Monday, November 30, 2009

Razor Blade


Razor Blade
Oil on linen on MDF
80x80mm
$100
sold

I like the shape in the middle.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Scrabble Letter "Q"


Scrabble Letter "Q"
Oil on linen on MDF
55x80mm
$100
sold

The most difficult letter.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Incense Stick


Incense Stick
Oil on linen on MDF
50x100mm

This is one of a small suite of paintings on a purple background.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pencils For Lucy and Ali


Pencils For Lucy and Ali
Oil on linen on MDF
100x170mm
NFS

This is the second commision for a new wedding couple.

Pencil With Broken Lead


Pencil With Broken Lead
Oil on linen on MDF
55x80mm
sold

I've listed this one on NZTrademe with a $1 reserve. Click to view.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Withered Daffodil in Blue Glass Bottle


Withered Daffodil in Blue Glass Bottle
Oil on linen on MDF
194x100mm
$200
sold

This subject had been stood on the shelf for some time. In fact I painted it when the daffodil was fresh and I hadn't had the heart to throw it out afterwards. As it withered and flopped over the staunch and upright bottle, I thought it would be an interesting subject, so it stood there until I finally I got around to painting it. I tryed to keep the paint fresh in spite of the staleness of the subject.  It's always a quandry for me, knowing whether to stop or to keep going. With a painting you can easily loose the initial spontinaity, but then you can keep working on it and sometimes push it further to another level. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Quintet


Quintet
Oil on linen on MDF
160x190mm

I liked this clustered arrangement of disparate objects on my shelf.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cigarette Butt


Cigarette Butt
Oil on linen on MDF

I don't smoke.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Two Pencils - His and Her's


Two Pencils - His and Her's
Oil on linen on MDF
NFS

This was a commision for a couple getting married.  It was fun painting two pencils and I spent a good while agonising about the layout and "who should be on top", so to speak.  In the end the colours decided for me.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Self Portrait Sketch


Self Portrait Sketch
Oil on linen on MDF
100x85mm
$100

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Plastic Red Dog With Blue Glass Marble


Plastic Red Dog With Blue Glass Marble
Acrylic on linen on MDF
$old

This was another painting for the Kina show.  I painted it with acrylics so it would dry in time.  I havn't used acrylics for many years and I found it quite strange, but I thought the plastic medium would suit a plastic object.  If nothing else, it made me appreciate the qualities and characteristics of oil paint more.  I experimented using different mediums to try and give it some texture and phisical quality to the paint.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Small Pink Plastic Poodle With Glass Marble


Small Pink Plastic Poodle With Glass Marble
Oil on linen on MDF

This painting is for an exhibition at New Plymouth's Kina Gallery featuring dogs.  I would have liked to have painted my dog Fergus, but he refuses to sit still long enough in one pose!

The show opens tonight at 5:30 for anyone living in New Plymouth. Here's the invite:


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Burnt Match on Blue


Burnt Match on Blue
Oil on linen on MDF
80x80mm
$100
sold

Here's one for Guy Fawkes night.