Rosie McClelland Art

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Donegal Sketching Holiday 2017

In Donegal, Holiday, On Location, Workshops on August 18, 2017 at 6:26 pm

The weather gods were kind this year although if I were one to bite my nails they would be down to the quick! For painters it was perfect – windy, cloudy and sunny all in one Donegal day. Motifs are always plentiful, satisfying every taste whether landscape, water, fishing ropes, scudding clouds, busy, colourful, towns or sweeping mountain passes.

 

Below is a slideshow of some of the work produced

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                                          This year we had a guest tutor, the ceramic artist Alan Snape, who gave a masterclass in modelling in clay. Results were stunning as you can see…

All over for another year. My thanks to Alan Snape, the Potter, for his excellent tuition, to Gerry (Mrs Potter and my big sis) for her help making thousands of sandwiches and gallons of coffee and tea and of course to all those who took part for your work, the laughs, the wine and the company!

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Life drawing Saturdays

In lifedrawing, Workshops on April 30, 2017 at 10:02 am

A selection of  life drawings from recent life workshops

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90 minute Oil sketch on canvas block

constantly moving series conté crayon on A2 cartridge paper

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10 minute gestural sketch conté crayon on cartridge paper

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90 minute oil sketch on canvas pad

40 minute charcoal drawings on A2 cartridge paper

30 minute mixed media sketches

Charcoal on cartridge paper

First life drawing session 2017

In lifedrawing, Workshops on January 29, 2017 at 11:16 pm

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30 minute charcoal sketch on full size Arches hot pressed paper

2 minute gestural sketches conté crayon

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40 min Charcoal sketch on A2 cartridge paper

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50 minute oil sketch on canvas pad

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50 minute oil sketch on canvas pad

Faultlines and Fractures

In Artist Bio, Exhibitions, Uncategorized on October 17, 2016 at 6:12 pm

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Through the media of paint, glass and photography Rosie McClelland and Pamela Greene each explore the complex issue of identity. Recognising that identity has may facets and is subject to reinvention, their work explores the relationships we form with certain people, landscapes or objects and why these draw us close on emotional, spiritual or physical levels that we do not always understand. Drawn to the imperfections in the human condition and in nature, McClelland’s and Greene’s work recognises that it is in connecting with these fault lines that we find our DNA

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‘Little Blue’ oil on linen 50 x 40cm Rosie McClelland

The condition of self is transitory, never fixed. Our position within society, family and workplace can change radically throughout our lives. It is with this in mind that I approach my work which is first and foremost intimate and reflective, a personal response to my subject matter.

My chosen method of working is figurative, weaving underlying abstract forms into reality and, in the process, hopefully creating a sense of presence – a vibration. The study of the human body, an ongoing fascination throughout my life, returns time and again as does the art of still life which is about much more than the objects it portrays and more often than not represents human relationships. Another repeating motif is the tethered boat, so long a symbol of the spiritual, at times swaying on choppy seas, times on still waters portraying a reflection of the self.

Woven into this process is the acceptance of faults, fractures and imperfections as it is only through a holistic view of reality that the truth and the real self are revealed.                   Rosie McClelland

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Iceland Series ‘Frozen Sea’ dia 30cm depth 18cm Pamela Greene

Through the media of kiln-formed glass, photography and poetry I explore my primary interest, identity.   I am particularly drawn to the identity of landscape and why many of us make emotional or spiritual or physical connection with wild and inhospitable places whose beauty is often savage and transient.

My current work focuses on the landscapes of Iceland and Ireland, sustained sources of inspiration.   For my ‘Iceland’ series I chose to work with glass for its versatility: its ability – like ice – to transmit and reflect light, its reaction to fire, and, like the landscape of Iceland, its strength and vulnerability.  These properties make it the perfect medium to try to reflect the spirit of a landscape whose identity is shaped by ice and fire.

My glasswork is supported by photographs of Donegal, a landscape similar to that of Iceland.  In these I have sought to capture the essence of a fractured and fragmented landscape where it sometimes seems that the identity and history of our ancestors can be read in the faces and fault lines of the rock formations.

