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2015 Archibald Portrait Entry – Stages…

2015 Archibald Portrait Entry – Stages…

‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION

HAS NO WINGS’

Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Hi Solitude Art Tribe,

I thought I would share with you the development of this year’s Archibald piece.  For me, it has been a very interesting lead up to this piece, with plenty of ups and downs just to get to the starting line.  I have had issues with confirming two separate sitters for this years entry.  I had problems with the frame and getting it to the studio and of course the big issue was time…ticking away madly.  By the time I had made the first mark on my timber frame I had just under three weeks to complete the work and have it prepared for the courier.

This year’s entry was extremely different to all of my previous entries.  As I mentioned in my previous BLOG (click link) “THIS WILL EITHER TEAR ME APART OR…” , I really felt at peace with it all…time was ticking and I wasn’t frantically rushing around and it was a wonderful experience to be in the eye of the storm calm, cool and collected….FLOW NOW!

Apparently the perfect storm would was needed to achieve this piece.  I hope you enjoy this year’s entry…

For those of you who may have missed the cool details of my 2015 Archibald Portrait entry, you can read all about it  HERE. Enjoy!

STAGE 1 – Line work completed for my Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition

‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Line work for Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Line work for Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

– Some of the many paint tubes I used in the studio during the portrait.

ome of the paint tuibes Darren Trebilco he used in the studio during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Some of the paint tubes Darren Trebilco he used in the studio during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 2 – Commencing work with oils and off to a great start in the studio

 ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Commencing work with oils and off to a great start in Darren Trebilco's studio during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Commencing work with oils and off to a great start in Darren Trebilco’s studio during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

– Some of the 13 paint palettes I used during this exciting piece…

Some of the paint palettes Darren Trebilco he used during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Some of the paint palettes Darren Trebilco he used during his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

– Plenty of long days and nights for this piece…Most of them being 20 hour days!

Darren Trebilco working in the studio for his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco working in the studio for his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 3 - Completed the first wing and getting stuck into the second wing.

 ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Completed the first win and getting stuck into the second wing. This years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Completed the first wing and getting stuck into the second wing. This years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 4 – Further detail getting added -plenty of time up on the platform for this large piece at 2.4m wide and standing 2m tall.  To date, this has been the biggest piece I have completed and in such a short time!

Darren Trebilco working up on the platform to get to the higher areas of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco working up on the platform to get to the higher areas of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Darren Trebilco wing detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco wing detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Further work now on the pants, feet and vines. This years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Further work now on the pants, feet and vines. This years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 5 – Finishing off the detail in the vines, hands and feet.

Darren Trebilco working up close on the detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco working up close on the detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Darren Trebilco pants detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco pants detail of his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Darren Trebilco working in the studio with his 101 palettes for his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Darren Trebilco working in the studio with his 101 palettes for his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

Apparently Darren Trebilco needed 29 paint brushes to complete his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Apparently Darren Trebilco needed 29 paint brushes to complete his Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition – ‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

STAGE 5 - The completed artwork with the final touches added.  A slither of horizon and foreground added and this piece was ready for the spray gun for a gloss finish!

‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’

 

THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS - 2015 Archibald Portrait Entry - (Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait)

THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS – 2015 Archibald Portrait Entry – (Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait)

‘THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS’
2015 Archibald Portrait Entry
Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait

$NFS

Do you want to know my story? Here I am open, raw and exposed for you to judge. That is how it is in the art world. I try to communicate, you judge. It doesn’t matter what I write here, as you already have your preconceived ideas of who and what I am from a single viewing of this artwork. It all happened for you in one split moment… Am I the villain? The hero? The follower? Another clone? Or am I just an artist with a big ego, trying to make a living from his passion? Quite frankly, I don’t care what you think!

I have heard it all before…Judge away! I have. I have judged myself 1000 times over, trying to fit into society’s boxes. But guess what? I don’t fit!

I have delved into darkness, thrown myself at the light, viewed my reflection and faced my fears head on. I have been slammed over and over again in the rinse cycle of life and still I persist.

What you see in front of you is the true me. I now follow my true path with conviction. So take it or leave it! That is how it is as an independent artist. I once had all the money, the cars, the brands….and I was empty. I have chosen to opt out of competitive materialism.

I now have less money, less possessions, better health, a bigger heart and will to be the best I can be while still laughing, taking myself as far as I can! Want to join me? I am now the happiest I have ever been in my thirty-eight years of life.

I jumped off a cliff a long time ago and made the commitment that I would build my wings on the way down. I have plummeted deep down the front of the cliff face for what seems like an eternity. Hold on tight as I live life and DREAM BIG!

So look out world! I am unravelling my shiny new wings and soaring to new heights. The universe has guided me through troubled skies and now I will stay true to my soul’s destiny – to create!

I choose to FLOW NOW!

Media Oil on Timber Frame

Size H 2000mm x W 2400mm x B 90mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

Check out Trebilco’s BLOG with further photo’s of this years Archibald piece….HERE

View other Artwork in Darren Trebilco’s Portfolio HERE

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