Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tayeb's Kitchen

Tayeb making some fat burgers in the kitchen at the crate , with Biggy Smalls

Monday, April 17, 2017

Marguerite, Peter, and Justo

A painting which comes from a couple of drawings of Marguerite Montes and Peter Urquhart at the Record Crate with Justo guesting - I'll add a link later
I'm feeling my way a bit further along with this, using leftover paint from other projects

The start of it all

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Floyd and Margaret

Floyd's just lost a couple of toes. A complication of the warfarin he has to take.

He's a regular at rough edges but hasn't been around much for a while. He's been waiting forever for compensation for his original injury, and a place of of his own to live

There's still some empty space on the mural on the wall so I'll paint a portrait of Floyd there as he requested

Joe at the Record Crate, and Travis and John

Joe checking his messages. Joe prepared the blackbutt boards I'm painting a few signs on at the moment

Neville etc

Travis and John 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Around the Bend - Signs for the Record Crate

Dunny signs to be precise - people are having a hard time finding the toilet at the Crate so I'm painting a few signs to help them find their way - a set of toilet hands

 Around the bend - this one will hang above the bar.

Toilet Come Hither 

One side of the sign outside the door 

Stop! Toilet! 

The other side of the dunny door sign

Earlier versions are below

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Woolloomooloo Viaduct - Above

I was about to say I'd finished this piece buut then realised I still have a few things to fix up, mostly the frames the train power wires hang from. I've been preparing some canvases to start a picture down below on Cathedral St

The ground


The city from where the Woolloomooloo viaduct goes underground on McElhone St

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sunday Arvo with Martin

Martin in his loungeroom. He had one of his Sunday arvo parties but it rained so noone else showed up. We went down to the Frisco for a beer

Upstairs at the Frisco hotel.

I also did a portrait of Penelope which I'll add here later if she sends me a copy 

A fragmentary drawing of the corner of King and Wilson Sts in Newtown from when I was drawing portraits last friday

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Girls and Boys at the Crate

Jukia Nairal(?), Kelly, Tayeb and Salty(?) - I might have some of theses names wrong

Drawn after a drunken challenge from Robert Smith last night at the Record Crate to draw Nairal's profile

Badde Manors roof

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Old Newcastle Post Office

The colonial PO on Hunter St sitting empty. It'd be great if the Awabakal Land Council could get their shit together and make it a public building again. Eg as a cultural centre and gallery it would be cool.

It's a bit like Interzone down the Hunter St mall now the railway was closed and DJs moved out, and this and other buildings lying semi-abandoned. Thanks to all the friendly crowd who stopped for a chat or threw a few $ in the hat

Getting closer to being finished - I'll go and paint more on the trees and the PO itself and maybe add a few people etc tomorrow or next weekend and then it should be done

With the Post Office and Hunter St behind


A beautiful sandstone building falling into ruin, while property speculators and politicians attempt to profiteer from the nearby abandoned rail line

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rough Edges Mural

nOOOOOOOOO - live of the Crate (there's another version of this painting here)

I did a couple  of small panels in a mural at Rough Edges that Stephen Corry has organised  for regulars at Rough Edges to come and paint a section. So I painted some people playing music

Marguerite Montes

Grace and Julia painting art on the mural

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

nOOOOO live at the Crate

 nOOOOO is Simeon Bartholemew and Alex Toole

Live at the Dark Ambulance improv night at the Record Crate

This is getting closer to being finished

A painting I just started based on a drawing from the Dark Ambulance improv show

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Bakers Dozen from Wisdom Lane

This is just about finished now

The Bakers Dozen in Darlinghurst with the city behind and the freeway tunnel in front. In the 1980s it was all squats around here

Girl dancing for Martin

Martin Walsh asked me for a drawing of a dancing girl for a collage he's putting together, so I trawled the interwebs for photos and drew this

Monday, March 20, 2017

King St on Sunday night

I went out to do some portraits on King St Newtown last night. Here are some sketches of the people on the street

This is Glenn with his portrait - he was feeling down and wanted me to record that