Thursday, 26 March 2020

Pear Half with Earthenware Jar

Still life oil painting of half a pear lying beside an earthenware jar.
To say that this pear half is beyond repair, is such a bad pun it's jarring.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Nectarine with Shaving Brush

Still life oil painting of a nectarine beside a shaving brush.
I'm finding it very difficult to compose an original nectarine pun, so I'm hoping you won't notice if I brush over it.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 23 March 2020

Salt Shaker with Onion

Still life oil painting of a small porcelain salt shaker beside a brown onion.
A story with a ring of truth, but to be taken with a grain of salt.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Near Sparkes Gully, Port Campbell

Landscape oil painting of a coastal limestone stack.
Can't say I noticed any seabirds whilst painting this scene, so I have to question the appellation of gully.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Friday, 20 March 2020

Wild Dog Cove, Peterborough

Landscape oil painting of seaside sandstone cliffs.
Painted by a man at the sea about a dog.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Sand Dunes at Peterborough

Landscape oil painting of electricity poles on sand dunes.
This painting was completed despite the sporadic rain that threatened my resolve.  I came very close to hoisting the blue Peterborough.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Monday, 16 March 2020

Still Life with Red Pepper and Copper Kettle

Still life oil painting of a red pepper, a copper kettle, a pear and an onion.
This painting cannot be characterised as a pot-boiler: I watched the silly kettle for several hours.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Portrait of a Young Woman

Portrait oil painting of a young woman with red hair.
Some may describe the sitter's hair as auburn; I'd take it as read.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Trees on Rosebery Hill

Landscape oil painting of two trees on a hillside.
Were I to have added one more tree to this picture, it would have made a trio.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Tomato Half with Sauce Jug

Still life oil painting of a small blue sauce jug beside a tomato cut in half.
Painting the jug was wholly straightforward, but the tomato, well, you don't know the half of it.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Porcelain Jug with Nectarine

Still life oil painting of a white porcelain jug with blue patterns beside a nectarine.
Overindulging in the nectar of the gods may occasion a prayer to the porcelain.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 2 March 2020

Coffee Mug with Egg Carton

Still life oil painting of a coffee mug beside a carton of eggs.
The beauty of still life is the free range of subject matter, though it can sometimes be wide of the mug.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Small Garlic-Head Vase with Onion

Still life oil painting of a blue garlic-head vase beside an onion.
Onions are brown, vases are blue -- though I strove for a pun, I could not follow through.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Manna Gum at Pipers Creek

Landscape oil painting of a eucalypt with distant rolling hills.
I'm fairly sure this is a manna gum -- it's certainly some manner of gum.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Still Life with Onions

Still life oil painting of onions with brown ceramics.
The French refer to still life as nature morte, literally "nature dead".  Paintings like this, therefore, are a matter of life and death.

Oil on canvas board, 20" x 16"

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Still Life in Brown with Copper Pot

Still life oil painting of a copper pot beside two brown onions, an earthenware bottle and an earthenware jar.
This painting took about six hours (three times as long as an ordinary painting); evidently I was in a brown study.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Monday, 10 February 2020

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Pastoria Landscape

Landscape oil painting of a eucalypt with distant trees and hills.
This is indeed a Pastoria landscape, though at the time of painting it was a present-oria landscape.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Zucchini with Small Glass Jar

Still life oil painting of a zucchini beside a small glass jar.
Corvette sports car.  Er, I mean, courgette and short jar.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Pear Half with Antique Poison Bottle

Still life oil painting of half a pear beside a green glass poison bottle.
Were I to ignore the poison warning on this bottle, I'd have to pear half the responsibility.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Old Fashioned Glass with Apricots

Still life oil painting of two apricots beside an old fashioned glass.
A not-so-old old fashioned glass with two newly fashioned apricots (picked from my parents' tree).

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Apple on Wooden Puzzle

Still life oil painting of a red apple on a wooden cube puzzle.
To get on top of this puzzle you need to be one smart apple.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Red Pepper with Antique Magnesia Bottle

Still life oil painting of a red pepper beside an antique glass bottle.
Peppers are red, bottles depend --
On what, through the glass, one's eyes apprehend.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 13 January 2020

Earthenware Jar with Nectarine

Still life oil painting of a nectarine beside an earthenware jar laid on its side.
Were I to misplace this earthenware jar, I might rightly call it a where-on-earth jar, and in finding it would leave no stone fruit unturned.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Interior with Balloon Back Chair

Oil painting of the interior of a room featuring a balloon back chair and a window.
I'm wondering if I ought to describe how I came to paint this picture, but I think I'll spare you the interior monologue.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Pewter Jug with Désirée Potato

Still life oil painting of a pewter jug next to a Désirée potato.
A dis-pewter between the jug and potato drove a wedge between them.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"