Golden boy

Back in the studio last night, trying to assemble a show out of my finished bits and pieces. Did this as a quickie – been playing with gold. Gold leaf, gold paint – nothing brings up the culture of sydney than a bit of cheap gold bling. Head of a golden boy (detail)/ Oil paint & gold paint on canvas.

 

Cheap love #goldpaint #cheapcanvas #study #painting

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From my instagram account

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Ashes to ashes

pairofbatsmanBeen working on some study for larger paintings in the studio for a cricket series. It seems strangely suited that the year I decide to paint sport, the Australian cricket team implodes, and the Australian public promptly turns their collective backs and have decided they are not interested in cricket.

So, rightly or wrongly, my cricketers all seems disappointed and rather despondent.  Cricket in NQ when I was younger was always high key, bright colours, squinting into the sunlight, all the players starkly contrasted against the white of their uniforms. Minimal speed, slow paced and hot. So very hot.

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Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don’t understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn’t understand what they were talking about.

Jim Jarmusch

 

TERRA D’OMBRA – Pamela Honeyfield

Popped into an art opening up at Hunters Hill on the weekend to see a friend’s show at the Hunters Hill Gallery – which is a wee space in a beautiful sandstone building. The influence of the gallery is seen in the painting’s  palette. When set against the sandstone walls you can see the play in the colours and textures of the larger work.

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From Pamela Honeyfield‘s website: The name comes from Terra di Ombra, or earth of Umbria, the Italian name of the pigment.
Umbria is a mountainous region of central Italy.  Pamela’s solo is an attempt to capture her love for travel, using the earthy blend of umbers in her work. Pamela will exhibit works on paper, canvas and wood, using colours that are indicative of the land in raw, burnt, rust and natural tones. 

Date: June 30 – July 12 2015 
 Gallery open: Tuesday – Sunday  10am – 4pm 
 3/37 Alexandra Street Hunters Hill 2110  

Cricket

Cricket sketches. Hands now freezing #oneplus2studios #sportyscribbles

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Some new work from the studio. I was listening to the Q&A Rosie Batty broadcast  and drawing cricketers, which seems a strange response. I’ve been meaning to try and persuade a willing friend to dress up as a cricketer for some life drawing. I have to find someone with some cricket gear. Am suspecting it might be easier to go hang around a local cricket game.

I was trying to keep a limited palette. Particularly fond of the acid yellow. It makes the image below quite a zing on the eyeballs.  It’s a little more acid than it comes across in the photo.

Little fella #cricket #painting #sketch #oneplus2studios

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News – Finalist in the Ryde Women’s Art Prize

The yellow king, Oil on canvas paper, A1 2014
The yellow king, Oil on canvas paper, A1 2014

Chuffed to see my painting  ‘the yellow king‘  was selected as a finalist in the City of Ryde 5th annual Women’s Art Prize. The exhibition showcases artworks that connect to any themes surrounding women, and is open to all Australian artists.The exhibition’s theme is inspired by the 2015 International Women’s Day theme Make It Happen. The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize is part of the Hungry for Art Festival staged from 7 May to 13 June 2015.

Full list of finalists in the open category, and congratulations to my fellow artist at Oneplus 2 Studios in Rozelle, Pamela Honeyfield who is also exhibiting!

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Usually celebrated on March 8th worldwide.

Belle Arti Prize 2014 Opening – Melbourne

I entered the Belle Art prize in Melbourne this year. I was keen to down and see the opening, but it’s not likely to happen. None the less, my painting is here (somewhere) with 369 others!

My painting is a study from  the P&O series

Another day

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For anyone in Melbourne – the opening is  next Tuesday 25th November

6-8pm @ Chapman & Bailey Gallery, 350 Johnston St, Abbotsford, Melbourne

Belle prize – all lined up waiting to be hung

 

https://belleartiprize.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/belle-arti-prize-2014-entries/