Saturday, July 26, 2008

LOLA by Alex Turnbull

This is bright and fun! I like the dramatic look on her face and her exaggerated eyes.I also like heads that are tilted.I have sold many prints of this girl.


Krista Vendy was my old neighbour in St.Kilda, and funny that, because she starred on the soapie 'Neighbours' for years.
A photo shoot took place for New Weekly magazine.With bare walls she kindly asked me to feature one of my paintings.
'Lovers' was painted very easily.I had the house to myself for a few weeks and I truly believe that I paint better alone and not interrupted.
The 'Lovers' painting I did is actually a copy of a German artist's work called 'Otto Mueller'. Not a very well known painter but his work is amazing.The original was in orange and green - which I loathe, so naturally, I added my own touch and style.
This painting remains with me on our wall at home.It holds a special place in my heart and although I could have sold it many times, there are just some paintings that you need to keep.
I also did this in 3 other mediums.First sketched in Charcoal, water colours and acrylic as shown above.

60's Twist by Alex Turnbull

I started this painting 5 years ago, when I was on a roll with my artwork, when suddently my personal life went pear shaped and so the painting came to a stand still.
Life is wonderful now - but my poor painting still remains unfinished.It's not because of how it was - maybe my style has changed with time .I will finish it ,and when I do, I will put it back on my site complete.
I like the old 60's style shape chair, very Major Nelson from 'I dream of Jeannie'.I always did like the furniture in his home, but more so, the get up in Jeannie's bottle!!


Rexy is one of my favourites.This image doesn't show how strong the true colours are, so I will re-load it at a later date.Like dressing a mannequin I loved selecting her jumper colours, and the design with it's simple stripe detail.I did a quick sketch dressing her in something I would wear myself.
My friend Annie from Annie's Provedore in BARWON HEADS purchased this painting from me for her townhouse.It looks perfect on her large white walls, and when I visit, I get to see Rexy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


This canvas was painted using acrylic in prussian blue.It's simple but gorgeous.

RENATA by Alex Turnbull

Renata adds to the collection of big eyed woman, hidden between our antique pressed metal heart strands.

BONITA blue eyes by Alex Turnbull

Hidden behind these antique metal heart strands you can see the mini canvas of 'Bonita'.When I moved to Barwon Heads 8 years ago I painted a series of bright eyed woman each on a small canvas.

LADY in CHARCOAL by Alex Turnbull

This was a rough sketch using a medium of charcoal directly onto a raw canvas and finished with a laquer to stop smudging.It's a bit of fun and looks nice with the red hippy's in our kitchen

1960's GIRL by Alex Turnbull

I love this painting.The original was in different colours that didn't appeal to me so I did my own version adding a completely different feel.After nearly 4 years of not painting I decided to do this for me.