Here’s the latest painting in my “brass on red” series.

Brass vase and flowers still life oil painting by Andy Dolphin
 Brass vase with yellow bouquet
25×30 cm oil on board. 
 © Andy Dolphin

As with the other still lifes, I’ll probably work a little more on this one after it’s dried a bit. I’ll also try to get a better photo.

Here’s how it looked as just an under-painting.

Brass vase and flowers still life under-painting by Andy Dolphin

I liked it so much at this stage, I’m thinking of doing a similar one with orange flowers.

I never intended for this to be a series but I’m enjoying the vivid colours and will probably keep playing with different arrangements until I get bored with them.


September 3 and 4, 2014

I entered the Newdegate Machinery Field Days art competition for the first time last year. My wife and I took the 3-plus-hours trip to visit the event and were impressed with the exhibition so I decided I had to enter again.

You’ll find Newdegate about 400km south-east of Perth and 50km east of Lake Grace.

If you’re anywhere near that region in a few week’s time, you really should pay the show a visit. I may even bump into you there.