Thursday, September 25, 2008

City Buskers

I decided on a really loose style this time. These two buskers were in the city when I photographed them. They were sitting much further apart then this picture depicts. I then had some issues with ensuring they belonged together. To solve this problem I made the painting extremely impressionistic. I am not sure what the instrument on the right is. I should have asked.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A group of Sketches

I haven't had any finished paintings to publish lately and I thought I would share some of the sketches I have been doing. You may see some of them as finished paintings soon.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Koko Lime

If you are ever in Melbourne Victoria, then visit Koko Lime, shop 20A Alchester Cres, Boronia. My art is now hanging on their wall for sale.

The big night out

I am reading a book by Carole Katchen and her work inspired this piece. I wanted to illustrate the fun at this dinner. The emphasis is on the glasses and the bottles of alcohol. I hope you find this piece as fun as I did painting it.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


This picture is one I did last year and it surprises me every time I enter it into a competition. I had a few things in a show and I had other things earmarked for another show. I was running out of framed pictures (plenty of unframed pictures as can be seen in my blog). I thought I will put this picture in Mont de Lancey. This is a historic homestead in Wandin. The artists had to be living in the shire of Yarra Ranges and I purely came across the show by accident in the RACV magazine. Well I received a phone call today to say I had won an encouragement award for this picture, which also came with a monetry win. Very surprised and very delighted. This makes the last week a good one for me as I acheived a first at the Pastel Society for "What about me?" My good friend Wendi received a second. Check her blog out under the blogs I am watching.
I just found out this painting sold this week at the Mont de Lancey art show.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Salamanca Buskers

Everyone seems to know how much I enjoy drawing buskers. Linda from my art class went to Tasmania and visited the Salamanca market. She was kind enough to give me a photo of these buskers. They look extremely cold, all rugged up in their tartan blankets and berets. They look like they are concentrating hard and enjoying the music. The colors I have chosen are to help create the cold environment. I believe they must be siblings as they have a similar look.

On a roll this week. Went to Ringwood art Society last night withthis picture and won first prize in the ABC competition in the B section. The judge was Robyn Schubat. Robyn demonstrated palete knife painting. She depicted a laneway scene. The painting was portrayed in brilliant oranges and blues and completed within 1.5 hrs. Amazing demonstration.