Sunday, June 25, 2006

View From the Window - Puniho


View From the Window - Puniho
June 22,06.
Oil on cotton canvas panel
203x254mm.

Painted on the coldest day we've had so far this winter here in Taranaki, with snow down on the ranges. I noticed the difference in paint handling with the colder temperature!


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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

My Ten Cents


My Ten Cents
Oil on gessoed board

Painted June 16, 17th 06
aprox 90x90mm

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One of the things I've discovered that these little paintings are about, is scale, which is quite a different thing to size. The painting here is small and yet I've actually painted the subject matter about twice life-size. The irony is that our ten cent piece is about to be made smaller!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Toothpaste Tube


Toothpaste Tube
Oil on gessoed board
80x80mm
June 14, 15th, 06

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Small Dish With Big Marble


Small Dish With Big Marble
Oil on gessoed board
Aprox 80x80mm
June 12, 13, 06

Monday, June 12, 2006

True Kiwi


True Kiwi
Oil on gessoed board
approx 100x112mm
June 11, 12th, 06


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Small Blue Bottle and Nasturtium


Small Blue Bottle and Nasturtium
Oil on gessoed board
240x130mm
June 10, 11th, 06


This painting, along with others, will be on exhibition and for sale at The Original Art Sale at the ASB Stand, Eden Park, Auckland, on the weekend of 7, 8, 9th, July, 06.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Blue Plastic Cowboy


Blue Plastic Cowboy
Oil on gessoed board
Aprox 80x80mm
June 8th, 06

I tryed to paint this one a bit more freely. I love these cheap and nasty plastic toys! I perversly enjoy painting all the flashings and mouldings. It looks like he's backed up as much as he can go without falling over the edge...What do these figures say about our culture?


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Yellow Plastic Cowboy


Yellow Plastic Cowboy
Oil on gessoed board
June 7, 8th, 06
Aprox 80x80

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I've got to stop painting these fiddley little figures, I'm worried about my sanity! He seems to have a ghostly surreal quality about him. I wonder if he's a good guy or a bad guy?

Seed Cone


Seed Cone
Oil on board
Aprox 80x80mm
Painted June 6th, 06
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I found this washed up on the beach. I think it is a macrocarpa cone. I had just been reading about the tesellation of planes using polygons and so was fascinated by natures way of tesellating a sphere.

Dancing Woman


Dancing Woman
Oil on gessoed board
Aprox 80x80mm
June 4th, 5th 06

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I was reminded of my partner Dale Copeland whilst painting this. It kind of looks like her, although she's more pink than blue. Her motto for life is "dance till they drop you".

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Birthday Nasturtium


Birthday Nasturtium
Oil on gessoed board
58x94mm
May 3rd, 06

This was painted for my mother who loves nasturtiums.
Happy birthday mom!

Tui Bottle Cap


Tui Bottle Cap
Oil on gessoed board
June 3rd, 06


This from Tui's website:
"Tui Beer is a finely crafted beer for discerning drinker and continues to deliver the boys the ultimate mates experience."

I found this bottle cap on the beach while walking my dog.

TradeMe Cornflake


TradeMe Cornflake
Oil on gessoed board
95x80mm
June 1st, 06

The original cornflake which served as the model for this painting, I won, in New Zealand TradeMe auction number: 56034758. The seller has very graciously allowed me free intellectual copyright to make this painting of one of NZ's greatest icons. I have chosen to paint it exactly as he so carefully packaged and presented it. Here is the original description of the original cornflake as it apeared in the original auction:

"A real collectable. Found down the side of our old tenth hand fridge. In my opinion it must be from a Skippy Cornflake packet from the 70's. It seems to have a crispy dry texture which is quite unique for its age but not surprising due to the preservatives from that decade."

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Kumara


Kumara
Oil on linen on board
180x115mm
May31st,06

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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Thumbtack


Thumbtack
Oil on gessoed board
30x50mm
May 30th06

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