Saturday, 30 May 2015

Another repeat subject......

A Bunch  Oil on Ply 20x20cm

I have painted cutlery before.  This is similar but not the same reference.  

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Another repeat.....

Three Quarters - Won 2nd Prize Still Life RNA Exhibition Brisbane 2015 - Sold

It's interesting to compare these two.  I hadn't looked at the original when I repeated painting. I like the composition.  I thought they would be almost exactly the same. And of course they are with the exception of the background colour, lighting and some detail.

I painted this small painting more than a year ago but kept my photographic reference and have recently painted it again.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Too Christmasy??

Humble but Just as Sweet  Oil on ply  20x20cm Sold

My husband said this little painting reminded him of a Christmas card.  I don't agree actually.  Have never seen the lowly sparrow on a Christmas card........but I know what he means.  It s a little too cute perhaps.  No matter - I enjoyed painting it.  I like painting animals and have an idea for a willy wagtail next.

Out with the Old, In with the New......Sold

Out with the Old - In with the New  Sold

This is just a quick sketch of the old jetty on Coochiemudlo Island where I live.  The black pylons in the background mark the foundations for a new jetty which we have needed for some time.  I went with a friend to do some plein air painting early one summer morning and wound up painting the old structure.  That was about two months ago. It has totally disappeared now, replaced with a new floating pontoon structure.....much more user friendly!

Repeats with same reference:

Three in the Dish  Oil on Ply   20x20cm

I have used my photo reference of these strawberries in the past.  Have been sorting through my photographs to see what I should discard. I like this composition so I thought I would do it again.