Jul 24, 2012

Pope Joan

This art school postmodern painting project evolved into a passionate and powerful exercise for me. Using 2 canvases approx. 500x600mm, and with acrylic paints, I set out to create an image that would highlight an event in religious history. With this artwork, the brief was to combine various images, juxtaposing, layering and superimposing over each other, using fabric, text and advertising images to explore the possibility of a narrative. My source materials are from Diego Velázquez's painting of Pope Innocence X and Joan of Arc. I believe this story to be true.... do you?

Jul 15, 2012

R.I.P. Charlie

This oil painting of Charlie the border collie I completed some time ago when Charlie was very much alive but in his senior years. Charlie was 16 years old when he left this world recently, and his owners think this painting that has been proudly hanging in their dining room means more to them now than ever before. Family pets are so special and Charlie was one of my favourites in our local doggie community.

Jul 6, 2012

Holiday sketching

Kurt William Dal Santo is my great nephew, and at 18 months old he is very cute. Here is a quick pencil sketch of him I did when we made a recent family visit to Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour during art school holidays.