Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Self Portrait in Shorts


Self Portrait in Shorts
Oil on linen on MDF
154x100mm
$150

I was trying out some new colours that I recently purchased. A new Maimeri range of  Italian earth pigments. They are quite beautiful and subtle colours but as usual with most oil paint these days, they are ground in far too much safflower oil.  I want to paint a picture, not dress a salad!  I wanted to see if I could do the entire painting with just those earth colours, but I also used the white lead that I grind myself with linseed oil.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

One Nasturtium in Small Vase

One Nasturtium in Small Vase
Oil on linen on MDF
100x100mm

Sold

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wishbone

Wishbone
Oil on linen on MDF
57x80mm
$100
sold



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I'd like to thank you all for your encouragement and support and wish you a very happy festive season and New Year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Small Jar of Nasturtiums


Small Jar of Nasturtiums
Oil on linen on MDF
86x100mm
sold
A joyfull little painting.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Green Little Stubby Pencil

Green Little Stubby Pencil
Oil on linen on MDF
38x80mm
$100
sold
I like these chewed little pencils!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil 2B


Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencil 2B
Oil on linen on MDF
90x100mm
NFS

This was a small commission from a pencil enthusiast from Germany.  He has an interesting blog devoted to pencils:  http://www.lexikaliker.de:80/

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Apostle Spoon



Apostle Spoon
Oil on linen on MDF
80x60mm

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Nasturtium Flower on Purple

Nasturtium Flower on Purple
Oil on hardboard
85x170mm

I like trying new surfaces and grounds for painting, and this one was painted on hardboard primed with white lead in the traditional manner.  I liked the colour combination of yellow/orange, green and purple.

This beautiful little insect was attracted to it while I was photographing the painting.