Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Onion with Coffee Percolator

Oil painting of a brown onion beside a stainless steel coffee percolator.
The onion was happy to pose for me because it was a job with serious perks.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Mount St Mary from Walls Lane, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a gravel road leading to grassy paddocks and distant hills.
In order to create this painting I had to drive myself up the wall.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Friday, 28 December 2018

Mango with Biscuit Barrel

Oil painting of an Art Deco biscuit barrel beside a mango.
I'm afraid this caption is not only scraping the bottom of the barrel, but also resorting to low-hanging fruit.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Isaac Smith Drinking Fountain, Kyneton Botanic Gardens

Oil painting of a stone drinking fountain in a garden.
A marble shield on this drinking fountain bears the inscription "A bequest of the late Isaac Smith to the Citizens of Kyneton".  I only hope you can bear the depiction.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Portrait of a Young Man

Oil painting of a young man with fair hair and beard wearing a white shirt.
A portrait by the artist of a young man (somewhat more accessible than my picture of Ulysses).

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Red Pepper with Earthenware Jar

Oil painting of a red pepper beside an earthenware jar lying on its side.
Peppers are red, stone jars are brown; a pepper is cusped while a jar's sort of round.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Garlic Bulb with Antique Poison Bottle

Oil painting of an antique green glass poison bottle beside a garlic bulb.
Not to be confused with poisson and garlic (which goes very nicely with a bit of butter).

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 10 December 2018

Rover P4 Cyclops, Parkville

Oil painting of a rusty 1950s car in a suburban street.
This car has not moved in the fourteen years I've lived in Parkville.  That's not exactly what I'd call roving.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Apple Half in Wine Glass

Oil painting of half an apple in a wine glass.
If the glass is half full of a half, does that make a whole or leave a hole?

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Désirée Potato with Coffee Mug

Oil painting of a Désirée potato beside a green and white coffee mug.
Muggins here has been known to tolerate the sobriquet of spud.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Portrait of a Young Woman

Oil painting of a young woman with dark hair in a white dress.
John Singer Sargent is reputed to have said: "Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend".  Luckily the sitter is family.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Jageurs Lane, Parkville

Oil painting of rubbish bins in a laneway bordered by buildings and vegetation.
This painting is a pictorial imitation of Jageurs Lane and is therefore a mock Jageur (who I think is also the lead singer of the Rolling Stones).

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Pear with Sugar Bowl

Oil painting of a green pear beside a blue and white porcelain sugar bowl.
Forbidden fruit is the sweetest (although we're perfectly entitled to eat pears, they're sweet nevertheless).

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 26 November 2018

Melbourne Docklands from Royal Park

Oil painting of distant high-rise buildings with trees in the middle ground.
After assessing the lay of the land I attempted to be portray how the docklands lie.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"