Monday, September 22, 2014

140922 - Day 22a - 30 in 30 Challenge - Charcoal on newsprint - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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©2014 Dave Casey
approx. 12x14" - Charcoal on newsprint

Here is another, and the last one from the life drawing workshop. As with the other one, this was a five minute pose and I just start slinging charcoal around and somehow it came out looking like the model. It's amazing to me when that happens.

140922 - Day 21a - 30 in 30 Challenge - Charcoal on newsprint - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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©2014 Dave Casey
approx. 12x16" - Charcoal on newsprint

This another one from a life drawing workshop. This one and the next one were very quick works, having only five minutes to work on each one. It's amazing what you can accomplish in five minutes when you just start pushing charcoal around.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

140920 - Day 20a - 30 in 30 Challenge - Graphite on paper - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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©2014 Dave Casey
approx. 8x5" - Graphite on paper

Had a bit of a finishing problem this evening and didn't get this one posted on the correct day.  Oh well, I guess I'll post two on a day coming up soon.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

140920 - Tea Rose 002a 6x6 oil on gessobord - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

Tea Rose 002
©2014 Dave Casey
6x6" - oil on gessobord

Another break from the 30 in 30 Challenge and another tea rose for you. I actually think this is one of my better efforts when it comes to roses. I watched a couple of Youtube videos to see if I could pick up some pointers. I'll see about some more practice and see if I can improve.

Video is up and running.  If nothing else, there's some cool guitar music on it.  :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

140918 - Day 18a - 30 in 30 Challenge - Graphite on paper - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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©2014 Dave Casey
approx. 8x5" - Graphite on paper

A quickie done to a time limit. I had the timer set for one hour and stuck to it. From what I can see I do better with a time limit that doesn't allow me to futz with the drawing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

140917 - Day 17a - 30 in 30 Challenge - Charcoal on newsprint - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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©2014 Dave Casey
approx. 14x18" - Charcoal on newsprint

Here is another one from the life drawing workshop. I can see that in a live situation, I really need to pay more attention to my landmarks and proportions.

140916 - Day 16a - 30 in 30 Challenge - Charcoal on newsprint - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

140916 - Day 16a - 30 in 30 Challenge - Charcoal on newsprint -  Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter.jpg
©2014 Dave Casey
approx. 14x18" - Charcoal on newsprint

I made a nice discovery yesterday while perusing my email. I found out that there was a life drawing workshop, not too far from where I live. It is held every Wednesday evening in a nice gallery and studio space. So I will probably become a regular there. Tonight's model, Kat, was great and gave us some challenging poses.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

140916 - Tea Rose 001a 5x7 oil on linen panel - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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Tea Rose 001
©2014 Dave Casey
5x7" - oil on linen panel

I call this Tea Rose. If you're not familiar with roses then let me tell you. There is a classification of roses called Hybrid Tea Roses. Their original parents, tea roses, are said to have the smell of tea.

From wikipedia -- The favourite rose for much of the history of modern roses, hybrid teas were initially created by hybridising Hybrid Perpetuals with Tea roses in the late 19th century. 'La France', created in 1867, is universally acknowledged as the first indication of a new class of roses. Hybrid teas exhibit traits midway between both parents: hardier than the teas but less hardy than the hybrid perpetuals, and more ever-blooming than the hybrid perpetuals but less so than the teas.

All I know is that Honey Bunny and I love our tea roses. They put on quite a show in the spring. If you saw our backyard in April you would swear a paint factory blew up in there. 


Honey Bunny getting ready to whip garden into shape.

Monday, September 15, 2014

140915 - Rose in a Vase 003a 7x5 oil on linen panel - Dave Casey - TheDailyPainter

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Rose in a Vase 003
©2014 Dave Casey
7x5" - oil on linen panel

Just wanted to take a break from the 30 in 30 Challenge and do a painting. As a matter of fact, I think I'll do a couple of paintings today before I pick up the charcoal and newsprint again. 

Queen Elizabeth is putting a small bit of a show in the backyard right now.  I guess all the rain we got last week had something to do with it.  But with the high heat and a south-facing backyard the roses are still quite small compared to the springtime roses.