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:

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Birch trees in watercolour:

 

Watercolour flowers:

 

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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:

 

 

 

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Acrylic and soft pastels.

 

 

Polignano a Mare mix media.

 

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Polignano a Mare1 mix media.

 

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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.

 

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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:

 

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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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Painting 23 – 27 May 2017

Last week we had fun in the classes painting dancers:

For the demonstration painted below I used Watercolour, tissue paper, ink and acrylics.

For this image I used acrylic and is painted on recycled grease-proof paper from the Playresource in Belfast!

 

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Paintings 16 -20 May 2017. Sunflowers and Birds

Sunflowers Painted in the acrylic class:

 

And in the Watercolour class:

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Birds in watercolour painted using a palette knife on a wet background base. In some of them I added white acrylic.

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