I have a number of drawings at Scott Livesey Galleries – A few of these are on view as part of the Winter Salon Exhibition
WINTER SALON 2018
A rotating exhibition, ON VIEW from this Saturday 16th June, with drinks between 1-3pm.
To view: CLICK
Tues-Fri 11am-5pm and Sat 11am-4pm.
T: +613 9824 7770
Below are a few works that are at the gallery currently:
A friend organized a day trip to Melbourne to take the girls to Comic Con and it was quite the experience. It was very excellent to see all the people dressed up for Cosplay. I mainly wanted to see the anime stuff and see if I could source some nice pens – which I did.
The crowd was huge, had to use my body and large backpack to physcially shield the kids from being crushed on the way in – that was probably the hardest bit. Once in there was lots of excellent costumes to see and things to do. So much comics, craft, toys and lollies – yay!
We left after many hours of fun with two new friends, Espeon and Litten from Pokémon which Kidlet really enjoys. I drew them for her with my fancy new pens.
See you next year Comic Con and thank you!
Hello, it’s me again. Two in one day. It’s as if I am exploding with the drawing. I can’t stop, I won’t stop. I want to draw so many things but there are many lines and too few hours. Got to prioritize. I did this drawing this evening because it was important. I am so close to finishing a large work but I am also little burnt out from an emotional week. Drawings of my daughter are always a joy and I don’t need to think about anything other than my loves when doing this. That’s the priority.
Well I’ve gotten past my little hissy fit and now back into the making of things. Being too much in my head and not just going with the hands isn’t good for The Practice.
So planning my days and things that need to get done and drawing for many. many hours is my life again. It’s good to be driven, have purpose and enjoy what the process.
Kidlet has been joining me for some drawing sessions too, there is nothing sweeter. So I did get a bit distracted from my Big Drawing to do a Small Drawing of her drawing. 😛
And I’ll finish up with a self portrait – have a good weekend
Ballarat Heritage Weekend has just been, the highlight for me was ( is always ) the steam trains.
The sun shone and my spirits were high, I thought I’d go out and see what observational drawings I could do. I haven’t done that in a long while. I took a ride on the train, which was a A2 express passenger locomotive, built in 1915 and the Newport Workshops. It was such an amazing experience. The train departed from Ballarat station and went to Lal Lal. When it stopped a young kid said “WE’VE RAN OUT OF PETROL!”, super cute.
I did a lot of terrible sketches, just what I needed to do! Took a lot of photos and spoke to volunteers from Steamrail Victoria. Such a gift, people sharing their knowledge.
I also did a tour of the old Ballarat Gaol, which was grim and very, very interesting. I looked at amazing vintage cars and then later on in the evening Kidlet and I went to the 100 years of music at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute. She danced and danced and asked me to join and I did not 😛
The heritage weekend is one of those things that you always want to see more than you actually can. I love learning history, even the dark stuff.
I had plans to do more finished drawings of the weekend, but I’ve just started working on some large pieces and that is where my drawing time is going too. So, enjoy this drawing of the beautiful train backhead. Get to the BHW one year! It’s well worth your time.