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"

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Standing Nude

Oil painting of a standing female nude.
Out of respect for the model, I will avoid any standing jokes.

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

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"

Friday, 14 September 2018

Ridgway Road, Kilcunda

Oil painting of a cypress tree and an electricity pole with a twisting road in the foreground.
Middle of the road painting painted from the side of the road.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Beach at Kilcunda

Oil painting of a rocky headland with waves splashing on rocks.
It was quite windy on the beach: I was tide in knots.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Western Beach at Sunset, Inverloch

Oil painting of a distant coastal scene close to sunset.
Goldie Lochs

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Anderson Inlet, Inverloch

Oil painting of a path beside a coastal inlet.
This scene at Inverloch does not include the jetty (which is directly behind where I stood).  It is a loch without a quay.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Exhibition: Bigger and Better Small Things

Exhibition flyer including show details and pictures of a jug with a pumpkin and a wooden elephant with a banana.

The Small Things painting show returns to Rosebery Hill for another season during the 2018 Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival, and this time it's bigger and better than ever.  At least, I can objectively say it's bigger as the show will comprise the greatest surface area I've yet to exhibit, with some artworks up to four inches longer and wider.  This is a never-to-be-repeated offer, notwithstanding the fact that I'll be pretty much repeating myself for the fourth year in a row and will doubtless do so again.

But wait, there's more!  The show will be held in conjunction with my parents' open garden.  In the tradition of never-to-be-repeated offers, here's what I wrote about the garden last year:

The garden at Rosebery Hill has been aptly described as a place where nature has triumphed over human endeavour, and whilst its 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:

When:
Friday 31st August - Sunday 9th September 2018
10am - 4pm daily

Where:
The Shearing Shed
Rosebery Hill
156 Pipers Creek-Pastoria Road
Pipers Creek 3444

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.

* Seasonal variance may apply

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Lemon-Scented Gum at Sunset, Royal Park

Oil painting of a eucalypt with background vegetation and an apricot-tinged sky.
I painted this tree just as the gum was scenting; er, just as the sun was setting.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Pear with Pewter Jug

Oil painting of a green pear beside a pewter jug.
A pewter generated image; one that has a real-life pair.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 20 August 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Cider Glass with Grapefruit

Oil painting of a grapefruit beside a cider glass.
A great fruit, a long cider glass; I mean, a grapefruit alongside a glass.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Porcelain Jug with Blue Castor Oil Bottle and Onion

Both regular readers of my blog will be aware of my tendency to paint companion objects; this time I thought I'd depict three things so as to draw a crowd.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Mandarine with Small Bottle

Oil painting of a mandarine beside a small glass bottle.
There was a marine mandarine,
Marooned by a vast sea of green.
In a bottle was placed
A note that said, "Make haste!
I'm in desperate need of caffeine."

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Garlic Bulb with Sauce Jug

Oil painting of a garlic bulb beside a small blue porcelain sauce jug.
The jug and garlic bulb looked a pitcher in their best cloves.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Manna Gum at Golden Hour, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a eucalypt in front of a distant mountain range.
Apparently the "golden hour" is a photographers' term for the period shortly before sunset (and shortly after sunrise, which isn't what's depicted here).  Attempting to represent what might otherwise be captured in the click of a button is perhaps more accurately called, in painters' terms, the rush hour.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Small Copper Pot with Asparagus Spears

Oil painting of a bunch of asparagus spears beside a small copper pot with handles.
Small pots are copper, asparagus too; but only when oxidisation is through.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"


Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Monday, 30 July 2018

Tomato with Silver-Plated Goblet

Oil painting of a red tomato beside a small silver-plated goblet.
Goblet: What you might do to a tomato if you were really hungry.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"