Friday, September 5, 2014

Latest Portrait Sketch Workshops

After "Draw In" I'm very much looking forward to keeping up the momentum on Saturday at my portrait workshop at Kennedy Art
Aíne will be the model. Here's a study I did of her a while back.

It's unfinished because of changing light but I think it's all the better for that.

Saturday's workshop, and the one in October are both booked up and with waiting lists for cancellations, but we have just set the 1st November for the next workshop after that.

I hope to see some of you then.
PJ

KennedyArt
12 Harcourt St
Dublin 2
ph 353 (1) 475 1749

Thursday, September 4, 2014

"Draw In" in Belfast

Here are a bunch of photos from Julie Douglas' wonderful symposium "Draw In" at Belfast College of Art last weekend.
I really enjoyed my one hour portrait painting demo with Julie's son Rory as my model. Next day I gave three portrait drawing workshops with Des modelling for me.
It was great to meet so many really terrific artists including Colleen BarryPaul FoxtonPeter CooperMatt WeigleShevaun Doherty, and of course all the lovely attendees.




Monday, August 25, 2014

Storm at Sea

Another detail from a painting for that book that will publish next year.
I had a lot of fun doing this storm scene.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Loading the Ship by Lamplight

Here's another detail of one of the illustrations for the book I am just finishing up. 
The ship is being loaded and our hero and friends are on the gangway in the middle distance.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Burial at Sea

Here's a detail showing a burial at sea from the book I am just finishing up now.
I've got a ton of work still to do but I can't believe the end is finally in sight!

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Incredible Belly Boy

Thanks to Brian Gallagher for organising another great IGI exhibition, "Mythical Beasts", at the United Arts Club. 
It was great to see everyone there, as well as the very impressive artwork.
This is "The Incredible Belly Boy", my second piece in the show.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Doubtful Centaur

'Mythical Beasts' is an exhibition by members of IGI (Illustrators Guild of Ireland), which will be opened at 8pm on Thursday 17th July by Kevin Gildea at the United Arts Club, Dublin.Come along if you are in the area.
"The Doubtful Centaur" is one of my two digital pieces in the show, and is from an ongoing menagerie project that might become a book one day.
Many thanks to Brian Gallagher for organising the exhibition.