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…

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.…

Cate

23 x 16. Oil on primed board. Oh My. . . It’s Cate Blanchet! Phillip Carrero.   Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Australia to an American father and an Australian mother. She has an older brother and an younger sister. When she was ten years old, her 40-year old father died of…

Manuel Blasco, study on Adolf

11 x 16. Drawing on cartridge, Phillip Carrero.   This subject is part of a series of drawings I catalogued from several artists. I used them as studies for myself as well as to teach drawing in my art classes.   There is no published bio on Adolf that I could properly credit except he…

Jeff And Fi

90cm x 60cm. Oil on primed board, framed. Jeffrey and Fiona Carrero on their wedding day. Phillip Carrero    

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Dabs in Graphite

This are a series of drawings I found in an old sketch-book under a pile of art books. They consist of graphite B2 to B9 sticks on A3 size cartridge paper: Preliminaries for “Foggy Morn, Cutty Sark.”, a commission showing the clipper from the Golden Age of Sail. It used to carry wool from Sydney…

Laze And Valeria

24″ x 32″. Drawing on azure mat board. Composition made up from 5 different photographs. Phillip Carrero.   Laze’s best friend had this drawing commissioned to be his wedding present to the newlywed couple. As it usually happens on wedding day, it became hectic since early hours of the morning. Yet, the pictures I was…