Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Monday, 30 January 2017

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Fountain at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a fountain representing a putto holding a fish with other putti at the base.
Perhaps it would have been easier to render this scene with a fountain pen.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Apple with Sauce Jug

Oil painting of a blue porcelain sauce jug beside a red and green apple.
It seems I've inadvertently returned to the same subject: http://www.paintingaday.net/2016/05/apple-with-sauce-jug.html; it's a matter of comparing apples with apples and primary with secondary sauces.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 23 January 2017

Potato with Small Copper Pot

Oil painting of a small double-handled copper pot beside a potato.
A fugitive potato keeping its eyes peeled for the coppers.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Small Vase

Oil painting of a small blue and white Chinese-style vase with gold decoration in front of an orange background.
Vases are white, vases are blue;
More original verse is long overdue.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Friday, 20 January 2017

Tomato

Oil painting of a tomato in front of a green background.
According to Wikipedia, tomatoes are botanically berry-type fruits.  Personally I prefer to eat them rather than bury them.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Banana in Wine Glass

Oil painting of a banana upright in a wine glass.
A dry white wine with more than a hint of tropical fruit.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Onion on Silver-Plated Jug

Oil painting of a brown onion on top of a small silver-plated jug.
Many a jug has spouted forth from my brush, and this onion has a certain ring to it.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Friday, 13 January 2017

Porcelain Jug with Garlic Bulb

Oil painting of a blue and white porcelain jug beside a bulb of garlic.
According to Wikipedia, the internal jugular vein includes a superior and an inferior bulb.  The title of this painting may bear some resemblance to a jugular bulb in name, but there the similarity ends (though having never seen a jugular bulb, I'm happy to be corrected).

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Zucchini on Linen-Bound Book

Oil painting of a green zucchini on a green linen-bound book.
A zucchini for the books, rather than a turnip for the books.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Housing Commission Flats and Freeway Sculpture from Royal Park

Oil painting of distant high-rise flats with red angled pillars in the middle ground and trees and buildings in the foreground.
Initially I planned just to paint the freeway sculpture (the red angled pillars in the middle ground), but I later thought the housing commission flats made a nice backdrop.  You might say it was com-mission creep.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Pear with Light Bulb

Oil painting of a green pear beside a spherical light bulb.
The glass bulb and the piece of fruit were privately hostile, but in public they were all sweetness and light.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 9 January 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Rear of Former Presbyterian Church, Parkville

Oil painting of two small Gothic-style windows at the rear of a larger red brick church.
Only part of this building could fit in this painting: it's a relatively broad church.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Friday, 6 January 2017

Egg on Small Chinese Teapot

Oil painting of an egg resting on top of a small vertically-elongated teapot.
This teapot can be difficult to paint, so occasionally I need a bit of egging on.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Carrot with Porcelain Vase

Oil painting of a carrot resting against a white porcelain vase.
Orange are carrots, vases are white;
And neither will help one to see well at night.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"