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

For more art content you can find me on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheila_draw

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sheila_artist

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.flahe

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheilaflaherty2

Website/Blog: http://artacademy.ie/

 

Painting Challenge #icanpaintlikepicasso Ciara Can Paint Like Picasso.

Very proud of Ciara. What an incredible artist, skillfully painting her own master piece of the horse from Guernica. Originally painted by Pablo Picasso and now here by another great artist Ciara. 

 


#COVIDー19 #StayingAtHome #painting #WithMe artacademy.ie Painting class here: youtu.be/9kah9eRHxgg

Hi my wonderful artists, I hope you are safe and well. I am sad we can’t have an art camp in person. In lieu of our Art Academy I’ve put together this painting tutorial for you. As always, we will learn about a famous artist and then create our very own masterpiece inspired by their work. I hope you enjoy it.

Let me see your master copy Masterpiece paintings when they are complete. If you are new, you are also very welcome. Enjoy painting. If you are comfortable to show off your work ask a parent/guardian to post your painting to their social media, using the #icanpaintlikepicasso

 

I’ll post a selection up on www.artacademy.ie I am excited to see your work. Let me know in the comments/ get in touch if there is another painting you would like me to cover for you. For those artists aged 10-110 years old, hold tight, I am making a video for you too. Many art shops are closed right now but get in touch if you need help sourcing paints etc

 

For my Dublin, Ireland based artists K&M Evans will drop to your door. Also I’ve been advised that Terenure Office have canvases and painting supplies (Thank you Emer for the tip) and will deliver. Happy painting Sheila x

For more art you can find me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheila_draw… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.flahe… Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheilaflaherty2 Website/Blog: http://artacademy.ie/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sheila_artist…

 

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.

4 Places to Buy Art Supplies Online

Hi Guys,

More good news on the art supplies front. Kennedy art shop has reached out to say they are taking online orders again. K&M Evans are trading online and Terenure Office have art materials for delivery. Amazon as always is handy. I’m keeping stocked and staying sane.

Sheila x

“COVID 19

COVID 19 Update

We along with almost all other retail have been closed by order of the government. While this is most unfortunate we fully support it in these unprecedented times.

We are very conscious many of you would love to get some Art Materials to help in these times of isolation. Following updated advice from government we are now in a position to open On Line again. With the current demand and the very strict but necessary conditions for order fulfillment turn around is currently 3 – 5 working days. We may also have to close the checkout from time to time to allow staff to catch up. Please bear with us!

Please note also it is on line only – NO collections.

At all times our priority is the health and well being of our staff and customers and like everyone else we are in an evolving situation. We are monitoring the official advice of the HSE and Government and keeping the situation under daily review.

All orders are being Processed from home, only assembly and dispatch are happening from our premises.

Stay safe and well and let’s create!

We’d love to see all your wonderful creations and help share some beautiful things to distract from all the anxiousness currently out there. Share them with us on Instagram and Facebook @kennedyartshop and we’ll share them on our stories! #sharethejoy

All at KennedyArt”

Sarah the Super Artist

Check out his drawing made by Sarah Labanyi age 7. Sarah and her sister Ruthie are 7 days in to the daily drawing challenge and have been making some incredible art from the YouTube videos.   I’ll feature more soon. You guys are doing wonderful work. I’m so proud of you.

I’m so excited to see the artwork coming in from all my wonderful artists. You are turning my feed into an art gallery. Keep them coming. Sheila

_____________________________________________________________________ How to Draw ABC Animals is an initiative by artist and art teacher Sheila Flaherty in response to the school closures and COVID19 prevention social distancing. It aims to help parents have relaxing, enjoyable art activities for their mini Michelangelos to complete at home.
These art videos while initially requested by parents are being enjoyed by people of all ages. I realise so many of you are staying in to help curb the spread COVID19. Stay well and stay safe. Create don’t contaminate.
Sheila will post daily drawing videos. These videos are completely free of charge, free to use and share.

 

Drawing Tutorials and My New Art Adventure on YouTube

I have started a YouTube channel SheilaFlahertyArtist to share drawing tips and tricks. I’d love to know what you think? How can I improve and what kind of art videos would you like to see? Let me know in the comments under the video.

The 2 most asked questions I get about art are: 1. How long does it take to make a drawing? Different for every piece of art. In the one above about 50 minutes.

2. What art materials I use?  I’ll share the art materials I used for the drawing in the video of the silver bow below- and I use these few art products quite alot. They are among my favourite art supplies.

 These are the art materials I used in this drawing:

Thick grey card: https://amzn.to/2VZ7d82

Black Copic Marker: https://amzn.to/2TV1rSs

Brick White Copic Marker: https://amzn.to/2vXanP3

Grey Posca Paint Marker: https://amzn.to/2TWAEoy

Black Posca Paint Marker: https://amzn.to/38FjGkf

White Posca Paint Marker: https://amzn.to/3cOGcKw

Options for the Colouring Pencils (I personally love these pencils, the colour payoff is so rich and opaque):

Faber Castell F110012 Polychromos Colour Pencils Tin Of 12: https://amzn.to/39DCVf6

Faber-Castell Polychromos Coloured Pencils Gift Box x 36 Colours: https://amzn.to/3aPoS6B

Faber-Castell Polychromos Artists Pastels Tin Of 60: https://amzn.to/2vYgoLx

Faber-Castell 120 Polychromos Artist Colour Pencils in Wenge-Stained Wooden Case: https://amzn.to/2W3ulSW .

I have also made a FREE drawing cheat sheet with 7 tips to take your drawing to the next level: https://mailchi.mp/bbf380acc5dd/hyper… . . .

I have used Amazon affiliate links for the product links. I receive a small percentage on sales but it doesn’t reflect the buying price for you.