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

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©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

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©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

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©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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The Pond at Dusk

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©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

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©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

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©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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