I love sketching with graphite, it allows a balance of freedom and control which is similar to charcoal. This is a sketch I did for painting in progress. Inspired by the eeie atmosphere of the landscape and woods I had walked a few days ago. I felt a strange empathy with my surroundings.
A short video I put together titled Silent Whispers In My Painting for a few of my paintings showing some close up detail. I invite you to have a look at the work's closer in detail and textures, that would otherwise be hard to see from the photograph alone.
This is a short video I made titled From My Studio. It is just a small part of the progress of a painting I am almost to completion with presently. I might do more videos like this as a way to invite you into my studio every now and again. All are welcome! http://youtu.be/JZNYKDo-yb4
Studies in oils on stretched paper that I incorporate into some of my paintings. I would abstract these further in the painting or just use as reference to evoke the narrative in the work. Sometimes I am satisfied enough with them as sketched and move just move on to the next.
I've recently started using my Google+ account for networking my art. Its another pretty cool way of connecting with other artists https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DervalFreemanArtist/about
One of my new painting in progress. I'm not sure where it's going but it feels good. PhotI taken in my phone.