Friday, September 28, 2007

Duet


Duet
Oil on gessoed board
90x75mm
$130
sold

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cracker


CrackerOil on gessoed board
90x75mm

$120
sold

I had these Sesame Crackers for lunch but didn't like them, so I decided to paint one instead.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Burning Match


Burning Match
Oil on gessoed board

100x65mm
$130

sold

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Passion


Passion
Oil on linen on MDF
260x190mm
$400
sold
I presume this is an old bottle for for some long forgotten soft drink. It was the incongruity of the word "passion" on a drab old bottle that appealed.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Buttercups in Small Bottle


Buttercups in Small Bottle
Oil on gessoed board
175x150mm

$400
sold


It was a lovely spring day and I felt like painting some buttercups. They are one of my favourite flowers with their intense yellow.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bad Pencil


Bad Pencil
Oil on gessoed board
approx 100x50mm
$130
sold


Well, I thought I'd better paint the other end. Now I can make more mistakes.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Eraserhead


Eraserhead
Oil on gessoed board
100x50mm

$130
sold
I just felt like painting another yellow pencil, this time just the eraser end. Good for rubbing out all your mistakes. On a whim I decided to sign my initials as though they were actually on the pencil.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

Phoenix


Phoenix
Oil on linen on MDF
$100
sold



I've been wanting to paint a burning match for a while now. A burning ambition... haha! Obviously it's a bit tricky painting it from life! I just lit a few matches and watched them burn then painted from memory as best as I could. I was fascinated by the black "shadow" left from the flame. A friend looking at this saw the shape of a bird in the flame I had painted, so it naturally seemed apt to title it "Phoenix".

Monday, September 10, 2007

Blue Hyacinth in Old Bottle


Blue Hyacinth in Old Bottle
Oil on linen mounted on MDF
220x150mm
There was something about the new spring flower in the old worn bottle that appealed. I was playing around with backgrounds and I felt a yellow to compliment the blue would be nice, so I grabbed whatever was in the immediate vicinity which happened to be a couple of rough self portrait sketches in red chalk on acidic yellow note paper. I kind of liked the composition with the jagged corners and acidic colour fighting against the delicacy of the blue flower. Not sure if it works or not really...

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Green Pen


Green Pen
Oil on linen on MDF
95x160mm
Sold
I'm not very happy with my painting at the moment. This one started out as just the pen but it wasn't working. I gave up on it and the next day I added the torn bit of paper. It seemed to define the space more.