Mural out front of Jetzt today for my Swedish homies. Its a puppet dragon and a lady. Also charly bike racing flash back, your looking at the winner of the 70cc decision Kampot 2017! Proud moment for the Whelans. So young and ive achieved so much more than my father was able to in his life. Dr Whelan, What a loler. Also i got sent this last pic and ive been loving it all day, my friend who stocks me up w aerosol down here in the province where we don't have shops informed me today that as well as spray paint, he has a gaggle of porcupine pups for sale and i want one so bad. Not sure if it's a ok to have pets like this. Any thoughts? What do they eat? Tic tac and belly lint.
Some photos I just found from years ago, I forgot Flickr was a thing! So good, some real gems. me painting w @mik_shida at this place we ended up having a show in 'all city no stars', nice little rooftop in west end, a couple i ges other people took in melbs then cambodia, funny one of painting at the family farm w horse biting my knee and breaking the easle, an elephant i met at the zoo and the last one is painting at @santamexican in Berlin w @mimomali, miss that restaurant but miss mymo more. Now im all nostalgic,, schvitzing over a here!
RIP Fred Cole of Dead Moon. During my biggest depression ever, back in Melbourne 2012, I was struggling to get off dope and my girl of 7 or 8 years left me and basically life was a mess, music of Dead Moon was one of the few things that made me feel ok. I'd listen to it all day and play it through headphones so I could get to sleep. was living in run down kung fu studio that would get freezing at night and was filled w hippies during the day. dead moon music ment alot to me. Sad to hear of Fred Coles passing. While I was getting this done earlier today I got the news that Paul who is one of the first expatriates I met in Kampot has past away unexpectedly. Paul from Jersey, Tottingham fan, nothing but patient and kind, had a great laugh and was an absolute gentleman which is kinda rare w expats out here. Paul was also a big Chally bike fan. Here's a pic of me and Paul racing our chally bikes in the 2017 Kampot motor mayhem. He'll be missed. RIP Paul.
Just starting this one, havnt used oil for ages, heaps of fun but I'm hoping my patience holds up, too easy to push the paint and then regret it, and the paint always ends up in my belly button, i think i put my finger in there when im trying to concentrate or if im stressed or something, crazy hard to get out. If any one has any tips for cleaning oil paint out of belly buttons and ears and stuff would love to hear them. "All painting is an accident. But it's also not an accident, because one must select what part of the accident one chooses to preserve." (Francis Bacon) Francis Bacons belly button would have been a mess. georgwhelan
Some more chicken drawings. I'm loving them at the moment. I'm waiting to get some screen prints back which I'm going to paint on top of in the next couple of days, but till then just drawing funny stuff.
A couple of studies for bigger works. I'm broke as a joke atm so by the time I make something big I need to have it pretty worked it out, Not as fun as just starting and seeing what happens, but I think I probs will end up w some nice stuff. Trying to pull in some aesthetics that are common here, looking at Kampot street scenes, characters who live here, remnants of design thats folded into the place. I like the chickens in these. I'm a total loler for all of the graphic design over here but I doubt I'll ever use half it, on its own it already seems nice.
Back at home in cambodia. Drawing kids back home in australia. Im going to put a whole bunch of stuff up soon, but this ones just a sketch. Also new sport I invented called golfishing. And a photo of me and dommies newest love child.