Coming up at Artboy Gallery is another of their Artboy Vs Fanboy group shows – this theme is the Wizard of Oz!
I was tempted to do the flying monkeys because they were horrible but with my recent robots and exposed organs I pretty much had to do the tin man. Here he is, 25x25cm:
It was fun painting his humanoid hands. And I streaked some orange rust on him, kind of like he first appears in the film (not after he gets buffed!).
I do like painting coloured backgrounds. Should do it more often. Larger than life size:
I watched the film for reference, probably for the first time in about 20 years. When I was a kid I loved the black and white start with the scary tornado but could take or leave the munchkins…they were just annoying. That whole scene went on forever. I forgot how twee the film was. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
This one opens on the 22nd of Feb.
99 Greville St Prahran
Another new beast I finished recently:
Another Heliparrot…40x30cms. Working on some new themes for a solo show later on in 2013.
Loving oranges and yellows at the moment. This is bigger than life size:
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