Monday, March 15, 2010

C O L T R A N E : painting and all that jazz..

Have camera, will film Dept.
Thought I would share a short wander around my John Coltrane inspired work from a few years ago..

"John Coltrane"
Oil on Board - 128 x 96cm 
Property of Artist 

Saturday, March 13, 2010

On the Easel..

Currently working on a new Red Dust Girl painting in the studio.
The yet unnamed work is progressing well and I have taken a number of progress photos as well as film to document its emergence. I am posting an image or two here but there is quite a bit of work ahead of me to get it to how I envisage it. So just work in progress shots.
Good to be painting again though after a sojourn into digital work mentioned in my last post here. This particular girl will be travelling to Melbourne when completed, where her new owner (Justin) eagerly awaits the unveiling and hanging in his home.
Well, enough of this rambling.. time I returned to a paint soaked brush!

Here's the photos at various stages and some footage from earlier on in the piece. The colour in the film is a little off, but apart from that..

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Posters and Paint (well sort of..)

Took a break from painting on canvas recently to complete a poster project for The South Australian Government department known as The D'Faces of Youth.
I was still painting, but this time in the digital sense.. creating posters for large scale A1 reproduction of prints for the four themed programs/projects: "Visual Arts", "Acting", "Clowning" and "Dance".
I used a combination of my own drawings, textures and some collage/photo manipulation to create the posters in Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, and Corel Painter using my trusty Wacom tablet, some genuine South Ozzy sweat and the obligatory late night (ok, make that several).
Anyway, they are all complete and I'm hoping to return to the brush and oils real soon :)