Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Matching Pair

Another couple of miniatures today. A matching pair. Both are up for auction on NZTradme with a reserve of just $1. If you would like to bid just click on the links.


Matching Pair
Oil on gessoed board
To bid on NZTradeMe click here. Reserve $1
Sold

Dead Equal

Oil on gessoed board

To bid on NZTradeMe click here. $1 reserve

Sold

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Two Small Paintings

Two small paintings today.




Small Bone
Oil on gessoed board
55x90mm
$100




Matchstick on Palette Cup
Oil on gessoed board
60x70mm
$100
sold


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Friday, March 23, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Stillife With Matches


Stillife With Matches
Oil on gessoed board
70x87mm
$100
sold
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Another tiny miniature. The major reason I've been doing these miniatures is because I've been waiting for more paint to arrive from my supplier. In many ways they take as long as larger paintings to do. You just use smaller brushes. And less paint. I always think of Morandi when I do these kind of clustered compositions.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Mt Taranaki and Ranges From Mokou

Mt Taranaki and Ranges From Mokou
Oil on gessoed board
30x117mm
To bid on NZTrademe click here
sold $101



This is another postage stamp size miniature. The photo with matchsticks gives an idea of scale.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Two Small Miniatures

Two small wee miniatures today that were great fun to paint! The first one is up for auction on New Zealand TradeMe. Reserve is just $1 so if you're a NZer and you've been following these daily paintings, and perhaps been meaning to buy one, now is a good opportunity! Just click on the link and bid. Thankyou for your support!




Red Cup and Green Bottle
Oil on gessoed board
50x65mm
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sold




Blue Bottle and Glass With Apple
Oil on gessoed board
90x75mm
$100
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sold
I liked this composition. I set up the bottle and glass and knew I wanted something on the glass. It had to be an apple, but I didnt have a real one so I used a plastic apple that's been lying around the studio. Apparently Cezanne used to use wax fruit for his still lifes because he worked on them for such a long time!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Five Day Old Lemon Slice



Five Day Old Lemon Slice
Oil on gessoed board
75x75mm
$150
sold


Seemed like I was painting a kind of "Wheel of Life". This one's slightly past it's use-by date. I wonder if the seeds will grow?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Red Rubber Band


Red Rubber Band
Oil on gessoed board
100x105mm
sold
I was quite happy with this one.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Swan Pencil


Swan Pencil
Oil on gessoed board
117x87mm
$150
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It was the swan motif on the end of this pencil that inspired me to paint this one. I deliberately set it up using Chardin's favourite trick of having it overhang the edge of the shelf and casting a shadow to create a trompe-l'oeil effect.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tomato on the Vine


Tomato on the Vine
Oil on gessoed board
I like the slightly creepy aspect of the vine.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Cold Sausage


Cold Sausage
Oil on gessoed board


When I was a small child my nana used to sing me this rhyme:
"Sausage in a pan!
Sausage in a pan!
Turn it over!
Turn it over!
Sausage in a pan.
Jelly on a plate!
Jelly on a plate!
Wibbley-wobbley!
Wibbley-wobbley!
Jelly on a plate!"

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Mouldy Lemon


Mouldy Lemon
Oil on gessoed board
150x150mm
To purchase for $150 click here
It really galled me to have to buy lemons from the shop, but my tree is sick and not producing any this year. So it was even more annoying when the lemons turned mouldy withing a day of purchase. I peered at the label and discovered they were imported from California. Seems a heck of a long way to ship a lemon which grows perfectly well in NZ!

Friday, March 02, 2007