The second painting study piece I did in my progressing portrait series, it was a really awkward start to move from painting flowing subconscious psychological work and deconstructing the female form, to focusing on the face. It took the first month and a half to feel confident enough to to move from studies and tests to paintings. The discomfort of playing in an un known area soon got easier as I let go of my concern with accuracy and let shapes create the expression. The more I let the forms construct the piece, the more the subject matter appeared honestly. My flow is back and the speed is in the painting again. A new era of re interpretation.
Another hard day at the office. It's bloody cold and hard to paint when you're wearing three jackets. New faces emerging out of the Melbourne frost. Work in progress portraits of the influential urban arts sector breaking though the chill. New show coming soon.
'Floating inward' from my last exhibition Super Psychology in January 2017. I really struggled with this piece, I re worked a number of times. Hated it but felt compelled to show it anyway. Now I really like it. It's about struggle, with mortality at the centre. It's about overcoming not sinking. To like a piece of work long after disliking it is a strange thing indeed.
James Dodd aka DLUX aka Jimmy Dazla sketch for painting. I've know of James since first seeing early stencils in Adelaide and Melbourne around the time SYNC and HAHA started popping up on the street. He was one of the first stencil artists in the early 2000's to make an impact, If you've read Stencil Graffiti Capital Melbourne you'd know the work of DLUX. These days James is a painting innovator and inventor. Conceptual and dynamic. As an artist he's always got my attention.
'Buff Diss no. 1' 120 X 120 cm work in progress. Really enjoying the process of shooting each subject image, choosing and abstracting based on colour, mood, energy and flow. Becoming an inspiring journey into some of my favourite 'heads', key minds and figures in the urban arts. A diverse spread of history, influence and innovation.
One more plug for the department floor stock clearance. Wizzing out of the big cartel store, link in my bio now☝️. This one also has that nice chicky babe in a coloured sweat, if garish primary colours are your thing. Most people probably know, they are mine.
Just dug a bunch of stuff out of storage from the last couple of years and it's now up on www.unwellbunny.bigcartel.com here's a cool chicky babe who's alright with one of those such items.