Sunday, April 26, 2015

Kings Cross Cliff

This is another painting I started months ago and left unfinished.

I've done a bit more to it and I'll post more pictures as I go

Saturday, April 25, 2015

McIlhone St

View out my window - looks a bit Escherish at the moment. I want to do more to this yet

There's an earlier version of this painting here

Little dogs at the dragon ATM

At the Record Crate

A band I drew on thursday night at the Record Crate, whose name I forgot to write down

As soon as I started to draw the lights went out

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Stone Cold Fox at the Bearded Tit

Thanks to Gersh who bought this drawing. A really poor quality photo so the drawing is a bit hard to see

Farquhar, Stu and Melissa

Farquhar's ear went walkabout, this is probably where it's supposed to be

Friday, April 17, 2015

A few random street and park drawings

The rocket ship in Enmore Park, while waiting for guests at my birthday bbq

A lot of heads and a couple of dachshunds

Waiting for the lights on King St

Grace, Tamara and Greg

At Rough Edges this morning, working at the art table. Tamara is creating a set of visual gags from ideas that Greg comes up with, Grace was illustrating a sign.

A bit distorted- sorry Grace, your nose isn't that huge

Boofhead, Banana leaves, and the Bong Chair

Bananas, the view from Guy Crossley's verandah

The Bong Chair

Boofhead on a hot day

More doggy scribble .

These are a few drawings from my trip Bundagaree that I hadn't managed to scan yet(and still haven't,these are crappy phone photos)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Piccolo Tales

 Piccolo Tales at the Piccolo Bar, with Vashti Hughes and Vitorio

A warmup drawing from across the road


The first act
 Tales of misfits and junkies, GIs and drag divas, in the little asylum set up by refugee migrants blown into Kings Cross by war

Act 2

Vashti as Vito at 80, with the audience, and(very sketchily rendered) Vittorio heckling himself

Apologies for the slightly crappy image quality. My scanner just died and while I find another I'm using a phone camera

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


A portrait of Skip from Saturday night. My scanner just died(hint, hint) so this is a relatively crappy image from an android phone camera 

I've done a few portraits of Skip, including one here from ages ago, and another more recent street portrait I haven't found yet. He's also in the people's corner panel of the Newtown Last  Supper at Newtown Mission

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Valerio, Joey, Grace, Mitch and Drew (and RIP canoscan)


Valerio and Joey

Grace, from a photo at my birthday dinner a few days ago

Drew and Mitch

A few portraits from Saturday night on King St. My scanner died as I started to scan the other drawings I did on tonight so I'm glad I remembered to take a few photos for once.

If you are in or near Sydney and have a scanner to give away that is reputed to work with xsane, please let me know, I could swap an artwork

Saturday, April 11, 2015

RIP Chris Retallack

Irina Rey on the harp fragment with Brett Sense Elliott delivering the eulogy for Chris Retallack at his studio in Petersham

I think I met Chris at Pine St when I exhibited there in 2004 and  2006, and he always had something interesting to say, a good raconteur and often helpful.

Last year Angel Scales put some paintings in an art gallery scene I helped pull together for Doctor Martin, a soon-to-be-released movie. Chris came along to be an extra (and also brought some paintings for an art squat scene that was never shot).

He saw we had not yet organised exhibition catering, essential in creating the scene,  and quietly took charge, bringing his wine flutes and so on for free, in a typical gesture. Rest in peace.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Makers: Erth show at 107 Projects

Chas Glover watching the first act - does anyone know her name so I can add it? - ab amazing extended double entendre

Anita Douche

Ross as Liberace with Celia Curtis

City from Woolloomooloo

All done except a bit more work on the trees in foreground

2 thirds finished, earlier versions are below

Thanks to Sabrina - this is a view from her rooftop

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Peter Hayes' variety night at el Rocco

Actors - Belinda Small & Peter Condon in THE BRIDGE

Charles Freyberg

Alixandra Kupcik

Helen Kwon and Donna Cain

Pete Urquhart

MC Peter Hayes

Kate Reid