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

160420 - Wine and Grapes

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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The Pond at Dusk

160327 - The Pond at Dusk 01bThe Pond at Dusk 01
©2016 Dave Casey
5×7″ – oil on canvas panel
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I was in the mood for something dark and mysterious last night. I had just watched the movie Mr. Turner and I’ve always had a thing for his paintings. I’m not sure whether he would have painted something like this, but it reminds me of one of his. Of course, he was a water colorist.

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Kitchen Painting – Primaries

kitchen painting primaries 6x6 oil on wood panel dave casey the daily painterPrimaries
©2016 Dave Casey
6×6″ – oil on wood panel
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I know it’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been a bit busy with some other things, but I think I have that sorted out now.

I am testing out a new camera to shoot some videos for Youtube and I can tell you that I think I am less than impressed with this camera. I played with it for over an hour, trying to get it to focus on the canvas I was painting on and it just didn’t seem to want to do it. I don’t know if it was the white surface or what, but it was fuzzy the whole time. I’ll play with it some more and see if I can get it working the way I want. If not, I’ll have to try another camera.

Even though it’s been about three weeks since my last painting, I am actually quite pleased with this painting. Maybe it was the added pressure of filming the process that got me to pay a little better attention.

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Bowl of Cherries 001

160209 - Bowl of Cherries 001a 5x7 oil on linen panelBowl of Cherries 001
©2016 Dave Casey
5×7″ – oil on linen panel
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There is nothing quite like a long-lasting flu to knock you right out of a 30-in-30 challenge.  And I was off to a pretty good start, too.  For over a week I didn’t even want to eat and it took me another four or five days to start getting my appetite back.  I lost over eleven pounds in about a week and I wouldn’t suggest that method of weight loss for anyone.

Today was the first time I’ve felt like picking up a brush and just wanted to get something on canvas, whether it came out good or not.  I think this is a decent effort for less than two hours worth of work.  I’m going to get something to eat and then think about doing another piece.  Or work on one of my larger paintings that have been waiting for my return.

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Day 20 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

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This is a progress photo of a portrait that I started today.  I’ve it pretty much roughed in and started on the eyes.  Those eyes gave me fits.  I think I scraped each eye down a couple times to start over on them.  Finally, after about two hours, I was starting to get cross-eyed, so I decided enough for one day.  I’ll get back at it tomorrow.

This is Day 20 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  This is an oil painting on an 8×10″ linen panel.

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Day 19 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

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Sunset Over The Foothills
©2016 Dave Casey
8×10″ – oil on linen panel
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Yes, I’ve decided to take a break from the figurative works.  This one came out a little differently than I imagined to begin with, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.  The painting just evolves as you progress through it.

This is Day 19 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  This is an oil painting on an 8×10″ linen panel.

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Day 13 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

30-in-30 Day 13a

Wrong, wrong wrong!  It started off decently, but then quickly fell apart and became nothing more than a candidate for the wiping cloth.  By the time you read this this painting will no longer exist.  Maybe I’ll do a quick still life just to give myself a break.

This is Day 13 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  It is an 8×10″ oil on linen panel.

Just one more and I’ll be caught up with the challenge.

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Day 8 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

30-in-30 Day 08b

I was rummaging around this month’s challenge postings and realized I hadn’t posted for Day 8, so here it is.  I remember this being a speed drawing.  I wanted to see what I could do in an hour.  Not bad, but not great either.

This is Day 8 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  It is a charcoal drawing on 9×12″ charcoal paper.

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Day 17 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

30-in-30 Day 17a

Here is another quick sketch in charcoal.  I’m beginning to think my style is more along the lines of Picasso or Schiele, when in fact I’m shooting more for Zimou Tan or Jennifer McChristian.  I guess I still have some work ahead of me.

This is Day 17 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.  It is about 10×16″ on newsprint.

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