Bathroom door in the afternoon

Another waypoint in my quest to paint more about less. This is the sunset grazing the bottom of our bathroom door.

“What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.” Edward Hopper.

Well said, Ed.

A brawny red pepper

Dinner is often dictated by which vegetables at the supermarket would look best in a painting. Red peppers often feature … and then there was the durian incident.

I thought this fellow looked like a body builder, showing off impressive, bulging muscles that are just the tiniest bit futile.

The last oozing of the summer

I suspect the only way to capture the warm translucence of honey in a painting is through glazing. I practised glazing in several layers with transparent orange oil paint, using linseed oil and solvent as a medium, to capture this, the last honey of the summer.

My hope, one day, is to create, in Robert Hughes’s words, a painting that ‘holds time as a vase holds water’