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"

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Milk Jug with Turnip

Oil painting of a turnip beside a small white porcelain milk jug.
That the depicted turnip is shorter than the accompanying milk jug is mainly due to the law of diminishing returnips.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Small Garlic-Head Vase with Banana

Oil painting of a small blue garlic-head vase beside a banana.
Coming up for a caption for this painting is a one-banana problem; it's a one-vase problem too.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Fluted Jug with Tomato

Oil painting of a small white ceramic fluted jug beside a red tomato.
Tomayto, tomato, flautist, flutist; there's never a need to be absolutist.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Shaving Brush with Pear

Oil painting of a white shaving brush beside a green pear.
In order to prepare for this painting I had to brush up a little.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Copper Jug with Désirée Potato

Oil painting of a copper jug beside a Désirée potato.
Alongside copper nitrate is the slightly lesser-known compound copper nightshade (also known as CHiPs).

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Rail Bridge with Tram Tracks, Royal Park

Oil painting of tram tracks winding beneath a brick and concrete rail bridge.
When it comes to painting this bridge, it seems I have a track record -- here it is viewed from the other side of the tracks:

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Old Fashioned Glass with Nectarine

Oil painting of a nectarine beside an Old Fashioned glass.
There once was a young nectarine,
Who dreamed of the stage and the screen.
She took a part in a farce
With an Old Fashioned glass,
But she worked at the local canteen.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

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"