Tuesday, 8 April 2014

New work in progress

Here's a detail of a fairly large painting I'm working on at the moment. 
Not a great photo, but you get the idea.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Finalist in Drawing Prize

I was recently selected as a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing in Sydney for my drawing 'Discobolus'

For those in Sydney, the exhibition is on now at the Adelaide Perry Gallery, corner Hennessy and College Streets, Croydon, Sydney until the 28th of March. 

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Portrait of George

Painted last year in New York. Oil on Linen, 12 x 14 inches

Stanthorpe Art Prize

My painting Still Life with Conch has recently been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Stanthorpe Art Prize in Stanthorpe, South East Queensland. The exhibition will run from the 28th of February until the 13th of April at the Stanthorpe Regional Gallery.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

4 Hour Portrait Sketches

As the title of this post suggests, here are a couple of recent portrait sketches, each done in about 4 hours.
 Dylan, Oil on Linen on Board, 8 x 10 inches
Steel, Oil on Linen on Board, 8 x 10 inches

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Works on Paper Exhibition

I currently have two portrait drawings in a group exhibition in Cairns, Australia at the Tanks Arts Centre. 
The exhibition is titled "Paper- Works on and of" and runs until the 18th of December.


 Andre,
 Graphite on Paper 8 x 10 inches

 Melissa,
 Graphite on Paper 8 x 10 inches


Here is a link to the Tanks website

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Drawing for a Self Portrait

To be transferred for an oil painting.
Graphite on toned paper, 8 x 10 inches

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Exhibition and an Interview

I'm currently part of a small group exhibition as part of International Men's Day entitled 'I am Man'. The exhibition is at Cell Art Space in Cairns, Australia and runs until the 30th of November. I have two paintings in the show, pictured below.




I was also interviewed about my work and artistic practice. You can read the interview at this link-

http://cellartspace.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/q5-with-andrew-bonneau.html

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Some Recent Work

Here are a few samples of the landscape work I've been doing lately. 
The last few drawings are studies for paintings.

 Oil on Canvas Paper 10 x 14 inches
 Oil on Canvas Paper 10 x 14 inches
 Oil on Linen on Board 6 x 8 inches
 Graphite on Paper 18 x 24 inches
  Graphite on Paper 18 x 24 inches
 Graphite on Paper 18 x 24 inches

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Finalist in the Moran Portrait Prize



My painting 'Self Portrait with Landscape' was recently selected as a finalist for the Moran Portrait Prize in Sydney. The prize is annual and is one of the richer portrait prizes around. The painting will be on display at Juniper Hall in Paddington, Sydney for the next few months, after which it will travel to regional galleries around Australia.

Here is a link to the Moran Prizes website-
 http://www.moranprizes.com.au/competition/2013-doug-moran-national-portrait-prize/finalists

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Copying Master Paintings at the Met

 
A couple of weeks ago myself and a few fellow students from the Grand Central Academy got permission to copy from master paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
This was a great opportunity to really get close to a master painting and understand what the artist was thinking when they made it.
 
 
 
I chose a portrait by Jean Baptiste Greuze to copy. Here it is partly finished.



                                     I should be able to get back to the Met soon and finish it.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Back Study

                                                          
                                                        15 x 20 inches,    Oil on Linen

Sunday, 24 February 2013

New portrait in progress

             
                                                    9 x 12 inches, oil on linen on board

Monday, 18 February 2013

Open Studio Night - Grand Central Academy of Art

For those in the New York area, this Thursday, February 21st, 2013 from 6-8pm, The Grand Central Academy of Art (GCA) will be holding their first open studio event.


I will have selection of drawings and paintings on display there- portraits, figures and casts. 
 
The show will include drawings, paintings, and sculpture, offering a unique chance to see inside the daily life of an atelier.  This student-run event and exhibition will take place at Grand Central Academy, 20 W 44th St, 6th floor, New York, NY, 10036.

The Grand Central Academy of Art Open Studio Night
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6-8pm
Grand Central Academy of Art
20 W 44th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10036

The Grand Central Academy of Art Open Studio Night is a free event and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served. A selection of works will be available for purchase.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Portrait of Ennis

                                                        
                                                          8 x 9 inches, Oil on Linen

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Still Life with Conch and Plant

This painting was a recent finalist in the 2012 AME Bale Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition. It's Oil on Canvas, 21 x 16 inches.

Monday, 31 December 2012

George with Skeleton

                                                  Graphite and white chalk on toned paper.
                                                                     18 x 24 inches

New Portrait

Here's a recent portrait 'Irena' from a class taught by Scott Waddell and Joshua Larock at the GCA.
It's 8 x 10 inches, oil on linen.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A Couple of Grisaille Paintings

 "Pieta Madonna"
Oil on Linen
11 x 14 inches
 
"Portrait of Devin"
Oil on Linen 8 x 10 inches
 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

My Final Cast Drawing


"Discobolus"
It was actually finished a few months ago, but this is the final cast drawing I did at the Grand Central Academy before moving onto painting. It's about 26x 19 inches and graphite on paper. Click for a larger view.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Finished Figure Drawing

Here's my drawing from the month of April.
We had a really fantastic model, Eniss, every weekday morning for the month.
I toned my own paper with watercolour and the did the drawing with graphite and white chalk.

18 x 24 inches

4 Hour Portrait Drawings

Every Monday afternoon at the Grand Central Academy
we have a different portrait model for a 4 hour session.
Here are a few of the recent drawings I've done in those sessions.





They are all about 8 x 10 inches.

Saturday, 21 April 2012