Saturday, 14 July 2018

Winter Sunset, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a distant building with nearby trees casting long shadows.
After setting off, settling on a scene and setting up to paint, I set about my work but soon experienced a setback: the sun began to set.  Rather than get upset and set down my brushes, I set my teeth and set upon the task of finishing.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Désirée Potato in Tea Towel

Oil painting of a Désirée potato in the folds of a loosely arranged tea towel.
Antiquity's precursor to the jacket potato: the toga potato.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Plastic Skull

Oil painting of a plastic skull facing the viewer.
I didn't quite get time to finish this painting: I need to flesh it out a little.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 9 July 2018

Tomato with Copper Jug

Oil painting of a copper jug beside a red tomato.
Jugs are of copper, tomatoes are red; such things are overt and are best left unsaid.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Still Life with Pumpkin

Oil painting of a round pumpkin beside a green enamelware bowl and an earthenware jar.
This still life depicts enamelware (bowl), earthenware (jar) and a pumpkin there (in the middle).

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Quince with Porcelain Vase

Oil painting of a quince beside a white porcelain vase.
There once was a vase and quince,
Who were particularly hard to convince.
'Til one day they perceived
What they hadn't believed,
And they've credited everything since.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Small Copper Jug with Mandarine

Oil painting of a small copper jug beside a mandarine.
Small jugs are copper, mand'rins are too, though more accurately orange with a coppery hue.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Red Pepper with Glencairn Whisky Glass

Oil painting of a red pepper beside a Glencairn whisky glass.
Because Scotland has a reputation for being a wee bit chilli.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 25 June 2018

Milk Jug with Lime

Oil painting of a lime cut in half resting on a small white porcelain milk jug.
I wondered if painting just a milk jug was taking things too far; I mean, I had to draw the lime somewhere.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 24 June 2018

The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Trentham

Oil painting of a corner building with a verandah.
I know a joke about a hotel but you might not get it: it's an inn joke.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Fluted Jug with Pear

Oil painting of a small white ceramic fluted jug beside a green pear.
My painting endeavours bore fruit.  They also bore flute.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 18 June 2018

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Quince with Blue Castor Oil Bottle

Oil painting of a quince beside an antique blue castor oil bottle.
As the star of my latest painting I have cast a royal: introducing William Quince of Orange.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 11 June 2018

Sunday, 10 June 2018