Rosie McClelland Art

Posts Tagged ‘oils’

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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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)

Life-drawing workshop

In drawing, Paintings, Workshops on October 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

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Oil on card 60 x 80cm 60 mins

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Conte crayon on A2 cartridge paper 20 mins

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Conte crayon on cartridge paper 2 min poses

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Conte crayon on A2 cartridge paper 20 mins

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Oil on card 80 x 60cm 55 mins

Spooky!

In Demonstration, Painting Techniques, Paintings on October 7, 2014 at 11:43 am

As a follow up to Saturday’s portrait workshop, I decided to start a new painting. So last night I covered an old portrait that wasn’t working with burnt umber and this morning started taking away the paint with a brush and later a cloth dipped in thinners.

The result is a rather spooky image!

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It won’t stay like this for long I need to let this dry and start working into it. Perhaps I’ll post further stages in the development (and perhaps not….)

Valerie

In Paintings on July 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

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“Valerie” Oil on Canvas 122cm x 76cm

March Life Workshop

In drawing, Workshops on March 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm

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2-hour pose oil on board

A new model to our group – wonderful to draw – we’ve invited him back!

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Short 2-min gestural poses

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15 min graphite sketch                      

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     15 min charcoal

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quick drawing of final pose in sketch book before moving into oils

Mixed Media Workshop

In Workshops on December 6, 2013 at 5:49 pm

The regular classes finished today but before I get carried away by the Christmas spirit I wanted to post some images from last Saturday’s mixed media workshop.  Sometimes I like to link themes to current exhibitions in the knowledge that some people will either have already visited them or intend to do so.

In light of the present “Analysing Cubism” exhibition at the F.E. McWilliam gallery, Banbridge, Co Down, the Paul Klee exhibition “Making Visible” at Tate Modern London, Gustav Klimt at the Portrait in Vienna exhibition, National Gallery London, I decided to (loosely) base the workshop around the theme of cubism and geometricizing images.

Nine people took part. Below are the results – please bear in mind that some are works in progress.

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Shirley Barlow collaged digital prints, acrylic, monoprinting

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Oonagh Catchpole collaged painted  japan paper, acrylic,pastel 

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 Roberta Lindsay acrylic inks gold leaf

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Pat Burgess inks collaged paper cellophane (unfinished)

20131130_162109_resizedChristine Henderson watercolour collage gold leaf, pencil (unfinished)

20131130_162408_resizedJanet Clarke acrylic, collage (unfinished)

20131130_162808_resizedPamela Greene watercolour pencil collaged photos

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Caroline Twemlow  painted paper collage oils

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Beetroot

In Paintings on October 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

Beetroot oil on canvas 70x60cm

Still Life with Beetroot      Oil on Canvas    70cm x 60cm

Chef

In Paintings on May 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Chef oil on canvas 100 x 70cma

Chef oil on canvas 100 x 70cm

Completed Saturday May 18

Oranges on a Silver Platter

In Paintings on March 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm
A couple of images showing the beginning and end result 
of my latest still life which was finished 
this week.
The idea started with a little brown Spanish jug and, 
as can be seen, there are several objects lurking around 
which could have made their way into 
the painting but I decided the oranges/clementines/mandarins/ 
(they seem to have a different name each time 
I visit the supermarket!)
 were just too impressive on their own.
IMG_6306 (1024x683) The photo was taken on one of those rare occasions 
when the sun shone!Oranges on a silver platter
Oranges on a Silver Platter 
Oil on canvas 30cm x 40cm

Portrait Workshop

In Workshops on February 9, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Below are a few images of work in progress during today’s portrait workshop in Belmont Tower, Belfast with the lovely Ceardha as model.

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Shirley Barlow working in acrylics on board

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Roberta Lindsay working in soft pastels on pastel board

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IMG_6255I love this pose – Ceardha looks like she could have stepped straight out of one of Manet’s paintings!

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 Edward Cartin working in oils

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Kay McCrory’s pastel drawing

Sometimes as a tutor there’s a danger to hover over peoples’ shoulders making them nervous so during the longer pose I took the time to sit down and draw. The only space left to sit was right at the end which luckily enabled me to draw her profile

Interestingly early portraits by the Renaissance artists were always profiles

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Rosie McClelland – Willow charcoal on cartridge paper