Monday, March 28, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Niall and Paul at the Barbie

Easter bbq

Waiting for a train

Glebe Pt Rd -  some of the view from the Record Crate a couple of days ago

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

At Rough Edges and the Old Fitzroy

At Roughies yesterday morning - with Penny, Margaret, Tor, George and Al

Outside the Old Fitzroy hotel in Woolloomooloo in the afternoon, with regulars including Asia and Tony. Here is a painting I did recently of @oldfitzy.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Peter Urquhart and his dad

This is the finished portrait of Peter Urquhart with his father. 

 Pete is a fantastic musician, whose love of music was shared and inspired  by his dad, who sadly died recently after a long battle with illness. 

This is getting closer to being finished, earlier versions are below


This is the underpainting half complete - it won't be quite so pink later, I just love what it does under blues

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Selfie - Dope Island


Getting closer to finished


A mirror selfie I've been using up paint on late at night. Now it has finally cooled down a bit in Sydney up I better get cracking or it will be too cold to not wear a shirt

Friday, March 18, 2016

Street Drawings

Outside Buzzzbar cafe in Newtown

Car park gates at St Andrew's cathedral

Church doors in Newtown(at the bus stop)

Bicycle girl

Scanner vs camera(below)

Beginnings of a painting of a girl on a bike

Thursday, March 17, 2016

At the Conservatorium gate

Looking up Macquarie street. Above - blue sky, beneath, Martian pink.
The work below was all painted on site, but yesterday I worked a bit from photos at home because of  time pressures, but I hope I can get back out on location to finish it before Art Show opens next Thursday


King Ed baulks at charging the city

Sunday, March 13, 2016

More cockatoos, and water dragon

Due to popular demand etc etc(not a bad thing) - here are a pair of cockatoos and water dragon to add to those I painted earlier

Woolloomooloo cockatoos. Here's another in Newcastle(Warabrook)

This is the third painting of the water dragon that came and said hello at Flynn's Beach. My daughter grabbed the first, the second I sold at the Buzzbar opening, and could have resold a few times that night -  a bit of a first. There's a bit more to do to this but it shouldn't take long

Friday, March 11, 2016

At the backdoor cafe today

Piccolo Tales, season 2

Vashti Hughes as Abe Saffron and Vitorio as his own guardian angel and a few members of the audience in the Piccolo. Vashti in a few other guises as well

Act 2 - I drew lots of profiles of Vito's head

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Old Fitzroy

close to finished, I've done a little more since this photo, Only a few highlights to go if anything, so I think I'll take it down to the pub and show it off a bit later this afternoonafter Reclaim the Streets


The closest pub to my place


I'm about to start another Gabrielle painting for one of her friends to make up for the one that got nabbed on the way. I'll do a few drawings as I go through the photos

Cockatoos have a cracker

Cockatoos eating - A painting I started last night

I know a few people who have been domesticated by sulphur crested cockatoos, so there's plenty of opportunity to do a few more

These are in Woolloomooloo, here's another in Newcastle

A cockatoo on a mophead eating a ritz cracker. Pigeons are underneath picking up the crumbs.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pete Urquhart and his dad

I'm going to paint a portrait of Peter Urquhart's father, much loved and sadly recently deceased. He loved music and inspired Pete to love it as well.

This shows them together, a sketch from a  facebook photo, not great as the likenesses maybe, and the hand arm hand violin thing at centre is a bit clunky, but it's a bit of an idea

Buzzbar Courtyard

In the back courtyard at Buzzzbar cafe, at 349 King St Newtown, in Sydney, where I currently have a show, Buzz, with Ben Cahill, Celia Curtis and Geoffrey Goodes

Friday, March 4, 2016

Willy at the Back Door Cafe

In the crowd today in Woolloomooloo waiting for some fruit and veg from Oz Harvest. An old Asian guy was holding court with some friends. One of them saw me drawing him and brought him over.

"My name is Willy - W-I-L-L-Y. You can write that with a full stop. I'm 85 years old. I'm going to die." He says this with a flourish.

Not too soon I hope. He's still got some life in him. I tell him to enjoy his time. I'll give him a copy next week