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

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Still Life with Lemon

Still life oil painting with a lemon set slightly apart from a pear and a blue castor oil bottle.
The pear and the bottle don't like the lemon: it sucks.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Monday, 26 August 2019

Still Life with Eggplant and Onion

Still life oil painting of an onion and an eggplant beside an earthenware jar and a black glass bottle.
The subject was slightly bigger than my canvas.  I painted to within an inch of my still life.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Still Life with Eggplant and Carafe

Still life oil painting of various fruits surrounding a glass carafe.
With so many objects as my subject, I've made still life difficult for myself.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Monday, 19 August 2019

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Saturday, 17 August 2019

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"