art classes are filling up fast for January 15, 16 and 17.
There are 2 spaces left on Wednesdaymorning. 1 space on Thursdaymorning. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Today’s class demonstration of an alla prima style painting still life. Oils on canvas board by Kevin McSherry. I’m using Winton oils -the same palette of colours my students use: Titanium White, cadmium yellow pale hue, permanent rose, cobalt blue, ivory black and burnt umber.