Friday, October 28, 2016

Drawing in the Dark - Cabaret at El Rocco

Rupert Reid

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

Poets of the Street - Wayside's got talent

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

Pete and Marguerite at the Record Crate

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

From ELGIN to PARTHENON project

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

Xanthe in the back yard

Crocheting in Max and Angel's yard

Gelato and cars on King St a few days ago

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Old or the New. ?

Wrangel Fingers

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

Dowling St


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 in sensual comma

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 - 
This lady Now is taking a nap
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 
Demagogues who will turn themselves into Tyrans 
And she ll be described again as an unfinished sketch 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Linda at Rough Edges

Friday morning at Roughies. With Wayne's forehead and Alice and David Wolf etc

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Grace and friends at Rough Edges

Grace, with Marge, Alice, Brendan and Terry, and some other people too

Traffic lights a few days ago in Newtown

Saturday, October 1, 2016

2 street drawings

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

Marguerite Montes and Peter Urquhart at the Record Crate

 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

Broadway building site

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 

The City from Glebe

This looking a bit more finished

This a painting I started last year on a friend's balcony but never quite managed to finish. I've shown it at Buzzbar. Now I've started painting it a bit more from photos I took at the time

Sunday, September 25, 2016

50% off Heaven's Door

A busker playing knocking on heaven's door and other numbers from the last few decades on King St last night. 

Girls texting and Karim taking money from the ATM