Sunday, April 27, 2008

Garaged (Lidcome)

This is one several paintings that headed on down to Melbourne to feature in Off The Wall, which is for selected unrepresented (in Vic) artists as part of ArtMelbourne08. I was lucky enough to have sold quite well there, above expectations; and it was nice to find that Triecia Gibney gave this one a good home. Even nicer still to know that she likes it enough to dedicate me a blog post on her blog A Reason To Paint, which is always a good read and feast for the eyes (and I am still wondering about the whispers). Thank You Triecia.

PS, I've managed to acquire a couple of Triecia's pieces too, I love them both.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Babe I'm on Fire (Off topic - My Favourite Music Video)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Babe I'm on Fire.
I just found this on a video hosting site, always knew it was too long for youtube. For some years now it's pretty safe to say this has been my favourite music video. I can't imagine ever tiring of it. Directed by John Hillcoat (Ghosts of the Civil Dead, The Proposition). I have it on a DVD and many times after a night of painting I sit and watch it to wind down before bed, there's something in it for everybody. Have to say a highlight is "The old Rock and Roller with the two seater stroller". See for yourself. (Language and vulgarity warning)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A diptych

Plenty of painting happening, heres a recent two-panel work, another nocturnal road scene. I like that both panels also work as individual pictures.

40 x 80cm - Oil on Archival Panel.