Drawings, lifedrawing, Workshops

April Life drawing

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Oil sketch on board 20 x 24in 60 mins

2 minute gestural sketches conté crayon

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Charcoal and conté crayon on cartridge paper seated pose 30 mins

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Charcoal and conté on cartridge paper 45 minutes

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lifedrawing, Workshops

Saturday Life Drawing

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Oil sketch 60 mins 70cm x 56cm

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Gestural sketches 2 minutes conte crayon on A2 cartridge paper

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Oil sketch 60 minutes 70cm x 48cm

Drawings, lifedrawing, Workshops

Life Drawing Workshop Sat Feb 20 2016

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Conte, gouache, charcoal in A3 cartridge sketchbook

2 minute gestural poses charcoal on A2 cartridge

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5 minute preparatory sketch – carbon pencil

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Oil on gesso prepared card 54cm x 50cm (90mins)

Drawings, lifedrawing, Workshops

Back in the Liferoom

It’s been nearly 3 months since my last foray into the life room and it was so good to shake off the temptation to sink into winter hibernation on this miserable grey January Saturday. Below are a few sketches from the 4 hour session…..

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2 minute gestural sketches – charcoal on A2 cartridge paper

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15 minute sketch charcoal on A2 cartridge paper

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45 mins mixed media in A3 sketch book

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15 mins gouache/charcoal on watercolour sheet

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Mixed media in A3 sketch book

Donegal, Holiday, On Location, Workshops

Sketching in Donegal August 2015

IMG_8346Margaret FinlayJanet Clarke

The summer already seems like a lifetime ago but before the Autumn draws in completely here is a little reminder of the August sketching holiday in Donegal.

I don’t think I could get away with saying the weather was brilliant (the photos of raincoats and warm jackets are a testament to that) but we certainly weren’t washed out and Donegal is beautiful and inspirational no matter what.

Our locations this year were Killybegs Harbour, Fintra Beach, Port, Muckross and an “invigorating” sea outing with Sliabh Liag Boat Trips.

drawing, lifedrawing, Workshops

April Life drawing

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Charcoal on watercolour paper – 90mins

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Charcoal on A2 cartridge paper 20 min sitting pose and 6 x 2min “warm-up” poses

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Conte crayon, oil pastel and collage on A2 cartridge paper

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Conte and oil pastel on A2 cartridge paper