June | Painting Workshop | Kevin McSherry

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June | Painting Workshop | Kevin McSherry


Sat/Sun - 3rd/4th - June - 2017

10am - 4pm



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Learn to paint with the added advantage of a safety net! 

This is the technique based on the old masters’ way of working: Create the painting as a monochrome tonal composition first; then glaze colour.  Once you have this technique, it can be applied to any of your paintings with wonderful, luminous results from still life to portraiture to imaginative illustration. 

Easy Sunday Morning

Easy Sunday Morning

Bring an object or a photograph of something/someone you would like to paint or draw. Make it something you’d like to achieve -but best that it isn’t a photograph of a painting -that’s too much pressure for you.

I will demonstrate and explain the technique we’re concentrating on thoroughly each day and guide you through the process.


Kevin McSherry is an award-winning illustrator and painter, with work appearing in the Irish Times and the Wall Street Journal among many other publications. His work hangs in the British National Collection. He has taught art privately and as an invited lecturer on the subject of illustration at NCAD, IADT and BCFE. He lives and works in Dublin.



Materials Day One:

  • Artist quality acrylics (Sennelier or W&N between them have these colours)
  • Burnt umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Sennelier Warm Bright Yellow 513 (or Flesh tint, AKA Pale terracotta)
  • Stay-wet palette (or just a paper plate)
  • Rag

Materials Day Two:

  • Oils (Bring whatever you have).
  • Titanium or Zinc white
  • Cadmium Yellow Pale
  • Permanent Rose
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ivory Black
  • Liquin
  • Soft bright nylon brushes (‘Create’ chisel-shaped type).
  • Oils palette.
  • Painting panels - untextured preferable or an oil painting paper pad.
  • Rags
  • Sansodor or Zest-it for your solvent.

Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting painty!