Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Another post at long last...

Sorry for lack of posts lately guys. I will have some more paintings to post soon (knock on wood). I seem to be having a bad case of 'painter's block'. Everything I paint seems be turning into pig swirl. Lets hope I shake it ASAP! It makes me a little concerned as I have a solo in June. With four paintings under my belt I'd like to get another 20 done for 'Urban Tribe' in June...

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Early Influences...

I took these a few mornings ago while on the way to work. The moon was such a great shape and the sky such an amazing colour. I had to be quick as a car was coming up behind me - so they are a tad blurry.

I'm hoping to incorporate them into future paintings.

Burning Sensations..

I met with Bob Franklin on Saturday in Hampton - It went extremely well. We spoke for about an hour and he was such a friendly and funny guy. The only problem was I'd somehow splashed turps on my lower leg moments before leaving the house to meet him - this became more evident as it began to burn during our meeting. Trying my best to hide the pain, I found myself lifting up my pant leg from time to time to watch it get progressively worse, as it quickly went through 5 different shades of red. We'll prob meet up again in a week or so - no using turps before out next meeting! haha - The patch of skin is still glowing..

Oh, I also had another meeting with Manyung Gallery in Mt Eliza. Well I'm excited to say I now have a 2nd Solo show this year booked for November. Very excited about this one!

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Choices - Urban Tribe painting #3

oil on canvas

Archibald 2009!

I had so much fun painting Santo for the 2008 Archibald that I'm keen to do it again. I've been lucky enough to get actor/comedian Bob Franklin (Bad Eggs, Boy Town, Stupid Stupid Man, Thank god you're here, Newstopia, Macbeth, The librarians and much much more) to agree to sit for me for Archibald 09. He was so lay back and friendly during our telephone conversation today, so I can't wait for our first meeting this Saturday.

The Opening of Life Lines

Jemma and I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Michelle Giacobello's show 'Life Lines'. It was fantastic. There was such a great vibe in the gallery as the work was amazing. It was a very strong collection with subjects and themes many could relate to, making it a very accessible show for all. Congrats to Michelle for a job well done! BTW - the cupcakes rocked too..

Monday, 3 March 2008

Urban Tribe - painting #2

Humid Night Blues
oil on canvas

Oh, I'd also urge those in Melbourne to get down to my very talented friend Michelle Giacobello's solo show 'Life Lines'. Opening night is 5 March - 22nd - at Louey & Lane Gallery, Glenhuntly Rd, Glenhuntly. It will be a great show!!

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Urban Tribe - first painting!

The Long Train Ride Home
Oil on Canvas