Monday, September 26, 2016

Broadway building site


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 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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Glebe Point Road


The view from the Record Crate just before dark. The cow suit person was a bit too far away to draw much of, the girl in front was handing out promos for the Thai restaurant

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Crows




Some crows I've been drawing




 



Trip to Newcastle


Trees from mum's backyard



Another


Waiting for a train to leave Sydney


Corella and wood doves feeding

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Rough Edges


Ye Naing drawing, as well as Tim, the back of Linda's head and a couple of other people.

 We're going to have exhibition at Roughies like Rough Art, which I helped Grace and Tamara organise last year. With maybe Grace organising. So that's exciting. I'll post dates around when they are arranged


Tina Cheong at work - She had to go before I could finish, she's disabled and a driver brings her in and then takes her back home. There are a few of her paintings hanging at the Buzz cafe in Newtown(formerly Buzzzbar)

Marguerite Montes and Peter Urquhart


Playing their regular tuesday evening show at the Record Crate, Marguerite Montes sings songs of life accompanied by the amazing Pete Urquhart


With some of the audience


Rich, who does great affordable food, with Neville - Mr Crate - and his mate

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Million dollar view


A warship in Woolloomooloo Bay. I started this in winter sometime,
 if you want to check out an earlier version

Friday on King St


Kevin and Peter from Blacksheep.



I was on King Street to draw a few portraits, to get started I drew people waiting for the lights 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Drunk Drawing at the Crate


Christian and a lot of people whose names I've forgotten out the back at the Record Crate in Glebe on a busy night

Camperdown Park, Newtown


I started this painting in August but then got a couple of nasty colds in a row so I didn't get out on the st to work on it until yesterday - all the plane trees in foreground are sprouting their leaves, and the picture has become a sort of winter-spring time lapse

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rough Edges today


Marge looks out with Wallace to a guy whose name i can't remember and Stephen Corry draws

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Finger Pointing









Our fearless leader points his finger at someone

Brash Ice - Goodbye Waves



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I'll keep working over this a bit more


Brash Ice is rubble and slush from disintegrating ice floes. There is a lot of it this arctic melt season as a warmer ocean is stirred up by storms and ice melts from beneath. Before it disappears the slush gets washed around into fantastic chaotic patterns by currents and eddies. 

I've just started this little painting, I'll add more images above as I finish it

Monday, September 5, 2016

Decadance

 ! The Athenian society of the Pericles era was not far from the decadent style of our own western dream reality ! 
The Parthenon marbles survive in pieces stored in the British Meuseum , saved from the Ottoman barbarism or enslaved  for profit - Opinionrs differ 
They may had Not survived if it wasn't for Elgin 's extreme zeal for antiguites market , that destroyed him at the end . 
Or , they could still be there aged gracefully with the rest of Acropolis 
Point is that Now they are where they are and the chance is given to Return to their original environment . 
A new state of the art enclosure of the whole area has been in place since late 90s with a new Meuseum and there is No excuse about the well being of the marbles anymore finding any grounds in the global mind 
The pyramids of Giza belongs in Giza 
The Parthenon marbles belong on Parthenon . ! Looks empty without them 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Interior




 

Thanks to Charles for letting me use his flat while he is overseas for a few weeks. I started this little painting there today

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The City from the Record Crate


finished or thereabouts


A bit more finished, I'll probably do a bit more on tuesday

 

Beginnings of a painting. Seen from Glebe Pt Rd, that's Badde Manors cafe at the right

Geoffrey Goodes draws Marguerite Montes and Pete Urquhart at the Record Crate


With the back of Charles Freyberg's head