Sunday, July 28, 2013

Chained

Chained: Oil  painting on 8" x 10" artist panel  - Sold

I know most people make plans to go out on Saturday's but it the only time I can actually spend a lot of quality time in front of my easel, welcome to an artists life.

Every so often I like to try my hand at a classic still life setup and subject matter. Pretty happy with this one, even though it's a small painting really draws the eye to it.


Enjoy
Dave

Friday, July 26, 2013

Iridescent

Iridescent: Oil on 18" x 24" wrapped canvas $550.00

This painting started when I spotted this iridescent glass vase at a local thrift shop, once I brought it home and started setting up my scene I realized this painting was going to be a study of colour and relationships, so I decided to work in a higher light key then normal.

I also wanted to keep the painting fairly loose so most of this painting was created using a small soft synthetic sable brush with a fine point.

Painting comes unframed to keep the cost down but edges are painted black and includes wire to hang If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Available at my Etsy shop


Dave

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

So hot!

How is everyone on this fine day, My studio has been so hot I haven't been able to spend much time in front of my easel, so instead of painting I have been working on some other things this week, 1 thing I am really excited about but I can't say anything yet as I don't want to jinx it and I have to wait for the until everything is set, but it is a major step towards one of my long term goals.

I have also been preparing for a couple of shows that are right around the corner and 2 other in a month of 2 so I have lots of things on the go.

My outlook has improved I went through quite a low point where most of what I painted I ended up scraping off the canvas or just tossing to the side, I was stuck or had plateaued but forged on and looks like I finally got over it and climbed a level, yeah me.

I hope I can get into the studio tomorrow as I am excited to start my still life I set up today.

Here an old painting from a couple of years ago : Peaches oil on 9 x 12 wood panel



Anyway
Stay cool
Dave

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Colour and form society new members show

Join me and the rest of the new Colour and Form Society members show our opening coming up on Aug 6th at Beaux arts Brampton, Show runs from August 6th to the 17th. Hope to see you there.

This is my first show with my new group, should be a great evening and will be nice to meet some CFS members.

Have a great night
Dave



Friday, July 12, 2013

Beacon

Beacon: Oil on 16" x 20 Wrapped canvas $500.00

Painting looking for it's forever home.

I am happy with the way this turned out, although not quite what I pictured when I started to paint. I was on a roll and started with a #10 round brush, not something I would use very much if at all but just started painting with it and I about I didn't pick up another brush until I signed my name and added a few details right at the end. I have always heard if you are in a rut try something different for a spell. I was suppose to go out painting plein-air today but thought it best to stick with this.

Painting comes unframed to keep the cost down but edges are painted black and includes wire to hang If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at anytime. To purchase this painting visit my Etsy shop

Dave

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Summer's Muse

Summer's Muse: Oil on wrapped canvas 11" x 14" (sold)

The idea behind this vivid still life painting of a peach with glass objects was to show the contrast of the smooth reflective quality of the glass against the soft fuzzy texture of the peach, although the peach is the main focus what caught my eye was the transparency of the bottle and cup and how the light traveled through the red cup and added a red highlight on the blue bottle.

Enjoy
Dave