Some of you may know that I’m a street artist working in Melbourne, Australia. This year we have started on working on canvas, using gesso / pumice as a primer. The main canvas series will be around four to five canvases 2 x 3 meters. We hope over the next couple of years there will be other ‘parts’ to be added.
We use an limited palette: lamp black, titanium white, burnt sienna (skin), burnt sienna (brown), sky blue, dark raw umber, yellow ochre, spectrum red and orange, Australian leaf – dark green, phthalo blue, Flinders blue violet light and dark, lemon yellow, some kind of pink. (From the top of my head, I may of missed one or two colours)
Mostly Art Spectrum or Rembrandt pastels and conte pastel pencils.
Due to the nature of the work and the working environment it is constantly under the title, ‘work in progress.’ Also these photos are out of date by three days. There has been much improvement of proportions and faces since.
The image is designed by Wayne (my partner in crime and the guy featured in the photos) The figures are around life size. It is the depiction of ‘The Thiasus’, which is the name of the followers of Dionysus, the wine god in Greek mythology.
This photo is the most up to date.
The below image is unrelated to the main canvas series but it is done on canvas using the same method. It is around 1m x 1.5 m in size.