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Snow at coolagh old church, county Kilkenny art work, Acrylic on canvas ….

Snow at Coolagh old church
County Kilkenny
Acrylic on Canvas
Nigel Borrington


Still life Painting – The Sheeps Skull (Photography and Painting)

Sheeps Skull oil lamp still life 1
Still life Painting – The Sheeps Skull
Acrylic painting : Nigel Borrington

The Sheep’s Skull (Using Photography when Painting)

Even though most of my work on my Blog is Photographic, I still paint using Acrylic paints on canvas that I stretch and mount to the size I need.

When preparing to paint a still life like the sheep’s head and oil lamp in this painting, I will take some photo’s of the objects first. This help with getting to do a full study of the items selected, here in the photos I could clearly see all the texture of the skull and how its is made up of smaller sections of bone.

You can see all the texture in the bone and how light falls on to it, the oil lamp was photographed separately, I felt that these two item contrasted very well with each other, the gold colour of the brass lamp and bleached white of the bone.

Painting – Source photographs

Sheeps Skull oil lamp still life 2

Sheeps Skull oil lamp still life 3

Sheeps Skull oil lamp still life 4