Rosie McClelland Art

Posts Tagged ‘sketches’

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

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

 

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)

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Brambles (Margaret)

Thank you to all who took part!

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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 Sketches

In drawing, lifedrawing, Workshops on March 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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Conte, newsprint, oil pastel on A2 cartridge paper

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Charcoal, conte, newsprint

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Conte, oil pastel, newsprint on A2 cartridge paper

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2 min sketches conte crayon

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2-minute warm-up sketches

Life drawing workshop

In drawing, Paintings, Workshops on March 16, 2013 at 6:28 pm

A few sketches from today’s life-drawing workshop

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superimposed 2 minute charcoal sketches 0n cartridge paper – warming up time

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35 minute charcoal sketch on cartridge paper – fun with mark-making!

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2 hour oil sketch on Arches oil paper

This is the first time I’ve used Arches’ oil paper and I must say I rather liked it. Not what you would call a “fast” surface and the paint did tend to get absorbed by the paper quite a lot but much preferable to  the usual oil paper block which I find slippery and difficult to build up layers in one sitting. The background colour is Attrament black from Schminke – a favourite of mine at the moment!