Water Colour of a little out-house in Leitrim. It's been done up and now has a fireplace in the one room downstairs, and would you believe, it has a tiny room + a WC upstairs!
Friday, May 30, 2008
This was done in a group situation and I think the model had been obliged to pose too long without a break. Actually, she didn't normally have such a serious look about her, but I think by that stage she was just exhausted. Come to think of it, unless a picture is done from a photo, it's very difficult for the sitter to hold the pose.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Water Colour after Blockley
More or less copied this from a book by a man called Blockley. I wanted to have a go at capturing the menacing atmosphere of the original and I'm afraid I didn't succeed very well. But it was an interesting exercise in using water colours. Used masking fluid for the houses.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Ink and Coloured Pencils
This is one of a series of sketches done while on a sailing holiday in Croatia. Flew from Dublin to Split where we hired a yacht (not too expensive when shared among 9 of us) and cruised down by the islands to Dubrovnik and back. Around lunchtime each day we anchored in some nice lagoon, swam from the boat in the warm, pristine water, and then had lunch and some of the local wine on board. Each evening we tied up in a different town or village and had dinner in a restaurant. Loved it.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Drawing of a tree in Leitrim.
This drawing is about 5ft high.
Every year the cuckoo comes to the area and this tree is one of its perches.
Actually the tree is evergreen (Scotch Pine) but
I thought it more dramatic without leaves - also,
I think it was easier to draw that way!