Saturday, February 25, 2017
I'm painting this streetscape of the front of the Wayside Chapel in Sydney's Kings Cross for Rob, who works there. The Wayside is a community centre and KX institution providing many services to the homeless etc.
The building has changed a bit since I painted sets there in the little theatre behind the op shop in the 1990s - that was for Charles Freyberg's Saucy Blade productions including of Victor Sheehan's Flower to Furnace. I'm not sure if that little theatre is still there. But the crowd haven't changed so much. Here are some drawings of the Wayside's got Talent cabaret last year
I'll include this in my page of Woolloomooloo landscapes as Woolo is only 100m away at the bottom of the cliff
The finished painting
A lot of bricks. A few people starting to appear. Now for some colour, light and shade, leaves on the tree
I did this ground on thursday, but I'm going to paint a whole more people into it yet - there's always people outside the Wayside, so I'll have plenty of models.
If you would like to commission a streetscape or portrait let me know your idea. I work from life and photos. Contact me on twitter @subgeometer and on facebook
I also have plenty of original drawings and paintings for sale, and I'm also currently passing the hat around so I can get a replacement computer
A couple of weeks ago using leftover paint I started this painting of Trump doing hands free flight testing on his personal ICBM . When it's finished I'll post it over on the Political Geometry blog.
Well, as long as I can pay for new computer. On my phone I can crop a photo but not set the the levels to show a drawing so I'm only putting the paintings up for now. There's a big backlog of drawings
Monday, February 6, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
The start of Australia St with trees and market stalls from Saturday a week ago.
The Bank Hotel - last Sunday.
My hard drive died so at home I'm browsing and posting with a linux bootable usb stick without a useful image editor and occasionally editing photos on some friends' mac (thanks Brad and Karen)until I can get my hands on a new system. So everything will come in bursts for a bit
I'd started drawing this man in a hat with the beginnings of the scene below showing a bit of Newtown Community Centre when the market coordinator moved me on for being too close to the market. A bit annoying - anyway I've split the 2 halves rather than publish a huge swathe of blank paper in between
This is a version from a few days ago - I've done more since but my computer is dead, and I didn't bring an image when I edited this. (if anyone has a working and unwanted laptop I can install linux or some unix on let me know
This a landscape looking down Dowling St Woolloomooloo to the Navy wharf, for Alex, who wants me to paste HM Bark Endeavour(Captain Cook's boat) in at the focal point. I guess I could do that, and damn the anachronism
I've put together most of my recent Woolloomooloo landscapes on one page, have a look