Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Monday, 29 September 2008

Music to paint to..

A couple of other blogs I frequent are doing this - so I thought why not just blatantly copy them:)

Music plays a BIG part in my life. I'm incredibly passionate and fussy about the music I listen to. Here are some clips of musicians I love to paint to..

Martha Wainwright


Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Kings of Leon

The Concretes

She and Him - Zooey Dechannel

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

The Clash

Plastic Bertrand

The Ramones

The Breeders

Fabienne DelSol

The Shins

The Black Keys

The Gossip

The Felice Bro

The White Stripes

John Lee Hooker

The Naked Truth

In this day and age it's pretty damn alarming to learn that some people still get quite uneasy about nudity in art. I honestly don't get it. What is so offensive about a naked body? To be offended by a naked body is to be offended by the human form. Are they ashamed of their own bodies? Do they shower with their eyes closed or ensure the bedroom is pitch black on occasion. I feel sad for and pity those who take issue with nudity in art, as they're missing out on the wonderful masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance for one. There is nothing more honest, insightful, vulnerable and beautiful than the naked form.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Watch the Birdy!

Last night was an absolute blast. I went to Dr Sketchy with the wonderful Michelle and was entertained, astonished and blown away by.........The Birdmann. This guy was an absolute crack up. Anyway here are some sketches...

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

More WIPs

Still early days with these - though you get the idea of where they're heading:)

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


Ok, there's still a bit to do on this one. The origami wasp needs a heaps of detail applied - the horizon line will be lighter/faded and the girl's hair will be textured with highlights etc.. Anyway this series has a touch of Pop Surrealism and is basically me unleashing my imagination:) Bit nervous about this brief departure from usual style.

Monday, 22 September 2008


I started 3 newies over the weekend. Always boring painting the initial stages - I'd love to be able to fast-forward to a later stage past the under-painting. They are to be incredibly detailed pieces. So I look at the under-paintings and think "Man there's a long way to go".

Monday, 15 September 2008


I had a much needed weekend of rest and relaxation. It was wonderful to just laze about and enjoy the sunshine. I think I'm pretty much re-energized now. So am all ready to tackle another big week. Tonight Panting!!

Friday, 12 September 2008


I'm pretty tired and crabby this week. Have been up most nights doing freelance design work. The work isn't too bad, though I really need to get more painting done. Things should be quieter next week - so much painting will be done!

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Another Book...

I picked up this great little book by Mark Ryden the other day - Fushigi Circus. It contains fantastic pics of most of his recent works and is wonderfully presented. I've been spending most of my time sitting on the couch continuously exploring his fantastic works. Now to order a Joe Sorren book..