Monday, 15 April 2019

Turnip with Glass Vase

Still life oil painting of a turnip beside a tulip-shaped glass vase.
Chopin is generally considered glass act, and was especially famous for his 21 nocturnips.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Still Life with Apple and Onion

Still life oil painting of an apple, an onion, a blue castor oil bottle and a white vase.
I commenced painting late in the afternoon and had to race against the fading daylight -- it was still life in the fast lane.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Leaning Nude

Oil painting of a female figure leaning backwards with one knee raised.
Soon after completing this picture developed a cold and felt too unwell to paint for several days -- it was the start of a lean patch.

Oil on canvas board, 20" x 16"

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Monday, 1 April 2019

Pear with Ginger Beer Bottle

Still life oil painting of a green pear beside a brown earthenware bottle.
Bottles are brown, green is this pear; the green one is fruit, the brown earthenware.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Banana in Glass Mug

Still life oil painting of an upright banana in a glass mug.
There was a banana and glass,
Who attended a chemistry class.
When the matters they'd chosen
Mixed and caused an explosion,
They found themselves out on their ... own.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Fruit Bowl with Lemon

Still life oil painting of a bowl of fruit with a lemon beside.
Lemons are lemon, bowls are white; if one ate this painting, would one sate appetite?

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Monday, 18 March 2019

River Red Gums, Royal Park

Oil painting of two eucalypts with long afternoon shadows.
Shining on red rums, er, I mean, sun shining on red gums.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Lemon and Pear

Still life oil painting of a partially illuminated lemon and pear.
The light on this subject faded so rapidly that soon I could only see a bitter lemon and the green fruit was fast disap-pear-ing.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Apple Half with Small Bottle

Still life oil painting of an apple half beside a small long-necked bottle.
This painting may not be the full bottle, but the apple's not half bad.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Roses with Enamelware Pitcher

Still life oil painting of crimson roses in a small glass jar beside a white enamelware pitcher.
This painting takes in the whole pitcher, but the rose is the bud of the joke.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Interior with Plaster Cast

Oil painting of a plaster cast on a chair beside a mirror with nearby drapery.
This could have just been a painting of a plaster bust, but I cast the net wider.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"