Friday, February 26, 2010

Anne

Anne
Oil on linen on MDF
88x110mm
$

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Self Portrait - Chin Up

Self Portrait - Chin Up
Oil on linen on MDF
100x100mm aprox
$

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mortar and Pestle

Mortar and Pestle
Oil on linen on card
45x65mm

Painting these tiny ones, I sometimes feel like I'm painting dollies' teasets!  This one seemed a bit dull, so I stuck a tiny cherry in.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Red Bic Pen

Red Bic Pen
Oil on linen on card
70x150mm
$120

sold

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Walnut Case

Walnut Case
Oil on linen on MDF
78x96mm

Friday, February 12, 2010

Small Shard of China

Small Shard of China
Oil on linen on card
55x70mm

I always find that there is something particularly poignant about broken china.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Erect Little Pencil

Erect Little Pencil
Oil on linen on MDF
100x75mm
$100
sold

My paintings of pencils have proved a popular subject, and recently, due to a pencil enthusiast from Germany, Gunther Schmidt, I've been featured in the Staedtler company's newsletter, "Inspiration". Click here to see to see it. 

Friday, February 05, 2010

Still life With Nasturtiums

Still life With Nasturtiums
Oil on linen on card
110x145mm

I painted this one a bit more robustly.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Pepper Grinder, Bottles and Red Mug

Pepper Grinder, Bottles and Red Mug
Oil on linen on card
65x73mm
$150

I liked this arrangement with the three primary colours.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Yellow Pepper Grinder and Red Mug

Yellow Pepper Grinder and Red Mug
Oil on linen on card
75x65mm
$100
sold

I first used this yellow pepper grinder as a subject twenty five years ago. I painted it then much larger than life.  There were a series of them and the largest was about 1500x1200mm.  I guess it has a certain significance for me as it was the last painting I did before leaving home.   I saw the pepper grinder again recently at my parent's house and I thought it would be an interesting subject to revisit.  I reminded my father that he had once thrown it at me across the room in a fit of rage, and he responded by giving me the pepper grinder to take away..!  It's quite a phallic object, (although I would have been mortified to admit that in 1985),  so it's interesting to compare my treatment of it today. The present painting is a tiny 75x65mm..!



Yellow Pepper Grinder
1985
Oil on canvas
approx1500x1200mm
POA