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

Roses with Copper Pitcher

Oil painting of roses in a glass beside a large copper pitcher.
A bunch of roses and a night out at the pitchers

Oil on canvas board, 12" x 16"

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"

Monday 19 November 2018

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

Horsfall Chapel, University of Melbourne

Oil painting of a Victorian-era ecclesiastical building surrounded by trees and shrubs.
Strong afternoon shadows had me darkening a church door.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Saturday 10 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"