Friday, February 27, 2015

Abstract Bottles 002b 24x18 oil on stretched canvas - Dave TheDailyPainter

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Abstract Bottles 002
©2015 Dave Casey
24x18" - oil on stretched canvas

Here is the next progress photo of the abstract with wine bottles. I darkened the background and began to color the wine bottles and glass. I darkened the back of the tabletop, but I've decided to add a tablecloth, so I need to wait a couple of days for this layer to dry. I will probably hit it again on Saturday. 

The color is a bit dark in this photo.  It was taken with my smartphone to send it to Instagram.  It should be a little brighter and more colorful.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunset 001a 8x10 oil on canvas panel - Dave The Daily Painter

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Marsh Sunset 001
©2015 Dave Casey
8x10" - oil on canvas panel

Just a bit of a sunset here. I like the way it came out, but I have a feeling that Bob Ross would tell me that I set my sky on fire. 

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kitchen Painting - Lemon 009a 6x6 oil on wood panel - Dave TheDailyPainter

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Kitchen Painting - Lemon 009
©2015 Dave Casey
6x6" - Oil on gesso panel

I'm starting to work on making my still life paintings a little more complex. Usually I'll do a painting with a simple surface and background with a single, or sometimes a double subject. I am starting to add different surfaces and backgrounds to see if I can liven things up a bit. 

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Abstract Bottles 002b 24x18 oil on stretched canvas - Dave TheDailyPainter

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Abstract Bottles 002
©2015 Dave Casey
24x18" - oil on stretched canvas

Just a quick post to show that I'm not sitting on my butt doing nothing (contrary to what Honey Bunny might believe).

This is a progress shot of my next adventure. I did a small abstract of a couple of bottle a few days back and I liked it so much that I've decided to go bigger. I figure this one will take about three or four days to complete, working a couple of hours a day. Because I'm doing this in oils I need to let it dry a bit in between stages or I end up just pushing paint around and having it look muddy and thin.

So keep an eye on this one. I think it's going to be great.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Winter Landscape 001a 8x6 oil on canvas panel - TheDailyPainter.jpg

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Winter Landscape 001
©2015 Dave Casey
8x6" - oil on canvas panel

I know it's been a long dreary winter for some in the east and southeast of the country, so I decided to memorialize it in a painting. This little cardinal is wondering where his life went wrong that he doesn't migrate south during the winter. So, if you happen to see a lonely feller like this in your yard, take pity and put out a plate of nuts for him. He'll love you for it. 

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Calm Waters 001a 10x8 oil on canvas panel - TheDailyPainter.jpg

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  Calm Waters 001
©2015 Dave Casey
8x10" - oil on canvas panel

I just love these pastoral settings out in the country. This was a nice little, plains lake in the middle of farm fields. Quiet and peaceful for as far as the eye could see. Just the kind of place I could spend days or even weeks exploring the various palettes that would be possible with the rising sun, or the setting of the sun or the midday sun. Except right now this lake is probably surrounded by five feet of snow. It's in North Dakota. Maybe I'll wait a few more weeks before daydreaming about being there. 

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Autumn Landscape 001a 10x8 oil on linen panel - TheDailyPainter.jpg

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Autumn Landscape 001
©2015 Dave Casey
10x8" - oil on linen panel

Well, I'm back at it. I was only able to complete about fourteen barn paintings last month, but I still have that last one on one of my easels and it waiting for me to complete it.

I ventured into the great outdoors for a different kind of inspiration. Who doesn't love the autumn colors each year? Especially when they reflect on a quiet, backwoods water hole. I am hoping to retire in a few years to a different part of the country where these kinds of scenes will be more plentiful. 


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Friday, January 30, 2015

Abstract Bottles 001a 7x5 oil on linen panel - The Daily Painter

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Abstract Bottles 001
©2015 Dave Casey
7x5" - oil on linen panel
 
Had a few things take my mind off the 30-in-30 Challenge and only got about twenty paintings done. I did this one this evening and I will post it as the final painting in the challenge, though I may get one or two more done and post them also before the links close.

One of the things I've been spending time on, besides life sketches, has been some abstract paintings. I'm trying to get my paintings to take on a more abstract look while still being very representational. I love the way this one came out. I am going to do a larger version of this in the next day or so. 



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sketchbook Follies 10

Well, it appears I won't get thirty barns finished, but that's okay. I have been keeping myself busy. Here are two figure sketches done over the past couple of days. My intention is to put in a big push for the rest of the week and see how many small barn paintings I can come up with. I should be able to get to the 20 or 21 mark.  Honey Bunny wants to put them all up in a bunch on the living room wall.  We'll see.

 Drawing practice
©2015 Dave Casey
7x5" - pencil on newsprint

  Drawing practice
©2015 Dave Casey
7x5" - colored charcoal on newsprint
 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

30-in-30 Challenge - Google Barns 20

Google Barns 20
©2015 Dave Casey
11x14" - oil on stretched canvas

Well, here we are. Two-thirds of the way through the challenge and I'm still going strong. I do need to finish this one off because I have an idea for one last painting that will take at least five or six days to complete.