Inspired by one of the door panels of the Reading room. Such a beautiful space and very kindly opened to us for our sketching session today with Dublin Sketchers. This bird caught my attention, though I may have abstracted it a little! Thank you again to the National Library for being so welcoming.
My little contribution from yesterday - such a beautiful day. Love the Iveagh Gardens, tried out a new brush pen but I think I have resigned to the fact that I can't use it properly and we will be parting ways, it's not the brush.. it's me.. or something to that effect!
I haven't been out sketching in ages and had visitors this weekend, so couldn't make it to the regular Sunday meetup, so instead I brought out my camera to keep me occupied. These lovely leaves were taken up at IMMA in the formal gardens there, which are absolutely beautiful. Hope to get out sketching again soon though!
Loved the Moderns Exhibition today in the IMMA - what amazing work. So sorry that I hadn't gone to see it before today. The first image above was done from an image and the second from a poem on a wall downstairs. Was trying out a new brush pen - which I found isn't really my cup of tea, can't get any detail in - but it was fun to try and very quick - as I spent most of my time browsing the exhibition and did these two in the 30mins before we all met up again in the cafe!
Paint Out with SEPA in Curracloe Beach, Co. Wexford. Beautiful spot, fabulous sand and of course great weather in the sunny South East! Fooled around with a few paintings but ended up back with a pen in my hand, like how it turned out too.
Second day of the Art in the Open festival in Wexford town. Set myself up and struggled with the straight lines as per usual, but it was all worth it and had a serious celebration that night after selling it in the Exhibition. Loved the viewpoint and the juxtaposition of the different buildings down the little street, hope to do another painting of it in my black and white sometime soon!
It's my Dad's birthday next weekend and he's off to climb the Matterhorn, again. Always so nervous when he's away on these trips, but it's his thing. The solitude of climbing along the ridge of a mountain I can only imagine. Though going by the way his eyes light up as he tells us of his trips, that solitude sounds incredible.
Painted using acrylics and goache on acrylic paper.