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"

Monday, 27 May 2019

Tomato with Blue Vase

Still life oil painting of a blue vase beside a red tomato.
Tomatoes are red, vases, you know--
Are a colour that sounds like the past tense of blow.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Memorial Rotunda, North Fitzroy

Oil painting of a copper-domed rotunda with concrete staircase.
If I painted this scene again, I hope I'd do a better job; if I painted it repeatedly, I could learn it by rotunda.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Still Life with Mandarines

Still life oil painting of mandarines, a copper teapot, a brass bowl, a green bottle and a blue vase.
This was completed over several weeks under the tutelage of my painting teacher; otherwise known as my still life coach.

Oil on canvas board, 20" x 16"

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Apple Half with Coffee Mug

Oil painting of an apple half resting on a green and white porcelain mug.
I thought of many puns about apple halves, but only this one made the cup.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Lemon Half with Sauce Jug

Still life oil painting of a lemon half beside a blue porcelain sauce jug.
It's difficult to come up with a caption when you're half sauced.

Oil on canvas board, 4"x 6

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Pistachio at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

This tree was a hard nut to crack -- despite appearances, it wasn't a piece of pistachio.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Mandarine with ISO Tasting Glass

Still life oil painting of an upturned ISO tasting glass beside a mandarine.
A wine with a certain zesty appeal that will turn your palate upside down.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Garlic Bulb with Small Glass Jar

Still life oil painting of a garlic bulb beside a small glass jar.
This jar is transparent, just like the emperor's new cloves.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Compartmentalised Still Life with Teacups

Still life oil painting of two teacups, an apple and a pear, displayed in independent pigeonholes.
Having produced two paintings of open-fronted compartments in two days, I'm concerned I may be pigeonholing myself.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Milk Jug with Quince

Still life oil painting of a white porcelain milk jug beside a quince.
First, we sequence; then a milk jug is run pasturise.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Persimmon with Garlic-Head Vase

Oil painting of a persimmon beside a blue porcelain garlic-head vase.
This is a cheap vase I bought from the charity shop -- no need to loosen the persimmon strings.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

West Gate Bridge from Spotswood

Landscape oil painting of a large curving bridge with distant high-rise buildings.
It's taken almost a week for me to post this painting; like this bridge, dear reader, I was keeping you in suspense.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"