Still Life oil painting of apples and vase by Steve Driver

Apples and Studio Vase

This is my new still life painting.

Its oil on canvas board 24 x 18 cm

I had to expand my normal palette for this to include Cerulean blue for the lighter part of the vase and multiple reds including venetian red, crimson light, as well as the usual alizarin to get the whole range from pink to dark red.

A larger image can be seen in the gallery here

This painting is now sold.

Previous Paintings:

Jampot and Knife

For this one I decided keep the background  free of detail and focus attention on the jam pot with it’s red, oranges and purples.

I liked the way the light was passing through the jam and have tried to capture the bright colours that jumped out.

The knife I have kept simple just wanting to keep the focus on the jam pot but add some interest to the space on the right hand side.

Its 30 x 24 cms oil on canvas board  - SOLD

Previous Paintings:
Still LIfe oil painting by Steve Driver

Studio Vase and Fruit

My new painting is oil on canvas board 30 x 24 cm.

I love trying to paint strong lighting and deep shadows as it seems to bring everyday objects to life and add a dramatic effect.

This style of painting goes back hundreds of years and isn’t  used so much today, but for me it is very appealing.

I personally find lots of art today has a “washed out” look as if the artist is almost apologetic about putting colour and tone onto the canvas.

But art is art and everyone has there own preference which is what makes it such a fascinating subject.

Anyway enough waffle – I am selling this for £80 with free UK postage. Now SOLD

Click the image above to see a larger picture.


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I haven’t posted for a while due to a few things going on outside of my oil painting life.

However I have been working on this recent commission for a private client. This is a large painting for me, its 28 x 20 inches, and as I am used to painting on a much smaller scale it was quite a challenge.

It worked out very well however.

I do have another painting which is almost ready and I will be putting it up for sale at the weekend so watch out for that one.

Previous Paintings:
oil painting of cracked edges by steve driver


This is my new oil painting entitled Fragile.

I love the way light passes through objects and makes them glow with translucent effects.

Oranges and lemons are great for this – but then I noticed some eggs in the kitchen and thought “hmmm I wonder”

Well this the result. It’s oil on canvas board 30 x 24 cm and is available for £120 pound free UK postage.


I was struggling at first to get the eggshell colour so added cadmium yellow deep and cadmium orange to my palette. These two colours were used as a starting point then different amounts of blue white and burnt sienna were mixed in the achieve the final results.

Click on the image to see a larger version.


Previous Paintings:
Oil painting of wine and cheese by Steve Driver

Wine and Cheese Still Life

This one’s not for sale. It’s a recent commission I did for a private client and I am putting on the blog as a record of my work.

It’s entitled Wine and Cheese still life and is oil on canvas board 12 x 16 inches finished with a semi-gloss varnish.






Previous Paintings:
Oil painting of oranges and a vase by Steve Driver

Oranges and Vase

Oranges and Vase is my new still life oil painting.

It’s on canvas board 24 x 18 cm.

I am selling it for £70 free postage in the UK. SOLD

Click here to see a larger image.

Please note I have started to accept Bitcoins and Litecoins for payment.

If you would like to pay by either of these methods then let me know and I will give you an address to send the payment to.


Previous Paintings:

Loaf and Cheese Still Life

My new oil painting is a still life of Wensleydale and cranberry cheese with a brown uncut loaf.

It’s on a canvas board 30 x 24 cm and comes, as all my paintings do, with a semi-gloss varnish finish.

Palette used was: titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue.


You can view a larger image on the Gallery

Price is £70 (free UK postage) SOLD

Previous Paintings:

Chocolate Break

My new painting entitled Chocolate Break was a little bit of a challenge.

Trying to paint chocolate is not as easy as it sounds, neither is the foil wrapping.

But painting is a constant learning and searching process (which is part of the fun for me)

I used burnt sienna and ultramarine blue for the chocolate colour and for the foil I used yellow ochre, lemon yellow, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue.

The blue background was cerulean blue which is a cooler blue.

It is 30 x 24 cm and is oil on canvas board.

Selling this for £60 (free UK postage) SOLD

Click the image to see a larger version in the Gallery.

Acrylic painting of an apple on a table by Steve Driver

Apple on Table

Apple on Table is my new painting.

This is acrylic on canvas board 30 x 24 cm.

I used my standard still life palette for this one which consists of:

titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, bright red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

Click on the image to see a larger version of it.

I am selling this for £60 and postage is free in the UK (SOLD)

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