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“You remind me of the babe…”

“What babe? The babe with the power!”

New skatey hot off the easel – a tribute to one of my all time favourite movies! This is up for sale – $680 plus postage, worldwide shipping available.

The Labyrinth fan art painting with David Bowie

David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King from The Labyrinth

Jennifer Connely as Sarah from the Labyrinth

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Tiki bar wall mural for Streets of Perth

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Photo by Duncan Atack

 

Nikki and Duncan, from Streets of Perth, bought their amazing new home in November last year and asked me to come paint a custom mural to brighten up their outdoor tiki bar. We started stage one last year and on the weekend I came in and finished off stage two by adding Indi the cat and some wood paneling.

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Photo by Duncan Atack

The wall originally had a large mosaic on it, but when the house changed hands the old owners took it with them and left a large yellow space to be filled. Nikki and Duncan wanted a trompe l’oeil beach scene with tropical elements to brighten up the space. Inspiration for the beach scene comes from my all time favourite beach, Emily Bay, from Norfolk Island, where I grew up and spent many happy days swimming as a kid.

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Our model is the stunning Marina Martini and the cat is the princess of the house, Indi, the rag doll. If they had a pet Macaw it probably wouldn’t last long in a house with cats  Big thank you to Nikki and Duncan for being awesome hosts, Marina for being an awesome model and also to Mitch Low for being no. 1 best minion.

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Incredible Evil Dead 2 Skate deck Art

If you’re an Evil Dead fan or you liked Ash Vs Evil Dead you won’t wanna miss this – Hail to the king baby!

Bruce Cambell is one of my favourite actors and Evil Dead 2 is a cult classic, so for a fun project I decided to paint Ash Williams and Deadite Ash end-to-end on a skate deck.

This board is for sale – US$650, worldwide shipping available! Email hello(at)fieldey.com or visit http://www.fieldey.com/contact.html to leave a message.

Music: “T for Terror” by Los Plantronics

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Fear, loathing and the creative process

Buy the book here: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

We artists always make creating look so easy don’t we? Well I’m going to be lifting the curtain and show you what we try to hide by introducing you to my pet boogey man: THE FEAR.

In my very first vlog I’m hoping to reach out to other artists, aspiring creatives and anyone who enjoys getting mucky with art, music or words to discuss the dark side of creating and a very personal revelation that I had this year.

Over the last few years that I’ve been painting I’ve noticed a weird pattern emerging – I’ll start a painting in the morning, get caught up in it and have a blast painting it, then look back at what I’ve done in the afternoon and all but burst into tears and cry: IT’S SH*T! I HATE IT! I SUCK AT PAINTING! WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE???

Over time I’ve learnt that it means that I’m over-tired, too close to the work and it’s time to take a break. I’ll normally down tools for the day and get my partner Mitch to take a look and reassure me that I haven’t just painted a giant poop. The next morning when I come back to it and look at it with fresh eyes I can’t remember what I was carrying on about the day before because it looks fine!

It doesn’t happen every single time, but it happens enough that I’ve given it a special name: THE FEAR. It’s always a little bit distressing when it happens but I’ve realised that it always passes.

I had a big breakthrough a month ago when my friend Ara lent me a book by Elizabeth Gilbert called Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear. She talks about a concept called the Emotional Patterns of Creativity… basically the stages you pass through on your creative journey. I recognised at that point, rather than being a negative thing, THE FEAR is an important part of my creative process and that if I’m feeling it, it means I’m emotionally invested in what I’m painting and I’m thinking critically about what I produce.

I may not have conquered THE FEAR, and I probably never will, however I’m happy to live with it if it means I’m always trying to outdo myself and grow as an artist!

If you have any ideas or questions you’d like answered for future Artist Insider Vlogs, leave a comment below.

Artist Insider Vlogs are a series targeted towards aspiring and emerging artists and creatives. I’ll be discussing my story of how I became an artist and giving you tips and ideas that may help you on your artists’ journey. Subscribe to Fieldey TV https://www.youtube.com/user/FieldeyC… so you don’t miss a thing!

This post contains an affiliate link to Amazon, meaning that if you buy any of the products mentioned above, at no cost to you, I get a small commission for the sale which helps me keep on making rad content!

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Fieldey x Robert Jenkins Collab Mural

 

An awesome blues-themed street art mashup collab between Fieldey and Robert Jenkins in Best Brew Bar.

One of the Managers from Four Points Perth, came across Rob (https://www.facebook.com/theblackmoun…) and I painting street art murals next to each other in a Laneway last year. He got in contact and asked us to come in and turn their bar into something pretty special.

We had 3 days to cover most of the walls and pillars and I had the challenge of painting the largest portrait I’ve ever done! We used a mixture of aerosol paint and house paint.

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Tutorial: How to paint a canvas with spray paints and paint pens

Well friends, it’s been a wee while between posts here at Chez Fieldey… but I’d like to kick off the new year with a rockin’ lil tute I created for Molotow using their inks, paint pens and sprays to paint on my most challenging surface yet… canvas!

Hope you all had a fantastic festive season and are ready to get creative in 2015!

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Episode 2 – Using spraypaint and markers for surfboards

My newest piece of YouTube madness is here!

In this episode, I’m getting groovy with spray paint and paint markers to custom paint a surfboard with an old-school tattoo inspired skull and moray eel.

In the video I’m using Molotow Belton Premium Aerosols and ONE4ALL paint markers and inks, the surfboard was supplied by Star Surf and Skate, with location is The Apple, in Bridgetown, Western Australia, sponsored by The Butcher Shop.

Filming and editing by Matt Fieldes Photography. http://www.mattfieldesphotography.com/

Big thank you to our sponsors:
Molotow Paint Australia: http://molotow.com.au/
Star Surf and Skate: http://www.starsurf.com.au/
The Butcher Shop: http://www.thebutchershop.com.au/

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May 15, 2014 · 11:34 am