Monday, 26 November 2012

The last for a while

The Bottles and Me ....51x61cm.......Oil on Masonite Sold
This is my last post for a while since I want to get a few chores done around the garden before Christmas.  I have entered this painting into the Border Art Prize which is staged in the Murwillumbah Art Gallery every second year. 
The painting is larger than my usual posts.  I found it quite challenging painting on this larger scale but overall I was pleased with it.

Friday, 23 November 2012


This is the last of four small paintings that I am putting in an exhibition in Cleveland, Qld for a few weeks.  I have actually tweeked it a bit since taking this photograph, providing a bit more length and contrast to the fork. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Another kitchen sketch

I am not sure about this.  Red is such a vexing is either too saturated or flat as a tack.  It's a good exercise to put it up on the blog.  I see things with fresh eyes.....and often a 'wild surmise'!  Will think about this one for a day or so.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A Repeat

Cheery Cherries 2......................Sold

 I have painted this small painting before from a photograph I took of the cherries last summer.  My 9 year old grand daughter asked if she could have it.  So I have painted it again.  Cherries are very rewarding.....I think they have attitude!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Three Quarters...............................Sold
I have done a couple of paintings using the same reference for these apple quarters.  It is a simple painting and I enjoyed doing it

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


All's Well ...30cmx30cm....Oil on Canvas Sold
I have painted a number of works with chickens and hens.  I always enjoy doing them 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Bossy Boots again.....

Just Listen Up!.......Sold
Here is my Australian magpie in a different context than the previous magpie painting.  They congregate on my verandah begging, even demanding, food.  Some beg, some bully!  Their song is glorious, so rich and evocative. 
Am not certain that I have finished this one.  Will let it simmer for a while and have another look.