Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017

Saturday, 17 June 2017

House at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of an Edwardian-era house with a palm tree in front.
The rapidly fading winter light caught me by surprise, leaving me with a half-finished painting.  I suppose that makes this a halfway house.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Portrait of a Grey-Haired Woman

Oil painting of a woman with grey hair wearing a dark-coloured coat.
Painting portraits can sometimes be a test of the grey (subject) matter.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Banana on Saucer

Oil painting of a banana on a blue and white porcelain saucer.
This intergalactic fruit arrived in a flying saucer hoping to set up a banana republic.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Newham Landscape with Telephone Poles

Oil painting of eucalypts with distant telephone poles in front distant hills.
Telephone poles: to call friends in Poland.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Derelict House with Camels Hump near Mount Macedon

Oil painting of a small derelict house with nearby trees and a distant mountain.
This painting is hardly going to bring the house down, though the house might take care of the matter itself.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

P.S. To clear up any ambiguity in the title, the house does not, in fact, have the hump of a camel--the hump is merely a geological feature depicted in the background.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Egg in Old Fashioned Glass

Oil painting of an egg inside an Old Fashioned Glass.
After setting up this still life, I thought I might have a crack (but thankfully both egg and glass were intact).

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Former Butcher Shop, North Melbourne

Oil painting of a Victorian-era corner shop building with a wide verandah.
The fact this butcher shop is closed probably has much to do with the price of meat.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Paper Mill, Alphington

Oil painting of a large industrial building marked by large chimneys.
The rumour mill--amongst my fellow painters--had it that this building is set for demolition.  As it has had its marching papers, we thought it best, while it still stands, to get it down on paper (or canvas as it is here).

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017

Lemon with Small Glass Bottle

Oil painting of a lemon beside a small, long-necked glass bottle.
Squeezing yet another pun from a lemon is an uphill bottle.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Tomatoes with Biscuit Barrel

Oil painting of vine-ripened tomatoes beside an antique biscuit barrel with a flower pattern.
Some might say I'm prone to the occasional odd still life arrangement, but this one takes the biscuit (and evidently replaced it with tomatoes).

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Twilight, Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of trees in late autumn with a distant blue hill in fading light.
Painting in the half-light took me out of my comfort zone, to an area I call--the twilight zone.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Plaster Cast: Bust of Costanza Bonarelli by Bernini

Oil painting of the bust of a young woman.
Though I've cast about for a good pun, I'm going to have to cast the idea loose.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"