Friday, February 28, 2014

New World Banana

New World Banana
 Oil on aluminium panel

A while ago New World Supermarket were running some scheme involving miniature reproductions of their products, presumably to indoctrinate children into growing up to be good little consumers. I was especially fascinated by the banana which although of rather modest proportions was still vastly out of scale with the other products. It is difficult to tell the scale of the banana in my painting, indeed it is difficult to tell the scale of the painting itself from this image, and if I put this image onto Facebook it will be automaticly rescaled to some proportion that I have no control over. For some reason I find this amusing. It brings back schoolboy memories...... I recall being in hysterics over a gag by Kenny Everet a comedian of the times (1970s) who sang "you say bananas and I say bananas! Bananas! Bananas! Bananas! Bananas! Let's call the whole thing off!"

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

D is For Dale

D is For Dale
 Oil  on MDF

This is a postcard within a postcard or a painting within a painting if you like. The one pinned to the wall behind the bottles is from my colleague Marianne Muggeridge, and is a view of Mt Taranaki.  The yellow D on the childs block is my partner Dales's initial. There seemed to be a lot of male/female elements going  in this work and I toyed with the idea of calling it Anima Animus which is Jung's names for the male and female principle found in all of us. I can never remember which is which. A problem that only seems to get worse with age...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Brass Tack

Brass Tack
 Oil on ceramic tile

Time to get down to brass tacks.  Actually it must be some other metal as it is rusted, but I like the sound of it.