Buy Oil Paintings from this Site

181129 Lemon and Silver framed oils painting study by kevin mcsherry on canvas panel

Buy oil paintings directly from McSherryStudio.com

You can now buy oil paintings from here. I paint a little demonstration still life or landscape painting at every class, as many of you know. It’s a good way to warm up, introduce new concepts or just repeat and emphasise the process of painting. Many don’t ever get finished but often I work on them after class if I feel that they’re working particularly well. Consequently, I end up with a large collection of these oils studies…and I would like to offer you a chance to acquire them.

I’m proud of all of them.

Since they are my studies, I tend not to put them in galleries as I feel they compete with the other artworks I do; the narrative paintings and absurdist work. So I’ve compiled the best of them into an online gallery on this web site.

If you’d like to invest in a small work of original art for yourself, or gift one, you can buy them here and I’ll either send it out to you or you can collect it from my studio. Some of them are framed, most not. If you want a frame, it’s best to allow a week for framing.

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If you’re looking for art materials in Ireland, you can find everything you’re looking for at these places:


Evans Art Store

Cork Art supplies

Kennedy’s Art Shop

There are other art shops but I know these one’s and I can stand over them for their service and quality and breadth of their available material.

En Plein Air Landscapes in the Garden

En plein air landscapes

It’s such a splendid day today; the Indian summer is here at least for this week. As a class, we decided on the spur of the moment, that I’d do this morning’s painting demonstration in the garden. This took about an hour to get to this stage…then it was back into the studio for coffee, biscuits and the rest of the class. What drudgery!

En plein air landscapes painting in the garden

En plein air landscapes painting in the garden En plein air landscapes painting in the garden En plein air landscapes painting in the garden Learning to paint en plein air landscapes

In the brighter months, I run en plein air landscapes painting workshops and events in venues around the country (and this year in sunny countries!) I’ve hosted groups in An Grianán, County Louth, beautiful Grangecon in County Wicklow and Wexford in the sunny south east of Ireland.  Click on the links below to see what’s coming up this year and BOOK EARLY!

If you want me to run an exciting and creative teambuilding workshop, contact me directly on 086 247 0737

2020 May 17-19 Weekend Painting Retreat. Vouchers Available

2020 Painting in Sunny Silves (Algarve) Portugal. Date TBA

2020 June 20 En Plein Air Painting Day in beautiful Grangecon, Wicklow. Vouchers Available

2020 August 28-30 Weekend Painting Retreat. Vouchers Available

Culture Night Dublin : This Friday

Plein Air Painting at Culture Night Dublin September 2019

En plein air painting at Culture Night Dublin, September 2019

I’m not officially part of this coming Friday’s Culture Night Dublin programme. I always forget to work it into my plans – and my studio is too far away from the centre of town to include it on the itinerary. 

However; instead I’m going to do a bit of guerrilla participation and head down to the South Georgian Quarter (the area between Grafton Street and Merrion Square) to paint a streetscape nocturne. Most likely in Molesworth Street but I’ll post up on Facebook my exact location once I’ve settled on it and if you’re around, do say hello. I’ll get set up at about 6.30pm and paint away until I get tired or arrested…

I really hope to see you!

Paint small; paint oils; paint often!

Kevin

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Learn to paint en plein air landscape painting

In the brighter months, I run painting workshops and events in venues around the country (and this year in sunny countries!) I’ve hosted groups in An Grianán, County Louth, beautiful Grangecon in County Wicklow and Wexford in the sunny south east of Ireland.  Click on the links below to see what’s coming up this year and BOOK EARLY!

If you want me to run an exciting and creative teambuilding workshop, contact me directly on 086 247 0737

2020 May 17-19 Weekend Painting Retreat. Vouchers Available

2020 Painting in Sunny Silves (Algarve) Portugal. Date TBA

2020 June 20 En Plein Air Painting Day in beautiful Grangecon, Wicklow. Vouchers Available

2020 August 28-30 Weekend Painting Retreat. Vouchers Available

Make a landscape viewfinder

Make a landscape viewfinder

Make a landscape viewfinder; a useful tool to have in your pochade box or plein air easel. With these, you can determine your composition before you commit to painting. You can buy more sophisticated ones in the art shops but you can also keep things simple and make your own.

It needs to be small and flat enough to fit into your paint box. The hinges were made with Duck tape.

I made this one from backing board from an old picture frame, it’s quite easy to cut with a box knife but it’s also quite tough. To finish, I coated it a couple of times with acrylic medium which will repel any water spills.

If you’d like to see other useful videos on painting, they’re all collected here on this page. If you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see me explain, drop me an email.