Saturday 30 September 2017

Post Office Tower, Castlemaine

Oil painting of a Victorian-era clock tower surrounded by trees and buildings.
Pursuing a pleasing picture, I went first past the post office, then returned to paint the post office post-haste.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10" 

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Carrot in Wine Glass

Oil painting of an orange carrot in a wine glass.
Overindulging in this particular drop might explain the otherwise mysterious presence of carrots.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday 24 September 2017

Main Yarra Trail, Templestowe

Oil painting of a gravel path winding through eucalypts.
Some of parts of this painting were successful, others less so; it was largely a case of trail and error.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Saturday 23 September 2017

Richardson Street, Middle Park

Oil painting of a footpath lined with houses with front fences and gardens.
Middle of the road painting executed from the side of the road.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday 21 September 2017

Portrait of a Bearded Man with Glasses

Oil painting of a man with a grey beard and glasses wearing a blue and red top.
The glasses-wearing model made a fine spectacle.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Mandarine with Coffee Mug

Oil painting of a mandarine beside a green and white Penguin-branded coffee mug
This is my Invisible Man mug beside a visible mandarine.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday 17 September 2017

River Red Gums, Royal Park

Oil painting of several gum trees, large and small, with long afternoon shadows.
The afternoon light passed before I could properly sink my fangs into my work; as such, this painting is all gums and no teeth.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Saturday 16 September 2017

Self Portrait

Oil portrait painting of a middle-aged bald man, partially in profile, looking back towards the viewer.
The model made this painting particularly difficult: he wouldn't stop turning his head.

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Teapot with Lemon

Oil painting of a white porcelain teapot beside a lemon.
When life gives you lemons, make a pot of tea (it's much better for you than lemonade).

Oil on canvas board, 6"x 4"

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Pear in My Left Hand

Oil painting of a green pear held in the palm of a hand.
This painting was a bit of a handful.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

P. S. The obvious pun (a pear of hand) has already been made, making a pair of hands and a pair of pears.

P. P. S. Thanks to everyone who came to visit my show recently--to see you in the wool shed was shear pleasure.

Sunday 10 September 2017

Exhibition: Shedding Light on Small Things

Exhibition flyer

Each year my parents open their garden as part of Kyneton's Daffodil and Arts Festival, and it has become an almost dyed-in-the-wool tradition for them to arrange a small exhibition of my paintings, as an accompaniment, in their shearing shed.  This year I've decided to take the ram by the horns and apply a more selective curatorial eye--as such, I'll be showing more than sixty of my favourite pieces from the last twelve months (in the conveniently-located megapopolis of Pipers Creek).

My parents have aptly described their garden as a place where nature has triumphed over human endeavour, and whilst their varied collection of trees are best viewed during autumn months, there's more than enough to keep the most apathetic botanist entertained, not to mention crowds upon hosts of daffodils (golden and otherwise).

Where can I view this prosperous partnership of paintings and perennials? I hear you think.  Well, I'm glad you thought:

Saturday 2nd September - Sunday 10th September 2017
10am - 4pm daily

The Shearing Shed
Rosebery Hill
156 Pipers Creek-Pastoria Road
Pipers Creek 3444 (See Google Maps)

Web: (the good, the bad and the particularly ugly)

I'll be in attendance during weekends, so please let me know if you're planning to visit and I'll be sure to be on hand to pontificate about the artwork.

Saturday 9 September 2017

House at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a house featuring a gabeled red roof and chimney, surrounded by trees and shrubs.
I've been trying to think of a house pun, but I'm tired of dwelling on it.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Red Pepper with Wooden Elephant

Oil painting of a small wooden elephant beside a red pepper.
Wooden elephant ignoring the capsicum in the room.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday 4 September 2017

Carrot with Sauce Jug

Oil painting of a small blue porcelain sauce jug beside an orange carrot.
I'm having trouble devising a pun for this image: I'm not sure if the jug is the source of the problem or if the carrot is the root cause.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"