Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Portrait of an Aristocrat by Andrew Daniel

I got to paint this debonair fellow at Frances Kuta's studio. He had strong facial structure, dynamic hair, and a dashing suit!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Common European Black Bird by Andrew Daniel

This is another little guy that I just had to paint after finding the photo on the 4freephotos website। I really liked how the Black Bird was blending into the background. It turned out to be quite a challenge to paint for this reason. There were so many neat shades of brown and gray in the plumage and in the ground cover!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pears and Cheese by Andrew Daniel

Pears and Cheese 9" x 12"

This painting will be featured along with 4 others in the First Street Gallery Holiday Invitational during December. The show features 20 local artists. In the next room over will be solo shows for Jim McVicker and Steve Porter as well.

The opening reception is Saturday December 4th from 6:0-0pm - 9:00pm.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rooster Head by Andrew Daniel

I've been watching Rachel Schlueter create really fun lyrical paintings from photos of animals and it has gotten me a bit inspired. I found this photo of a roosters head from the creative commons website 4freephotos and it moved me to act!

It was such a treasure hunt discovering all of the colors in the birds plumage. It can get addictive painting from photos. My next step I guess would be to go out and take some photos of my own...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bartlett Pear on Plate by Andrew Daniel

Painting pears is fascinating to me, because they have such great color variances and the shape is so sensual. I wanted to see what painting on a rough surface would do to my painting style. It was fun to let the aesthetic be rougher around the edges.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Bartlett Pear On Powder Blue by Andrew Daniel

I thought it would be fun to make up some colored surfaces to place still life objects on. So, I painted some pieces of card board with Alice's left over paint samples. It was really nice to set this yellow and green Bartlett Pear on a powder blue background. You know what else was nice is how patiently that pear sat there and waited for me to finish the painting. It didn't ask for breaks or scratch it's nose. I could really get into painting still life!

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