This day last week I had a wonderful time exhibiting my artwork at Bragadeiro’s alongside these talented creatives:
On a side note the venue for this event is very special. If you find yourself in need of a coffee in Dublin 1 it’s a real hidden gem.
What is on your easel atm? For an upcoming exhibition, I’m rotating between these paintings inspired from sketching at @NGIreland Can you recognise the sculptures? #painting #oilpainting #exhibition #Dublin #NationalGalleryIreland
It’s sideways because I’m painting it sideways. I also paint upside down. (The painting not me)
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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 instagram stories 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?
#2020 exhibition/ #BraziliansinDublin @Bragadeiros #Chiararucks #DaVinciBox
These midterm master pieces are really coming together at Art Academy. Great job guys.
Check out these incredible masterpieces. Christopher attended the Art Academy Summer camp 2019 and wowed everyone with his artistic talent. It soon became clear that there was more than one artist in the family. He and his mom Joanna created extra Rosa Bonheur mastercopies at home and kindly shared their beautiful work featured below. Well done to this awesome, creative mom and son art team.
We are off to a very colourful start here at this week’s Art Academy Summer Camp as we welcome 12 promising artist’s to their week of Rosa Bonheur painting. Stay tuned to see their work progess. I am very excited to see what these guys can do as so far, I’m impressed with their work ethic and colour mixing skill.
Phew, it’s just a bunch of 7 and 8 year olds making their block-ins, ahead of creating their Mastercopies of 19th Century realism art. The painting’s are starting to look so real you would be forgiven for thinking these were real lions.
The artists are studying the work of world famous artist Rosa Bonheur. Rosa Bonheur
was a french artist and her largest and most famous work can be seen in New York’s wonderful Met Museum
. We do however have one of her paintings here in Ireland, a beautiful painting of a stag (the animal not the pre-wedding weekend away): https://www.theartstory.org/artist-bonheur-rosa-life-and-legacy.htm
#fineart #painting #arthistory #RosaBonheur #lions #Artcamp #Summercamp2019 www.artacademy.ie
I’m having fun prepping some exercise for Art Academy next week. Excited for our fun week of art ahead. See you then.
I’m working on this drawing at the moment. It has my reflection in a silver Disney mug, taking a photo of the refection in the mug. So my camera has a wifi setting, I sent the photo to the iPad mini and I use that as a reference while I’m drawing. You possibly can’t make out the reflection of me with the camera yet but you will before it is finished.
Now we all know there is a huge leap between drawing from a picture on your iPad or phone and drawing or painting from real life, in terms of skill. [scroll down-post continues below the image]
When I saw this painting today “Self Portrait, New Studio Kettle” by RHA artist Una Sealy I could really appreciate the challenges she faced executing this work. Here you see her standing at her easel painting the kettle with her portrait reflected in the concave silver body.
It is obvious it is done from life rather than the lesser challenge of working from a 2D image. The artist Una Sealy had to not only transform a 3d form onto a 2d canvas, convey her own reflection distorted by the rounded shape of the kettle and also convince the viewer that this is a silver object without using metallic paint.
You can see this work yourself at the RHA 189th exhibition now open at the Royal Hibernian Gallery until the 10th of August 2019.
From my visit today I think I have chosen my person top 10 favourite artworks. I’m going to pop in again tomorrow to take another look – there are after all 500 pieces to see and then I will post my personal top 10.