Celebrate National Drawing Day – Youtube video of todays Live Event

Thank you for join me for a virtual brunch-time sketching session from the National Gallery of Ireland. For those who  fancy making the drawing in their own time I have posted it on YouTube video above.

We are celebrating #NationalDrawingDay in association with #InternationalMuseumDay 

We will visit the National Gallery of Ireland via their virtual tour and draw the sculpture of the Crouching Venus from the collection.

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Happy sketching. Sheila

Link for virtual gallery tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=x2C…

Move over Venus there is a new muse in town. These next 2 beautiful drawings are by S Kaye Watson celebrating National Drawing Awesome work

 

 

Drawings by Brian Cheevers and Sienna from our national Drawing Day online sketching session

Beautifully divine drawing by Jill Divine 

from Saturdays sketching session

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Art Academy Online Master Class: Introduction to Artemisia Gentileschi PART III: Blocking In

 

Very well done on your work so far. I am impressed. Here is the video as promised on blocking in. Lots of colour mixing and setting a solid foundation for the painting. Give a call if you get stuck on anything.

I meant to say that it is National Drawing Day on Saturday. I’ll will host a Facebook LIVE to celebrate where we will drawing the statue of Venus from the National Gallery. I’d love to see you then.

Good luck. Happy drawing,

Sheila x

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Art Academy Online Master Class: Introduction to Artemisia Gentileschi PART II: Graisille

Hi wonderful artists,

Well done on todays class. Above is a video for you as a reference. Below there is an image of the two groupings of light and shade blocked in as a reference.

We can draw parallels between Artemisia Gentileschi in her lifetime and the modern day recording artist Taylor Swift.

I have included  videos at the bottom of the post of her music video The Man and the making of. Both women have brilliance in common, success from a young age, fame and media attention both good and bad.

Both are arguably the best in their area of creative work, have created a huge body of work, constantly creating, are renowned for their beauty, relevant to the time they lived in and have had their personal lives scrutinised.

Both have constantly had to reinvent themselves and are both feminists. In the sense that they believe and are public and courageous in their feeling about all genders being very valuable.

Both have had to defy gender discrimination. Artemisia of course famously said “I will show you what a woman can do”.

See you next week and looking forward to it,

Sheila

Sketch of the under painting for our master piece, master copy: Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. The basic values are divided into two parts. The lighter values are in one group and the darker values in another. 

We can draw parallels between Artemisia Gentileschi in her lifetime and the modern day recording artist Taylor Swift.

Art Academy To Offer Online Art Classes

Online art classes are coming soon the Art Academy. As a result of COVID_19 many of us are working from home. Some with children at home too. If you have a potential Picasso in your home, Art Academy will soon offer online art classes both live and prerecorded leaving you free to work from home while your artists create from the comfort of your own space. I’ll leave some Children’s YouTube video’s I have made at the end of this post for you to enjoy immediately.

If you fancy art classes yourself get in touch: sheilaflaherty2002@yahoo.com  I can create an offering for you too. I know I am grateful to have art in my life right now. It is a great way of managing the anxieties at this time. Less scary news watching  and practicing a small bit of self care creating a piece of art is hugely beneficial. I’ll leave some YouTube video’s I have made at the end of this post for you to enjoy immediately.

Image below is a drawing of our handsome Local Enterprise Office trainer @noeldavidsoncom today. Thank you for your great online business training program today. Helping me put http://artacademy.ie art classes online
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LEODublinCity LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network Local Enterprise Office South Dublin #onlinetradingvoucher #localenterprise #COVID19 #COVIDー19
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Portrait drawing on Noel Davidson from Enterpreneur Academy from our online training Zoom Course today with Fingal Local Enterprise Centre including details on the online trading voucher otv
Portrait drawing on Noel Davidson from Entrepreneurs Academy from our online training Zoom course today with Fingal Local Enterprise Office

 

Art Academy Online Master Class: Introduction to Artemisia Gentileschi PART I: Design

Hi lovely artists,

Well done on all your work today. I’ve filmed filling in the rest of the gridded drawing above as promised. You may use it as a reference when you are drawing the rest of your scaled up drawing on your canvas.

If you have any questions get in touch. See you next week for part 2: the underpainting. For this you will need: paint brushes, small for painting lines and bigger for filling in bigger areas, scissors, jar of water, your burnt umber acrylic paint, some kitchen paper, your completed design in the grid on the canvas and an artists palette (even a paper plate will work) Also cover the table and wear “art clothes”. If your art supplies are late being delivered let me know and I will see what I can do for you.

Happy creating,

Sheila

 

 

 

Art Academy Online Master Class: Introduction to Artemisia Gentileschi

“I’ll show you what a woman can do.”

Artemisia Gentileschi Jul 8, 1593 – 1653

Grid drawing of the design and photo reference for our Art Academy Online Master Class: Introduction to Artemisia Gentileschi.

You can either print the reference drawing or have it beside you on a phone/ipad for your art class.

Sheila

Self Portrait as St. Catherine of Alexandria

circa 1616, oil on canvas, 71.5 cm × 71 cm, Location: National GalleryLondon

Image Reference: National Gallery London

Susannah and the Elders by Artemisia Gentileschi (1610), image via Wikipedia.

Painted when she was only 17 years old.