Sunday, June 25, 2017

Garden of Earthly Delights continued

Grace Jones -slave to the rhythm

with Adam Ant and a blue groper, and a red rock cod. Scifi flowers by Grace  Woods

The whole scene on Monday 26th


the pool

The tombstone guitar player

 Extra Supersized Bon and Angus


Travel by wombat limousine with Madonna - Bronwyn Bishop eat your heart out. That wombat digs the clouds

I spent the weekend developing the figures and foreground with Grace whos been painting some otherworldly patterns and bringing to CBD into flower. IThanks! Grace is going to do some more next weekend 

Kangareet, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a stunned mullet

Grace Jones with magpie and CBD flowers and a 2D flying creature

Grace painting

the parade takes shape

The pool

Ambience Artiste Robert Smith

Garden of Earthly delights- there are earlier images here and here

Friday, June 23, 2017

View from Weave

I'm about to begin a painting for Weave community centre in McElhone St Woolloomooloo, a big dream landscape of the area with some birds and other wildlife and humans.

Over the couple of months I'll be using a room there as a parttime studio -  a nice change from my cramped room. Today was the first day I had the use of the room. Once I'd run off to gather things several times, and also to draw Vitorio at the Piccolo I started this view out the window so I had something to show for my first day there

Thanks to Freya, Emmanuel, Soraya and Siobhan and everyone at Weave, and of course, Woolloomooloo

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Garden of Earthly Delights - the figures

I've been painting a rock god version of the Garden of Earthly Delights set in Glebe at the Record Crate on Glebe Point Road. I'm starting to paint all the figures. Here are a few sketches and I'll add painted people and animals as I take some photos.

This drawing shows some figures lifted from Bosch's painting.

Images of the mural up to this point are here 

below are the first few painted figures

a pool scene from Bosch

Pleasure Dome, with centrepoint - where Grace Jones is now balancing - photo to come

Flower ceremony! - from Bosch again

Hank, or whoever it is on his fish, with lorikeets


Johnny Rotten 

Below are some drawings and test painting

Fish Parrot and Lori Kangareet


A Fish Parrot and some Lorikeets

Larry Kangareet?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Painting and drawing at Newsagency Gallery

A (tiny) new painting of a cement truck that parks across the road in Petersham

 A bit more finishing for King Ed's horse

A busy drawing

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Louis Burdett at the Record Crate

With Edouard Bronson and  Dirk Kruithof last night

With the sound guy


Actual Remains

Monday, June 5, 2017

4 Horsemen - an Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Rock and Roll

4 Horsemen opened last friday (2 June) with a huge party. I'm exhibiting some paintings with Jimmy Willing, Ben Cahill and Chas Glover until 29 june at Newsagency Gallery, 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham. The gallery is open from wed-sun from 11-5 so there's plenty of time to get along and its well worth a look.

 A real photographer is going to come in and take images of everything but in the meantime here's a few photos of the paintings on the walls, starting with me (John O'Driscoll - more here) With my paintings I've put links to the blog posts where I published their creation and development.

Thanks to Bess O'Malley at Newsagency for putting on the show

A portrait of Nadine Stransen with 2 nudes, of Grace and Charles Freyberg. Charles is a study for the sans-culottes in a version of Delacroix's Liberty leading the People that I still haven't painted

Woolloomooloo Dairy Cottage, Real Estate Agent from Hell (Mike Baird), and Trumble's Finger - and these COALition politician$ are going CHEAP, so why not snap one up?

Roll Up Roll Up - Jimmy and Bess O'Malley and the show

Jimmy Willing

Landscape and fire - paintings by Ben Cahill

Man and Landscapes - more work by Ben

Another couple of great paintings by Ben Cahill

Ben's wall

Chas and the scene across the road from Newsagency yesterday

Crossroads - paintings by Chas Glover

Chas was surrounded by floodwaters in the LIsmore flood - luckily his house was on higher stilts than this one

Chas's wall

Jimmy with his paintings and mine

Guitar girls - paintings by Jimmy Willing

Lanterns and Napoleon


Posters by Jimmy Willing

Jimmy's miniature sketches