Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Keith Loutit - small films of Sydney

I enjoy reading Charlie Parker's blog "Lines & Colors" & was very interested by his post this week on “Tilt-shift photography”. In short, the technique produces photographs which give the impression that real life scenes are photos of miniatures. Click here for Charlies article

Following through a trail of links, I found Keith Loutit who is a Sydney based photographer. Keith uses the tilt shift technique in combination with time lapse to create the "miniature" effect in small films. I find this one of Sydney "The North Wind Blew South" fascinating & is a new way of seeing a city I have lived in for 40 odd years. I wonder if the technique will work in paint?

The North Wind Blew South from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Visit Keith's website to see more of his films & photographs.

The Sydney Morning Herald October 2008 article on his work "Miniature Sydney in the making"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Oil on Board
5 x 7 Inches (13 x 18cm)

This painting came from a photo posted on artist Karin Jurick's “Different Strokes From Different Folks” blog. Karin posts a photo and other artists do their interpretation of it.

The photo had a crossing infront of the pedestrians , but a crossing only conjures one image in my mind. So I couldn't resist relocating the crossing and "the rest is history". Obviously brainwashed as a teenager.

Are you old enough to remember all the rumours & folklore that arose about the album cover when Abbey Road was released in 1969. The image of the Beatles on the crossing took a life of its own. Paul was rumoured to be dead and this was seen as a funeral procession. George in his denims was seen as the gravedigger, Ringo in black was the undertaker and John in white was the clergyman. Paul was barefoot and had a "coffin nail" cigarette in his hand.

And that was only part of the "interpretations" that people conjured up, the cars in the sreet also attracted symbolic qualities Click here for more.

Twenty four years later Paul released an album called Paul is Live, and the cover used retouched image of the original photograph with him & a sheepdog on the crossing
I suppose it was the end in one way. It was the last album recorded by the Beatles, even though "Let it Be" was released later.

Visit Karin Juricks “Different Strokes From Different Folks” Blog

Also have a look at the great small paintings on Karin’s ”Painting A Day” blog

This painting is available click here to contact me .

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Into the Light, Cremorne Point, Sydney Harbour

10 x 8 inches

Oil on Canvas

I enjoy the sparkle of light when it ripples across the harbour as we look past Cremorne Point to the Sydney Opera House.
At Cremorne Point there is a very pleasant walk with spectacular views around the harbour foreshore to Cremorne Point, and then continue onto Mosman Bay. More information on the walk at this link

This painting is now sold.