Friday, 28 December 2018

Mango with Biscuit Barrel

Oil painting of an Art Deco biscuit barrel beside a mango.
I'm afraid this caption is not only scraping the bottom of the barrel, but also resorting to low-hanging fruit.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Isaac Smith Drinking Fountain, Kyneton Botanic Gardens

Oil painting of a stone drinking fountain in a garden.
A marble shield on this drinking fountain bears the inscription "A bequest of the late Isaac Smith to the Citizens of Kyneton".  I only hope you can bear the depiction.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Portrait of a Young Man

Oil painting of a young man with fair hair and beard wearing a white shirt.
A portrait by the artist of a young man (somewhat more accessible than my picture of Ulysses).

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Red Pepper with Earthenware Jar

Oil painting of a red pepper beside an earthenware jar lying on its side.
Peppers are red, stone jars are brown; a pepper is cusped while a jar's sort of round.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Garlic Bulb with Antique Poison Bottle

Oil painting of an antique green glass poison bottle beside a garlic bulb.
Not to be confused with poisson and garlic (which goes very nicely with a bit of butter).

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 10 December 2018

Rover P4 Cyclops, Parkville

Oil painting of a rusty 1950s car in a suburban street.
This car has not moved in the fourteen years I've lived in Parkville.  That's not exactly what I'd call roving.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Apple Half in Wine Glass

Oil painting of half an apple in a wine glass.
If the glass is half full of a half, does that make a whole or leave a hole?

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Désirée Potato with Coffee Mug

Oil painting of a Désirée potato beside a green and white coffee mug.
Muggins here has been known to tolerate the sobriquet of spud.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Portrait of a Young Woman

Oil painting of a young woman with dark hair in a white dress.
John Singer Sargent is reputed to have said: "Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend".  Luckily the sitter is family.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Jageurs Lane, Parkville

Oil painting of rubbish bins in a laneway bordered by buildings and vegetation.
This painting is a pictorial imitation of Jageurs Lane and is therefore a mock Jageur (who I think is also the lead singer of the Rolling Stones).

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Pear with Sugar Bowl

Oil painting of a green pear beside a blue and white porcelain sugar bowl.
Forbidden fruit is the sweetest (although we're perfectly entitled to eat pears, they're sweet nevertheless).

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 26 November 2018

Melbourne Docklands from Royal Park

Oil painting of distant high-rise buildings with trees in the middle ground.
After assessing the lay of the land I attempted to be portray how the docklands lie.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Small Garlic-Head Vase with Lemon Quarter

Oil painting of a small blue porcelain vase beside a lemon quarter.
A lemon drawn (or painted) and quartered.  It remains to see if it shall be hung.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Onion with Small Glass Jar

Oil painting of a brown onion beside a small glass jar.
Onions are brown, so are shallots; but the colour of glass describe I cannot.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Portrait of a Woman in a White Shirt

Oil painting of a young woman wearing a white shirt.
In my rush to complete this portrait, I set the model too far to the left (conventionally the model should be looking into the painting); it seems I failed to get it right.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 16"

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Nectarine with Painted Glass Vase

Oil painting of a blue painted-glass vase beside a nectarine.
There once was an old nectarine,
Who recited a verse quite obscene;
And a vase chimed in too
With a rhyme somewhat blue,
But it's best that the lines stay unseen.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 12 November 2018

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Plaster Cast: Dante Alighieri

Oil painting of a plaster cast death mast of a middle-aged man.
A less than divine depiction that should perhaps be cast into the inferno.

Oil on canvas board, 10"x 16"

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Blood Orange with Sauce Jug

Oil painting of a blood orange cut in half beside a blue porcelain sauce jug.
While I've painted this jug many times, it's the first time I've attempted a blood orange.  You might say I drew first blood.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Sunday, 28 October 2018

The Briars Homestead, Mount Martha

Oil painting of a brick Victorian-era house surrounded by tress and shrubs.
I joined my fellow Victorian Artists' Society members at Mount Martha because we had a Briar engagement.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Mandarine with Silver-Plated Goblet

Oil painting of a mandarine beside a small silver-plated goblet.
This is a late-season mandarine purchased at a special shop, the whereabouts of which is a chalice-ly guarded secret.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Monday, 22 October 2018

Porcelain Jug with Turnip

Oil painting of a turnip beside a small blue and white porcelain jug.
I painted a turnip earlier this year and was reasonably pleased with the result; so, one good turnip deserves another.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Mushroom with Old Fashioned Glass

Oil painting of a brown mushroom resting against an Old Fashioned glass.
Quoth Ophelia: "The glass of fashion and the mould of form".

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Gathering Storm, South Kyneton

Oil paintings of dark clouds surrounding a small patch of blue sky with trees and buildings on a low horizon.
If these are rain clouds, they cannot be cirrus.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Coliban River at Lauriston Reservoir

Oil painting of a wide river surrounded by trees and farmland.
I'm not entirely sure where the river ends and the reservoir begins -- I can only speculake.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Small Copper Pot with Onion

Oil painting of a small double-handled copper pot beside a brown onion.
This painting is a replacement for one that went missing in the mail.  I called the coppers and they suspect the theft of the painting is potentially the work of an onion ring.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 1 October 2018

Daffodils in Pewter Jug

Oil painting of a variety of daffodils in a pewter jug.
I drew a pistil (well, technically I painted several pistils), but it wasn't a quick draw -- in fact, the picture took so long I almost ran out of stamena.

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Red Pepper with Light Bulb

Oil painting of a large red pepper beside a small incandescent light bulb.
Hiding one's light under a peck (which I've mentioned before, is a quarter of a bushel).

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Road at Archies Creek

Oil painting of a road leading up a hill with trees and telephone poles.
Archies Creek is a small town that provides a streaming service.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Banksia Flowers in Glass

Oil painting of pale yellow Banksia flowers in a glass of water.
The larger of two paintings completed on this day, giving you more Banksia for your buck.

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

Venus Bay Wetlands

Oil painting of a marshy wetlands with distant hills and a bird in flight.
Venus may be the second planet from the sun, but Venus Bay seemed far removed from any solar system.  The wetlands, on this particular day, were aptly named.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"