Thursday, 19 March 2009

SKETCHBOOK ARTWORK #5: BABOONS


A page from my drawing journal dating back to a zoo visit.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

NEW PAINTING:

Recently completed large oil painting...the first in a series; this one's called "UNDERTOW".

I am having such trouble photographing the larger canvasses, neither of my digital cameras seem up to the task and this photo in no way reflects the luminosity of the sea or the glowing quality of the hand coming out from it.

I will post a better pic ASAP.

WORDS FOR ARTISTS TO LIVE BY...

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. "

--PICASSO

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

PAINTING: GHOST TREE HILL

The first in a series of paintings depicting these strange ghost creatures; I'm not sure what they are or how they came about but suspect they may be physical manifestations of my own angst and psychosis.

I don't know what the hell is going on with these pictures (and there are several of them in the works), because they are nothing like any of the other paintings I'm working on but for some reason I just need to get those damn bunnies out of my head.

Monday, 23 February 2009

WORDS FOR ARTISTS TO LIVE BY...

"A Good artist has less time than ideas."

-- Martin Kippenberger

Sunday, 22 February 2009

SKETCHBOOK ARTWORK #4 CHIAROSCURO - BRUSHPEN AND BLACK INK AGAIN

Another design sketch for an oil painting.

Friday, 20 February 2009

WORDS FOR ARTISTS TO LIVE BY...

"I don't really care about anatomy. Something perfectly drawn to me is just somebody showing you they can draw."

-- Julian Schnabel

Thursday, 19 February 2009

SKETCHBOOK ARTWORK #3 CHIAROSCURO - BRUSHPEN AND BLACK INK


This is a design for an oil painting...I don't draw out designs or rough sketches in pencil these days, preferring to work in ink with a brushpen. I love the spontaneity of this approach and the chiaroscuro of the lush blacks.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

WORDS FOR ARTISTS TO LIVE BY...

"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."

-- Picasso

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

SKETCHBOOK ARTWORK #2: BLACK HIGGINS INK IN BRUSHPEN

I saw this guy in the window of the fish shop and just had to whip out the sketchbook.

SKETCHBOOK: BRUSHPEN DRAWING IN ACRYLIC INK...


I had hoped to post photos of paintings at various stages by now but my digital camera gave up the ghost...so until I get a new one I will post some pages from my sketchbook.

Monday, 9 February 2009

WE...THE IDIOCRACY!

“One has to believe in what one is doing, one has to commit oneself inwardly, in order to do painting. Once obsessed, one ultimately carries it to the point of believing that one might change human beings through painting. But if one lacks this passionate commitment, there is nothing left to do. Then it is best to leave it alone. For basically painting is idiocy.” - Gerhard Richter

BRUSHES...GOTTA LOVE THEM!


Sunday, 8 February 2009

WORDS FOR ARTISTS TO LIVE BY...

"Now that we do not have priests and philosophers any more, artists are the most important people in the world . . . Art is wretched, cynical, stupid, helpless, confusing." – Gerhard Richter