Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Steven Jarman


My mate Steve serves tea and coffee at the  Mission. He's always quick with a comment, and loves to get his photo taken as part of a painted scene. He's one of the apostles in the Last Supper.

Steve was born in Ethiopia and still knows some of the languages from there

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Sky! I've got a sky on all four walls now as the Mission closes for a 2 week winter recess. Afterwards I'll move on to add more detail and some people who didn't make it into the Last Supper murals in the hall

A lot of people have asked me when I'll paint the roof with more sky, and tree branches, so I'll do that too

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sky and Trees and a park bench in the corner

I'm starting to add some more detail though still no people and animals - I'll get to that soon.

These are the small-leaved figs in Salmon Park on Station St

A bit of a wider view with the big Moreton Bay fig in the front of Newtown cemetery

Behind the door, a park bench(also from Salmon Park)

Fig leaves

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A coat of paint

I've got a coat of oil paint everywhere (except the roof- TODO) so it's getting to a fun part - colouring the leaves on the grass and trees - and the sky - and I cab start adding a few people and birds and animals

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tree continued

Now I have a coat of paint on most of the largest wall but there's still a lot to do

This is the tree so far - still pretty sketetal and a lot of the ground and background to go - not to mention leaves and people and a bit of Newtown

I continued the branches out to the edge of the wall, and around onto the next ones a bit

Friday, March 17, 2017

Figtree buttresses - waiting room mural Day1

 I finally got a bit of paint on the wall in the waiting room/foyer. This is based on the beautiful fig in the cemetery on Church St

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fig tree

I'm about to start painting a wraparound mural in the waiting room at the Mission, starting with some trees. I've been doing some thinking about it and taking photos of parks and gardens over the past couple of weeks and I'm hoping to get the first few marks on the wall this afternoon