Friday, June 30, 2017
2 Chili Peppers in socks
Various sketches preparing figures for the mural I'm doing at the Record Crate. I'm doing some more work on it over the next fesw days, hopefully get a whole bunch more figures in the scene
A fruity couple
Part of the Sydney skyline from Glebe
Madonna's wombat limo
The end of an era - the Piccolo Bar in Kings Cross is closing. I've been doing a few drawings to get ready to paint a portrait of Vitorio - here he is knitting one of his scarves
Roger and Tina
More attempts at Vito's profile - he's got a very fluid mobile face so its not easy to catch his expressions - I'll keep trying
This is a crosspost from my Newtown Last Supper blog. I've been painting a park scene with fig trees in the waiting room at Newtown Mission to go with the Last Supper I painted in the main hall in 2013-4, set in Newtown and with the people of the Mission as the characters.
You can follow the history of their creation on the blog. Tim Cole's photos of the Newtown Last Supper here.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Adam Ant rides his blue groper with a red rock cod behind.
I did a bunch more elaborating and repairing, especially around the horizon line but forgot to take photos. Another big 4 day weekend from Saturday adding and finishing characters and this painting should be getting close to finished
Half repaired trees which Grace will finish after I put some blue and maybe something in background
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 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
the parade takes shape
Ambience Artiste Robert Smith
Friday, June 23, 2017
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
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
Below are some drawings and test painting
Fish Parrot and Lori Kangareet
A Fish Parrot and some Lorikeets