Monday, 12 November 2012

Oil pastel and watercolour sketches from the last summer

Red Flowers



Evening Sun

Sailing Away


The Sea



A quick sketch of a fresh bunch of tulips one evening. It was a very rewarding experience. Pastel pencils on paper.


Friday, 9 November 2012

Flowers in pastel

This was an attempt to convey freshness of a flower just brought in from the garden. I find that pastel is a very good medium for sketching flowers. It is easier to control then watercolour and you do not need to wait till the colour dries. Also, if you made a mistake, you can smudge it and try again. Here is my 10 minute sketch.

Sketches at the Flee Market

I like to sketch people in groups to catch their social interaction. I find it particularly interesting, it is more expressive then lone figures. I like sketching in places like airports, railway stations, different waiting rooms. And the Flee Market, although not without its challenges - people move around a lot; was a perfect place for that.

Paintings and sketches


African Violets on the Windowsil

Winter grasses in Glasnevin

Autumn in Glasnevin Gardens

The Old Millhouse, Loughcrew


Charcoal Apples


Mediterranean in Provence