Irish castles are always dramatic and this is an example (with a little bit of “artistic” licence, thrown in) executed in ink and watercolour – line and wash.
Another animal painting, watercolour on paper, depicting a red squirrel of which we have many, seated in the garden, eating an acorn. This artwork is now in a private collection.
Drawing and painting are therapeutic, creative, educational and above all, hugely enjoyable occupations. My Studio (just 35 mins. from Rennes) is open to visitors all year round and you are welcome to enjoy the 2 hour (1-2-1) highly acclaimed art sessions that I hold (indoors and outdoors) during the year. For further information, please fill in the form below and e-mail it to me. For artists and non-artists, there is residential accommodation too.
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As a working Artist-Painter, I have many years’ experience ( In Ireland and in France) of teaching people how to produce lst class illustrations and paintings – in all fields and in all aspects of drawing and painting mediums and materials.
Although I specialise in one-to-one Professional, Art Personal Tuition, I also hold a number of challenging Open Days (limited to just 4 persons) which comprise a Professional Art Class in the morning and in the afternoon, the students are given the time to unleash their creativity and to create a wonderful work of art of their own.
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Certain types of illustrations, whether drawings or paintings, may need a little “extra” to add impact and/or movement to the subject matter.
In this instance I have used simple radiating lines and small circular shapes to indicate the speed and the action of this motorcyclist, the late and very great Northern Irish road-racer, Joey Dunlop. The lifted front wheel is one indicator that the rider is moving at great speed, but the addition of the dust and stones being thrown up by the rear wheel, adds to that sense of speed and indeed danger of this particular sport.
Do not be tempted though,
to overdo these indicators of speed, etc., as it may even obscure the movement of the actual subject or subjects.
Usually, as in this drawing of a nude made on primed board, I work in black ink, but occasionally, I use sepia coloured ink pens – particularly in figurative illustrations. It takes time to work in pen so give yourself time. This drawing is available.
Artists tend to be a little quirky!.
By Artists, I include all those involved in the creative process, i.e. artists, painters, sculpters, musicians, actors, singers. and sportspeople We do not tend to be l00% predictable (unless we chose to be) , nor indeed 100% conventional and again, not unless that is our choice.
Much of our work may meet the needs and expectations of the paying public, but every now and again, we are permitted to uleash a different way of approaching our work
As an example of this type of “difference”, I have shown here an ink and wash illustration of a young woman. However, to it, I have added the dimension of dreams. Flowers and little creatures emerge from around her and a tiny dragon sits on the artist’s hand. The sitter’s face is illuminated by a variety of colours and her lips are touched up in the colours of France.