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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Figure Drawing practice – 04/04/17

170404 - Figure 1b

Figure Drawing – 04/04/17
©2017 Dave Casey
17×14″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just a quick, one hour sketch from last night. Wanted to take a short break from writing and getting my hands dirty with charcoal seemed just the thing to do.

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Portrait Drawing practice – 03/31/17

170331 - Portrait 1a

Portrait Drawing – 03/31/17
©2017 Dave Casey
12×9″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just a quick portrait I did last night while watching a movie. I definitely need to practice my portrait drawing skills a little more. This isn’t really even close to what I wanted. One thing that may slow me down is that CampNaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is going on right now and I’ve set a goal of 50,000 words for this month. I should be able to work in a few drawing sessions though.

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Figure Drawing practice – 03/24/17

170324 - Figure 1b

Figure Drawing – 03/24/17
©2017 Dave Casey
15×10″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just a quick, 45-minute drawing today. This is based on a lesson from Steve Huston. I was going to put a link to the lesson here, but New Masters Academy has pulled the lesson down from Youtube. I’m glad I downloaded it when it was up, because it is a great lesson.

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Figure Drawing practice – 03/17/17

170317 - Figure 1b

Figure Drawing – 03/17/17
©2017 Dave Casey
14×17″ –  charcoal on paper
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Busted out the larger paper today for some drawing practice. The drawing above is actually the second drawing I did today. The first one was such a disaster that it will never see the light of day. It was crumpled and tossed in the trash. This second effort is quite good. I can see a couple of things I would correct, but for the most part, I like it.

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Apple, Orange and Glass – oil on wood panel

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Apple, Orange and Glass
©2017 Dave Casey
6×6″ –  oil on wood panel
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Realized that I haven’t done a pure, palette knife painting in quite awhile. The great thing about these kinds of paintings is the clean up. Wipe off the palette knife and you’re finished. No washing of brushes, no need for solvent. And the paintings come out quite loose and free.

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