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:
Requested by the parents of my lovely art students, I am making some online art tutorials. Share with those parents/guardians who need some activities while staying home.
What would you think about a different video each day? I can arrange a competition for those who have completed all the drawings? Maybe a prize for the best artists? What do you think? https://youtu.be/D76CZ1lR3ag
TAG #drawabcanimals on social media, I’d love to see your drawings
Happy International Women’s day to you. I made a little something for us arty ladies. This poem “Don’t be an Artist, be a Lady” is a selection of the many comments, DM’s and unsolicited advice I have received over the years on the back of being a woman who enjoys creating art.
Of course I was inspired to make this video by the Cynthia Nixon rendition of “Be a Lady, They Said”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZPab… The video which illustrates the pressures of being a women. Female artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Rosa Bonheur, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Sofonisba Anguissola certainly benefited from ignoring the noise and living their lives on their own terms.
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh
I’m really enjoying trying and testing all potential Da Vinci Box art supplies at the moment. As some of you may know I have an art materials subscription box cooking, where only the best art materials make the cut. I love having an arsenal of great art supplies to hand to keep me motivated and creative. Soon you can have them all and have them delivered too. Every month a new box of creative treats. Little sneak peek in the images below of my favourite art treats at the minute.
On another note I am trying out Tik Tok. Very addictive. See what you think of my videos so far: @sheila_artist and @da_vinci_box
I am proud to share the news, that I will exhibit some artwork alongside these talented Brazilian creatives this January at Sweet Dublin’s Life.
Curated by Chiara Rucks the event takes place in Bragadeiro’s above The Art Cafe on Frenchman’s Lane Dublin 1 to celebrate Dublin. It promises a wonderful evening filled with art and a Brazilian taste to cheer up a dreary January Monday night.
If you follow along on instagramstories I might even let you in on where my personal favourite spot in Dublin is. What is the sweetest thing about Dublin life for you?
Ancora Imparo “I am Still Learning” It was in his 87th year that the great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo uttered these words – an ancient testament to the modern idea of lifelong learning. Art being the greatest adventure of them all.
I got to teach some incredible artists this week between the ages of 6-14 years old. I am so proud of them. They put huge efforts into recreating the Edvard Munch masterpiece The Scream over the mid-term break.
Huge congratulations to: Emily. Marianne, Hannah, Catherine, Giulia, Marco, Emilia, Tadgh, oisín, cillian, seóna, ciarán, cornelia, penelope, and seán. Very well done guys.