September 2012 marked the beginning of some new inspiration and refocus on painting. The following are some works in progress.
A work in progress – still playing with this one. Painted with acrylics, many times over. (My Mum).
May as well continue with the family – my dog – Panda Bear.
Here is Kate, my beautiful step-daughter.
Oliver – my step-son. He’s just a mite here!
Family is finished – I’ll get back to the missing members one day. This is Katrina – my gorgeous girlfriend. We’re on holiday in Bali here (2010).
Painting inspired by an Ando Hiroshige woodblock print.
Painting for my niece’s 21st birthday. I found a photo in a magazine. It was tiny, about 3 cm square so it left a lot of room for imagination.
One of my favourite Australian artists is David Bromley and this painting is a copy of his. I loved the colours so much (and couldn’t afford the original even if it was for sale) that I painted my own.
Another David Bromley copy. This was the first time I discovered him – it was in a newspaper article and once again this was a small 3cm image.
This pencil drawing is the second in series of fine detail artworks completed in my teens and twenties.
Painting of Liv Tyler for my other niece’s – Stephanie – 21st birthday.
Robert Maplethorpe’s photography has provided inspiration along the way and this painting is from his flower series.
Another Robert Maplethorpe inspired painting
Nude with collage.
Once again I found this little image in the newspaper and used it as a base for this painting. Unfortunately I can’t find the original to credit the source but will keep looking.
Painting of tulip
Copy of a painting by Gay & Carol Henderson. You may have guessed – I like red.
I think this one was from a birthday card , but it could easily be a Robert Maplethorpe photograph too.
Painting of a Lily.