Saturday, April 29, 2006

Dandilion in Small Glass Bottle



Dandilion in Small Glass Bottle. Oil on gessoed board. April 20, 06.
Approx. 130x120mm. To bid on this work click here.
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Used Toilet Roll


Used Toilet Roll. Oil on gessoed board. 190x125mm. To bid on NZTradeMe click here. Sold n

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Severn Still life


Severn Still life. 115x135mm. Oil on gessoed board. Painted 25th and 26th April 06. The title comes from the name of the pattern on the small vase. To bid on this work on NZTradeMe click here. Sold n

Red Chillies on a White Saucer


Red Chillies on a White Saucer. 190x190mm. Painted over two or three days in April 06. Oil on gessoed board.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Candle Flame


Candle Flame. Oil on gessoed board. Approx 115x85mm. Painted April 23,06. To bid on NZTradeMe click here. Sold n

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Blue Marble at Night


Blue Marble at Night. Oil on gessoed board. Aprox 70x90mm. Painted on April 22, 06. Click here to bid on NZTradeMe. Sold n

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Green Plastic Peg


Green Plastic Clothespeg. Oil on gessoed board. 55x115mm. Painted 19th and 20th April. To bid on this painting on NZTradeMe click here. Although it's small, this painting seemed to cause me quite a bit of trouble. It's always a challenge working on a small scale with impasto paint. It would be easy to fall into temptation and get finickety with small pointed brushes and thin paint. I want to resist that as much as I can with these paintings. I like the paint to have it's own phisical presence so that it is as much about painting as it is about the object painted. There's a tension and dynamic about that kind of dichotomy that I enjoy. Sold n

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Is It Art Review

These paintings were given a positive review in Is It Art

"I think these paintings are beautiful.They are all in thick oil paint on board, and are mostly quite small.The attention to light and composition in these reminds me of the C18th century French painter Chardin, who also used the pictorial technique of placing the edge of the table in the foreground, as seen in this painting 'Dandelion in a green bottle'.It is always nice when a painter really obviously enjoys paint. The thick globs and brustrokes that the artist has left shows their revelment in the medium, in a lovely understated way.They are not going for nearly enough.Go and put in a bid!"

Mexican Bird Whistle


Mexican Bird Whistle. Approx 120mm square.
To bid on this painting on NZTradeMe click here. Sold n

Monday, April 17, 2006

Dandelion Head in Green Bottle


Dandelion Head in Green Bottle Oil on gessoed board. 120x110mm Painted April 16th.
It struck me while painting this subject that it was a fitting one for this time of year. The Dead Dandelion was a bit like a crucifixion and the seed head could represent a rebirth or resurrection. I've always felt the Easter story is more universal than the Christian version, which is just an adoption of an earlier pagan festival celebrating new life and fertility, as far as I'm aware.

I am selling these paintings on New Zealand TradeMe. To bid on this painting click here.

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Dead Dandilion


This one "Dead Dandilion" was painted April 15th 06. It is oil on gessoed board.

To bid on this painting on NZTradeMe click here.

Dandelion in Green Bottle



This one "Dandelion in Green Bottle" was painted April 13th and 14th 06. It is oil on gessoed board. Dimensions are: 380x190mm. It is considerabley larger than the previous ones in this series. The subject seemed to dictate this and I like a bit of variety in shape and size of support.

This painting is for sale on NZTradeMe. To bid click here.

Peanuts


This one "Peanuts" was painted April 12th 06. It is oil on gessoed board. Dimensions are: 110x110mm.

This painting is for sale on NZTradeMe. To bid click here.

"Charlie's Lime" was painted April 11th 06. It is oil on linen on board. Dimensions are: 110x110mm.

This painting is for sale on NZTradeMe. To bid click here. Sold n

Black Pawn


"Black Pawn" was painted April 10th, 06. It is oil on board.It measures 75x70mm.

This painting is being auctioned on NZTradeMe with no reserve! To bid click here.

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Three Marbles

"Three Glass Marbles" was painted April 9th 06. It is oil on board. This one is a true miniature measuring only 43x112mm. The marbles are painted approximately life size. I guess it's more like the postage stamp than the postcard..!

This painting is being auctioned on NZTradeMe with no reserve! To bid click here. Sold n



First Pear


First Pear was painted on April 8th.

Orange on Blue Bottle


I started this series on April 7th 2006 and this is the first painting.

Small Orange on Blue Glass Bottle


This painting has now been sold. n
I am an artist living in the North Island of New Zealand . For the past week I have embarked on a series of small "postcard" sized paintings, attempting to paint one every day. I have set up this blog in order to keep a record of the series for as long as it lasts.