I have used a decorated teapot many times in still life studies. The decal on the side of the teapot has been modified many times to suit the accompanying flowers.
Queensland farms with their characteristic sheds, yards and large trees show a different way of life to that of the city. These paintings try to catch the essence of rural life.
Tithonias are a different plant from common sunflowers, but their bright yellow blossoms look good against a blue background.
I have long been interested in sketching and painting all kind of boats, particularly working boats and boats being worked on.
Love, persistence skill and care go into the making of Log Cabin quilts, and these still life paintings are an attempt to catch a little of the spirit that is sewn in to these fabrics.
Cows are a feature of many Queensland farms. They are easy to sketch and lend a character of their own to paintings of Queensland.
In these paintings I celebrate the great needlework skills of the women of earlier generations who have left us many beautiful embroidered cloths. Sadly many of these exquisite works remain unwanted on the shelf.
Paintings of typical wet seasons in regional Australia. Farmers bear the problems caused by the flooding rains, knowing that it heralds good years to come.
The Cup of Gold flower is large, beautiful and poisonous. Visited by bats in the dead of night, it lends mystique and character to a still life painting.
The post features paintings of several old vehicles, left to decay after their working life has ended.