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A Bad Hair Day

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I did a small demo for my morning students yesterday. I wanted to show them how to make a warm monochrome underpainting.

I think he looks a little like the actor Paddy Considine having a bad hair day.

Acrylics 6" x 6".

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The Terenure Dirigibles

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Somebody told me recently, that before the rise of the GAA, cricket was the most popular sport in Ireland. Interesting. I was never that interested in cricket. I could never understand why people got excited by such a ponderous game. I much preferred football and as a child, always dreamt of scoring the winning goal for Manchester United or Chelsea; I can't remember which.

Meandering about a field on the off-chance that a very lethal ball might fly your way sometime in the next week just didn't do it for me. However, now I've gotten older, I can see the attraction more and I wouldn't mind standing on a grassy surface for a few hours -and then retiring to a clubhouse for a beer. Or I could just go for a beer.

I don't single out cricket for a mild ribbing due to any particular dislike; I see all sports the same way. I realise that this is probably why I'm shunned by society; it's hard to be with a crowd of Jeremy Clarksons in a pub and have to ask them whic…

More Red Herrings...

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Starting work on a new painting project. These photos were taken about 20 minutes in. I'm still designing the painting as there were no preliminary sketches, lazy man that I am.

For what it's worth, I'm making an underpainting, or a brunaille. I'll colour over this with glazes until I'm happy with the result and then it'll be opaque paint all the way.
I'll post up more information when I have it more complete.