Monday, March 28, 2011

Plein air of a misty morning at Kilcullen

This is another plein air I managed to complete this morning at Kilcullen. The recent good weather seems to have taken a temporary break as it was bitterly cold in the mist while standing painting. The result being that this one was completed quite quickly with numb fingers. After a couple of hours painting I figured that this was the best I could achieve for the day and began to pack up my paints. As I turned the key in the ignition and started heading home the mist suddenly cleared, twenty minutes of driving later the sun was shining and the sky was blue...... good old irish weather, caught me again.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Painting plein air in the Boggeragh Mountains..

This is a plein air I was fortunate to get in this week, in the Boggeragh Mountains.
I have been painting around the same area for three days as the scenery is so marvelous 
and the weather so mild.

Thanks for looking :)

Drawing the view of Carrigagulla from Kilcullen

This is a pencil sketch of Carrigagulla on the edge of the Boggeragh mountains done
with Derwent pencils and Minen leads.
For the distant hills I used hard 9h, 6h and 2h while the closer views 
were achieved with soft 7b and 5b. It was a little large to post on the page here so
if you need to view it in greater detail you just click on it.

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pencil study of Caravaggio's "St Francis in meditation"

 kevin gough

This is a study of Caravaggio's "St Francis in meditation",
done in Minen leads, Derwent pencils and Pitt graphite.
I had taken a break from these studies for a few weeks which
I think is important to allow time to mess about with other mediums.
I find now that I have a good system going with the minen lead and the
pitt graphite, however the graphite does tend to have that grainy quality
so I am on the lookout for something softer.

Thanks for looking :)
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