Saturday 30 April 2016

Plaster Cast: Female Torso

Oil painting of a plaster cast of a female torso sans arms.
Not a cast-iron stomach but a cast-plaster stomach.

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

Thursday 28 April 2016

Still Life with Plastic Carnations

Oil painting a cream-coloured porcelain jug containing light pink plastic carnations and an orange rose, with two earthenware jars and a blue vase beside.
According to Wikipedia, Australia is ranked seventh in the world for motor vehicles per capita.  This undeniably includes the country amongst the planet's car nations.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Portrait of a Woman with Red Hair

Oil painting of a woman with shoulder-length dyed red hair wearing a blue top.
This is a poor reproduction of this painting which doesn't quite convey the copper qualities of the sitter's hair; although it appears a bit brown, you'll just have to take it as red.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 12"

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Red Pepper with Coffee Mug

Oil painting of a red pepper beside a green and white Penguin-branded coffee mug.
Police apprehended the mugger by use of pepper spray.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday 25 April 2016

Electricity Poles on Gooch's Lane, Pastoria

Oil painting of a dirt road with electricity poles and eucalyptus trees.
At the end of last year I painted a scene similar to this but looking from the opposite direction.  At that time I chose to describe the wire-bearing poles as telephone poles, whereas this time--for reasons known not even to myself--I've opted for the electricity appellation.  Different paintings and different definitions, but not poles apart.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Sunday 24 April 2016

Mount St Mary from Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

This is the largest painting I've executed en plein air: a greater amount of canvas and a greater amount of paint eventually amounted to a painting of a mount.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Snow Gums and Autumn Garden, Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of trees in autumn colour with distant hills and eucalypts in the foreground.
Snowed under (or at least, under a snow gum).

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Garlic Bulb in Wine Glass

Oil painting of a purple and white garlic bulb in a wine glass with a yellow background.
A particularly robust wine with bulb flavours.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday 18 April 2016

Mandarine on Egg Cup

Oil painting of a mandarine perched on top of a silver-plated egg cup.
One of those organic free-range eggs with particularly orange yolks.  Very tasty, but you have to shell out for them.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday 17 April 2016

Tram Tracks, Royal Park

Oil painting of two lines of tram tracks disappearing over the horizon on a hill, with traffic lights in the foreground and trees on either side.
Having lost track of time, I had to fast-track this painting and make tracks before the sun went down.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Saturday 16 April 2016

Former Curator's Cottage, Queens Park, Essendon

Oil painting of a Victorian Rustic Gothic-style cottage surrounded by trees and shrubs with a pathway and ornamental lake in front.
A curator is someone who rates queues.  Personally, I don't rate any of them.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Copper Jug with Tea Towel

Oil painting of a small copper jug nestled amongst the folds of a white tea towel.
The coppers were operating under a shroud of secrecy (or a tea-towel of secrecy to be accurate).

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Carrot in Vase

Oil painting of a carrot inserted vertically into a white Chinese-style porcelain vase.
According to Wikipedia, Keratin is a "key structural component of hair and nails".  Similarly, a key structural component of this painting is a vase with carrot in.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday 11 April 2016

Codd-Neck Bottle with Apple

Oil painting of a Pink Lady apple beside a Codd-neck bottle.
Sure as Codd made little green apples (or medium-sized red apples).

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Saturday 9 April 2016

Century Plant in Staghorn Sumac

Oil painting of a century plant (Agave americana) nestled amongst a bed of staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina), with other trees in the background.
According to my parents, this is a century plant (Agave americana) amongst a ground cover of staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina).  The staghorn is so-named because to depict it is to lock horns with it, whilst the century plant's appellation refers to the fact it's 100 times harder to paint than one would imagine.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday 7 April 2016

Asparagus Spears in Cider Glass

Oil painting of several asparagus spears standing upright in a cider glass.
As the title says, asparagus spears inside a glass.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Miniature Vase with Tomato

Oil painting of a small white porcelain vase with blue patterns beside a red tomato.
Vases are red, tomatoes are blue; I've written a verse that's entirely untrue.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Sauce Jug with Zucchini

Oil painting of a blue sauce jug with half of a zucchini cut crossways.
With only half a zucchini to paint, clearly the subject-matter offerings were under-resourced.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday 4 April 2016

Pear on Book

Oil painting of a green pear on an old book with a blue cover.
One may pair up, pare down or book up, but it's only a book that one cannot put down (except in this picture, which is a pear up and a book down).

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday 3 April 2016

Brown Onion

Oil painting of a brown onion with a cast shadow.
A rare square painting, the subject of which was later chopped and added to my lunch, and made a fine contribution to a square meal.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 4"

Saturday 2 April 2016

Winged Statue in Victoria Gardens, Prahran

Oil painting of a winged Victory statue on a plinth beside a plane tree and decorative urns.
Not a drawing but a paint-wing (a troublesome painting where the changing light conditions had me all in a flap).

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Friday 1 April 2016

Red Pepper with Vase

Oil painting of a red pepper beside a white porcelain vase.
Vases are white, peppers are red; in lieu of a pun, here's a poem instead.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"