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