Sunday, 29 December 2019

Saturday, 28 December 2019

The Three Sisters, Baynton

Landscape oil painting of eucalypts and cows with distant hills.
Observant readers may notice that only two sisters are visible (the third is obscured by the large gum tree).  The hill on the far right is only a distant relation.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Onion with Glass Mug

Still life oil painting of a brown onion beside a glass mug.
Onions are brown, mugs unresolved; for reflections and backgrounds are always involved.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 16 December 2019

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Teacup with Saucer

Oil painting of a Queen Anne teacup and saucer with a yellow rose pattern.
I should perhaps drink more tea this festive season; best to stay off the saucer.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Cobaw Ranges from Pipers Creek

Landscape oil painting of distant hills with eucalypts and sheep in the foreground.
As the centrepiece of the painting, this is a Cobaw arrangement.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Tomato with Small Glass Jar

Still life oil painting of a red tomato beside a small glass jar.
Nightshade and nightjar (sorry, this caption is a load of crepusculum).

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Exhibition: Nature Rendered Permanent

Exhibition invitation including exhibition details and depicting flowers, a pear and other assorted fruits and vegetables.

My friends -- Fiona O'Byrne and Lana Daubermann -- and I are exhibiting some paintings in a shiny gallery in Kew, which should be slightly whiter than my normal shearing shed venue and with less sheep poo, hopefully.

Even if you don't like my paintings, you'll like theirs (I'm the José Carreras of the group).  We'd love to see you for some gazing, grazing and guzzling on Saturday 23 November 6:30 - 8:30pm at Ladder Art Space, 81 Denmark St, Kew.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Pear with Antique Soft Drink Bottle

Still life oil painting of a pear beside a green glass bottle.
After looking for an object to pair with this pear, I decided to take the soft option.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 25 November 2019

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Lemon Quarter with Earthenware Jar

Still life oil painting of a lemon quarter beside an earthenware jar.
The earthenware jar is all here, but where on earth is the rest of the lemon?

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Pear with Antique Magnesia Bottle

Still life oil painting of an antique clear glass bottle beside a green pear.
Bottles are glass, pears are fruit; can't think of a pun, here's a rhyme substitute.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 4 November 2019

Pumpkin with Biscuit Barrel

Still life oil painting of a yellow pumpkin beside an Art Deco biscuit barrel.
Looking down the biscuit barrel of Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum -- do you feel lucky pumpkin?

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Onion with Mushroom

Still life oil painting of a brown onion beside a brown mushroom.
Mushrooms are brown, onions are too -- I suspect this is something you already knew.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 28 October 2019

Garlic Bulb with Small Bottle

Still life oil painting of a garlic bulb beside a small glass bottle.
Garlic is whitish, bottles transparent;
Garlic is fibrous, while bottles are bald -- with no hair apparent.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 27 October 2019

House at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

Oil painting of a house with a gabled roof and chimneys surrounded by trees and shrubs.
When I said I was going out to paint the house, I hope my parents didn't get the wrong impression.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Mounts Bay, Marengo

Landscape oil painting of coastal vegetation with splashing waves and rock pools.
When I painted this scene I thought it was Apollo Bay, but I checked with Google and it is, in fact, Mounts Bay.  Always best to be shore.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Pier at Port Campbell Bay

Landscape oil painting of a short pier extending from nearby limestone cliffs into a stormy sea.
I thought this scene might be easy to paint, but a-pier-ances can be deceiving.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Port Campbell Bay

Landscape oil painting of limestone cliffs beside the sea.
The wind was so strong I was forced to paint with one hand on the easel -- it was all I could do to keep it at bay.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Pear Half with Porcelain Vase

Still life oil painting of a bisected pear beside a white porcelain vase.
There once was a vase and a pear,
And the pear was half here and not there--
For in twain did it crack,
If you like, 'twas pared back,
Hence the whole of the halves made a pair.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 7 October 2019

Friday, 4 October 2019

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Manna Gums, Pipers Creek-Pastoria Road

Landscape oil painting of a road disappearing over a small hill with eucalypts beside.
A road off into the sunset (or the late afternoon to be accurate).

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Dam at Pipers Creek

Landscape oil painting of a tree with yellow foliage beside water.

At this dam site I sighted a dam, and painting it was a dam sight better than not.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Monday, 23 September 2019

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Still Life with Plastic Skull

Still life oil painting of a plastic skull beside a tomato, a pear and a carrot.
I present to you, dear reader, a rendering of a scene I observed in the flesh.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Turnip with Garlic-Head Vase

Still life oil painting of a small blue garlic-head vase beside a turnip.
There once was a turnip and vase,
Who embarked on a mission to Mars;
But despite all their keenness,
'Twas a wrong turn near Venus
That cast their small craft to the stars.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Milk Jug with Eggplant

Still life oil painting of a small porcelain milk jug beside a small eggplant.
Though this painting was a tough eggplant to crack, I was guided by the old motto: who dairys wins.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Exhibition: A Good Package of Small Things

Folks,

On perusing the 2019 Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival programme, as one does, I was surprised to learn that someone named Tim Murphy is to exhibit artworks.  Never one to defy the festival organisers, I'm in the process of hastily assembling a collection of paintings -- a goodly-sized package in fact -- for viewing from this Friday (6th September).*

The show will give viewers a chance to preview a number of still-life works intended for an exhibition in November,** but will also include an array of landscapes and postcard-sized paintings at the usual bargain-basement price.

Once again, the exhibition will be held in conjunction with my parents' open garden.  The garden has been aptly described as a place where nature has triumphed over human endeavour, and whilst its 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 6th September - Sunday 15th September 2019

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.

Cheers,

Tim

* In truth, I'll be setting up on Friday, so don't come until Saturday unless you want to watch me hang (which some folks have expressed an interest in doing)
** I'm exhibiting with two of my very talented friends, so I need to save a lot of my best work so as to appear an almost-worthy associate
*** Seasonal variance may apply