Monday, 29 February 2016

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Miniature Vase with Apple

Oil painting of a red Fuji apple beside a small white porcelain vase with blue pattern.
Apples are for eating, vases for flowers;
My paintings are quick but my poems take hours.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 22 February 2016

Tomato with Sauce Jug

Oil painting of a red tomato beside a blue porcelain sauce jug.
Tomatoes, garlic and basil might be combined to make a light sauce, but in this painting it's a 60 watt lamp that constitutes the light source.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Pumpkin with Green Bottle

Oil painting of a pumpkin beside an antique green bottle.
Having spent a sizeable amount of time trying to identify this pumpkin variety on the internet, I've come to the realisation that--unlike in Australia--this orange foodstuff is not universally known as a pumpkin but more commonly referred to as a squash (in Australia, squash is usually reserved for the small early-picked yellow fruits).  And of course, that's not to forget the fact that a squash is actually a fruit and not a vegetable.  If I stay up too much later pondering the matter, I'll doubtless turn into something that's particularly hard to identify.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Copper Jug with Lemon

Oil painting of a small copper jug beside a lemon in front of a red background.
A jug so pour it is down to its last copper; but never fear, relief is at hand in the form of lemon aid.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Pear with White Vase

Oil painting of a green pear beside a white porcelain vase.
Quoth Ozymandias: "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and this pear", but according to a traveller from an antique land, only "two vase a trunkless legs of stone" remain.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 15 February 2016

Nectarine in Old Fashioned Glass

Oil painting of a nectarine in an Old Fashioned glass with a yellow background.
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stone fruit.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Bath Tap

Oil painting of a mid-twentieth-century chrome-plated tap.
Originally I intended to paint outdoors, but fading light poured cold water on my plans.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Houses in Burnley, Victoria

Oil painting of red brick Edwardian-era houses with gabled rooves.
If you play with fire, you get burned; I played with paint and I got Burnley.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Friday, 12 February 2016

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Red Pepper with Blue Castor Oil Bottle

Oil painting of a red pepper beside an antique blue castor oil bottle.
Apparently "castor oil artist" is a derogatory term for a doctor.  I'm no doctor, but I am a castor oil bottle artist, and this is my rendering of a bottle of Dr Pepper.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Milk Jug with Banana

Oil painting of a small white porcelain milk jug beside a banana.
A prisoner escaped from the jug armed with a banana.  Police are keeping their eyes peeled.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 8 February 2016

Zucchini in Cider Glass

Oil painting of a zucchini in a cider glass in front of a red background.
There once was a glass and zucchini,
Who summoned a gastronome genie.
Said genie, "One wish!"
So they wished for a dish
Of salmon with green fettuccine.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Cafe at Studley Park Boathouse

Oil painting of several large outdoor cafe umbrellas in front of an Edwardian-style timber boathouse.
If a boathouse is a house for boats, why isn't a houseboat a boat for houses?

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Apple with Earthenware Jar

Oil painting of a red apple beside a small brown earthenware jar.
There once was an apple and jar,
Who borrowed an old motor car.
And though they did strive,
They were unfit to drive
And unable to get very far.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 1 February 2016