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"

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Onion with Pewter Jug

Still life oil painting of an onion beside a reflective pewter jug.
The famous Russian onion-dome architectural style presented by Vladimir Pewtin.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Eggplant with Porcelain Jug

Still life oil painting of a small eggplant beside a blue and white porcelain jug.
There once was an eggplant and jug,
Who connived with an old ladybug;
For the three did conspire
To set off a fire,
And took the insurers for mugs.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 8"

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Nectarine with ISO Tasting Glass

Still life oil painting of a nectarine beside an upturned ISO tasting glass.
To leave no stone fruit unturned (sorry if such a pathetic puns causes you to glass over).

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Melbourne Airport from Woodlands Homestead, Greenvale

Landscape oil painting of a eucalypt beside open paddocks with distant control towers.
I've a hunch that paintings of airports are really going to take off.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Woodlands Homestead, Greenvale

Oil painting of the front of a house with a red gable roof surrounded by box hedges, trees and flowers.
I couldn't see the woodlands for the trees, so I painted a home instead.

Oil on canvas board,10" x 8"

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Pipers Creek Landscape with Horses

Landscape oil painting with two horses in the foreground with trees and rolling hills behind.
I wonder how many votes would get up in a horse parliament.  All those in favour say...

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 20 February 2019


Still life oil painting of an eggplant laid on its side.
This eggplant was laid on its side, but it was no poultry affair.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Eggplant with Copper Jug

Oil painting of an eggplant beside a copper jug on a windowsill.
Despite considering the composition of this painting for some time, I now regret depicting the jug and eggplant so far to the left; oh, for a wee bit of juggling -- still, even the best laid plants go awry.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Pepper Grinder

Oil painting of a tall wooden pepper grinder.
This is a quick sketch done on an offcut of odd dimensions; such a ratio, for me, is breaking new ground (this pun is strangely appropriate given that this pepper grinder is relatively new and I seem to have broken it -- if you like, it has ground to a halt).

Oil on canvas board, 2" x 8"