Month: June 2014

Breakfast With The Basics

 

I decided to enter the Archibald prize this year.

Here is my entry, Breakfast With The Basics (91x61cm, acrylic and coloured pencil on linen).

A few years ago, when I was playing in a pop-rock-punk three piece, we used to do gigs with these guys and, as I recall, maybe even a short tour. They were absolutely inspiring with their incredible musicianship and stagecraft, and their unbelievable resilience in the face of a grueling touring schedule. They also happen to be damn nice people to be around.

I was thrilled when they agreed to sit for me. We had a skype date while I sketched and they chatted, sipped hot drinks and nibbled breakfast, in a very informal setting. They were telling me they had just played a gig the night before with some of the greats of Australian music.

It was so nice to connect with them again, this time in a new way. In the painting, I tried to show something different about their individual personalities while maintaining a sense of their accord as a group.

Thanks, Kris, Tim and Wally. You’re just great.

You can connect with the music of The Basics here. It’s a treat for the ears, but your dancing shoes will be in for a punishment.

**UPDATE**

This painting is now for sale. Please contact urchincreature@gmail.com with your enquiry.

**ANOTHER UPDATE**

This painting is no longer for sale from me, as it has gone to Victoria to live with The Basics. 😀

 

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