Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Work in Progress(again)

I have been working on this on and off for the last week or so, it’s coming along, but I think its getting a bit fussy so I think I may change a few things.There are a few more people to go in but don’t want to fill it up too much, mind you ,it is a city scene, so I suppose there has to be a few people!
Spent a great day on Sunday last painting  “Plein Air” in the grounds of Ballymaloe Country House  and restaurant with a brilliant group of artists from South West Pleineire. I am ashamed to say that after 25 or so years painting this was my first serious attempt to paint outside, and it was brilliant, even though I produced two paintings that are total rubbish, I had a great time. Everyone in the group was friendly and supportive, and I can’t wait to go again.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Work in progress (progressing)


The painting is progressing as you can see, I have most of the shapes blocked in and now its time to start refining and defining the values and to start putting in some of the details…this is where it could all go sadly wrong.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Work in progress


I took some pics in Cork city at the beginning of the year and have done nothing with them since. After playing around with the crop tool, came up with this, and finally started painting it on Sunday. The following are a few WIP shots, I will try to remember to keep doing it so I can show the progress.




As you can see I sketched the image in with a brush and have just started blocking in the main forms. I want to keep it quite loose without to much definition but plenty of light , we will see what happens.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Cock a doodle doo

The weather has been so miserable that all you can do is paint. We were promised an Indian summer but the weather totally bi-passed my part of Ireland, Dublin had 25C we had 15C. Never mind at least I did  some work



Still on the birds but this time a farmyard cockerel, on of my friends keeps 40 or so hens and 2 cockerels along with assorted dogs and cats and ducks.


I decided to put a few distant birds in this one, I don’t think it makes a huge difference but adds a bit of life to the background.