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Greg O’Leary Still Life in oil

Greg O’Leary Still Life in oil

May 28, 2021 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

                                                       May Social Night with Greg O’Leary

Greg began by telling us of his early love of drawing and of his passion for painting in oils and charcoal.

He described the materials he uses. He likes to use Winsor and Newton professional grade oil paints and Akoya brand brushes.
For his demonstration, Greg had set up a still life of a silver teapot and lemons on white lace and colourful patterned fabric.

He used paint thinned with odourless solvent to lay down the initial sketch work.

Greg then proceeded to build the painting up, giving a running commentary about each step and answering many questions from the audience, often revealing some personal techniques he uses to obtain certain outcomes.

Of course, completing such a painting is not possible in the limited time available on a Social Night.

However, enough progress was made to see the beauty of the painting emerge, understand the process used and to be able to appreciate Greg’s considerable skill. It was a most enjoyable and informative evening topped off by much socializing over supper.

 

 

 

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