Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Milk Jug with Eggplant

Still life oil painting of a small porcelain milk jug beside a small eggplant.
Though this painting was a tough eggplant to crack, I was guided by the old motto: who dairys wins.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Exhibition: A Good Package of Small Things

Folks,

On perusing the 2019 Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival programme, as one does, I was surprised to learn that someone named Tim Murphy is to exhibit artworks.  Never one to defy the festival organisers, I'm in the process of hastily assembling a collection of paintings -- a goodly-sized package in fact -- for viewing from this Friday (6th September).*

The show will give viewers a chance to preview a number of still-life works intended for an exhibition in November,** but will also include an array of landscapes and postcard-sized paintings at the usual bargain-basement price.

Once again, the exhibition will be held in conjunction with my parents' open garden.  The garden has been aptly described as a place where nature has triumphed over human endeavour, and whilst its collection of trees are best viewed during autumn months, there's more than enough to keep the most apathetic botanist entertained, not to mention crowds upon hosts of daffodils (golden and otherwise).***

Where can I view this prosperous partnership of paintings and perennials? I hear you think.  Well, I'm glad you thought:


When:
Friday 6th September - Sunday 15th September 2019

10am - 4pm daily

Where:
The Shearing Shed

Rosebery Hill
156 Pipers Creek-Pastoria Road
Pipers Creek 3444


I'll be in attendance during weekends, so please let me know if you're planning to visit and I'll be sure to be on hand to pontificate about the artwork.

Cheers,

Tim

* In truth, I'll be setting up on Friday, so don't come until Saturday unless you want to watch me hang (which some folks have expressed an interest in doing)
** I'm exhibiting with two of my very talented friends, so I need to save a lot of my best work so as to appear an almost-worthy associate
*** Seasonal variance may apply

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Still Life with Lemon

Still life oil painting with a lemon set slightly apart from a pear and a blue castor oil bottle.
The pear and the bottle don't like the lemon: it sucks.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Monday, 26 August 2019

Still Life with Eggplant and Onion

Still life oil painting of an onion and an eggplant beside an earthenware jar and a black glass bottle.
The subject was slightly bigger than my canvas.  I painted to within an inch of my still life.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Still Life with Eggplant and Carafe

Still life oil painting of various fruits surrounding a glass carafe.
With so many objects as my subject, I've made still life difficult for myself.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Monday, 19 August 2019

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Monday, 10 June 2019

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Onion with Preserving Jar

Still life oil painting of a brown onion beside a preserving jar partially filled with pistachios.
While I know my onion puns are exhausted, I still have a preserve capacity.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Quinces

Still life oil painting of two quinces.
Fruit multiplied is of greater consequince.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"