Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Silver-Plated Jug with Banana

Oil painting of a small silver-plated jug beside a banana.
Silver are jugs, bananas are gold;
Though bananas don't glisten, they're of worth manifold.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 28 August 2017

Daffodil in Miniature Vase

Oil painting of a yellow and orange daffodil in a miniature blue and white porcelain vase.
There once was a gold daffodil,
In a vase, not in vale nor on hill--
And it never was spied
By a poet lakeside,
Nor did dance, but remained very still.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Blue Castor Oil Bottle with Désirée Potato

Oil painting of a Désirée potato resting against a blue castor oil bottle.
This potato was added to my soup, thus making it a blue chip stock.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Red Pepper with Old Fashioned Glass

Oil painting of a red pepper beside an old fashioned glass.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: somewhat old fashioned, but going in and out of style.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 21 August 2017

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Dam at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

Oil painting looking across a small body of water with trees and shrubs on the far bank.
At first I wasn't sure if this scene held enough interest to warrant painting, but after some reflection, I decided to proceed.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Figure Study

Oil painting of a seated male nude with left knee raised.
A not-so-lively knees-up (the model had to remain very still)

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Lemon with Petite Liqueur Bottle

Oil painting of a lemon beside a green onion-shaped bottle with a cork (a Moët & Chandon Petite Liqueur Bottle).
There once was a lemon and bottle,
And each tried to quote Aristotle;
But neither could speak
The antique form of Greek,
Nor had requisite skills polyglottal.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Daffodils in Glass Vase

Oil painting of a bunch of yellow daffodils in a tulip-shaped vase.
I asked the florist if she cut these daffodils with secateurs, but she replied, "Nar--cissus".

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Daffodils in Carafe

Oil painting of a bunch of daffodils in a 1 litre glass carafe.
Modern readers may be confused upon reading of Wordsworth as a metaphorical cloud coming upon a host--I mean, everything's hosted in the cloud these days, isn't it?

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Cow Sculptures at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Oil painting of two multi-coloured cow-shaped sculptures in front of a forest of eucalypts and a flowering wattle.
It's much easier to paint stationary cows than their animated counterparts.  Now, if only I could think of a pun involving bovines that don't move.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Milk Jug with Banana

Oil painting of a white porcelain jug beside a banana.
Milk skin (or lactoderm) is often unwanted; banana skins are by definition more a-peeling.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Carrot with Porcelain Jug

Oil painting of a blue and white porcelain jug beside an orange carrot.
Carotid artery: the making of art depicting carrots.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Flowers in Blue Jug

Oil painting of flowers (including jonquils, bottle brush flowers and possibly anemones) in a large blue ceramic jug.
An assortment of flowers: self-raising, wholemeal and plain.

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

Tuesday, 1 August 2017