Abigail

“Abigail” 40cm x 50cm (16″ x 20″) Oil on W&N canvas texture paper 300gsm. This is both the last painting in the mini-series and the new one after a long hiatus in painting. As all others, this portrait is for sale. It was almost finished for six  months at least in the fear I didn’t…

Marcus from Egypt

“Marcus from Egypt” 40cm x 50cm (16″ x 20″) Oil on W&N canvas texture paper 300gsm. It had been a while since I painted a black face. Notwithstanding time I loved it as much as the first time. For some reason I find black skin so much richer in color and intensity that it become…

Trevi. Right Triton

36 x 24 (91.5cm x 61.0cm) Oil on canvas board. Right side of a triptic set on the Trevi Fountain at Rome. Phil Carrero.   The design of the trevi fountain is based on three architectural elements: a façade made of travertine; statues of carrara marble.   Neptune his carried on his tryumphal charriot by…

Trevi, Neptune Rules

36 x 24 (91.5cm x 61.0cm) Oil on canvas board. Centerpiece of a triptic set on the Trevi Fountain at Rome. Phil Carrero   In 1629 Pope Urban VIII, finding the earlier fountain insufficiently dramatic, asked Gian Lorenzo Bernini to sketch possible renovations, but the project was abandoned when the pope died. The planning for a new fountain on…

Cuddled In

20″ x 16″. Oil on canvas board, Hyde Park, Sydney. Phillip Carrero.   Lunch hour at Hyde Park, tourists and office workers everywhere. This fellow comes and in two minutes he’s fast asleep. Two oversized right-foot sneakers, two walking sticks and a brollie, all tied up by a dozen hankies and three sets of woolies.…

Richard And Trisha.

40cm x 60cm. Portrait of Richard and Trisha Duke in the wedding limousine. Phillip Carrero.   I knew Trisha Phoon from the days of helping users of Ms Access database in the Microsoft newsgroups. I had done another portrait of Trisha Phoon previously so I was honored to be commissioned to do this one for the…

Nicole Kidman, “Wisdom”

20 x 16. Oil on canvas board, Nicole Kidman. Phillip Carrero.   In January of 2006, Nicole was awarded Australia’s highest honor, the Companion in the Order of Australia. She was also named, and continues to serve, as Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, whose goals are to foster…