I decided to give ‘digital’ a go at last Thursday’s life drawing session in the Schoolhouse for Art . I was shown an app called ‘Paper’ by my youngest son Scott (who uses it to great effect) and had a few initial hesitant ‘attempts’ however I have to admit I’m really enjoying it. It’s very basic but also very clever and simple to use.
If digital’s good enough for David Hockney – it’s good enough for me…..!
Life Drawing in the Schoolhouse for Art – all day – every Thursday…any medium!
Well I’ve been a busy boy since my last blog…..
For about a year I’ve had my eye on the old schoolhouse in Enniskerry village with the idea that it would make an incredible venue for ‘all things art’ and after a bit of nudging, pestering and veiled threats I eventually got my hands on it in August…
The Schoolhouse for Art is in essence an educational facility for the study and exploration of arts
and crafts. Located in ‘the old schoolhouse’ in beautiful Enniskerry village, it is a place for learning,
an exhibition space and a meeting place, where images and ideas mingle. It caters for all ages and
all artistic abilities.
For the whole story and class/workshop details have a click on us www.schoolhouseforart.com.
A preview in advance of the ‘official’ photographs – my stunning and contented daughter and the new wife of a very happy Andy Byrne.
To say it was a great few days would be a gross understatement, we had a spectacular time in cracking weather surrounded by great people from start to finish.
The proud ‘father of the bride’ is still glowing
This is my first attempt of doing time-lapse of my pastel portraits as I’m working. You can see it on ‘YouTube’ – http://youtu.be/pGQFvpN5Yd0 I hope you like it.
Delighted to be told that my recent painting ‘Subjects of Debate’ was featured in today’s Metro Herald.
This is a recent commissioned portrait of Giacomo (his dad’s Italian) he is only 6 months old believe it or not. I took a load reference photos in my studio – it’s difficult to get a child to sit for a pose and impossible for a baby to stay still. I painted his portrait using soft pastel which I think works really well in achieving the subtle skin tones in such a flawless face.
I took photos of the painting as it progressed from start to finish so when I’ve edited it a bit I’ll stick it on youtube, some of you might be interested in seeing how I paint in pastel.
Now for the sales pitch – If you are interested in a portrait in pastel (€750 – same as Giacomo‘s portrait) or oil (from €1,000) give me a shout before I become ridiculously famous and extraordinarily expensive…!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org