Monday, 10 June 2019

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Onion with Preserving Jar

Still life oil painting of a brown onion beside a preserving jar partially filled with pistachios.
While I know my onion puns are exhausted, I still have a preserve capacity.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Quinces

Still life oil painting of two quinces.
Fruit multiplied is of greater consequince.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 27 May 2019

Tomato with Blue Vase

Still life oil painting of a blue vase beside a red tomato.
Tomatoes are red, vases, you know--
Are a colour that sounds like the past tense of blow.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Memorial Rotunda, North Fitzroy

Oil painting of a copper-domed rotunda with concrete staircase.
If I painted this scene again, I hope I'd do a better job; if I painted it repeatedly, I could learn it by rotunda.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Still Life with Mandarines

Still life oil painting of mandarines, a copper teapot, a brass bowl, a green bottle and a blue vase.
This was completed over several weeks under the tutelage of my painting teacher; otherwise known as my still life coach.

Oil on canvas board, 20" x 16"

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Apple Half with Coffee Mug

Oil painting of an apple half resting on a green and white porcelain mug.
I thought of many puns about apple halves, but only this one made the cup.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Lemon Half with Sauce Jug

Still life oil painting of a lemon half beside a blue porcelain sauce jug.
It's difficult to come up with a caption when you're half sauced.

Oil on canvas board, 4"x 6

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Pistachio at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek

This tree was a hard nut to crack -- despite appearances, it wasn't a piece of pistachio.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Mandarine with ISO Tasting Glass

Still life oil painting of an upturned ISO tasting glass beside a mandarine.
A wine with a certain zesty appeal that will turn your palate upside down.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Garlic Bulb with Small Glass Jar

Still life oil painting of a garlic bulb beside a small glass jar.
This jar is transparent, just like the emperor's new cloves.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Compartmentalised Still Life with Teacups

Still life oil painting of two teacups, an apple and a pear, displayed in independent pigeonholes.
Having produced two paintings of open-fronted compartments in two days, I'm concerned I may be pigeonholing myself.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Milk Jug with Quince

Still life oil painting of a white porcelain milk jug beside a quince.
First, we sequence; then a milk jug is run pasturise.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Persimmon with Garlic-Head Vase

Oil painting of a persimmon beside a blue porcelain garlic-head vase.
This is a cheap vase I bought from the charity shop -- no need to loosen the persimmon strings.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

West Gate Bridge from Spotswood

Landscape oil painting of a large curving bridge with distant high-rise buildings.
It's taken almost a week for me to post this painting; like this bridge, dear reader, I was keeping you in suspense.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Still Life with Coffee Percolator and Pumpkins

Still life oil painting of a coffee percolator beside two pumpkins, an eggplant and a small glass ink bottle.
Deconstructed pumpkin spice latte (with eggplant and ink bottle).

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Friday, 26 April 2019

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon

Landscape oil painting of a roadway bordered by trees, partly illuminated by sunshine.
A painting jammed in before the afternoon light was scone.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Monday, 15 April 2019

Turnip with Glass Vase

Still life oil painting of a turnip beside a tulip-shaped glass vase.
Chopin is generally considered glass act, and was especially famous for his 21 nocturnips.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Still Life with Apple and Onion

Still life oil painting of an apple, an onion, a blue castor oil bottle and a white vase.
I commenced painting late in the afternoon and had to race against the fading daylight -- it was still life in the fast lane.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Leaning Nude

Oil painting of a female figure leaning backwards with one knee raised.
Soon after completing this picture developed a cold and felt too unwell to paint for several days -- it was the start of a lean patch.

Oil on canvas board, 20" x 16"

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Monday, 1 April 2019

Pear with Ginger Beer Bottle

Still life oil painting of a green pear beside a brown earthenware bottle.
Bottles are brown, green is this pear; the green one is fruit, the brown earthenware.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Banana in Glass Mug

Still life oil painting of an upright banana in a glass mug.
There was a banana and glass,
Who attended a chemistry class.
When the matters they'd chosen
Mixed and caused an explosion,
They found themselves out on their ... own.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Fruit Bowl with Lemon

Still life oil painting of a bowl of fruit with a lemon beside.
Lemons are lemon, bowls are white; if one ate this painting, would one sate appetite?

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Monday, 18 March 2019

River Red Gums, Royal Park

Oil painting of two eucalypts with long afternoon shadows.
Shining on red rums, er, I mean, sun shining on red gums.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Lemon and Pear

Still life oil painting of a partially illuminated lemon and pear.
The light on this subject faded so rapidly that soon I could only see a bitter lemon and the green fruit was fast disap-pear-ing.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Apple Half with Small Bottle

Still life oil painting of an apple half beside a small long-necked bottle.
This painting may not be the full bottle, but the apple's not half bad.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Roses with Enamelware Pitcher

Still life oil painting of crimson roses in a small glass jar beside a white enamelware pitcher.
This painting takes in the whole pitcher, but the rose is the bud of the joke.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Interior with Plaster Cast

Oil painting of a plaster cast on a chair beside a mirror with nearby drapery.
This could have just been a painting of a plaster bust, but I cast the net wider.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"