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Category ArchiveStill Life

Sarah’s bottle and toys

Sarah's bottle

30″ x 24″ (76.3cm x 61.0cm) Oil on Canvas board. Phil Carrero.

Still life painted for Phillip’s daughter Sarah Louise when she was 2.

Legendary A.J, her runners and socks, bottle with juice and trailer world wheel plus a tennis ball for reflection.

This painting developed into a spatula work for the background and yet the doggy’s fur was brush. Not familiar with animal paintings this one worked out to be very easy. Probably because it was special, probably owed to Sarah’s amazing good disposition. I should paint more often for my girls.

Plums And Grapes

Silver vase with grapes

45Cm X 52Cm, Oil On Canvas Phillip Carrero.


This small painting went to hung in a friend’s mum home.

It was a small cottage with 25 watt lamps to save electricity. The still life was placed near a fireplace between a dozen or so old black and white photographs.


The day we hung it became clear to me what the magic of oil painting really is. The while room lit up with the warm glow emanating/reflecting from the painting.


It is this day that I have no hesitation suggesting an oil painting will add more life, character and warmth than a photo any day.


050730001130Cm X 40Cm. Oil On Board. Flowers In A Golden Vase. Phillip Carrero.

Study after an A Streeton painting.