Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nelon Mural Tutorial

'Temptation' by Nikki Romney and friends

I was invited to Nelson to teach some artists all the little tricks and tips of  large scale exterior painting.  
Nikki Romney, above left, a brilliant portrait artist who works in oils was the instigator of this project and with many emails back and forth she found some funding for me for the travel expenses and a wall and worked up a design.
We screened her unfinished (!) design up with my overhead projector early Friday morning and Nikki had her first taste of working in acrylic. 
We were joined on Saturday by Betty Salter, an animal portrait artist mainly who can paint anything.
On the Sunday we were joined by five other artists and that was stressful but fun.
Karin Fruehauf, above right, was one of those five and she came back Monday too which was my last day on the job having allowed 4 days to impart my knowledge and experience and get it up and running and the final design worked out and with my three new artist mates onto it and confident.
Great to be working with other artists.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pop Art Murals

 Corporate Art designed to brighten up the working day of  the staff at Yellow Pages. Fun to do.





Thursday, May 30, 2013

Auckland Forest Mural

 This 22 metre forest mural was designed on 18 large panels screwed to a fence. Working on site at the mercy of the weather in Winter was getting tedious so 15 panels came home to the nice warm studio


 At home in the Waihi studio is a warm fire and good lighting and music and who cares about the weather.
The mural panels are screwed to the wall two or three at a time and finished off. They were all under coated on site at Sue's place in Mount Roskill and will all go back there in a week or so when they are finished.





Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dog Mural; Commercial Art






1925 Grocery Mural, Waihi, New Zealand






This mural I have been working on sporadically for a year. It is almost finished and is the most ambitious painting I have yet done. Old people love it as all the products in the store are from 1925 or earlier although I used a little artistic licence in that some products are from a little later. It contains references to World  War One, the British Empire, the 1919 flu epidemic, the great age of Radio and products readily available over the counter include gelignite, ammunition, strychnine and whale oil. Politically Correct? No. God save the King....