Sunset Flock of Birds 01

Sunset Flock of Birds 01 Dave Casey The Daily Painter oil on canvas paintingSunset Flock of Birds 01
©2016 Dave Casey
12×24″ – oil on stretched canvas (2 12×12″)
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As promised, here is the piece that is going to the Square Foot show in Bismarck, ND. I enjoyed doing this one so much that I intend to do a much larger piece, probably in 24×36″ or 36×48″ range. Maybe both, I don’t know yet. I have a couple of other pieces I need to get finished before I start on anything else.

Not to mention I also have another episode in my Tales of Garlan stories to finish and get ready to put out on the Kindle. That needs to be done by the 21st of this month or I need to push the publication date back a week or two. I’ll have a better idea about that next week.

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Sunset Flock study

160627-flock-of-birds-study-01b-8x10-oil-on-linen-panel-dave-casey-thedailypainter.jpgSunset Flock of Birds study
©2016 Dave Casey
8×10″ – oil on linen panel
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I have been working off and on painting a piece that is going into the annual Square Foot show in Bismarck, ND. The specs for the show are paintings done on 12×12″ canvases that the show organizers supply to each artist that enters.

This year I’ve decided to do something a little different. I’ve taken the two canvases and attached them to each other with a backing board and I painted a larger picture (12×24″). The painting is painted in such a way that it can be sold as two separate pieces or both pieces can be sold together and hung that way. The buyer could even place them in a 12×24″ frame to display them together.

Anyway, you don’t get to see that piece today. I know, I’m such a meanie. Honey Bunny would agree with you. Today I am posting the study that I did to prepare for the larger piece. Though the proportions aren’t the same, it gave me an idea as to what I was wanting accomplish.

Look for the show piece tomorrow.

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I’m back

the daily painter nose and mouth drawingSketch of nose and mouth
©2016 Dave Casey
5×5″ – pencil on paper
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I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I have been working on my short stories that are now up on Amazon. You can find the links to them in the right hand column. I’ve been setting a schedule of getting a new story out every six weeks or so and the next one is due for August 1st, so I have to set aside some time for that.

I have been doing some things art related. I designed the two covers for each of my stories and I am starting to consider what the next cover is going to look like.

I have also been painting. I have two canvases I need to get finished and ready to send to a show in North Dakota. I’ve been in this show for the past two years and this will make three. I have a real good start on those two canvases and I also have a study that is contributing to those show pieces.

The piece I am posting today is just a sketch that I did while I was watching a movie. After hearing the news about Anton Yelchin being killed I wanted to watch him in one of my favorite movies of his, Odd Thomas. One of the things I’m trying to do is when I put a movie into my computer to watch it, I like to only use about two-thirds of the screen for the movie and put up some photo in the other space to just sit and sketch. The piece above is my Odd Thomas effort. RIP Anton.

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Inkwell with Blackberries – 160509

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Inkwell with Blackberries
©2016 Dave Casey
5×7″ – oil on canvas panel
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The blackberry bush in our backyard is giving us some real treats right now. It’s is nice to go out and pick a handful of berries and put them on cereal or pancakes or waffles. And they pose great.

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Apple and Grapes – 160507

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Apple and Grapes
©2016 Dave Casey
6×8″ – oil on canvas panel
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Wanted to do a painting tonight that I wouldn’t need a reference for. No photos and no setup. I’ve painted enough apples and grapes over the past year I think I know what they look like now.

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Kitchen Painting – Lemon In The Dark – 160502

Kitchen Painting - Lemon In The Dark ©2016 Dave Casey 5×5″ – oil on wood panel dave casey the daily painterLemon In The Dark – Kitchen Painting
©2016 Dave Casey
5×5″ – oil on wood panel
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Another in my Kitchen Painting series. I’ve always loved doing these small works, especially the lemon, apples and grapes. This is one of my finest if I do say so myself.

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Inlet Sunrise – 160430

160430-inlet-sunrise-01b1.jpg the daily painter dave caseyInlet Sunrise
©2016 Dave Casey
8×10″ – oil on linen panel
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Another palette knife painting that shows the wonderful reflections of a morning sunrise on the inlet to a bay.

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Storm Over The Meadow – 160429

160429-storm-over-the-meadow-01b.jpg oil painting the daily painter d casey daveStorm Over The Meadow
©2016 Dave Casey
6×8″ – oil on canvas panel
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Wanted to do something that wouldn’t take too much clean up afterwards and nothing is easier to clean than one palette knife.

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The Pond at Sundown – 160421

160421 - The Pond at Sundown 01aThe Pond at Sundown
©2016 Dave Casey
8×10″ – oil on linen panel
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It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done two small paintings in one day. Here is the second one for now. It’s called The Pond at Sundown. Another attempt at painting a truly atmospheric scene.

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Wine and Grapes – 160420

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Wine and Grapes
©2016 Dave Casey
8×10″ – oil on linen panel
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Got to work today on a small (8×10″) painting and things went along fine for the first hour or so, but then it deteriorated rather quickly. After working on it for a little while longer I decided to wipe and start over.

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