Friday, April 6, 2012

Oil painting of a coastal view

oil on masonite 24cm x 27cm.

This is a view of Fennell's bay from the beach at Myrtleville. This
is my second time working with masonite, this time after prepping it 
I used the smooth side. To prepare the masonite I first coated it with two generous coats of 
gesso, when they were dry I gave it an acrylic undercoat and when that dried I coated it with a 
cold pressed linseed oil. The smooth surface was really nice to work with, but if you are trying 
this, personally, I would recommend soft brushes as the pig bristles leave too many scratch 
marks for comfort.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Icarus ...... drawing at Dr.Sketchy's ..

Last Saturday I visited Dr Sketchy's in Dublin with the Cork Sketchgroup
where life drawing models pose in a cabaret setting. Its a fun show and a great 
opportunity to draw from life. This is the last twenty minute sketch given by 
one of the models. Derwent pencils and an oil Pitt on cartridge pad.

Thanks for looking :)
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