Thursday, January 21, 2016

Irish Fiddler Dylan Foley

Dylan Foley, gouache, 5x8 inches. Actually it's 2016!
I painted this gouache study at an Irish music concert last week. The subject is All-Ireland fiddling champ Dylan Foley. Those are titles of tunes at the upper right.

The concert took place in a community center where it was totally cool to bring out the paints. The only problem was that there was very little light, so I was guessing on the colors.

You can hear a sample of Dylan and Dan's recent album Irish Music From the Hudson Valley.
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6 comments:

Bill Marshall said...

Another wonderful, spontaneous gouache sketch. You're blog is always an inspiration, and I admire your productivity, James.

Bill (you might want to change the '5' in '2015' to a '6')

David J Teter said...

You mention guessing on the colors. How did you do from what you thought you were painting and how often do you hit or miss in those circumstances?

Rich said...

also some fiddling lines in the tissues:

Love it!

Joseph Miller said...

Really? Last week? The date on the picture says 2015...

James Gurney said...

OK, OK, it was really 2016. The sketch is fixed in my sketchbook now.

Rich said...

...always some acute/astute observations around...