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 to England where she held the record time to Britain for ten years. It shown the Aberdeen-built clipper Thermopylae in the background.

Hands. When Michelangelo moved to the Lorenzo de Medici’s palace to become a sponsored artist he met an ex Donatello’s master and teacher. He told him that if we wanted to paint the human body he should do so every single day. But what about models? Yourself, do your own foot every morning for two months from every angle, and when your done start with the other foot. Then the hands

My wife Llewena, dear friend Richard and learning to draw pearls.
Horse and foal sculpture, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney



By Phillip

Currans Hill artist Phil Carrero started as an impressionable 16 year old drawing charcoal portraits through the streets of Buenos Aires. He worked his way up from drawing to painting and begun to sell his works around that time. Coming to Australia in 1973 , at the age of 23, Mr Carrero continued his studies in Art and completed an apprenticeship for four months to get himself better acquainted with portraiture painting. Meanwhile, for almost ten years produced and sold many ship portraits and marine paintings. -After that I begun getting around 12 commissions a year for just portraits. That's the point when he begun to make a living out of painting-, he said. He paints in the Traditional, Realistic style ... English and Italian schools, his portraits can resemble the Grand Manner style of the 19th and 20th centuries in England and later, America. (extracted from "Artist has brush with thieves", Macarthur Advertiser, January 2004)