Sunday, 2 October 2011

I wish I could get this......

Hiya folks, I've not been updating this thing very often, but I'll hopefully have some more stuff to show you the meantime, here is a painting by a guy called Zach Franzen. Wish I could buy it. I'm lovin' it.

Hope everybody is well. Inga (aka Orkneylass). :-)

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

HOUSE 3 : Attack of the...............?

The third installment in the house 8 part(so far) trilogy???.  This one is a mini version of House 2 and was painted specifically for our friend Miss Curly Top. It's only 2"x3" and is custom fitted in a tiny perspex box frame (from 2008).

Tiny house craziness in perspex Hannibal Lecter cage (just in case!).

"HOUSE 2 : The Return!!!"

Here's another house painting from 2008. Painted in a looser style it was the second in what seems to be a series and is a lot bigger than the last one measuring 9"x20". It was painted on the backing board of a cool long frame, then put in the frame back to front(?).

Desert colour craziness!

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Here's the first of my house paintings. I don't know where the idea for this little house came from but it's popped up in 7 paintings so far (I may be having a Close Encounters moment!) Anyway this was the first, painted in 2008 and more to come. 

Is it big grass or just a tiny house? 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Afro Chicks on canvas

The Afro Chicks have made it to canvas! 
5"x7" they are the largest yet!


Friday, 10 June 2011

To be continued...

A little something I'm working on. I'm loving that nice crisp line!


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Mid Century Dream 5"x4" Acrylic on canvas

A little surprise collaboration Neil and I did last year.

I'd hoped to do a painting with Neil for some time but it didn't eventuate. When my attempt at this red, brown and yellow background seemed to be going nowhere, I decided to leave the canvas for another day. I thought either myself or someone else would paint over it. Then one day, like magic, a really cool mid century house appeared on it and sunny day to go with it. Inspired by Bosko's cool houses, Neil made my nothing into something ....... and finally, we had a collaborative piece.


Monday, 30 May 2011


Just saw this new painting by Dave MacDowell. Already sold, but maybe he'll do a print run!


Some (unfinished) stuff......

Hey folks, here are 2 paintings I've done, but not finshed yet. Will get them completed at some point!


My first attempt painting on wood. Not framed, just done on an old tray!

Spent ages doing this. Kept changing my mind about the colours!

Jeremy Geddes, we salute you

Last night UK time, a print by Jeremy Geddes went on sale and was sold out in seconds. The image is titled "A Perfect Vacuum."

In 2005 Neil and I were lucky enough to have seen an exhibition by Jeremy Geddes in Outre gallery. It was the first time we had seen his work and we were just blown away by how amazing his paintings were. 

There is an article about Jeremy Geddes in Hi Fructose magazine Volume 15. Being from Melbourne myself but now living so far away from the city I love, his familiar streetscapes leave me yearning for more.

If you haven't yet seen his work, be prepared to enter a completely realistic, otherworldly life. You'll see what I mean!

Jeremy Geddes, we salute you.


Friday, 27 May 2011


Inspired by a recent live concert of the Foo Fighters we listened to, we did these quick but fun drawings! ..... orkneylass, this one's for you!



Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Saw drunk guys in the street trying to skate on a skateboard with no wheels. I managed to salvage the board, chop it up and paint this.  

Another strange find, the metal on this piece is from an old door lock. I put some canvas board inside and painted this tiny skull. The whole piece is only 1"x2.5"

.....No I don't have a fixation with skulls. Neil

Friday, 20 May 2011

Space walkways

These are both photographs that we took of ceiling's in 2 different shopping centre's. We doubled them up and flipped them to create these crazy images. They look like something from some kind of spaceship!



Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Tiny U.F.O paintings

We had a couple of little 2" square canvases, started painting without a plan one Sunday and this was the result....U.F.O madness!
Neil's AREA 51 inspired tiny U.F.O.

Nicole's outta space attack. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Anyone been watching this?

Has anyone else been watching Show Me The Monet on BBC1?

It's actually quite a good show, the artists pieces are judged on emotional content, technique and originality. The judges don't just put through something because it's "contempoary" or "modern", a lot of the stuff I wouldn't necessarily hang on my own wall, but I can see the merit it in.

Although, on tonight's episode there was a former GP who had submitted her was only the 5th painting she'd done !!! I wish I could paint half as well! Well worth a look, so I've put the link below.


Thursday, 28 April 2011

Afro's, flares and U.F.O's

 After being given the task of painting my own mug for the work staff room, I thought a fun idea would be to have some cool afro chicks running away from a UFO. I love afro's! I now wish to create some more fun and funky stick figures. Nicole

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Jive Chops Art is open!

Hello and welcome to our new blog. 
In future posts we hope to bring you some creative craziness from three like minded artisticle people (the Jive Chops) who love lowbrow art, mid century madness and old school film photography. We hope you enjoy our creations as much as we love making them.

Cheers from the Chops!