Dec 10, 2009
Today is a big day for me. I have booked my first solo show! It will be in Melbourne at the end of February. I have a number of large works to fill the gallery, but I need to do smaller ones as well. To celebrate, I'm re-posting this painting, as it is inspired by Melbourne: a city of lane ways and small cafés.
Nov 21, 2009
>Oil on Canvas
121 cm x 102 cm
Here is my latest work in the Basilica series.
I am continuing on a narrative as follows:
The imposing, patriarchal architecture (the church) has been emasculated by flooding the chapels with high tide...
The new guard are young trainee lifesavers, well equipped for and welcoming of the uprising water world. They challenge the authority of the church and introduce issues relating to gender and climate disasters.
Nov 13, 2009
This is my display of recent works... ready for assessment.
I have been doing the Advanced Diploma at the Sydney Gallery School. I have not finished, but sadly, this will be the end of school for me. Its time I pushed off into the big world of art, and find out whether I will sink or swim on my own. One is very protected as a student... there is structure, support, advice. None of which will be around for me next year.
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
Degas' ballet dancers and their teacher are my inspiration for this painting. Removed from their expected environment of a stage, or room, they find themselves in a strange dark corridor, peopled with odd, foreboding figures. This painting is a new direction for me, facture-wise... it is sketchy and loose... thus depicting a process, rather than an arrival.
Oil on Canvas 2009
85cm x 85cm
Oct 18, 2009
I have a working title of 'Horses in the Basilica', but hopefully this will change soon. I am finding the title quite a creative challenge, as it can be continuing source of communication and mystery that adds to the work.
Oil on Canvas
90 x 75cm
Sep 8, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
Florence Blues... there are blues in this painting, but my warm late-night light does not allow them to shine. I'll re-post tomorrow when I can take a shot in sunlight.
This is a 'daily painting', and possibly a study for a larger work.
Jul 16, 2009
Its winter and its snowing! I loved painting this commissioned work, knowing that I'll be skiing in a few weeks. These snow gums are amazing for their stripes of purple and green. They are unique to the snowy mountains in Oz. And are always in the way of a good run!!!
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
I was attempting to create a feeling of depth with this tree, rather than showing just two dimensions. Not quite finished, needs a touch more warmth.
May 31, 2009
May 28, 2009
I have started on a 'small works' project using these watercolour paintings. I painted them last winter while staying in a lodge in Perisher. (In the Australian ski fields.) So far I have used Bondcrete to glue them to canvas, and seal their surface. Then I'll paint over them with oils, and add found objects such as ski tickets, gum leaves and the like.
May 9, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
Soon it will be winter here, and I'll be painting the snow gums again. This is an oil painting that I completed a winter ago... and as I have not been near my paints for a few days, I thought I would take the time to post some earlier works. This is 4ft x 3ft. One of my favourite trees.
Apr 2, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
Mar 20, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
Sometimes the scenery becomes the star of the show! One of the main reasons TDF is so popular is those rolling hills! This was 3...