Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Still Life with Plastic Skull and Tomatoes

Still life oil painting of a plastic skull beside several tomatoes and some antique bottles.
I've had a bit of time, recently, to refine my painting skulls.

Oil on canvas board, 16" x 12"

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"