Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Anne's Goldfish


Anne's Goldfish
Oil on gessoed board
100x100mm
$130
A friend's goldfish died and she gave me it to paint.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Cuphook and Blue Marble on a Block of Wood


Cuphook and Blue Marble on a Block of Wood
Oil on gessoed board
$200
Your guess is as good as mine....

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Three Tamarillos


Three Tamarillos
Oil on gessoed board
120x215mm
$250

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cut Tamarillo


Cut Tamarillo
Oil on gessoed board
100x112mm
$200
Tamarillos have the most amazing seed pattern! It was the combination of the reflected symmetry and the deep luscious colour that I couldn't resist in this subject.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Real Lemon On A Nice Plate


Real Lemon On A Nice Plate
Oil on gessoed board
$400
155x205mm
A friend gave me some lemons from her tree. I think she was a bit put out that I decided to paint what was probably the worst pick of the bunch! Literally the "real lemon" . Or is that metaphorically the real lemon...? Anyhoo, I painted it because I found it interesting. I was fascinated by the spiral shape in towards the stem. I guess it's blighted quality is emphasised by the fact that I chose to present it on a "nice plate".

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jasmine in Old Glass Bottle


Jasmine in Old Glass Bottle
Oil on gessoed board
$400
sold

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Lahar Hills From Komene Road


Lahar Hills From Komene Road
Oil on gessoed board
150x240mm
$200
sold
I ventured a bit further afield for this one and drove just down the main road. Komene Rd is one of the many little roads branching off down towards the sea. It has access to the beach and is where I walk my dog nearly every day. These little hillocks are everywhere here in South Taranaki. The result of of mudflows, or lahars, from our dormant volcano, Mt Taranaki.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Surf Highway 45


Surf Highway 45
Oil on gessoed board
85x240mm
$180
This is another view out the front looking towards the sea.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Signpost


Signpost
Oil on gessoed board
75x120mm
$130
sold
This is the view from the studio looking out the front towards the Tasman Sea.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Kaitake Ranges From Puniho


Kaitake Ranges From Puniho
Oil on gessoed board
120x285mm
$300
sold


This is the view looking north towards the Kaitake Ranges. I set my portable sketching easel up and painted outside for this one.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Pines in the Rain


Pines in the Rain
Oil on gessoed board
78x80mm
sold
This is another small vignette of the view from my studio out back. I enjoy painting landscape, and I plan to do more once I've got myself a reliable outdoor painting system organised.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Cows in the Back Padock


Cows in the Back Padock
Oil on gessoed board
90x135mm
$120
sold
It's a nice change focusing my eyes into the distance of the landscape, instead of on small close-up objects for a while! This is the view from my studio back door. There was originally another cow in this picture with it's tail raised and doing what cows naturally do, however, it didn't look right and I cowardly painted it out! I felt like painting cows because the local art critic was recently bemoaning the fact that local artists paint cows, and our mountain too much. I was happy to be able to include a red barn as well, to really make his day...


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Pale Rose


Pale Rose
Oil on gessoed board
210x240mm
$450


It always seems slightly arrogant to atempt to paint anything as delicate and subtle as a flower. I've certainly never been satisfied with any of my crude attempts.