Sunday, September 28, 2014
|Colour Study -Demonstration|
On day 3 we got onto a colour study. Matt did a demonstration of colour for the group. I was fortunate that he did the demo using the set up I was painting. It was great to have an opportunity to watch someone very skilled go through this process and be able ask questions. This is Matts study finished. This he referred to as a poster study. Trying to the colours right without fussing over detail.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The photo below is a shot of one of the Harland and Wolff cargo cranes I took from my hotel room one morning. There are two, Samson and Goliath. Shipyard is most famous for building the Titanic.
The second photo is of the black taxi terminal in town with some eye catching murals.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The scene doesn't look like much but I spent a whole week trying to capture it in oils. As I mentioned before I went to an still life workshop for a week. The workshop was part of the Draw In festival. Matt Weigle was the instructor for the course and it was a great experience. Julie Douglas the organiser has a write up on the week on her blog.
First day was a set up and drawing day. Shadow boxes were already set up by Matt and Julie and arranged so they each had a single light source. Had to choose some props and arrange them. Have to say I took Matts advice and kept it simple so I could focus on technique. Kept it dark and moody. Drawing was pencil on paper. Out of practice on that so I drew the set up three times. Also marked in the terminator lines (change from light to shadow).
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
|After Abbott Handerson Thayer - Roses|
I did a study of this still life for practice and to get me thinking about still lifes in general. I had signed up for a 1 week course of still life in oils. A big investment for me in time and money so I wanted to get the most out of it. The course was followed by a two day drawing workshop all part of Draw in in Belfast. In the next few post I will show some work and talk about what the experience was like.
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