Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mixed Media drawing

A3 cream 180gsm, compressed charcoals/pastels, acrylic Payne's Grey wash, drawn from life.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Is something that happens all over the world. Google it. Well I've discovered it even happens in New Zealand. I happened to be in Wellington for the last session of Dr Sketchy, at the Mighty Mighty bar in Cuba Street, big crowd, the models dressed in fluro leotards, animal prints, glitter & sequins, hair teased up big. Fabulous music, nice drinks, great atmosphere. Some rough sketches attached. Then I found there was one in Auckland & I went to the Cassette Number Nine bar in Vulcan Lane. Theme was early sixties, dresses, shoes, hair & makeup in theme. Last pose was one man in a suit & overcoat holding a paperbag, with two girls standing behind him, one about to choke him with something. I drew more of a cartoon style, won a "Buddy Christ" from the movie Dogma for that one, & gave the sketch to the main model. The person running it was fantastic, talked up a scene, even gave us a title for each drawing. Now I discover there is a Dr Sketchy in Hamilton, another nearby town.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A winter morning

I walked outside to the car this morning, before driving off was standing and brushing my hair looking at this. Isn't it gorgeous?

Materiality, process, horizontality

People peer in the doorway, comment on the fragrance of the materials but venture in only on invitation mostly. Stepping carefully around they look closely, one or two stood on the chair. Comments range from 'its like looking at a world without rubbish where you can breathe" (Dan) to "it needs blood" (Robert). Everything was gathered from the bush around TLC, the Wellington art school where I've begun the advanced dip, and will be returned at the end of the week to the bush. It is a site specific installation of short duration, a collaboration of four, and some of the materials are ever changing because of the intense heat in the studio, the sun pours in all day and the concrete floor absorbs it and releases it when the room cools, affecting the appearanceof some things.