180812 – Still life

180812 - Still life 01b

Still Life – 08/12/18
©2018 Dave Casey
3×2″ –  Oil on canvas
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I’ve been working so hard on my novels lately that my painting time has gone by the wayside. I still try to do some drawing, but painting is something I don’t do nearly as much as I would like. So, today I was looking for something in the studio and came across some of my ACEO canvas panels and decided to do a quick painting. For those not up on the current art lingo, ACEO stands for Art Cards Originals and Editions. Do not ask me why it’s not ACOE. I don’t have a clue. Maybe I should just call them by their other name with is ATC or Artist Trading Cards, so called because they are the same size at baseball trading cards.

Anyway, this is something I worked up just to get my brushes back in my hands. I have a 36×36″ canvas sitting on my easel behind me, just begging me to do something with it. I’ll get to it.

 

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Nothing to see here …

180628 - Figure 1b

Drawing Practice – 06/28/18
©2018 Dave Casey
approx 12×12″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just another practice session, with some mindless drawing. I was just listening to some epic battle music on Youtube and decided to do a drawing from memory. I need to get back to writing a couple of days (July Camp NaNoWriMo) and won’t have a lot of time for drawing, but I’ll try to find a few minutes each day.

 

 

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Back again …

180625 - Figure 1a

Drawing Practice – 06/25/18
©2018 Dave Casey
approx 18×12″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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It’s been over a month since my last post, so today was just practice day. I’ve been getting in a little practice over the past month, but I’ve been spending a lot of time with my “Writer” hat on. I have a month long writing challenge coming up in July and I’m busy with working on outline for two or three novels I’ll work on next month. I also just released my first horror novel, Beware The Boogerman, last month and I’ve been working with that.

Anyway, today, I just wanted to take a break from writing and pulled out the charcoal and practice pad and went to it. I like it, but I can see that I’m a bit out of practice. What I really need to do is schedule some time each day to be an artist, either before or after my writing time.

 

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180510 – Still Life

180510 - Still life 01bStill Life – 05/10/18
©2018 Dave Casey
8×8″ –  Oil on wood panel
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Just wanted to take a break today from writing and editing my current novel and wanted to get a painting done. I wanted to do something a little different, so I broke an instructional video that I bought a couple of years ago. I’ve always like the look and feel of a David Cheifetz painting and wanted to see how I would do with his expert tutelage. I like it. I did this one with about 95% palette knife and ended up piling the paint on thick. I think I’m going to repeat this paint in a day or so, but with brushes. Maybe change the color scheme, too.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 17

Day 17 - Lemon 02a

Lemon 02 – 02/17/18
©2018 Dave Casey
6×6″ –  Oil on wood panel
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Decided to take a break from writing today. writing yesterday’s battle scene was exhausting. And it isn’t even finished. Battles tend to drag on when you introduce fire-breathing dragons to the mix.

Anyway, another lemon today. This one done without any kind of reference. No still life, no photo. Just from memory. I like it.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 3

Day 03 - Misty Morning 01bMisty Morning 01 – 02/3/18
©2018 Dave Casey
8×8″ –  Oil on wood panel
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Day number three of the Challenge. Still not producing the kind of work I know I can, but by the end of the month, I should be back to where I am happy with my work.

 

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 2

Day 02 - Lemon 01b

Lemon 01 – 02/2/18
©2018 Dave Casey
6×6″ –  Oil on wood panel
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I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted here on this website. I have been wrapped up in writing my novels, I’ve neglected this site and my art in general. I have done a bit of drawing, but not nearly as much as I should have. Hopefully, I can use Leslie Saeta’s 30-in-30 Challenge to get back to the easel and get some painting done this month. Today, I just wanted to start off with something simple. Something I’ve painted a number of times before. Stand by and let’s see how this month goes.

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Drawing practice – 06/26/17

170626 - Portrait 1bDrawing Practice – 06/26/17
©2017 Dave Casey
8×10″ – ink and colored pencil of paper
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Just wanted to do a little drawing practice this evening. I’ve been working on a 36×36″ painting and it needs a little time to sit and dry before I continue so, out came the ink pens and colored pencils.

It’s kind of hard for me to do this kind of work with my arthritis. Things get a little jittery and the hands are pretty sore right now, after about two hours of work on this drawing. Now I need to let them fly for a little while on some novel writing.

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Drawing practice – 06/08/17

170608 - Practice 01Drawing Practice – 06/08/17
©2017 Dave Casey
approx 6×6″ –  pencil of paper
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170608 - Practice 02Drawing Practice – 06/08/17
©2017 Dave Casey
approx 6×6″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just a couple of quick sketches done yesterday. I’ve been spending so much time with my writing that I’m having a hard time keeping up with my art. I spend five to six hours a day writing, so I need to start forcing myself to take a break from that and doing something with a pencil or brush. These are two efforts based off a couple of Zin Lim demo videos on Youtube.

Well, back to the novel.

 

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Drawing practice – 05/28/17

170528 - Portrait 1b Portrait Drawing – 05/28/17
©2017 Dave Casey
10×8″ –  pencil on paper
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Needed to take a bit of a break from finishing the novel last night. I’m writing the last battle scene in the book and it’s kicking my behind. So, I decided a little time spent with Da Vinci would be a welcome break. This drawing is based on one of my favorite drawings of his. I think I’ll take a day or so off from the battle and then get back to it refreshed and get that novel finished and off to my editor.

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