Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
This week I am taking part in the Chalk Urban Art Festival in Parramatta. It's the second time I've taken part in the Festival and we started today.
Over 3 and a half days, 30 artists will be competing to win the title of Champion Chalk Artist. We are working on canvases of about 2m x 2.4m.
The theme is The Blues.
Working on that scale, and on the ground has plenty of challenges and already I have seen the benefit of experience showing in the first day's work, compared to last years efforts.
Here are a couple of preparatory sketches that I did in Photoshop to work out some of the details. I'll post some progress shots of the chalk piece as well.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
These three digital images are all painted purely from memory. Working only from memory completely changes my approach to creating images in a way that, at the moment I find exciting.
By painting from memory I am forced to move away from an analytical approach and into an area of expression where the outcome is unknown.
On top of that, the painting becomes worked out as I work through it, not through planning.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Well, for anyone that has visited this page before, I've changed the look of this blog a bit and spent some
time trying to get it looking a little nicer- I think the black was bringing me down a little! Hopefully it looks a little cleaner, more inviting and not so dingy now.
In addition to the updated look of the blog I've got a new painting- a quick little pin-up and some even quicker sketches for my new friends at the Pole Dance Academy in Bondi Junction. Check them out at www.poledanceacademy.com.au.
I'll be working with the girls at Pole Dance Academy doing quick live portraits of girls for their hen's nights and parties- I was at the studio today and it was great!
The painting was done in about 2.5 hrs and the sketches are 5 minutes each, using photo reference. Dunno why the blog wants to cascade the images but I can't fix it!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I cranked this out in around 3 hrs for the 'Oscar Wilde Party' at BB's last night. Needs more work but people dug it. I'll polish it up in the studio and post a finished image soon, along with some other finished paintings. The quality of this photo is pretty bad too, I'll try to get a better photo and post that. If you were out at BB's and saw me painting, drop me a comment and say hi!