Thursday, 7 November 2019

Exhibition: Nature Rendered Permanent

Exhibition invitation including exhibition details and depicting flowers, a pear and other assorted fruits and vegetables.

My friends -- Fiona O'Byrne and Lana Daubermann -- and I are exhibiting some paintings in a shiny gallery in Kew, which should be slightly whiter than my normal shearing shed venue and with less sheep poo, hopefully.

Even if you don't like my paintings, you'll like theirs (I'm the José Carreras of the group).  We'd love to see you for some gazing, grazing and guzzling on Saturday 23 November 6:30 - 8:30pm at Ladder Art Space, 81 Denmark St, Kew.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Onion with Mushroom

Still life oil painting of a brown onion beside a brown mushroom.
Mushrooms are brown, onions are too -- I suspect this is something you already knew.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 28 October 2019

Garlic Bulb with Small Bottle

Still life oil painting of a garlic bulb beside a small glass bottle.
Garlic is whitish, bottles transparent;
Garlic is fibrous, while bottles are bald -- with no hair apparent.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 27 October 2019

House at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a house with a gabled roof and chimneys surrounded by trees and shrubs.
When I said I was going out to paint the house, I hope my parents didn't get the wrong impression.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Mounts Bay, Marengo

Landscape oil painting of coastal vegetation with splashing waves and rock pools.
When I painted this scene I thought it was Apollo Bay, but I checked with Google and it is, in fact, Mounts Bay.  Always best to be shore.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Pier at Port Campbell Bay

Landscape oil painting of a short pier extending from nearby limestone cliffs into a stormy sea.
I thought this scene might be easy to paint, but a-pier-ances can be deceiving.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Port Campbell Bay

Landscape oil painting of limestone cliffs beside the sea.
The wind was so strong I was forced to paint with one hand on the easel -- it was all I could do to keep it at bay.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Pear Half with Porcelain Vase

Still life oil painting of a bisected pear beside a white porcelain vase.
There once was a vase and a pear,
And the pear was half here and not there--
For in twain did it crack,
If you like, 'twas pared back,
Hence the whole of the halves made a pair.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 7 October 2019

Friday, 4 October 2019

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Manna Gums, Pipers Creek-Pastoria Road

Landscape oil painting of a road disappearing over a small hill with eucalypts beside.
A road off into the sunset (or the late afternoon to be accurate).

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"