Friday, November 14, 2014

141114 - Kitchen Painting - Lemon 007a 6x6 oil on gessobord - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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Lemon 007
©2014 Dave Casey
6x6" - Oil on gesso panel

Our Meyer Lemon tree gave up another perfect model for a still life. We had to do some heavy pruning today, because the amount of fruit on the tree was pulling some of the branches down. Once all the lemons are harvested we will be cutting the tree back severely to promote some sturdier branches to handle the load next year.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

141113 - Kitchen Painting - Lemon 006a 6x6 oil on gessobord - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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Lemons 006
©2014 Dave Casey
6x6" - Oil on gesso panel

Our Meyer lemon tree is ready to start giving up her fruits and I am ready to paint some of them. I am also ready to sacrifice a few of those lemons to the Lemonade gods. Mmmmmm ... fresh, squeezed lemonade. What could be better? 

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141107 - Italian Alley 01a 10x8 oil on gesso wood panel Dave Casey The Daily Painter

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Italian Street 001
©2014 Dave Casey
10x8" - Oil on linen panel

This was the final painting done in the Dream(a) workshop. We needed to bring our own reference photo that we wanted to do for this last painting and I've always loved this photo of a narrow, Italian street.

Monday, November 10, 2014

141106 - Courtyard 01a 12x9 oil on linen panel Dave Casey - The Daily Painter

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French Courtyard 001
©2014 Dave Casey
12x9" - Oil on linen panel

Here is the second painting done during the Dreama workshop. A nice, quiet French courtyard. I really enjoyed this one. 


Sunday, November 9, 2014

141105 - Tulips 01a 12x9 oil on linen panel Dave Casey - The Daily Painter

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Color and Tulips 001
©2014 Dave Casey
12x9" - Oil on linen panel

So, Honey Bunny and I went for a little trip to SoCal this last week and just got back a couple of days ago. I haven't had the energy to pick up a brush yet, but that day is coming. Tomorrow. Why no energy? Because the reason for the trip was for me to attend a Dreama Tolle Perry workshop. Yeah, I know. You're all jealous now.

Anyway, she was a slave driver. In a good way. The nicest slave driver you'll ever meet. She had us painting for three days, turning into the master artists we have all become. The painting above is from the first day. Not great, but not bad either. I missed the placement of the flowers on the canvas and put the whole center of attention too high on the canvas. I'm thinking I'm going to paint this one again and watch that placement a little closer. 


Me and the nicest slave driver ever.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

141103 - Wine and Grapes 001a 8x10 oil on gesso panel - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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Wine and Grapes 001
©2014 Dave Casey
8x10" - Oil on gesso panel

Really felt the need to put down the pencils and pick up the brushes this evening and this is the result. I like it.

This will be the last painting for a few days to get posted. I leave in the morning for three fun-filled days with Dreama Tolle Perry in Costa Mesa. I signed up for this workshop about a year and a half ago and it is finally here. I'm almost as giddy as a school girl.

So, look for some paintings from the workshop this weekend. 

 

Friday, October 24, 2014

141024 - Joseph's Coat Rose 001a 6x6 oil on gessobord - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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  Joseph's Coat Rose 001
©2014 Dave Casey
6x6" - Oil on gessobord

I have posted a few paintings of roses, but they have all been hybrid tea roses. Today's rose is a climber. Our Joseph's Coat bush has put out a couple of nice blooms as the weather has cooled off and this one was just begging to be painted.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

141020 - Calf 001a 6x8 oil on linen panel - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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Calf 001
©2014 Dave Casey
6x8" - Oil on linen panel

I had the urge to pick up the palette knives this evening and just layer the paint on. I've had this reference photo for quite awhile and tonight I pulled it up. I've come to the conclusion that I just can't do the quality of palette knife painting that I want on these small canvases. I need to go bigger. I will probably expand this painting to a larger piece.

Friday, October 17, 2014

141017 - Gold Glow Rose 001a 5x7 oil on linen panel - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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  Gold Glow 001
©2014 Dave Casey
7x5" - oil on linen panel

I've been putting in some time with my drawing and also trying my hand at some abstract paintings. I guess it's harder than it looks. Nothing to show yet on that front. For now, here is a beautiful Gold Glow rose.