Cronulla Milk Bar

For a while there I was obsessed with photo realistic paintings of american artist Bert Monroy and it inspired me try some of my own, I did a few studies



canon 75-300mm lens

before settling on the small old fashioned convenience store attached to the Cronulla train station with it’s combination of  Streamline Modern brick facade and retro fitted modern sign-age.

Original photo

I created a lot of the details separately before combing them into the finished piece 

beer can


I took liberties with some of the items

pump postermilk bar sign

recreating logos and sign-age   shopfront


cronulla milk bar

Finished painting


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