December 14, 2011

Paper bugs, insects and spiders

Two weeks ago I went to Sydney to help the wonderfully talented ladies of Greedy Hen. They had to make over 40 paper bugs and a ton of leaves which where to go into glass jars. I mostly helped with the leaves, but it was loads of fun, and they looked fantastic!

There were red-back spiders, bumble bees, grass hoppers, cockroaches, huntsman spiders! Each bug was created individually without a pattern or stencil which gave each one it's own personality. Once they were in the glass jar it really reminded me of my brothers catching insects when we were kids.

It was a really rewarding project, and I can't wait to work with the Greedy Hen ladies again soon!

October 30, 2011

Masterclass with Steve Cox

A few Saturdays ago I participated in a watercolour painting masterclass with locally renowned watercolour artist, Steve Cox. It was so amazingly fun and inspiring! Steve gave me some great tips and I learnt a lot. There's another class happening in January, I can't wait to see how much I've improved in that time. This is a painting I did of my mum from a photograph.


October 28, 2011

INSPIRATION: Jim McVicker

My brother put me onto the amazing Jim McVicker recently, with this great watercolour painting. McVicker mostly does wonderful landscapes, and still life oil paintings but he can clearly master any medium. There's a good little doco about him on his website too.


October 21, 2011

Arsenal - 1886 Melbourne Cup winner.

I am in an upcoming Madman group exhibition held at Madman Void (Upstairs) 1 Wellington Street, Collingwood. The opening night is Friday 28th October from 4:30pm and will also be open over that weekend for those whom can't make the opening party.
It's Melbourne Cup themed this time, and my horse, Arsenal, was the winner in 1886! Arsenal was known as a lucky winner and was best friends with a billy goat. Here's my watercolour painting of Arsenal. I hope to see you at the exhibition!!


January 25, 2011

Schroeder Playing a Beethoven Sonata

Good ol' fashioned '60s intense eye pleasure.... love it!

January 22, 2011

Music videos for your eyes and ears.

Here's a great video by Destroyer titled "Kaputt" on vimeo.

This song is also on high rotation at the present. So good.

January 07, 2011

Pen drawings on music paper.

I'm finding Vanessa Prager's bic cristal pen drawings super inspiring today.