Sunday, August 21, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
I went down to Martin's in Woolloomooloo yesterday to draw another portrait of 92 year old artist Janet Venn-Brown. She lived for many years doing street art in Rome and elsewhere, her memory is failing but it sounds like a pretty wild ride.
A couple of years she retuened to Australia and retired to an apartment in the Cross. There is another drawing of her here
Friday, August 12, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
Outside a cafe near the Post on Majors Bay Road.
A fragment of Robert's backyard view - the roof next door and frangipani branches festooned with the strange dangleweed Rob has been cultivating, a kind of hanging air plant, with a silvery green colour like a lichen.
I went out to stay overnight and work a bit at Concord about a week ago, but I've had a cold since I got back, so I haven't posted them till now
I've also started a couple of paintings out there, a landscape of the bay, and a portrait,but I haveno photos as yet
Friday, July 29, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
I went down to my local @oldfitzy to see if anything had happened with my painting of the pub that's hanging there. I didn't get around to asking about that, but I saw [sorry, I forget yr name!] and Joe playing their first show as Blueshound
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Mitch , Linda and Mama Mea at Rough Edges in Darlinghurst.
I didn't have a pencil in my bag so I resorted to a purple one from the set on the art table
There's a lot of artists who come along to Roughies. I'm hoping to take part in another Rough Art show, maybe in October. Last year we made $200 or so for the art table and a bit of cash for some of the exhibitors, and a chance to show for everyone, regardless of their capabilities
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
I think I'll leave it at this point(I did a bit more to background after taking the photo, so I may replace this image at some stage - but it will be hard to see the difference in the photo, it's hard to see the changes from the version immediately below.
This is just about finished now
The nose is a bit small but it's not irritating me as much as when the paint was wetter, and I remember past dramas resulting from trying to fix faces in portraits. The hair and background are still unfinished
Here's a start on a painting,
I've started another Gabrielle painting which I don't have a photo of yet. These are a couple of drawings I did to get started
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Saturday, July 9, 2016
For the third year running I drew portraits of guests at Jon the Pom's birthday pub crawl from the Gladstone to Bar Broadway. He has a whole sketchbook full now.
This portrait of a guy whose name escapes me and whose inscription I can't decipher - it was about 3am by then and the deal involved a few(hic) free drinks - is in my book because there was no paper left, I'll hand it over to Jon when I see him.
The last 2 years I've included slightly crappy photos of the drawings taken at the time but my phone got smashed a couple ofdays ago so I didn't get any this time, hopefully I can borrow the book sometime and get proper scans of it all.
Happy 52nd Jon
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
A piece of street furniture I painted inthe main street of Nambucca Heads
Thanks to Tony Stokes from Nambucca for organising the gig, Warwick and Darlene from the newsagent for their support, Guy Crossley for actually getting me there, and all the people of Nambucca for their enthusiasm
I even got a lovely lecture about how I, and all the other artists, should be paid much more - and if you can please chip in to the paypal donation thingy in sidebar.
Here is the Nambucca Mermaid I painted last time I was in Nambucca
A light switchbox outside the newsagent in Nambucca Heads I painted with a Nambucca Landscape and some local animals
The Oyster Catcher Panel on top, finished
3/4 view with pelica and waer dragon
From the othe direction with a Brush Turkey
Detail of the oyster bird on top
The front panel at the end of day 2
Seaward side, end of day 2
After the first day - the main panel
Oyster bird first coat
The boxbefore I got started
One of the prep landscape drawings
The diagram I confused Warwick with at the newsagent
Sketch for the seaward panel with Pelican and Water Dragon