Kingdom Barbers – Footscray

Today I had the honour of painting my good friends new Barber shop (Kingdom Barbers) in Footscray West.

This was a big scale portrait using aerosols which was a new challenge for me. I began sketching my outlines and making sure the proportions were looking good before adding the grey tones.

One of the highlights for me when I’m painting in public is meeting members of the local community. People tend to be warm and genuinely appreciate the new art and what it brings to their neighborhood.

Big shout out to Rima for holding down the ladder and for the laughs.
Thanks to Joe and Rach for the opportunity!

I look forward to seeing this place packed with young people from all over the city.







Caricature | Ryan Gosling

Today I had some fun producing a caricature of the famous Ryan Gosling.

I know what you’re thinking… ‘Paul must be his biggest fan.’… but truth be told, he was just the first face I saw as I was having one of those ‘What should I draw?’ moments.

Skething on screen is very different to paper but there are some really handy brushes that work brilliantly with the Apple Pencil.

I’ll be available for caricatures this year upon request. You can contact me on ortongallery@gmail.com.

– iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Procreate App