Thursday, 29 September 2016

Two farmers

Purely an experimental work, of two farmers having a discussion. Heavy impasto with medium, oil on canvas using a palette knife. 8x10 ins

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Simple landscape

A simple composition of houses, fields and the sky. I normally do not use medium in my oil painting, other than thinning the paint in the initial stages with odourless mineral spirits (OMS), but in this case I used Neo Megilp to help create a bit of texture. Use the medium thinly. Oil on linen on 9 mm birch panel 6x8 ins.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Using clear gesso as a ground.

The study today, is of three figures getting ready to get into a boat. I just wanted to demonstrate the potential of using clear gesso on hardboard as a ground and exploiting  the warm middle tone of the hardboard. Acrylic on gessoed hardboard 7.5x10 ins.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Waterford street

An experimental impasto oil  painting of a figure in a Street in Waterford, Ireland. I used a palette knife to create the effects of light and shadow, along with some megilp medium. The megilp sets up pretty quickly, being an alkyd based medium and the surface becomes a little tacky after a while, but 3-4 days to dry.