Sarah’s bottle and toys

Sarah's bottle

30″ x 24″ (76.3cm x 61.0cm) Oil on Canvas board. Phil Carrero.

Still life painted for Phillip’s daughter Sarah Louise when she was 2.

Legendary A.J, her runners and socks, bottle with juice and trailer world wheel plus a tennis ball for reflection.

This painting developed into a spatula work for the background and yet the doggy’s fur was brush. Not familiar with animal paintings this one worked out to be very easy. Probably because it was special, probably owed to Sarah’s amazing good disposition. I should paint more often for my girls.

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)