Some of my favourite commissions have been for restaurants - Milk Cafe was one. This commission grew from an urban sketch I had done in the cafe years previously. More about these paintings can be found here. and here.
In August 2020 I had been invited by the lovely owner of Farmhouse Kedron (previously the owner of Milk) to conduct a drawing and sketching class at the restaurant. This was a great way to interact with students in person after using Zoom for months.
A new venture for the owners of Farmhouse was their new baby - Oh Boy Bok Choy located not from from the Kedron restaurant.
I was asked to paint Bok Choy to be used in a backlit box above the bar. Bok Choy is a wonderful vegetable to paint and to eat as well.
Incidentally, if you haven’t ventured to the restaurant yet, do yourself a favour and go - now - the food is fantastic!
And just to whet your appetite a few of the delicious dishes…
Top LH: Wok tossed pad see ew, Bok Choy, Gai lan, tofu vegan oyster sauce,dark soy (VG)
Top RH: Wombok veggie dumplings
Whisky Tamarind Pork Belly
Oh Boy fried rice
Crispy Silken Tofu, Red Dragon sauce(vegan)
Bottom LH: MYO Bao buns with pickled salad & crispy pork
Bottom RH: Oh Boy Prawn toast, yuzu mayo