Sunday, 14 January 2018

Bins in Parkville Laneway

Oil painting of two green and yellow bins in a laneway bordered by brick walls and vegetation.
Composing a caption for this canvas has been considerably confounding: I suppose I've bin a little put out lately.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Lemon and Garlic Bulb in Pigeon Holes

Oil painting of a lemon and a garlic bulb in vertical pigeon holes.
Whilst these items are in pigeonholes, the holes are only part of the whole set of pigeonholes (there are a whole lot more).

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Pipers Creek Landscape

Oil painting a landscape with a sheep and a poplar in the foreground, and hills in the background.
I was searching for a compositional element to balance the poplar when a sheep serendipitously wandered into view--so I put it to good ewes.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Pots on Brick Step

Oil painting of a large earthenware container and several pot plants on a brick step.
It was a particularly hot afternoon when I went outside to paint, and as I sat pondering these pots, a pleasant cool change arrived; thus proving that a watched pot never boils.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Malmsbury Viaduct

Oil painting of stone arches above a pool of water surrounded by vegetation.
This bridge works in a similar way to central heating: via duct.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Monday, 11 December 2017

Egg in My Left Hand

Oil painting of an egg held in a hand.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, but an egg in the hand is possibly counting your chickens.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Monday, 4 December 2017

Nectarine with Silver-Plated Jug

Oil painting of a nectarine beside a small silver-plated jug.
There once was a keen nectarine,
Who invented a juggling machine.
Many things did it throw,
But to catch it was slow--
Some were found and some never more seen.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Apple with Glass Vase

Oil painting of a tulip-shaped glass vase beside a red apple.
 The apple belonged to a secret society devoted to vases, popularly known as the cultivars.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Tomato with Small Glass Bottle

Oil painting of a red tomato beside a small clear glass bottle.
 Tomatoes are traditionally used as a cure for the bottle.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Copper Jug with Banana

Oil painting of a banana beside a copper jug.
Copper are jugs, bananas are yellow;
And this be a verse scant the worth of Longfellow.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 27 November 2017

Copper Pot with Onion

Oil painting of a small two-handled pot beside a brown onion.
Copper are pots, onions are brown;
But this revelation's hardly talk of the town.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Teapot with Rose

Oil painting of a silver-plated teapot beside an apricot-coloured rose.
By laying a rose against a silver teapot, I put the petal to the metal.

Oil on canvas board, 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Royal Park Railway Station

Oil painting of train tracks leading to a railway station surrounded by trees.
Though this painting started well, I fear it may have gone slightly off the rails.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"