Saturday, January 21, 2006

45 C or 113.5F Bloody Hot!

While less fortunate Australians are suffering in this latest heat wave, more affulent ones are cooling off in their own private swimming pools.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Two more Paintings

The Bowler(not quite complete, the wickets aren't in it yet)
oil pastel and cattle marker on canvas panel. 40cmx30cm

Modern-day Mulga Bill,
oil pastel and cattle marker on canvas panel

I guess I'm now combining the abstract field with the figure. I love the forms created by the figure in motion and then I like to distort them future to make them interesting and yes, a little funny! Sporting images are always fun and can be really exaggerated. I like the way these forms cut the negative space (or abstract field) So there will be more of this. A sort of 'life be in it' with Ronnie Roo!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Self Portrait and Cricket

Two new paintings. Self Portrait.A super realistic depiction of my passport photo!
Oil pastel and cattle marker on canvas board.
30 x 25 cms

Cricket (Very Australian)
Mixed Media on tin
90 x 70cm

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Ta Ta Weiwen!

It was wonderful having Weiwen share our aussie life here down under for the las three weeks. Today she heads for home and she will be missed. Who will help me pick up horse poo?

Ta Ta Weiwen!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

2 more paintings

(Top) The Protector, acrylic and catte marker on canvas
30 x 40 cms $100 o.n.o

The Innocent, 30 x 40 cms, acrylic and cattle marker on canvas, $100 o.n.o. Together $150.
This is something very different for me. I can see an influence from my early days visiting New Mexico from Colorado.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

latest paintings

As I am too retarded to update my website without the 'expert' I am going to be using my blog to keep people up to date on my latest works. Here are my first two pieces this year.

Use Other Footpath, (the abstract )
Mixed media on canvas 75 x 100 cms $350 o.n.o.

Year of the Dog, Acrylic on tin 90cm x 70cms
$300 o.n.o.

Note the o.n.o (or nearest offer)is a new addition as I need to keep these babies moving! I have no space to have them hanging around. Im in my new Callington studio. Its light and bright and I'm anxious to see what goodies are going to come out of it.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Head bangin' birds

Bit difficult to get this on camera but these are pics of head bangin' galahs.

I've always been perplexed by the antics of Galahs. I once saw a whole flock of them fly at breakneck speed into a gum tree, miss the branches completely and tumble onto the ground all screaming blue murder. I know that the word 'galah' has become a popular euphemism for stupidity in Australia but I never knew how the bird themselves got that way. Now I think I've figured it out. They are constantly doing this really weird thing to one another. I wonder if I'm the only one who notices it. One will take grab another one with it's beak (just above the 'its' beak) and pound the wahgibbies outta it. Head banging I call it. The trees around Callington are riddled and quaking with head bangin birds. I know there must be a scienitific explanation for this. Something to do with mating I supposed. It wouldn't be unlike a galah to get 'the wrong end'. Anyway, it's a noisy practice and has to scramble the brains of one if not both birds. If anyone reading my blog can shine any light on the reasoning behind all this head bangin' galah stuff, be it truth or yarn, I'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Cousin Lila with Bernie and Chloe

This is my darling Cousin Lila whom I love so very dearly. Scroll down for more about Cousin Lila and her unique collection of pets!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Cousin Lila and her critters

Here is my lovely Cousin Lila.She is a wonderful person and my greatest roodropping watcher. Here she is with some of the unusual pets she keeps.

She loves them all this one appears to be her favorite.

Monday, January 02, 2006

outback 'critters'

Some rather shy 'critters' seen while on our outback trip. Most were not silly enough to be out in 105 degree heat like we were!