Monday, July 31, 2006

Banana


Banana
Oil on gessoed board
257x180mm
July 30,06

NZ$ 300 email for details

I enjoyed the simplicity of this painting and the slightly larger format. I probably spent more time painting the shadow than the actual banana!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Cut Lime With Milk Carton


Cut Lime With Milk Carton
Oil on gessoed board
185x150mm
July 29, 06


NZ$200 email for details

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Small Composition With Big Jaffa and Matchstick


Small Composition With Big Jaffa and Matchstick
Oil on gessoed board
approx 60x60mm
July 28, 06

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Taranaki From Puniho - Mid Morning


Taranaki From Puniho - Mid Morning
Oil on linen on board
July 27th, 06

$300 Sold n

Taranaki From Puniho - Evening


Taranaki From Puniho - Evening
Oil on gessoed board

$500 Sold n

This one was painted over several sessions over a few weeks. I love this time of the evening in winter when a cobalt shadow moves up over the ranges and the last of the sun turns the snow pink. It is a very fleeting moment lasting only a few minutes so it's a case of setting up and being prepared then going flat out to get as much done before the moment passes. For a larger image click on the picture.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Three Matchsticks


Three Matchsticks
Oil on gessoed board

57x63mm
July 25, 06
$100
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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Upturned Eggcup With Glass Marble


Upturned Eggcup With Glass Marble
Oil on gessoed board

135x180mm
July 21,22, 06

$220

Friday, July 21, 2006

Pink Pen


Pink Pen
Oil on gessoed board
July 20,21, 06

Price NZ$150

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Orange on Top of Jar


Orange on Top of Jar
Oil on gessoed board
July 17, 18, 06

145x150mm


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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Right Hand Corner


Right Hand Corner
Oil on gessoed board
July 16, 06

Camelia Bloom


Camelia Bloom
Oil on gessoed board
July, 14,15, 06

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Tête-tête 2


Tête-tête 2
Oil on gessoed board
75x62mm
$180
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A companion piece to yesterdays painting. I envisage them framed together as a diptych. Both looking the other way.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Tête-a-tête


Tête-a-tête
July 12,06
Oil on gessoed board

$180
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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Lemon on Blue Bottle


Lemon on Blue Bottle
Oil on gessoed board
135x135mm
July 11, 06


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Monday, July 10, 2006

Two Five Cent Pieces


Two Five Cent Pieces
July 8th, 9th ,06.
oil on gessoed board.
Size is approx One and a half matchsticks by one matchstick.

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This is my little requiem to the demise of the New Zealand 5 cent piece.

Plastic Wigwam


Plastic Wigwam
July 6th, 7th ,06.
oil on gessoed board.
112x90mm.

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Where do plastic indiginous north american people live? Shelter is one of the most important fundamentals for existance. When I was a kid I wanted to be an Indian and live in a wigwam.


Marble Eggcup
July 4th, 5th ,06.
oil on gessoed board.
115x98mm.

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I liked the incandescent glow this simple eggcup had against the light of the window. I feel it has an almost Holy Grail like quality.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Mountain and Ranges


Mountain and Ranges
July 2st,06.
oil on gessoed board.
Size is approx 1/3 matchstick by 3 matchsticks .
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I like the way Mt Taranaki and the ranges string out in a line towards the Tasman Sea.This is a very tiny miniature. It was painted on an offcut trimmed from the top of another painting.

Small Mountain



Small Mountain
July 1st,06.
oil on gessoed board
100x63mm.

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Another beautiful day in "Taradise".

Popped Balloon
June 29 and 30th,06.
oil on gessoed board.
95x112mm.

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Looks like the partys over...

This was painted on the gessoed board that the Starling's head was sitting on. I found it difficult to match the day-glow pink colour of the balloon. I tryed all the hot pinks in my arsenal of colours but nothing worked. I ended up grinding up a small amount of Quinacridone Rose and Titanium White pigment which seemed to do the trick. The shadows have a little cobalt and the mid-tones are warmed slightly with a smidgen of raw sienna.I find it interesting that the most joyous colours are also the most unstable and likely to fade. I once wrote this "poem" about it on my studio wall. Apologies to William Blake....!

O Rose! Thou art fugitive,
The ultra-violet violates.
Alizarian Crimson brings me great joy,
But your guaranteed ingriedients,
Dihydro Anthraquinone on Aluminium Hydrate
Ground in highly refined Linseed Oil

Sucks!

Give me Earth Red
Light
Anyday.

Early Jonquils



Early Jonquils
June 28,06.
oil on gessoed board.
110x95mm

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I'm always surprised by how early the jonquils flower. It doesn't feel like spring.

Two Little Fish


Two Little Fish
June 27,06.
oil on gessoed board.

73x95mm

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I found a few of these little fish washed up on the beach and took some home to paint.

Starling Head on Marble Eggcup



Starling Head on Marble Eggcup
June 24,25,06.
oil on gessoed board.

This is what happens when you leave the studio door open overnight. I came in to find the remains of a starling - a lot of feathers mainly and this head. I guess the cat ate the rest. I thought I should paint it and tryed it on various surfaces and locations but I felt it needed to be raised up on something. I put it on one of the little gessoed boards I paint on and tryed it on top of a cup. But it was too big and I was trying all sorts of things when the obvious and poetic solution of an eggcup occurred to me. So I guess it's a painting about the cyclic nature of birth and death.