Sunday, 18 March 2018

Plastic Skull with Violin

Oil painting of a plastic skull beside a violin standing upright.
This violin has been painted with no strings attached--no unnecessary details, just bare bones.

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Cherry Tomatoes in Wine Glass

Oil painting of several cherry tomatoes in a wine glass.
This isn't the first time I've painted a tomato in a wine glass, only this time I thought I'd have a second bite of the cherry.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Oil painting of a quince with two leaves on a block of wood.
Coincidental: The unlikely incidence of a toothache being cured by a quince.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 12 March 2018

Shop in Piper Street, Kyneton

Once again, this image is a fairly ordinary reproduction of the painting: it seems I am somewhat able to PaintShop, but am apparently less able to Photoshop.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Milk Jug with Zucchini

Oil painting of a white porcelain milk jug beside a zucchini.
There once was a jug and zucchini,
For whom evenings were spent with Puccini.
Some nights choral hums,
Other times sleep for none,
And an elephant--or was that Henry Mancini?

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 5 March 2018

Banana in My Left Hand

Oil painting of a banana held in a hand.
Ahem, I'm aware of how this looks, but I can attest to the fact that I didn't set out to be so crude; as a painter I certainly wouldn't risk going blind.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Still Life with Oranges and Plastic Bag

Oil painting of oranges in a white plastic bag beside a carafe, a glass sphere and a champagne flute.
This is a very bad reproduction of a four-week class exercise.  It is somewhat of a mixed bag, especially given that resetting the still life each week was a difficult orangement.

Oil on canvas board, 20" x 16"

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Nectarine with Small Bottle

Oil painting of a small, long-necked glass bottle beside a nectarine.
According to Wikipedia, nectarines are sometimes referred to as a "fuzzless peach", so I asked this nectarine which appellation it preferred.  It replied, "whichever, I'm not fuzzy."

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 26 February 2018

River Red Gums, Royal Park

Oil painting of two eucalypts separated by a path.
The smaller tree in this painting may well be the offspring of the larger, and therefore quite possibly a son of a gum.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Bishopscourt, East Melbourne

Oil painting of a Victorian-era portico with nearby trees, flowers and shrubs.
This was painted towards the rear of the building, which in cricket circles is known as court behind.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Copper Jug with Apple

Oil painting of a copper jug beside a red apple.
The coppers arrested the apple: it was cored in the act.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Jaguers Lane, Parkville

Oil painting of a street scene with telephone poles, a hedge and buildings.
Although I've painted Jaguers Lane on numerous occasions, I'm still serving my apprenticeship: it will take some time and much effort for me to become a Jaguer-meister.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sauce Jug with Red Onion

Oil painting of a blue porcelain sauce jug beside a red onion.
It's so hard to keep coming up with onion puns (especially red ones): bloody Allium.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Lemon in Glass Jar

Oil painting of a lemon in a glass jar--laid on its side--with a gold-coloured lid.
I composed a somewhat juicy caption for this picture, but I've decided to keep a lid on it.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Painted Glass Vase with Banana

Oil painting of a painted blue glass vase beside a banana.
A painted painted-glass vase and a painted unpainted banana

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 5 February 2018

Former Presbyterian Church Hall, Parkville

Oil painting of the doorway to a Victorian-era brick ecclesiastical building.
This building of modest length is, from my flat, only a short haul.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"