Sunday, 9 September 2018

Exhibition: Bigger and Better Small Things

Exhibition flyer including show details and pictures of a jug with a pumpkin and a wooden elephant with a banana.

The Small Things painting show returns to Rosebery Hill for another season during the 2018 Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival, and this time it's bigger and better than ever.  At least, I can objectively say it's bigger as the show will comprise the greatest surface area I've yet to exhibit, with some artworks up to four inches longer and wider.  This is a never-to-be-repeated offer, notwithstanding the fact that I'll be pretty much repeating myself for the fourth year in a row and will doubtless do so again.

But wait, there's more!  The show will be held in conjunction with my parents' open garden.  In the tradition of never-to-be-repeated offers, here's what I wrote about the garden last year:

The garden at Rosebery Hill has been aptly described as a place where nature has triumphed over human endeavour, and whilst its varied 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 31st August - Sunday 9th September 2018
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.

* Seasonal variance may apply

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Cider Glass with Grapefruit

Oil painting of a grapefruit beside a cider glass.
A great fruit, a long cider glass; I mean, a grapefruit alongside a glass.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Porcelain Jug with Blue Castor Oil Bottle and Onion

Both regular readers of my blog will be aware of my tendency to paint companion objects; this time I thought I'd depict three things so as to draw a crowd.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Mandarine with Small Bottle

Oil painting of a mandarine beside a small glass bottle.
There was a marine mandarine,
Marooned by a vast sea of green.
In a bottle was placed
A note that said, "Make haste!
I'm in desperate need of caffeine."

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Garlic Bulb with Sauce Jug

Oil painting of a garlic bulb beside a small blue porcelain sauce jug.
The jug and garlic bulb looked a pitcher in their best cloves.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Manna Gum at Golden Hour, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a eucalypt in front of a distant mountain range.
Apparently the "golden hour" is a photographers' term for the period shortly before sunset (and shortly after sunrise, which isn't what's depicted here).  Attempting to represent what might otherwise be captured in the click of a button is perhaps more accurately called, in painters' terms, the rush hour.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Small Copper Pot with Asparagus Spears

Oil painting of a bunch of asparagus spears beside a small copper pot with handles.
Small pots are copper, asparagus too; but only when oxidisation is through.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"


Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Monday, 30 July 2018

Tomato with Silver-Plated Goblet

Oil painting of a red tomato beside a small silver-plated goblet.
Goblet: What you might do to a tomato if you were really hungry.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Lemon with Painted Glass Vase

Oil painting of a lemon beside a small glass vase with flower decoration.
There once was a vase and a lemon,
Who joined the musicians of Bremen--
And they toured with the band,
Through various lands
From Nepal to the Republic of Yemen.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 23 July 2018

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Turnip with Old Fashioned Glass

Oil painting of a turnip beside an Old Fashioned glass.
The depicted vegetable began to wither noticeably a few days after its purchase -- thus it adhered to the law of diminishing returnips.