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

Fluted Jug with Red Pepper

Still life oil painting of a small fluted porcelain jug beside a red pepper.
Peter flautist picked a peck of pickled capsicums.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Exhibition: A Good Package of Small Things


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:

Friday 6th September - Sunday 15th September 2019

10am - 4pm daily

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.



* 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"