During this weekend participants will explore the local landscape to draw and paint alla prima studies.
A full day on Saturday will begin with a demonstration oils study, showing how to compose, block out and complete a painting. Kevin McSherry will demonstrate brushwork, texture and simplified description to get effective results. You’ll then work on your own for the afternoon.
On Sunday morning, participants will look at using the studies we have already made, either to do extra work on them or to make complete new paintings in -studio using the studies as notes.
Friday Arrive 2.00pm: Tea/coffee and scones on arrival. Rooms allocated 3.00pm – 5.30pm. Exploration of landscape with sketching 5.30pm High Tea.
Saturday 8.45am-10.00am Breakfast 10.00am 12.30pm: Painting en plein air. (Demonstration to start) Includes coffee break. 1.00pm-2.30pm 3 course Lunch. 2.30pm-5.30pm Painting en plein air (weather permitting). 30 minute group critique of work. 5.30pm High Tea
Sunday 8.45-10am Breakfast 10.00am -12.30pm: Painting in Art Room. (Demonstration to start) Includes coffee break. 12.30pm 3 course Lunch Vacate rooms by 1pm
Kevin McSherry is a seasoned artist and teacher, with an endless supply of good humour and patience.
Participants are expected to bring their own materials and equipment to this weekend workshop. For a list of recommended materials, please see web page. The course is suitable for all levels but please be aware that a basic level of drawing & painting techniques is needed.
Dates: 30th August – 1st September 2019
Times: 3pm Friday August 30th – 2pm Sunday 1st September
Location: An Grianán, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth