Friday, October 28, 2016
Dim confused light on the drawing pad combined with short sets add a bit of chance and mystery to the result
Rupert doing a duet with a gorgeous girl whose name hopefully someone can fill in for me
Marguerite Montes and Peter Urquhart
At the start of the show the lovely Kate Reid accompanied a singer whose name whose name I also can't remember - again, please fil me in and I'll update this
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Piano Player and a poet of the foster care system.
I went down to the talent quest at the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross and did a few drawings
I didn't catch most of the performers names and they are mixed up together more than one to a page, each one only lasted a few minutes so ...
If anyone can help with names of people they recognise here, I'll put them in
Some scribble of the MCs and some of the crowd including Rick
A bunch of the performers from the first session
Rick reads to Maria and her daughter
Chris(?) with the Ukelele and another performer
Another Wayside piano player
My dear friend and some other good friends too, Grace, Marge, Ye and Floyd this morning at Rough Edges
Marguerite Montes sings songs of love, including Spanish songs of of love! Accompanied by Peter Urquhart at their regular Tuesday night show. I want to do a few paintings based on drawings like these.
I went along with Charles Freyberg, and drew this portrait while I waited for a meal - Tuesday is pasta night, any pasta on the menu for $10, I had Matriciana
Thursday, October 20, 2016
A painting just started trying to grasp the unfortunate travels of the Elgin marbles that saw them leaving Acropolis for the bottom of the sea before they end up in the British meuseum ....!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Melting sea ice near Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean - the end of the remnant Wrangel Arm - near the end of the 2016 melting season
From Satellite imagery(NASA worldview). Wrangel fingers are at the end of the end of the Wrangel Arm, or its remnants, in September 2016. The whole area around Wrangel Island - at top left - used to be ice year round a few decades ago. This year the North pole, way off to bottom left had lots of open water at the minimum. Thanks to Neven's blog, the Arctic Sea Ice Forum, and of course Wayne Davidson's Eh2r for info and inspiration
. This is just the blocking out. There is another melt/ goodbye wave painting here
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
A guy at the @oldfitzy pub in the Loo, whose name has slipped my mind was asking if I'd maybe paint a lanscape with his house. So I went down this morning to have a look. Dowling St is a cul e sac so a woman pulled up in her car to go through her texts, so I included her in the drawing.
Freedom traditionally is pictured as a strong , tall , indipedent female
even in all languages I can think off is female .
Well this beautiful woman is Now taking a nap . U hope is only a nap but history teach us that this nap ends up in REM Sleeping - Deep sleep -?obly to wake up again after 2000 yrs
This us what happened to the Ancient Hellenic democracy .
Our modern one , seems to follow the same path to oblivion .
As a female , now run by officials not citisens , has being Mesmerised by the Patriarchal Wealth and Power .
Her modern sexy looks embodied by incompetent Carrear orientated bureaucraticly suspended , Institutionslised , endocrinated by the Elite's Colleges - Politicians is now invisible
Her beauty is in the face With the great hairdo
Her mind is Lost in day n night Sensual dreams . She is mesmerised by the wealth of her Patriarchs who say they love her like a daughter but as she really is Not any patriarch's daughter She may give them blow jobs at will No problem there And she does swallow because , u know , u have to give jobs to the proud working class idiots - Idiot : Legal owner of an idiom ( a shop with a house on top - a two stories build ) who sell goods - a midle class person is an idiot -
She 's lost the thinking part of her head !
She is standing tall Empty headed , de-bodied
But she looks Satisfied in her sleep .
Hmmm ! Till she wakes up to find herself moved over for the Demagogues Era
A new era of Few bend Wealthy Patriarchs and greAt Manipulators
Monday, October 10, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
This was the view across the road from Rough Edges on Victoria St Darlinghurst yesterday morning when I went up for a coffee and hoping to see Tina Cheong about a show
In the evening I did a few portraits on King St. There's been a bit of a shakeout in the gelato world - Gelatomassi gelato shop has become Messina gelato shop, and all the deus ex machina shirts and bikes have gone. We are past peak gelato.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Playing their regular tuesday night show at the Record Crate - well worth a visit, songs from the heart, drinks and great affordable food
With some of the audience - backs of their heads - including Robert Smith and Charles Freyberg
Peter playing guitar for a moment
A loose sketch of Alison Marshall and someone else
scribbly trees out the back
Robert Smith's bumcrack drawing, I'm not sure who it is of, but it reminds me of someone I know
Monday, September 26, 2016
A few more figures in the foreground
I've been working a bit more on this - it would make a good set for Attack on the 50 Metre Woman
Very windy today as I was working on this, so I left earlier than I'd wanted
There's some paint on most of the canvas now, but still a lot more to do
new cores are going up at the front of the Central Park site where the Kent brewery was so I'd better not dawdle on this piece