Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hey! what are you looking at?

drawing  pencil art hedgehog

 Minen leads 2h and 6b with medium grade oil pitt on Fabriano.
Drawing this little guy was real fun, I have way too many of them in the garden

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Drawing a sleeping cat..

drawing  pencil art sleeping cat

Minen lead on 220gm acid free cartridge 20 x 16 cm

 This little fellow wandered up to my kitchen door recently to beg for milk and scraps.
He got them and promtly curled into a ball and slept in a crate full of wood shavings.
I guess he paid for his food by being a good drawing model.

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Drawing some Koi

drawing  pencil art koi fish

Derwent pencils and a medium grade oil Pitt on 150 g/m cartridge.
This is the last of the four drawings based on chinese characters this
one being the symbol for peace.

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Exhibition, "Interpretations" opens

On sunday march 11th, Cormac Mehegan kindly opened the exhibition of my paintings and drawings in gallery Frida in Youghal Co.Cork. A total of forty five works have been displayed, all of which have appeared on this blog at some stage or other. There was a large turn out for the event and a good day was had by all. The exhibition will run until April 5th. You can see the event here.

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Drawing of a Pig..

Derwent pencils and a medium oil Pitt on Fabriano
Anyone reading this blog must surely think I'm running short of headings lately
with introductions such as chicken, cat and pig but it's really just an exercise in
generating inspiration. I draw every day, sometimes all day, if I'm not going to be
busy with a paintbrush, but often beginning work seems to be the hardest thing. Once the
engine is turning of course, theres no stopping it... it's just to get that beginning....
The previous three sketches and one, yet undone, are based on the chinese
characters for prosperity, good luck, joy and peace which is yet to come.
I decided to give each one an animal interpretation and then draw the result.
So the symbol for prosperity was assigned to a chicken, good luck to a
cat and joy to a newly born pig... Not profound I know, but a nice simple trick all
the same to keep yourself working while the muse is busy painting her nails...

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Exhibition News

exhibition news for kevin gough

Lars and Lora of Gallery Frida have kindly invited me to exhibit my work 
there for the month of March. So today I was lucky enough to spend the day in 
their gracious company hanging my work on their gallery walls. A total of forty five
works will be shown, a lot of which will be familiar to many of you who are 
regulars to this blog. If you are in the vicinity of Youghal town any time this month do 
feel free to drop in and view them I'm sure you will be made most welcome.

Thanks for looking :)
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