Day 27 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

27-solace-01bSolace
©2016 Dave Casey
10×8″ –  oil on linen panel
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Wanted to do another abstract portrait and this is the result. This would probably be an awesome painting if it was larger. What do you think? 16×20″ maybe? I’ll have to think about that. This small painting is for day 27 in the 30-in-30 challenge.

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Day 22 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

22-wip-03bOcean Breeze (WIP)
©2016 Dave Casey
16×20″ –  oil on stretched canvas
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I’m still working on this one. I’ve added a few seagulls and at one had a channel bouy in the painting. I didn’t like the looks of that bouy, so it fell victim to the palette knife. I still have a bit of work left to do with this one before I’m going to be satisfied. This small painting is for day 22 in the 30-in-30 challenge.

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Day 26 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

26-wip-03Ocean Breeze (WIP)
©2016 Dave Casey
16×20″ –  oil on stretched canvas
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I thought I could get this one finished this afternoon, but it was a bigger challenge than I thought. I am laying off for the evening because I’ve decided that it needs a couple other elements and I’ll need to let it sit overnight to dry a little before I can put them in. This small painting is for day 26 in the 30-in-30 challenge.

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Day 21 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

21-wip-03-studyOcean Breeze (study)
©2016 Dave Casey
5×7″ –  oil on canvas panel
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I am working on a larger version of this study. I just wanted to get some ideas down before I tackled the larger one. This small painting is for day 21 in the 30-in-30 challenge.

Also, it was bread baking day. Mmmmm … a nice cinnamon raisin bread. The house smells great this evening.

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Day 25 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

25-peaches-01Pretty as a Peach
©2016 Dave Casey
5×7″ –  oil on canvas panel
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Still playing a bit of catch up here. This small painting is for day 25 in the 30-in-30 challenge. I will follow this post with the one for day 20. I cooked up a peach pie tonight and decided to carry that theme over to tonight’s painting.

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Day 20 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

20-candy-creamer-01Candy Creamer
©2016 Dave Casey
6×6″ –  oil on wood panel
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I’m not sure why, but this one took me forever to finish. I’m not happy with it, but I’m not going to put anymore time into it. I have other ideas I need to get to. This small painting is for day 20 in the 30-in-30 challenge.

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Day 16-19 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

I just got back to Las Vegas yesterday and have been dealing with some “returning home” issues and haven’t been able to get back to the easel. I did, however, do some drawing while I was out of town, but didn’t have time to get them posted. So, here they are. I am only one painting behind and should be able to get caught up tomorrow.

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Figure 01
©2016 Dave Casey
8.5×5.5″ –  pencil on paper

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Figure 02
©2016 Dave Casey
8.5×5.5″ –  pencil on paper

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Figure 03
©2016 Dave Casey
8.5×5.5″ –  pencil on paper

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Portrait 01
©2016 Dave Casey
8.5×5.5″ –  pencil on paper

Oh, and I get home to a bit of excitement. Some knucklehead decided to barricade himself in an apartment in the complex across the road and the police went into action. SWAT was called, at least five flash/bang detonations later and it was all over. After about seven hours. This is out the window of my second story studio in my house.

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Day 15 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

tmp_18165-20160914_2329172-1238956839From the road

©2016 Dave Casey
5×3″ –  pencil on paper
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This is day 15 in the 30-in-30 challenge.  Just a quick sketch from the road.  I should be able I should be able to find some time to paint today.

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Day 14 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

14-wip-02Work In Progress 02
©2016 Dave Casey
20×16″ – oil on stretched canvas
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Here is the second layer on this Work In Progress. It’s really starting to look like a mess, but I’ve done enough paintings to know that almost every painting goes through this stage. The key is to push on through it and take the painting to the finish that you see in your mind. This one has a ways to go. This is day fourteen in the 30-in-30 painting challenge.

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Day 13 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

13-wip-01Work In Progress 01
©2016 Dave Casey
20×16″ – oil on stretched canvas
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Here is something interesting. This is a Work In Progress. My vision for this painting may take quite a few sessions to realize, especially when considering that I need to let each layer dry before doing the next layer. That isn’t a problem though, because my chosen medium is Walnut Alkyd oil. I find that each layer is dry to the touch within 24 hours.

So, let’s see where this painting takes us.

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