Monday, 28 April 2008

WIP Cont'd

Still much to be done. Will tackle the body and crane soon.... Having a ball painting this one:)

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

quick look...

A lot lot lot lot more to do on this one....

Monday, 21 April 2008


I had a very productive painting session last night. The painting is getting to a stage now where thin layer upon layer are starting to come together nicely. I'm enjoying the slow process this time around - as I'm finding it quite relaxing to just hang with the painting. I'm hoping to finish this one by mid May. I'll post a pic once complete - or near to.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Seven Possibilities

The seven canvases I'd ordered were ready to be picked up on Sat. I was very excited to bring them home and make a start. I've been sketching ideas the past month for a new series in the works. I'm going to be painting very stylized geishas in dream like environments.

Here's a quick sketch from a while back that prompted the idea...

I've already made a start on the canvas by sketching a basic plan of attack.. I don't want to give too much away - so I wont post any more pics until each one is finished.

Oh, I also managed to wash all my nearly dead brushes on Sunday after they'd been marinating in a cocktail of chemicals for 2 months. Thankfully I've managed to save about 90% of them. Whoohoo!

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Pressed for Time....

Well it's been a while since I've posted....better late then never I guess. A few things are on the go at the moment. I've had a few meetings with Bob Franklin and am starting his portrait any day now. We had one meeting at Hampton Beach where he posed for me and was able to gather all the info I needed. He has such an expressive face, so it should be a great painting to sink my teeth into. The concept for the painting is a bit warped and very dry - though that's bob to a tee:) I'm also going to be doing a bit of design work for Bob for an upcoming movie he is working on - I'll be working on the design and artwork for posters, storyboards etc for it.

Um.... Oh, I met with Manyung Gallery not long ago and have been offered a solo show in November - so I will constantly be working on paintings for that during the year also. I'm very excited about this show and finally have a clear idea for the direction of the paintings..

Oh, I also just found out yesterday that Hamish and Andy and interested in being painted by me for the Archibald 2010 - I received an email from Hamish yesterday - so will be meeting up with them later on in the year after my Bob Franklin painting is complete. Sadly I've had to cancel my June solo as there is just too much going on currently - and I hate having to rush things....