August Painting at An Grianán


 Thank you to all who attended last weekend’s en plein air painting weekend with me in An Grianán, home of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. Thanks also to the staff there for hosting this event. Once again I enjoyed it immensely – and the feedback has been tremendous. 

I have to say, I learned a lot from teaching everyone as I always do. This time, we ventured out of the beautiful campus to paint in Termonfeckin itself and then at Port Oriel in Clogherhead. We were lucky with the weather, too. We caught a couple of showers but had plenty of sunshine to paint in.  We met colourful characters and interested passers-by who stopped to chat.

I’m so looking forward to making another trip to An Grianán. The staff are so friendly and obliging and the food is plentiful and delicious. Maybe, since the duller weather is approaching, an indoor weekend workshop might be worth considering…portraiture, still lifes and working with imitation gold leaf to bring a little sunshine back? Drop me an email if you’d like that – or have any suggestions.

Meanwhile, art classes in my studio are starting again next week. There are still a couple of places on Wednesday morning if you want to venture into the world of painting in a genuine artist’s studio. There’s always fresh coffee and biscuits to keep you going – and I do a demonstration painting at every class.

Paint small; paint oils; paint often!

Kevin

Portrait Workshop in Rathmines

We all had a marvellous time at our Portraits in Oils Workshop in Rathmines’ new art shop, Artmines. Another diverse and amazing bunch of people! Our live model was Mathilde, with her current hair colour of purple. We all trooped over to Fallon & Byrne’s for lunch -how civilised is that? I will be holding another weekend portraiture workshop soon at the same venue; I hope to see you there. 
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Oils study portrait on canvas of girl with purple hair at Rathmines Art workshop
Oils Study of Girl with Purple Hair
Oils study portrait on canvas blocking in demonstration Rathmines Art workshop
Demonstration at the blocking in stage.

Oils study portrait painting on canvas student at Rathmines Art workshop
Study of student with study…

Oils study portrait painting workshop Rathmines Dublin
Students working on their figure paintings in Artmines

Oils study portrait painting workshop Rathmines Dublin
Purple abounds at the Artmines Oils portrait workshops in Dublin

Portrait Workshop: Rathmines

A full day tutored workshop in painting the portrait. 10.30AM to 4.30PM
with a one hour lunch break. 6 places ONLY

ONLY ONE SPOT REMAINING -GET IT NOW!
Click the link below


Painting portraits with a live model is challenging but fun -and the right time to start practicing is RIGHT NOW!

I will guide you through the process in an easily understandable way; and questions are welcome. As in all my classes, I’ll start with a demonstration and all participants will get personal attention throughout the day. 

  • We’ll cover the following:
  • Proportion
  • The structure of the head.
  • Mixing skin-tones and tonal values.
  • Colour temperature.
  • Composition

€75 SIGN UP USING THE PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW

 
 
 

Where is it? 

This event will take place in the Art Space of Artmines art materials shop. (Opposite Fred Hanna’s book shop).

Phone: 086 247 0737

Please bring your own box easel or SMALL standing easel and painting materials. (There are tables for box easels and plenty of chairs). If you are missing materials, Artmines are offering a 10% discount on the day to participants!

Coffee and tea available.

There a plenty of venues to go for lunch in the surrounding area -and a bars for post-painting refreshments and analysis!

What should I bring? Materials list below

Art classes in south Dublin. Learn to paint in oils in the alla prima style.
portrait oils composition dublin workshop art class
Working out the composition of a portrait in oils at my workshop in Dublin


Portrait Workshop: Materials to bring

Please read this carefully and check this list against your materials: It may not be possible to provide you with any materials if you arrive without them.
If you prefer to stand, bring a standing easel. There are chairs and I’ll bring tables for those that would like to sit and use their box-easels.
Bring Boards or canvases of no smaller than 10″ x 14″ -around 16″ x 20″ would be fine.  A good idea would be to grey them out beforehand to save time.
Bring your oils. If you already use the Limited Process Palette as we use at my studio class, use those: Otherwise, suggested colours are:

  • Titanium White
  • Yellow ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Burnt Umber
  • Cobalt Blue and/or Ultramarine Blue
  • Cadmium Red (Medium or Dark)
  • Ivory Black
  • A palette.
  • Bring a little burnt umber watercolour to do your drawing on the canvas.
  • Solvent: Zest-it or Sansodor. (Turpentine is too pungent in a confined space).
  • Brushes -Bring a selection of good brushes -include a soft blending brush if you like to use them.
  • Rags
  • If you like Liquin, bring that too.

Any difficulties, call me on 086 247 0737 or email: kevinmcsherryartist@gmail.com
Artmines is an art supplies shop, so if there’s anything you need, you will get a 10% discount on the day as a special complimentary offer.
    Please Note: We reserve the right to cancel where numbers are insufficient. Monies paid are non refundable, except where Workshop is cancelled.

    Portraiture Workshop in Terenure, Dublin. Sunday June 14th

    Art classes south Dublin Learn paint oils alla prima style.
    Art classes in south Dublin. Learn to paint in oils in the alla prima style.

    A full day tutored workshop in painting the portrait. 10.30AM to 4.30PM with a one hour lunch break. 


    Painting portraits is challenging but fun -and the right time to start practicing is NOW!

    I will guide you through the process in an easily understandable way; and questions are welcome.

    We’ll cover the following:
    Proportion
    The structure of the head.
    Mixing skin-tones and tonal values.
    Colour temperature.
    Composition

    €60 SIGN UP HERE

    Where is it? 

    This event will take place in the upstairs venue of Terenure Sports Club
    54 Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Co. Dublin

    Phone:(01) 490 8322

    Please bring your own easel. (There are tables for box easels and plenty of chairs) and painting materials

    Coffee and tea available.

    There a several venues to go for lunch in the surrounding area -and a bar for post-painting refreshments and analysis!

    What should I bring? Materials list at this link.

    Art classes in south Dublin. Learn to paint in oils in the alla prima style.

    portrait oils composition dublin workshop art class
    Working out the composition of a portrait in oils at my workshop in Dublin