Oct 29, 2012



Okay, I admit it...
I do have a skeleton in my closet.
It's my Aunt Mabel's -
She wasn't using it so I borrowed it.
Took an awful lot of digging to get it though....
Thank you for commenting on my last Haunt Ces :)
Yes I got dragged to the anatomy library once.
All those heads in jars, flayed, spliced, boiled and diced....
I'm sure they are all
very nice.
But it just wasn't my thing!
see you! :)

Oct 27, 2012



The White Rats

".....make sure that the rat is pinned down on its back before cutting."

from a manual on rat dissection

Oct 12, 2012

Two Smart Monkeys



One for Illustration Friday's Water.
Inspired by Linda Hensley's narcissistic Mirror, Shirley Ng-Benitez's pondering Panda :) and Ces Adorio's wonderous Jungles. Thank-you ladies. :)
Please plick for gig. .....

Oct 11, 2012

Ménage à Quatre

A few years ago I  was blessed to take part in a show with my good friends Siggy and Bob, a husband and wife team, both painters, both internationally renown, both extraordinary people who breath art almost every moment of their waking life.

Siggy, a delightful German who spends a lot of time in Tuscany doing Tuscan things, came up with the title for that show.

It was called Ménage à Trois - a title I thought quite innocent until I noticed a visiting French artistes' sudden shortness of breath as she explained the title to one of her less worldly Australian counterparts.

Hmm I thought, I wonder what she thinks Siggy and Bob and Andrew get up to!

So this year in mid-November, my wife and I will be showing with Bob and Siggy at the same gallery.

Of course the show is Ménage à Quatre... :)

These are a few of the paintings I have been working up for the show. Acrylic on canvas.

You can read about Sieglinde Battley here if you like. And also here
And Robert Birch has his site here. I'd highly recommend taking a look at Bob's sketchbook!

Bob was my painting teacher when I studied Fine Art at college. I am blessed to be his friend.

I made another post featuring Bob and Siggy a while back. It has the Newspaper reviews of Ménage à Trois. The post is here if you would like to read it.

I am so sorry I had my comments turned off. I didn't realise what a frustrating pain it was until I visited a friend's blog today and I had to hunt around to leave a comment.

Thank you for coming to my blog.

Oct 5, 2012

Does My Bum Look Big in This?

I woke up this morning and realised I had never written the word "bum" in my blog before. And I thought to myself, "Brian, what are you? A loser or something? Let's go for it!"
So, even though my name is not Brian, I did. 
Of course 'bums' need 'mirrors' like swimming goggles need heads.
So with that nefarious connection to the subject of mirrors I have to be truthful and admit that there are only two things that I use a mirror for.
Neither of them is bottom related.
The first is to make sure I don't have cake on my face after a particularly exciting children's birthday party. 

The second is when, sometime during the day, I have managed to trip up in the street.

First I look at my shoelaces.

And if they are done up, I look in the mirror because I know it's time to cut my eyebrows again.....

This one for Illustration Friday "Mirror". They are kids 'lost' in a Magic Mirror Maze.

Thank you for coming to look!

Please feel free to click the images.

I'm sorry about my last post. I had an attack of cuteness. Luckily it went away after a while.