Mornington Peninsula ~ Simon's Vintage Stuff

Finally, I had to do a painting on the wonderful collectibles of our host - photographer-cum-vintage collector-cum many other interests - one Simon Wong's house in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula, which is incidentally an area with plentiful flea markets and op-shops (viz charity antique shops). Many an evening we spent listening to his oldies vinyl records, like this Beatles one, on his antique gramophone going round and round..

This nice cream-coloured table was by the window and one afternoon, the sun rays came beautifully through the blinds creating an intricate lace pattern on Simon's "gu dong" stuff. Naturally all of us present couldn't resist whipping our cameras or mobiles to capture the effect.

I started with a sketch where the colours worked pretty well, even though they are quite different from the original scene. Then I moved on to a canvas experimenting with my new found painting knife method which is especially good on glass objects. It's a pleasant painting to do and brings back nice memories of our stay at Simon's house where time seemed to stand still and we relaxed and had endless chats without modernities like the TV in the way of what living should be about. Haha.. since that memorable trip, the vintage habit has rubbed on at least 2 of the group.. luckily I got restraint as it is a rather expensive hobby to have in Singapore!
Title: Mornington Peninsula ~ Simon's Vintage Stuff (O14, SA5)
Description: A charming table of vintage stuff at the house of photographer Simon Wong in Dromana, Mornington Peninsula. 2008.

Medium: Oil on Ready-to-Hang Canvas.
Dimensions: 60 x 50cm. SOLD.

Mini-Acrylic Work (with red cardboard frame) 24x21cm: SOLD.

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