Friday 30 September 2016

Garden Featuring Atlantic Cedar at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a garden including flowers and cedar trees.
Despite the apparent sunshine, my painting activities had to be abandoned due to an unexpected deluge.  As such, it might be compared to Charles I of England: while one had his reign cut short, the other was cut short by rain.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Monday 26 September 2016

Apple in My Left Hand

Oil painting of the top of an apple held in a hand.
One bad apple in the hand spoils two in the bushel.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday 25 September 2016

Alfred Crescent, North Fitzroy

Oil painting of several double-story Victorian-era buildings on a semi-circular street with parked cars.
'Twas rather pleasant on the crescent where the light was iridescent but its beauty evanescent.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Saturday 24 September 2016

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carlton

Oil painting of a red-brick domed church tower in front of a blue sky.
I saw this church tower and thought to myself, aisle paint that.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Banana with Copper Pot

Oil painting of a banana beside a small copper pot.
Be wary of stepping on banana peels or you may come a copper.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

P. S. Something seemed familiar about this image, and a quick dip into the archives revealed this: Copper Pot with Banana.  In the immortal words of Britney Spears, oops, I did it again.

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Egg on Vase

The surgical removal of all or part of a gland is an add-an-egg-to-me, whilst the surgical procedure for male sterilisation is a vase-egg-to-me.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday 18 September 2016


Oil painting of a white porcelain teapot.
Every time I attempt to paint this teapot, I'm reminded that it's particularly difficult.  It's a strained exercise that drives me up the spout.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Mandarine with Earthenware Jar

Oil painting of a mandarine beside and earthenware jar lying on its side.
A jar turned on its side is a tip jar, whilst a mandarine adhering to its expected orientation is an orange order.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday 12 September 2016

Sunday 11 September 2016

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Milk Jug with Onion

Oil painting of a white porcelain milk jug beside a brown onion.
The skin that forms on top of milk is known as lactoderm (or at least that's what Wikipedia tells me), whilst biologists apparently refer to onion skin as a tunic.  That I rely on the internet for facts proves that my knowledge is only skin deep.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"