#workinginthewindow was a great experience, thank you Sheila Considine for the opportunity. It was a great experience to talk to people while I was working.
Tomorrow, Thursday the 12th of October 2017, I’ll be painting a still life, in oil in Sheila Considine’s fashion shop in Cabinteely Co. Dublin. This evening I set up the easel – I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m really looking forward to it, talking about art and painting all day – what could be better?
Sketches done on my journey across Mayo from Westport to Achill.
Mostly I used pencil and then there’s some Pan Pastels for colour.
I completed about 10 oil paintings during my travels, and I’m working now on completing the full series in the studio.
Line and Colour
I’ve been organising through my compositional ideas in the park, they are slow to come together from sketches into paintings, there are so many elements to consider.
Mary – I’m hoping you’ll stop by some day, here’s the portrait sketch – I’m so looking forward to seeing your sketch of me.
Lately I’ve been concentrating on portraits trying to consolidate my ideas & figure out the practical side of things. Using a different medium too for working out the layout and colours. Pan Pastels are great to work loosely with – you apply with a foam tipped little plastic knife.