Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
This another fifteen minute pose. If you click on the image it should give you a larger view. This drawing was sold at my exhibition in Sydney, if anyone is interested in purchasing a drawing, they can be rolled up into a cylinder and sent anywhere in the world. The average price for my life drawings, remembering they are large format - around 1 metre in depth, $350. U.S. Just email me for details and I can send you jpegs of available drawings.
This is another of my nest paintings. It is currently on display at Digipress, 12 King William Street Kent Town, South Australia. It's shown on a lovely charcoal grey wall, which seems to suit it very well and judging by the enquiries other people seem to agree.
Monday, November 12, 2007
I did this drawing last week at the art school,I attempt to get a really gutsy strong line, with some subtle areas to tempt the eye, all the smudges and searching lines are an added bonus! hope you like it, click on the image for a larger view, or click comments to give me your feedback.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
I designed a Christmas stamp for Australia Post a long time ago and this year they have chosen five classic Australian Christmas stamps to reissue. I'm happy to say that my Santa on a surfboard was chosen along with the others. Australia was the first country in the world to do a special Christmas stamp issue and my design was the first cartoon to appear on an Australian stamp.
Here is a recent oil on canvas that I painted for my exhibition in Sydney. I have a winery interested in acquiring it for their cellar door. I should know in the next week or two, meanwhile if you know of anyone in the wine industry get in touch with me through my email.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
(SOLD) This painting was completed for the exhibition, of all the nest paintings I have completed this one is probably the mostpowerful, and the one that has had the most praise, while at the exhibition, a stranger spoke to me and told me why I painted these nests,( spooky!.) according to him, the blackeness in the centre draws you in, and then once focussed, they have a mandala effect which helps with meditation? they also according to him have a spirituality, were they bring nature and art together, etc etc, fascinating!! I of course new all this before I painted them!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Here is another painting for my Sydney exhibition, which will be at the Mary Place Galllery in Paddington. It opens on Wednesday 3rd Oct from 6.00pm. Any bloggers that can make it - come and say G'day!! (And bring your cheque book!)
I'm having it in conjunction with Alex Lavroff, his paintings are huge in scale, featuring those suspended swimming pools you see in Sydney that over-hang the ocean. Amazing stuff. I'll try and put a link to his site on my blog soon.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
(SOLD) This still-life was produced for the Florey Medical Research Centre. A number of artists are asked to produce a painting, all on the same sized canvas. They must not be signed, they are given a number and are sold for the one price of $250. The general public enjoy the excitement of trying to find the 'name' artists and hopefully triple their investment in one hit. It's a great fun night, with a lot of my friends participating.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I have been away for a while so have missed a couple of the thursday night drawing sessions. However, all back to normal now, so I look forward to posting more drawings as we go along!
This one benefitted from some preliminary acrylic wash work, splashed on before the session.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
One new drawing from last nights session, was I on drugs when I chose bright green for the underdrawing on this one!! it seems to work O.K. and is actually a very good likeness,
of Beth, if anyone wants to get in for a closer look, click on the image and a larger picture will appear, (as if by magic.!!)
we have had a 3 week break so thats why new stuff hasn't been making it on to the site, I have had a few emails asking what happened. I look forward to some nice comments.!!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
This is a commisioned painting of a birds nest, someone saw an earlier one of mine at an exhibition, and by the time she had brought her husband back for his approval, it had been sold. so she found me and asked if I would do one specially for her. it is oil on canvas and a metre square.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
this picture was painted at the same time as the one below,it's oil on canvas, the biggest challenge was to get the white enamelled bottle to look convincing, I love the little flecks of colour in the shadows, (John McCartin, a painter friend of mine says, that when your painting, you should look for colour, and squint for tone.) both these pictures will benefit from a coat of varnish.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Some people have enquired about the process of making my pastel drawings. So, on Friday I took my camera and over the period of 45 mins took these step-by-step pictures. Hope it is of interest. The most important thing when drawing from life is to enjoy the act of creation.
This drawing of Kate has been sold.
These two pictures were painted on Friday. The oil sketch of Kate was produced in about 30mins. Its a fairly good likeness, and probably the time constraint stopped me from over-working it.
The other monochrome painting took probably an hour. The constraints of using only one colour, in this case burnt umber, gives a nice fresh appearance.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
This is a little painting that I did about a year ago. It depicts various objects I pick up around the place. And, when arranged it subliminaly makes a face. (It does to me, anyway!!) Hope you like it - this one is available for sale. Just email me if you are interested. Its oil on canvas, in a small black frame and measures approximately 400mm x 400mm.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
I did this small painting a couple of months ago. My painting buddys were all facing the other direction, painting boats on the water but, me (being a maverick!) chose to paint this suburban road going off in the distance and changing to a dirt road.