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12 artworks

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Buying the Oranges
Image credit: Manchester Art Gallery

At lunchtime I bought a huge orange

Buying the Oranges 1928
Waterlow and Sons Ltd (active 1810–1960s) and Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) and Reginald Guy Kortright (1876–1948)
Coloured lithograph on paper
H 102 x W 152.5 cm
Manchester Art Gallery

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Elipse (Blue)
© the artist. Image credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

The size of it made us all laugh.

Elipse (Blue) 1996
Nicholas May (b.1962)
Acrylic, silicone & metallic powder on canvas
H 213.5 x W 320.4 cm
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

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A Family at the Kitchen Table
© the copyright holder. Image credit: The Stroud District (Cowle) Museum Trust Collection

I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—

A Family at the Kitchen Table
unknown artist
Oil on board
H 61 x W 44.3 cm
The Stroud District (Cowle) Museum Trust Collection

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Oranges
© the copyright holder. Image credit: NHS Lothian Charity – Tonic Collection

They got quarters and I had a half.

Oranges
Luciano Guarnieri (1930–2009)
Oil on canvas
H 49 x W 68.5 cm
NHS Lothian Charity – Tonic Collection

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Boy Eating a Hot Dog
© Peter Blake. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

And that orange it made me so happy,

Boy Eating a Hot Dog 1960–1965
Peter Blake (b.1932)
Acrylic on board
H 36.5 x W 40.7 cm
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

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Untitled
© the copyright holder. Image credit: Art & Heritage Collections, Robert Gordon University

As ordinary things often do

Untitled 1967
Alan Thompson
Oil on board
H 76.1 x W 63.7 cm
Art & Heritage Collections, Robert Gordon University

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Looking out to See
© the copyright holder. Image credit: Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum

Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park

Looking out to See 1991
R. Wilmot
Oil on canvas
H 33.7 x W 69.9 cm
Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum

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Young Woman Sitting
© the artist's estate. Image credit: Dumfries and Galloway Council

This is peace and contentment. It’s new.

Young Woman Sitting 1996
Abigail McLellan (1969–2009)
Acrylic on canvas
H 42 x W 40.5 cm
Dumfries and Galloway Council

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A Woman's Life
© the copyright holder. Image credit: Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

The rest of the day was quite easy.

A Woman's Life 1938
Anne Finlay (1898–1963)
Oil on board
H 50 x W 59.7 cm
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

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La reprise
Image credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

I did all my jobs on my list

La reprise 1912
Ambrose McEvoy (1877–1927)
Oil on canvas
H 64.2 x W 76.4 cm
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

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A Cup of Tea
© estate of Peter de Francia, courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London. Image credit: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

And enjoyed them and had some time over.

A Cup of Tea 1959
Peter de Francia (1921–2012)
Oil on canvas
H 67.3 x W 80 cm
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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The Family No. 1
© the artist. Image credit: Gateshead Council Art Collection

I love you. I’m glad I exist.

The Family No. 1
Gordon Young (b.1952)
Oil on hessian
H 197 x W 81 cm
Gateshead Council Art Collection