Donegal, Holiday, On Location, Sketching, Uncategorized

Donegal Sketching August 2016

Another long overdue blog!20160808_115644_resized

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

 

Wednesday August 10 – A wet day so drawing exercises inside the cottage using Donegal’s wild flowers20160825_161811_resized

‘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)

20160810_152750_resized

Brambles (Margaret)

Thank you to all who took part!

Save

citysketching, Holiday, On Location, Sketching, Uncategorized, Workshops

Drawing in the City

DITC_2016_Vol1_53                                                       Pen and wash Rosie McClelland

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

lifedrawing, Workshops

May Life Drawing

2016-05-28 15.25.58_resized

Conté crayon and collage on A2 cartridge paper 20  mins

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

2016-05-28 15.27.24_resized

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

Drawings, lifedrawing, Workshops

Life Drawing Workshop Sat Feb 20 2016

2016-02-23 23.15.56_resized

Conte, gouache, charcoal in A3 cartridge sketchbook

2 minute gestural poses charcoal on A2 cartridge

2016-02-24 11.13.27_resized

5 minute preparatory sketch – carbon pencil

2016-02-23 23.17.01_resized

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…..

2016-01-16 15.21.06

2016-01-16 15.19.53

2016-01-16 15.23.14

2 minute gestural sketches – charcoal on A2 cartridge paper

2016-01-16 15.24.01

15 minute sketch charcoal on A2 cartridge paper

2016-01-16 15.25.27

45 mins mixed media in A3 sketch book

2016-01-16 15.16.30

15 mins gouache/charcoal on watercolour sheet

2016-01-16 15.28.13

Mixed media in A3 sketch book

Charity Exhibition, Exhibitions

Opening Night

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.

Drawings, Exhibitions, Paintings

Charity Exhibition June 4th – 6th 2015

Poster draft2

Every 2 – 3 years I (with a lot of help) organise an exhibition for my art classes. This is not only an opportunity for members of the classes to showcase their work it’s also an evening where we can get together, meet members of other classes, invite our friends and family to see what we’ve been up to and enjoy a glass of wine (or two!)

It’s also an opportunity to support a charity with 25% of all art sales plus all of the raffle and catalogue intake going to a charity of our choice.

This year we elected to support NIAMH or Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health.

http://www.niamhwellbeing.org/

Some of the exhibitors have not been in the groups long and are nervously showing their work for the first time, others are much more experienced and are members of established societies such as the Ulster Watercolour Society, Arts Society of Ulster, Pastel Society of Ireland, Ulster Women Artists. You may even have seen their work in local galleries.

If you’re in the area between Thursday June 4th from 5pm and Saturday June 6th, 3pm, please drop in and have a look We’ll be exhibiting in

Holywood Library, Co Down, Northern Ireland.

This is a wonderful opportunity to buy a piece of original art with prices of displayed work starting from £100 and unframed work which you will find in our browser-rack below £100.

The raffle will be drawn on Thursday evening at 7pm and prizes will include paintings, drawings, ceramics, silk scarves, art materials and much more…….

In the next week or two I shall be posting mini bios on some of the artists taking part.

drawing, lifedrawing, Workshops

April Life drawing

2015-04-25 16.50.28_resized

Charcoal on watercolour paper – 90mins

20150425_164200_resized                  20150425_164123_resized

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

20150425_164223_resized

Conte crayon, oil pastel and collage on A2 cartridge paper

20150425_164240_resized

Conte and oil pastel on A2 cartridge paper

drawing, lifedrawing, Workshops

Life sketches

Last Saturday of the month and another life drawing workshop. Always enjoyable even after a long 12-week term of teaching!

IMG_20150328_161408

Mixed media on A2 cartridge paper 45 mins

IMG_20150328_161625

Mixed media on A2 cartridge paper 30 mins

  IMG_20150328_161419

Conte crayon on A2 cartridge paper

IMG_20150328_161344

2 min warm-up sketch conte crayon