Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Table Water Biscuit


Table Water Biscuit
Oil on gessoed board
90x90mm
$100
sold
Thin crispy biscuits baked golden brown for enjoying on their own or serving with a topping of your own choice.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Two Spears of Asparagus on a Plate


Two Spears of Asparagus on a Plate
Oil on gessoed board
190x190mm
$400




Thursday, October 25, 2007

Single Buttercup in Small Bottle


Single Buttercup in Small Bottle
Oil on gessoed board
130x100mm
$200

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dark Wine Bottle


Dark Wine Bottle
Oil on gessoed board
$150
sold
Yesterday I was in a black mood. I didn't really feel like painting, however I forced myself to do something and I actually felt a lot better for it. I'd be lost without painting.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Small Bowl of Lemons in the Sun


Small Bowl of Lemons in the Sun
Oil on gessoed board
170x165mm
$400

sold

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Two Dandelions in Small Bottle




Two Dandelions in Small Bottle
Oil on gessoed board
130x95mm
$130
I seem to have an umber and yellow theme going on lately! These are all placed on my studio floor with the natural dark patina of the old timber floorboards. I normaly position my stillife subjects closer to me to paint. As I always stand while painting this was quite a distance for a small subject like this and it's a bit like seeing with a zoom lense rather than a macro. I'm always fascinated by the complexity of how we see. Both the physical miracle that is our eyes and the way our brains interprete all that information. It's a fallacy that any artist paints literally what they see. It's never that simple.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lemons and Blue Glass Bottle


Lemons and Blue Glass Bottle
Oil on gessoed board
135x140mm
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I occasionally enjoy taking a different technical approach to what I've grown accustomed to with my painting. I feel it's important to keep myself from becoming stale and mannered. Hopefully.
With these paintings I've initially put down a thin glaze of burnt umber as an imprimatura over the whole board, using a medium containing dammar and venice turpentine. This very quickly goes tacky and allows me to scumble cooler colours over the top and gives a warm glowing feeling to the picture that I believe suits the subject. The transparent areas give a nice contrast to the more thickly painted impasto parts. I enjoyed painting it anyway.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Four Lemons and an Orange


Four Lemons and an Orange
Oil on gessoed board
130x165mm
sold

Spot the odd one out...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Franz Kafka Sugar Sachet


Franz Kafka Sugar Sachet
Oil on gessoed board
100x133mm
$150
This was found in a box of junk. Apparently it is from the Franz Kafka Cafe. The absurdity of it appealed to me! Though according to this site on Coffee: "Prague cafĂ© culture was a pivotal element of Kafka’s life and an inspiration to his writing."

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Apple in Shadow Box



Apple in Shadow Box
Oil on gessoed board
185x150mm
There is this small rectangular opening cut into the heat resistant material surrounding the woodburner in my studio. On a whim I placed this apple in there and thought it looked good enough to paint.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Black Coffee Pot With Bowl of Oranges


Black Coffee Pot With Bowl of Oranges
Oil on gessoed board
100x125mm

$120
sold

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Fragile Sticker


Fragile Sticker
Oil on gessoed board
100x145mm
$130
This was the reverse side of one of those dayglow "fragile" stickers. I guess we are all a bit fragile on the inside.


Friday, October 05, 2007

Army Man


Army Man
Oil on gessoed board
80x123mm
$200
The proverbial unknown soldier. Caught in the light, fighting his own private battle. Is he crawling towards it, or away from it?

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Another Dud


Another Dud
Oil on gessoed board
$100

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Two Crackers


Two Crackers
Oil on gessoed board
75x90mm
$130

Monday, October 01, 2007

Solo


Solo
Oil on gessoed board
90x75mm

$120
sold