Working with glass and photography has enabled me to explore how landscape, actual and remembered, shapes our sense of who we are and where we come from.                            Pamela Greene

 

 

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Charcoal on watercolour paper Rosie McClelland

 On Saturday 12 Nov 2016 10am – 4pm, I shall be tutoring a life drawing workshop in the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn. Please contact the Island for details

 


 

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Donegal Sketching August 2016

In Donegal, Holiday, On Location, Sketching, Uncategorized on October 11, 2016 at 7:03 pm

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Monday August 8  – The deserted fishing village of Port was our first venue. A windswept but sunny day creating a continually changing light show….

       Tuesday August 9     Assaranca Waterfall and Ardara Town

 

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‘Losing control’- Sketching with charcoal taped onto the end of a paintbrush                   (left to right Margaret F, Kay McC, Karen W, Gavin H)

‘Large and Small Scale’ – drawing with a paintbrush and black ink on scrolled paper, pen and ink on small scale card. (left Kay McC, right Pamela G)

Subtraction drawings with charcoal and putty rubber.(left Pamela G, right Gavin H)

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Brambles (Margaret)

Thank you to all who took part!

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September Life drawing workshop

In lifedrawing, Uncategorized, Workshops on September 26, 2016 at 5:06 pm

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Conté crayons on toned paper 65cm x 55cm 60mins

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Conté and charcoal on A2 cartridge paper 30 mins

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Pen and wash in A4 sketch book 15 mins

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Charcoal on A1 watercolour paper 30 mins

Drawing in the City

In citysketching, Holiday, On Location, Sketching, Uncategorized, Workshops on September 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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This year, in May, I undertook a new, exciting venture. In conjunction with my talented daughter  Jessie ( www.jessicaweberphotography.com ) I led a tutored sketching/photography break in Berlin.

With a small, select group we took in the sights of that fascinating city, visiting locations such as the Eastside Gallery (old Berlin wall), the historical Oberbaumbrucke  to the beautiful Museuminsel, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlinerdom amongst many others,  sketching and taking photos on the way.

Included during the week were gallery visits, most noteworthy of which this year for me was the Erwin Wurm exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie.

Below are a few examples of work undertaken during the course but, for a fuller picture, head over to the Drawing in the City website www.drawinginthecity.com and have a peek.

Our next Berlin sketching break is May 2017

May Life Drawing

In lifedrawing, Workshops on May 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

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Conté crayon and collage on A2 cartridge paper 20  mins

I loved this pose would be a good study for a San Sebastian painting!

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Oil pastels and collage on A2 cartridge paper 30 mins

No quick gestural poses this session 2 x 15 min poses charcoal on cartridge paper

Head studies. Oil on canvas sheets

April Life drawing

In Drawings, lifedrawing, Workshops on April 26, 2016 at 9:42 pm

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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

Saturday Life Drawing

In lifedrawing, Workshops on March 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm

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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

Life Drawing Workshop Sat Feb 20 2016

In Drawings, lifedrawing, Workshops on February 24, 2016 at 11:33 am

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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)

Back in the Liferoom

In Drawings, lifedrawing, Workshops on January 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm

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

Sketching in Donegal August 2015

In Donegal, Holiday, On Location, Workshops on September 15, 2015 at 7:49 pm

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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.

Life drawing

In Drawings, lifedrawing, Workshops on July 6, 2015 at 5:32 pm

A selection of sketches and drawings from 2 life-drawing sessions

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45 minute poses Charcoal, conte, chalk

2 minute gestural poses  Conte on A2 cartridge paper

15 minute poses charcoal, conte, chalk, collage

Opening Night

In Charity Exhibition, Exhibitions on June 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

Finally everything was framed and hung, flowers were arranged, the glasses were laid out, the wine was cooling and the artists were waiting for viewers (and hopefully buyers) to arrive – and arrive they did!

The opening night was a great success with fun, chat, raffle and….. sales!

There are lots of people to thank – the library staff for being so helpful, Art and Home for their raffle gift and last minute framing,the Tom Kerr group for lending us their boards, Patrick McDonald from NIAMH and of course all the artists who exhibited and helped with the organisation.