Thursday, September 30, 2010

"William the Conqueror"

I painted this surfboard as a commission, its the third one I have painted for this family,
They have one for each of their boys... They are meant for wall hanging and not meant to be surfed.
The last two were airbrushed, but this time used traditional brush work on the foam... I like the effect..
And know the kid doesn’t normally wear a Viking helmet... But that was the brief I got.

Friday, September 24, 2010

"Old Ute"

Oil on board 7" x 7"  

I managed to paint this one this morning before work... in between feeding kids using yesterdays palette ...
It was a photo I found, and I just loved the look of the old rusty work horse parked in the shade. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Cream Beetle"

Oil on Board 7" x 7"   

Its been a while between posts... About a week I think.

We held a birthday party for Jackson, had loads of people over and despite the weather we had a blast!
I have nothing planed this weekend for a change so really looking forward getting into a bit of painting.
 Pretty happy with how this one turned out...but I really do have to work on more creative titles!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Green Kombi"

Oil on canvas 8" x 10

I painted this one the other night, working off a photo.... 
I don't think I should paint when I am tired ....and I need to sort my lighting out.... 
well thats enough excuses ... I didn't want to post it ... but sometimes to move forward 
you need to step backwards...and the blog was getting old.

Monday, September 6, 2010

"Lunch at Uki"

12” x 19” Oil on Canvas 

Rach (my wife) and  I were walking back to our car after having a coffee at Uki, a small village under mount Warning on the NSW far north coast.
The mountain was shrouded in myst, and the old town was lit up, just as we were crossing the road, so I got her to take a snapshot with her phone....  I’ve been looking forward to putting it on canvas ever since,.... Don’t know if I’ve done it justice, but I think I got the gist of it.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"kombi Microbus"

Oil on panel 7” x 7”  

This was a tricky one to paint with all those windows!... I love how this one turned out though.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Blue Bug"

Oil on panel 7” x 7”  

2nd painting of a series, this was parked under a tree on a sunny day,... 
The reflections on the bonnet & windscreen were tricky to capture, ... But I’m happy with the result.
Tomorrow I’m painting a Kombi van.. :)