MUSICMAN (main picture)

60cm square oil and cold wax with collage papers medium on wood panel

Abstracted Portrait of George Hammond (Ah Ming) of Barcaldine (around 1875) my Great Grandfather taught his 13 children to play stringed, brass and percussion instruments.  Together they later formed the Rosie Waters Orchestra and played in private homes in Rockhampton and for civic marching bands.   His first son, also named George Hammond wrote and conducted band and orchestral music.

Acrylic underpainting with Cold wax and oil, contour drawing on book papers with collected collage.

Contour ink drawing transfer with acrylic over collage under layers; with mark making and cold wax finish

60cm square on wood panel

Short video with music