Friday, July 30, 2010

sydney harbour ............gotta love it

I have a thing for icons .................and the sydney opera house has to be the greatest land mark in australia . Its just so original and was designed by one of the worlds greatest architects .Ok and let face it how fantastic is sydney for a holiday etc . ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh all the fantastic shops and killer resturants . My art is sold at two locations in mosman and mona vale through the 'MOULTON GALLERIES' . They do have a few of my sydney harbors and a few nudes so if around that area please check then out .I have a had many adventures in sydney over the years and i do hope to have lots more .........xox

Thursday, July 22, 2010

ABSINTH and the green fairies.

I clearly am able too see green fairies , i can assure you this is very possible if you drink enough absinth. I know that years ago it did have a special ingredient in it that would assure visions of green fairies. however these day you will have to just use your imagination which luckily in my case i have lots of. My absinth series is ever growing as is my love of the drink mainly cause i just love the colour green and as i get older it appears to be getting obsessive . I have always flipped over the shade of paint , and even when i was working in oils its always been a magic colour .GREEN truly is the colour of life . xox

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Those that cant dance PAINT

Yes its true i am a wanna be dancer , so cause i cant ,i now paint them . Well ok i can do a very good 'THRILLER" as a party trick and i can even rock out to 'the rocky horror ' theme. When i was growing up i had to choose between art or dance lessons clearly i picked correctly . I am always in awe of the art of dance especially ballet its just so gracefull and elegant . I am a big fan of traditional ballet , modern is fantastic too but nothing quiet like a SWAN LAKE . I have a georgous red tu-tu that makes a grand appearence in my ballerina series . This is my most popular nude and too this day i am humbled by all the lovely comments this series has recieved. Although the tu-tu is always red , for my new exhibition i will be doing a one off blue tu-tu so stay tuned . I will continue to dance in my dreams and on occasion in my studio while i wait for my paint too dry.......xox

Monday, July 12, 2010

portraits the most fantastic skill an artist can have!!!!

True being able to sketch a portrait from life is an increadible skill and one that will have an artist never starve. This is a lost skill sadly and many never developed it. While most girls were running wild at parties in high school i was making money as a portrait artist . I am very traditionally trained so i could sketch your likeness by age 15 . Ok i did work up to this by drawing every cover of smash hits mag , dolly and metal edge. I was relentless till i go it right then took to people posing for me and i nailed that too . It took many years of hard work and a little natural talent . Mind you in saying that at the age of 5 i was doing landscapes better than most and by 12 selling them against old folk in local shopping centers .........................I cant say enough about being taught the rules before they are broken like i do now with my style. This would never have worked without all these years of working on my skills. ps.... I never take this for granted either and draw everyday in my visual diary.So yes being able to sketch from life will always mean you wont starve cause you can get a pencil and paper and hit the local mall and do portraits or work as a court room sketch artist or the really skilled can work with the police force as a sketch artist .........I have sketched in malls and worked as court room artist .............the police force did not appeal to me with the hours and its bit too on call for me. I am happy to be able too paint what i want now but then you cant have the sweet without the sour...x this is my latest entry for the achibald ......scarred for life "angry anderson"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Iconic brisbane.

My brisbane gallery have some of my works in the hilton currently and this one "twilight" is a personal fav .Its always lovely to see you art work hung on white walls ......divine. :), Clearly the story bridge is our cities ICON. I love to paint something that has structure like a bridge as the trick is to catpure on canvas something so well known to locals but still in the way i paint. I just wanna let you all know the bridge dose not move and it wont change pose's for me so there are only so few views from around the city i can get photographs to work from. This is the drama of having your number one model a I paint the sydney harbour bridge with the same passion but those works always end up in sydney. So last night while having a drink in at the hilton i was thinking too myself i wonder what colours i will paint the story bridge in next.......x

Friday, July 9, 2010

The joy of still life

 Yeap it is true there is a joy to painting from life . I do this always or whenever possible . I hop on down too the flower market and pick out the most interesting bunch of flowers , always nice cause u work with whats in season. . Ok my fav is the iris and anyone that knows me knows this , infact i was at the getty gallery in LA with my good friends junko and the fab MR lewis of LA guns fame when i saw van goghs "IRISES" . I was left speechless truly in awe . Phil a fantastic photographer took the pic of me with it ........was an amazing moment in an artist life . So once i pick the flowers out i then find an arty vase that i possibly have found in a junk shop somewhere , style the scean and paint paint paint .  I am infulenced by the masters and put my modern pop edge to my work but using traditional techniques. I wish i could take it to the next level and grow my own flowers but i dont have a green thumb. x

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

models as muses

I paint the nude ..................and i have been doing this forever well since I was 14 anyway . So beautiful is the female nude in its traditional form all i try too capture is the seductive nature that all women posess . Just a hint of the mystery unveiled behind the one eye ..............All are painted from sketches of live models and worked up from studies too the georgous white nudes or in this case the red nude.
Over the years i have been so very lucky to have some of the most georgous models to paint. Its not just beauty but also the girls spirit i wanna capture.I feel inspired in the presence of beauty .....let face it who would not !!!!!. I become attached to my models so hence they become muses. I have been working with my current models for years now and i love nothing better than chatting about their lives and dramas as i paint them.x

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

la dolca vita.....brisbane's most beautiful cafe

La dolca vita the most georgous cafe in brisbane . I have painted this cafe a few times now mostly night time views but on occasion during the day . This is the rare day time painting . I admite i have been on quiet a few dates to this cafe over the years its just such a landmark . Ohhhhhhhh and when i was in my early 20's we would go there after a big nite out as it seems too never close .  Art is personal so if i like something and enjoy the coffee than so be it i will immortalise on canvas. xox