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

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

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 sketches

In drawing, lifedrawing, Workshops on March 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm

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

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Mixed media on A2 cartridge paper 45 mins

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Mixed media on A2 cartridge paper 30 mins

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Conte crayon on A2 cartridge paper

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2 min warm-up sketch conte crayon

Life Drawing with Pastel Society of Ireland

In lifedrawing on February 11, 2015 at 10:54 pm

Life drawing two weeks running – could life get any better?!!

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30 min sketches Conte crayon on A2 cartridge paper

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30 mins soft pastels on cartridge paper

 

Donegal Sketching Holidays 2015

In Donegal, On Location, Workshops on January 29, 2015 at 6:26 pm

It might be snowing outside but it’s time to think about summer sketching in beautiful Donegal

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Location:    Largy in SW Donegal lying between Ireland’s largest fishing town of Killybegs and the beautiful village of Kilcar in the heart of Donegal’s Gaeltacht
Dates:           Sunday July 5 – Wednesday July 8
Sunday August 9 – Wednesday August 12
Tuition Fee: £195 (£50 deposit with booking-form and balance to be paid 4 weeks before beginning  (Euros 260, deposit Euro 80)

The weekend starts with light refreshments on the Sunday evening, continuing with painting on location on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am – 5pm with a break for lunch from 1–2pm (sandwich lunch included in price)
The course is suitable for all levels

There is excellent accommodation in the area at reasonable prices
Contact me for further info and a booking-form

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November Life-drawing

In drawing, Workshops on December 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm

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2 min poses

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15 min poses

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One hour pose (detail)

All drawings charcoal on A2 cartridge paper

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

From Dark to Light

In Demonstration, drawing, Painting Techniques, Paintings on October 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

International Artist article

Earlier this year I was flattered to be asked to produce a demonstration article based on my pastel work for the magazine “International Artist” or “ia”.

I am delighted to be included in the October/November issue and-  get me – on the front page!

The magazine is full of great articles from artists across the world with demonstrations of techniques and peeks into their studios.

https://www.internationalartist.com/

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