Life Study Remix

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Life Study Remix - mixed media on paper - 41 x 29 cms
Life Study Remix – mixed media on paper – 41 x 29 cms

These works are a collaboration between Steve Hillier – who did the wonderful life drawings, and myself, who did all the monoprinting over the top of them.

Life Drawing exhibition – Gold Coast Art Society 24-2-13 to 30-03-12

A little masculine appeal - conte and pen on paper, 12 x 14"
A little masculine appeal – conte and pen on paper, 12 x 14″
Languid musings - graphite on paper 14x11"
Languid musings – graphite on paper 14×11″
Almost asleep - graphite on paper, 14x11"
Almost asleep – graphite on paper, 14×11″
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Sculpted back --graphite and pen on paper 11x14"
Sculpted back –graphite and pen on paper 11×14″

From Sunday 24th February the Royal Queensland Art Society is hosting an exhibition of work done in their life drawing sessions. These are my contributions. This is in addition to their usual monthly show, this time themed “Fakes and Frauds”. The gallery is at 25 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach (next to the Broadbeach Surf Lifesaving Club) and it’s open from 11-3 weekdays and 9-5 weekends. If you are wondering why I have three naked ladies and only one man, it’s because we very rarely get a male model. Nothing to do with my preferences.

All the works are for sale, by the way — a very reasonable $40.00 each for the graphite sketches (mounted on black matt board) and $80.00 each for the pen sketches, which are attractively framed.

18/100 for 2013 – After the Bath (after Basanoff)

After the bath, oil on canvas, 40x50cms
After the bath, oil on canvas, 40x50cms

This is another painting I’ve done for the local art society show themed “Fakes and Frauds”. I love the serene, enigmatic nudes of Alex Basanoff and his work just cried out to me – “paint me again!”. I feel there is a lot to take away from his work. The sharply defined shadow, the glowing light areas and the black background remind me of Georges de la Tour. Influence flows like a river from one artist to another, enriching as it goes.