Thursday, 17 September 2020

Still Life on a Windowsill

 

Still life oil painting of two pears in a ceramic bowl and a mandarine on a windowsill.
Sometimes my captions can get a bit silly.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Friday, 11 September 2020

Monday, 7 September 2020

Old Stables at Kyneton Museum

Landscape oil painting of a Victorian-era building bordered by trees and a picket fence.
During uncertain times, we often look for stability.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Friday, 4 September 2020

Still Life with Onions

 

Still life oil painting of two onions, a garlic bulb, two antique bottles and a pewter jug.
Much preferable to a life with bunions, which has a certain enforced stillness.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Still Life with Squash

 

Still life oil painting of a yellow squash, a small milk jug, an eggplant, a blue castor oil bottle, a white vase and a copper jug.
If I have in any way captured the squash, then this is a squash caught.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Still Life with Quince

Still life oil painting of a quince, a plastic skull, a vase and a plaster cast of a female torso.
Although the feature of this painting is the smallest object, it is not inconse-quince-ial.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The Top of the Stairs

 

Interior oil painting of the landing at the top of a staircase with light from nearby windows.
As with any painting from life, stares are always necessary.

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Small Pumpkin with Old Fashioned Glass

 

Still life oil painting of a small yellow pumpkin beside and Old Fashioned glass.
After a few Old Fashioned cocktails, a gourd time was had by all.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Earthenware Jar with Eggplant

 

Still life oil painting of a small eggplant beside an earthenware jar.
A colleague of mine admired this painting saying he liked the uber sheen (thanks Forbes).

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Wooden Elephant with Mandarine

Still life oil painting of a small wooden elephant beside a mandarine.
Alas, the rendering of the elephant is a bit wooden, and the mandarine is a peel imitation.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Friday, 24 July 2020

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Pear Half with Small Bottle

 

It's a bottle of half-wits!

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

P.S. Find the hidden anteater.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Shaving Brush with Onion


Still life oil painting of a shaving brush beside an onion.
Shave the last dansh for me 'cause I love shallots.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Monday, 22 June 2020

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Apple with Antique Soft Drink Bottle


Still life oil painting of an antique green glass bottle beside a red apple.
I'm a bit of an old softy; I think I've got something cored in my eye.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Mushroom with Sample Bottle


Still life oil painting of a brown mushroom beside a small sample bottle.
1970s disco sampled: get down and get fungi.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Still Life with Mandarines and Pumpkin


Still life oil painting of a small yellow pumpkin, two mandarines, a spoon, a small copper pot, a pear, a blue castor oil bottle and a carafe.
I wondered, initially, if I'd overdone the colours in this painting, but then I realised it's the pumpkin that makes it gourdy.

Oil on canvas board, 20" x 16"

Monday, 8 June 2020

English Oak at Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek


Landscape oil painting of an oak tree with distant hills.
Not overly happy with this painting, but it's oakay.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Monday, 1 June 2020

Mandarines in Cider Glass


Still life oil painting of two mandarines inside a cider glass.
I was seeing double -- possibly due to my glasses.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Small Pumpkin with Light Bulb


Still life oil painting of a small green and yellow pumpkin beside an incandescent light bulb.
Hopefully you see this painting in a gourd light.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Eggplant in Wine Glass


Still life oil painting of a small eggplant in a wine glass.
Don't put all your eggplants in one glassket.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Monday, 25 May 2020

Quince with Pomegranate


Still life oil painting of a quince beside a small pomegranate.
These fruits have been arranged in visual order: first you see pomegranate, then you sequence.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Friday, 22 May 2020

Early Morning, Pipers Creek


I've never really been an early bird because I'm scared of catching worms.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Autumn Sunset, Rosebery Hill, Pipers Creek


Landscape oil painting of trees with autumn leaves and cast shadows.
I find it very difficult to capture autumn colour -- I always fall short.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Friday, 15 May 2020

Still Life with Copper Pot

Still life oil painting of a copper pot, a knife, two onions, a small copper jug, a pepper grinder and an antique bottle.
This painting, somewhat larger than many of my efforts, took four sessions.  I was being a bit of a fuss pot.

Oil on canvas board, 20" x 16"

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Still Life with Quinces and Pumpkin


Still life oil painting of two quinces, a pumpkin and an earthenware bottle.
These are the same two quinces I painted a fortnight ago.  They've given me a new lease on still life.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

Monday, 4 May 2020

Still Life with Tomato and Copper Jug

Still life oil painting of a tomato, a copper jug, an antique whisky bottle surrounded by a sheet.
There's still life in the old blog yet (or indeed, the old mailing list or InstantGramme or whichever platform you're reading this on).

Oil on canvas board, 8" x 10"

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Still Life with Pear and Lemon

Still life oil painting of a pear, an earthenware jar and a lemon.
The lemon was excluded after the jar succumbed to pear pressure.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Tomato Half with Old Fashioned Glass

Still life oil painting of half a tomato resting against an old fashioned glass.
While the glass may be empty, the tomato is half full.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Monday, 27 April 2020

Still Life with Quinces and Persimmons

Still life oil painting of two quinces, two persimmons and a stainless steel bowl.
Quinces and persimmons leading a double still life.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Friday, 24 April 2020

Lime with Small Bottle

Still life oil painting of a lime beside a small glass bottle.
Johnny Cash was apparently fond of the bottle; he also walked the lime.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Wooden Elephant with Quince

Still life oil painting of a small carved wooden elephant beside a quince.
I maintain a schedule of almost daily painting in the hope it will bear fruit.  Still waiting for the bear fruit, so elephant fruit will have to do for now.

Oil on canvas board, 4" x 6"

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Persimmon with Small Copper Pot

Still life oil painting of a persimmon beside a small double-handled copper pot.
A persimonious offering of a mere small copper.

Oil on canvas board, 6" x 4"

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Still Life with Onions and Ceramic Cup

Still life oil painting of two onions, a copper vase and a green ceramic cup amongst dark blue drapery.
These onions were bought from my local fruit and veg shop, the cup and vase each came from a second-hand shop and the sheet came from Target.  That's the story of my still life.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Still life with Saucepan and Fruits

Still life oil painting of a red pepper, a tomato, a persimmon, a lemon and a pear in front of a glass-lidded saucepan.
The saucepan was beginning to feel threatened by a partial fruit loop.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x  8"


Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Still Life with Bananas

Still life oil painting of an eggplant, a small silver-plated goblet and two bananas in a white bowl.
Still life is just a bowl of bananas (and an eggplant and a goblet).

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Monday, 13 April 2020

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Copper Pot with Garlic Bulbs and Lemon

Still life oil painting of a copper pot beside two garlic bulbs and a lemon.
Lemons are yellow, copper are pots;
And garlic's related to leeks and shallots.

Oil on canvas board, 10" x 8"

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Still Life with Onions and Wooden Puzzle

Still life oil painting of two onions beside a wooden cube, a copper jug and an antique bottle.
Often I'm puzzled, but occasionally I really know my onions.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"