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"