Wednesday 27 February 2019

Eggplant with Porcelain Jug

Still life oil painting of a small eggplant beside a blue and white porcelain jug.
There once was an eggplant and jug,
Who connived with an old ladybug;
For the three did conspire
To set off a fire,
And took the insurers for mugs.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 8"

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Nectarine with ISO Tasting Glass

Still life oil painting of a nectarine beside an upturned ISO tasting glass.
To leave no stone fruit unturned (sorry if such a pathetic puns causes you to glass over).

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Sunday 24 February 2019

Melbourne Airport from Woodlands Homestead, Greenvale

Landscape oil painting of a eucalypt beside open paddocks with distant control towers.
I've a hunch that paintings of airports are really going to take off.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Woodlands Homestead, Greenvale

Oil painting of the front of a house with a red gable roof surrounded by box hedges, trees and flowers.
I couldn't see the woodlands for the trees, so I painted a home instead.

Oil on canvas board,10" x 8"

Saturday 23 February 2019

Pipers Creek Landscape with Horses

Landscape oil painting with two horses in the foreground with trees and rolling hills behind.
I wonder how many votes would get up in a horse parliament.  All those in favour say...

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday 21 February 2019

Wednesday 20 February 2019


Still life oil painting of an eggplant laid on its side.
This eggplant was laid on its side, but it was no poultry affair.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Sunday 17 February 2019

Eggplant with Copper Jug

Oil painting of an eggplant beside a copper jug on a windowsill.
Despite considering the composition of this painting for some time, I now regret depicting the jug and eggplant so far to the left; oh, for a wee bit of juggling -- still, even the best laid plants go awry.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Corella Pear with Glass Vase

Oil painting of a green and red pear beside a tulip-shaped glass vase.
When a corella pear appears it becomes a-parrot.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Pepper Grinder

Oil painting of a tall wooden pepper grinder.
This is a quick sketch done on an offcut of odd dimensions; such a ratio, for me, is breaking new ground (this pun is strangely appropriate given that this pepper grinder is relatively new and I seem to have broken it -- if you like, it has ground to a halt).

Oil on canvas board, 2" x 8"

Sunday 10 February 2019

Saturday 9 February 2019

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Milk Jug with Turnip

Oil painting of a turnip beside a small white porcelain milk jug.
That the depicted turnip is shorter than the accompanying milk jug is mainly due to the law of diminishing returnips.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"