Friday, December 15, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
I've just finished and signed this large(3.2x1.5m) canvas of Woolloomooloo for Weave Community Hub at 49 McElhone St. We'll be having a launch party sometime soon
The whole painting
Freeway and railweay.
The Gunnery, the place I started out as an artist, back in 1985-91
Under the overpass, a homeless shelter against the rain
The almost finished painting after friday 3 November
Woolo's just one great big freeway
The Gunnery with John Bart's ceremonial rubbish sculptures
The right panel
The whole thing after 2 November
I've been weaving the background of this largish painting (3.2x1.5m in total) over the past month or 2, and now adding a few trees and people and birds - and bringing back the pink, due to popular demand. It shouldn't take too long now, the hard part is done, and a deadline looms
Sunday, October 29, 2017
I've been painting an Australiana scene of animals around the billabong at Newtown with Grace Woods, Xantharea O'Driscoll and the Mission community.
We've been asking everyone what animal and plant they want to see in the mural. Pastor Brian is leaving in December after 13 years feeding and providing services for the poor and homeless and sustaining the local community. He will be missed, hopefully his successor will have the same commitment and energy.
Brian requested a wombat and waratah, so here's a sketch in preparation for painting on tuesday. The wombat is at the entrance to his burrow which he will resolutely defend, One of my first books was Harry the Hairy Nosed Wombat.
The billabong scene so far . It's in the hall housing the Jordan Cafe, where free lunches and dinners are served, originally a Wesleyan school hall. At the other end of the room is the Newtown Last Supper, which I painted of the locals in 2013-4
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
I've painted this beautiful building on King St before including a similar view - its from the Martin Luther King mural square where I draw portraits sometimes. Its even in the window in the Newtown Last Supper.
I'll go back and do some more soon