Tuesday 28 February 2017

Banana with Porcelain Jug

Oil painting of a banana beside a white porcelain jug with a blue design.
Four bananas fewer than a bunch (according to the song) and one more jug than a juggernaut.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday 27 February 2017

Sunday 26 February 2017

Bishopscourt, East Melbourne

Oil painting of Victorian-era arches adjoining a double-storey Edwardian brick building.
Bishopscourt is home to Melbourne's Anglican Archbishop, which is evident from the architectural features of the portico.  The houses of ordinary bishops are similar, but lack arches.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Saturday 25 February 2017

Rear of Shops from MacArthur Place, Carlton

Oil painting of buildings clustered around a small alleyway with high-rise buildings in the distance.
This scene may be viewed from MacArthur Place, but as it is not in MacArthur Place it is effectively out of place (it may therefore be difficult for those familiar with the area to place it).

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 10"

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Potato with Silver-Plated Jug

Oil painting of a potato beside a small silver-plated jug.
A small jug perhaps, but no small potatoes.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Carrot with Light Bulb

Oil painting of a carrot and a round light bulb on a wooden surface.
Two approaches, of varying effectiveness, to achieving night vision.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Garden Gnome

Oil painting of a garden gnome with a blue hat and green tunic.
This diminutive terracotta gentleman lives on my kitchen window sill; I call him the gastro-gnome.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Nectarine on Miniature Vase

Oil painting of a red and yellow nectarine on a blue and white miniature vase.
Fruit is to eat, vases for flowers;
My paintings are quick but my poems take hours.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday 5 February 2017

Thursday 2 February 2017

Tomato with Earthenware Jar

Oil painting of a tomato beside an earthenware jar on its side.
A jar jarring--as jars are wont to do--against a tomato.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday 1 February 2017