Thursday, November 30, 2006

Black Pawn


Black Pawn
60x60mm
Oil on gessoed board

Nov, 29,06
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Two Small Octopuses


Two Small Octopuses
Oil on gessoed board
Nov 27, 28, 06
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These fascinating little creatures were on the menu at a local restaurant. They tasted like marinated rubberbands but I thought they would be a good subject to paint and so smuggled them out in a paper towel. They proved to be quite a challenge! I think the last time I painted an octopus was when I was about six.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Cherry Stone and Stalk


Cherry Stone and Stalk
Oil on gessoed board
120x130mm
Nov, 25, 06

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I liked the way the stalk with it's shadow made a kind of infinity symbol shape.

Friday, November 24, 2006

A Bite of the Cherry


A Bite of the Cherry
Oil on gessoed board

125x130mm
Nov, 23, 06

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I was eating yesterdays subject matter, but I managed to restrain myself long enough to paint this little one! I guess we all want a little bite of the cherry.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Cluster of Cherries


Cluster of Cherries
Oil on gessoed board

125x130mm
Nov, 22, 06

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It's always a sensual pleasure painting dark shiny subjects like this. You've got the full gamut of tonal range from the rich darks to the lightest highlights and everything inbetween to work with. So much easier than paintings in a lighter key. In fact, I enjoy it so much I kind of feel a bit guilty and decadent doing it - a bit like actually eating the cherries...



Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Two Pill Packets


Two Pill Packets
Oil on gessoed board
150x150mm

I came up with this little ditty to be sung to a 12 bar blues riff.
Oh I got the serotonin
reuptake inhibitor-blues!
Said I got the serotonin
Reuptake inhibitor-blues
Those pesky neuro-transmitters
Are to damned slow to pass da news!
So I went down to the doctor
Said these pills don't work no more!
Yeah I went down to the doctor
Said doctor please! These pills dont work no more!
And the doctor he done tol' me
"Just hit your head against de floor!"

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Blue Marble in Orange Bottle Cap


Blue Marble in Orange Bottle Cap
Oil on gessoed board
60x60mm
Nov, 19, 06

Red Star in Jar



Red Star in Jar
Oil on gessoed board

Approx 150x150mm

This composition of a red star shaped cookie cutter in an old sandblasted jar I found on the beach appealed to me. I'm fascinated by the double light source from the two high windows in the corner of my studio, which cast twin shadows onto things.



Friday, November 17, 2006

Leaning Paperclip


Leaning Paperclip
Oil on gessoed board
55x40mm
Nov, 15, 06
Another little postage stamp sized one.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Chocolate Santa


Chocolate Santa
Oil on gessoed board

60x60mm
Nov, 14, 06
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Here he is boys and girls!
The figure seemed to me to resemble a sarcophagus.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

One Green Bottle and the Three of Hearts


One Green Bottle and the Three of Hearts
Oil on gessoed board
210x150mm
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My mother found me this old bottle in a junk shop and bought it for me so I could paint it. Here it is mom ...finally!
It's got a kind of "leaning tower of Pisa" quality about it.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Insect


Insect
Oil on gessoed board
approx 70x70mm
Nov 9, 06
I feel hopelessly ignorant when it comes to identifiying bugs and insects. I found this on the windowsill and just liked it's delicate emphemeral nature. They're really quite beautiful things when you study them closely.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Bearded Mussel Fragment


Bearded Mussel Fragment
Oil on gessoed board
150x150mm
November 4, 06
Found on my daily beach walk.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Pork Loin Chops


Pork Loin Chops
Oil on linen on board
205x270mm
November 1st, 2nd, 06
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I always find something vaguely obscene about meat shrink-wrapped in plastic for some reason. It seems so far removed from the animal. I like pigs. I also like pork chops. It's a bit of a moral dilemma really...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Birthday Candle


Birthday Candle
Oil on gessoed board
October 31, 06
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It must be someone's birthday out there. So happy birthday!