Painting classes 30th September – 14th October

Last couple of weeks I was in the mood for painting water! Also everyone in the class enjoyed to work on semi-abstract landscape. Very interesting works as outcome, we will definitely keep working with abstraction.


Below are two seascapes in watercolour. I used masking fluid for the sea and painted the figures at last.



Swan and duck in watercolour:



Thank you Pirra for the lovely image of the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.

Below we painted in the classes some variation of the Great Ocean Road in watercolour and acrylic.





Finally some of the semi-abstract landscapes, loosely painted in acrylic. These are influenced by the winter mood and atmosphere of this season.





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Painting Classes 23rd-27th September 2017

From this week paintings:

Seagull and water in acrylic:


Owl in Watercolour:


Old Bicycle in watercolour:


Stream and rocks in Watercolour:

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The Blackbird of Belfast Lough in the Belfast Art Map

I am delighted to see my sculpture the Blackbird of Belfast Lough featured in the 2017-2018 Belfast Art Map!




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Painting Classes 5th-20th September 2017

September 2017 painting classes started busier then ever.

Welcome to all, new and previous students that are facing some challenging paintings!

Below is a demonstration of an owl in acrylic:


And in watercolour:



Birch trees in watercolour:


Watercolour flowers:




Another version of the much loved bicycle that we painted during the summer classes:


At last one subject that we will explore a lot during this term: water! This one was painted in Acrylic.

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July August 2017 Summer Classes Paintings

After a long energising summer in Italy and France I am looking forward to see everyone back painting at the weekly classes in Andersonstown and the Crescent Arts Centre.

The paintings below were done as demonstration during the summer term but I only manage to upload them now!

The following images are painted in Acrylic:





Acrylic and soft pastels.



Polignano a Mare mix media.




Polignano a Mare1 mix media.








These images below are painted in watercolour:




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Paintings 6-10 June 2017

A challenge for the last classes before the summer term: people running.

For these samples I glued using PVA craft and tissue paper on card. Then I splashed watercolour to add texture and defined the figures using charcoal. For the last stages I added shadows and highlight to give volume to the figures using acrylic paint.




This was the last exercise before the summer term at the Crescent Arts Centre in July and August. In the meantime I am very much looking forward to experiment with a new painting medium, oil paint and some freshly primed boards. Can’t wait to start!



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30 May- 3 June 2017: Paintings from the North Coast

Below a painting of the Giant Causeway done in the watercolour class. For this one I used Watercolour, pastels and white Gouache on brown Kraft paper.


Here two versions of Dunluce Castle in watercolour respectively on white and Kraft paper:



Below another version of the Giant Causeway painted with Acrylic on recycled orange grease-proof paper. I started with the brush and finished with a palette knife!
































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