Last night I enjoyed a much needed session of Dr Sketchy. I hadn't been for a few months, so my drawings were very much more miss than hit. One of the sketches was to be based on ancient Egypt - so I went a little nuts...
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Seems to be come confusion with image above - it's not a painting:) It's just an image to accompany post..
I managed to get some painting in last night. It was one of those great painting sessions where a few hours literally whooshed by without notice. These are by far the most productive sessions (well for me anyway). I get so focussed and into the painting I almost go into automatic pilot. After a few hours (which seem like mere minutes) I stand back and think Did I just do that? Wish it would happen more often:)
Monday, 25 August 2008
Trying to Balance a full time job with Freelance work and most importantly painting can be quite the task. I think I'm coping alright, though it does have it's moments. Painting is one of those things that requires the right state of mind. Trying to schedule painting times in advance can backfire big time. That bloody right state of mind can quickly leave town and wont come back until you least expect it. If I don't feel up to painting I simply wont, as I know the painting will suffer as a consequence.
Friday, 22 August 2008
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Tuesday, 19 August 2008
I'm still painting like mad, and am STILL yet to find the battery charger for my camera. So I took a crappy pic with my phone camera to show these paintings do exist! Here's part of a WIP - excuse the discolouration, pixelation, noise and blurriness:)
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Monday, 11 August 2008
The works I'm doing for Manyung are quite detailed pieces and consequently bloody time consuming:) I'm enjoying the process immensely, though they demand much of my time as each painting requires countless thin layer upon layer of subtle detail. I did quite a bit of work on them during the weekend and will post some pics when closer to completion. These pieces aren't in my usual style as they're quite whimsical and detailed - will share soon..
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Yesterday afternoon was a blast. I had the privilege of being invited down to Working Dog studios for a catchup with Santo and to watch them film The Hollowmen. Michael Hirsh gave me the grand tour and introduced me to most of the cast including Rob Sitch and Lachy Hulme. It was interesting to see how the actors worked as Lachy seem to stay in character off camera also - took me a while to realize this:). The set consisted of corridors and offices based on existing rooms from parliament House. I was also taken up to the editing suite where I watched put a scene together - very interesting to watch. So yeah, It was a great afternoon:)