Saturday, February 26, 2011

Painting the view from Achill

Drawing by kevin gough

This is done from a photo taken on the southwest coast of Achill island.
The scenery here is just amazing and I have been lucky to spend two long holidays
here. Several plein airs done there last year have previously been posted in this blog.
This piece was completed using sennelier oil pastels on canson paper.
Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Painting the colors of an irish bog...

kevin gough

Another sennelier oil pastel, this time done plein air (messy but fun).
My oil pastels are the large ones, about six inches long by an inch wide so
sometimes detail becomes difficult. These senneliers are great but so
soft that they tend to stick to everything so your fingers,
hands and sleeves can end up a multicolered mess if your not careful.

.......I'm not careful...

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sennelier oil landscape painting

Another  piece using the sennelier oil pastels,
as I have mentioned earlier the colors available in this medium
are just fantastic, once you have a small range of them you find it
impossible not to use them. They are a little messy though so I recommend
using something to move them around the board. A palette knife or rubber
tipped mover should do the trick.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sennelier oil painting of sunrise over the harbour

kevin gough

A quick impression using sennelier oil pastels
of the sun rising over the harbor at Monkstown Cork.
Sennellier oil pastels have an amazing range of color and are
really soft and easy to use...
Thanks for looking :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Drawing of "Man in a Golden Helmet"

kevin gough

This is a very quick study I did last night of  'Man in a golden Helmet',
in graphite at a get together with a few others at this event.
It was long considered to be a work by Rembrandt but presently that seems to be in question.
The original is obviously still a most extraordinary masterpiece and can be seen
This work was completed using minen leads and pitt graphite.
Thanks for looking :)
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