Monday, October 21, 2013

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Mars Stub

Mars Stub
 Oil on linen on MDF
30x60mm

I felt like painting a little pencil stub. I never get tired of painting them.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Peruvian Bird Whistle

Peruvian Bird Whistle
 Oil on linen on MDF
120x120mm

This is not a pipe. It's a bird whistle. You put water in it and when you blow through it it makes a nosie like a bird.  I thought it would be easy to paint. It wasn't. They say that if you keep a green bough in your heart the singing bird will come. While I was painting this a gangly pukeko *  came up to the open door and squawked at me. Then I came down with Man-Flu... So much for Zen philosophy...

*(big NZ bird that looks like it was drawn by Dr Zuess)