Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Lounging - oil on canvas wrapped panel - 12"x9"

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Female Nude XVIII

Female Nude XVIII - oil/panel - 12"x9"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Female Nude XVII

Female Nude XVII - oil/panel - 12"x9"

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nude by Richard Hearns

Something a little extra special for you today!

This piece which features in the video above is entitled 'Nude' and is a tribute after the American born artist Richard Schmid the music that accompanies is by the wonderful Irish group 'Kila'. I completed the painting a few days ago and just finished up editing this short video of its creation the day before yesterday.

It is always an enjoyable surprise and experience for me to see how I bring a painting together as during its creation I am hardly conscious of the processes I take but rather enveloped and immersed in solving problems of tone form and line etc one after another to unify the piece and express how I interpret the scene.

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An oil painting demonstration by Irish Artist Richard Hearns.
This painting is a tribute to a painting by Richard Schmid.
Music by Kila.

See Finished piece below. - Richard

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


'Nude', (tribute to Richard Schmid) - oil on linen wrapped panel - 12x9"

Seated Female Nude

Seated Female Nude - oil/panel - 12"x9"