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FROM MY NORFOLK SKETCHBOOK

'At the Close of Day' above, is yet another image taken from my Norfolk sketchbook. This sketchbook, created some years ago, has proved a wonderful source of material, especially over
the last few months as the summer has not been very good here and it has been difficult to get out to paint. I have been revisiting this material as my work has changed since the sketchbook was first created, The inspiration for this came from a request to do a talk on my painting style and a demonstration at a local library. The painting was three quarters finished at the library and completed back at my studio. It measures 12" 16" and is oil on canvas-board.
Post published by Tomas king 17th July 2016.

PAINTING WITH A LOADED BRUSH

My article, 'Working with a Loaded Brush', has been featured in this months (June 2016) issue of the Artists and Illustrators magazine and is available now.
Post published by Tomas King 4th May 2016 

At the Waters Edge

Another painting created from a sketch in my Norfolk sketchbook, this time from April 2000. That's one of the great things about sketchbooks, the material is timeless. It measures 28cm x 48cm (11"x 19") and was painted in oil on canvas paper. The original sketch was a watercolour.
Post published by Tomas King 26 - 04 - 2016   

WORKING FROM A SKETCHBOOK

This oil image, 'Fair Weather Clouds on Fallow Fields' was developed from a watercolour sketch in a sketchbook done in 1999. I decided to use it as the basis for a painting demonstration at a recent class to illustrate how to use sketchbooks and how to translate from one medium to another. The painting was two thirds complete at the demonstration and I liked it so much I decided to finish it later.
Fair Weather Clouds on Fallow Fields, oil on canvas board. 30cm x 41cm (12"x 16")
Post published by Tomas King 9th April 2016

STILL LIFE DEMONSTRATIONS

The two still-life paintings on this post were done as demonstrations at a class I was giving. The charcoal drawing was done to illustrate tone and form before proceeding to the painting above. The painting below was done at a following session to demonstrate drawing with a brush.
Top: Still-Life with Pink Jug. Oil on canvas 25cm x 30.5cm (10"x 12")
Bottom: Still-Life with French Pot. Oil on canvas-board 30cm x 41cm (12"x 16")
Post published by Tomas King 9th March 2016

DRAWING & PAINTING FROM LIFE A weekend workshop

Tomas will be conducting a life painting weekend in the county of Wexford, Ireland, on the 19th and 20th March 2016. For expressions of interest contact: Art at the Malthouse at artatthemalthouse@gmail.com

STUDIO MODEL ON A DAYBED

Oil on Canvas 46cm x 36cm
Post published by Tomas King 24th-02-2016

DRAWING ON LIFE

I had not done any charcoal drawing since leaving art college and it was a pleasure to try my hand at it again. Jessica above is on a full sheet of cartridge paper as is the image below. The image of Tara at the bottom is a smaller ten minute study.

Post published by Tomas King 31st Jan 2016

PORTRAIT SESSION


It should have been a life painting session but the model became ill so we decided to do the job ourselves. Three of us took a turn each for forty minutes. Above is my painting of Tony Robinson, oil on oil paper 38cm x 40cm, and below is Tony Robinson's painting of me, oil on panel 36cm x 28cm
Post published 20th Dec. 2015


Portrait of Zingi

What a great Face! My first time painting a black person which presented a whole new set of challenges but very rewarding.
Oil on Canvas 45cm x 60cm (18"x 24")
Post published by Tomas King 18th - 12 - 2015 

Portrait of Selina

It should have been a life painting session but because of a mix-up the model failed to appear so Selina, one of our regular painters, decided she would sit to have her portrait painted. She is a very colourful lady in all respects so it was a joy to paint her. The image is oil on unprimed canvas-board 40cm x 40cm (16"x 16").
Post published by Tomas King 16 - 12 - 2015

WATERCOLOUR PORTRAIT OF TOM ROCHE

I had wanted to paint a portrait of artist friend Tom Roche for a long time but I had always imagined  it would be an oil painting. However, the opportunity presented itself at the end of a paint-out at Altamount Gardens and because of time restraint I decided to do a quick watercolour sketch (one hour). While Tom painted the façade of the old house I painted his façade! It will be added to my collection of paintings of artist friends which I hope to publish as a collective at some time in the future.
Image size: 27cm x 23cm (11"x 9")
Post published by Tomas King 30th Aug. 2015

LEAVING FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

Memories of summer painting in Connemara
Post published by Tomas King 18 - 8 - 2015