Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pink and Orange Azaleas oil painting by Andrew Daniel

 Pink and Orange Azaleas
oil on canvas by Andrew Daniel
9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)
I was attracted to the combination f orange and pink in these azaleas. Thought I'd give it a go...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reflections of Lake Flora oil painting by Andrew Daniel

Reflections of Lake Flora
9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)
This is the second painting I completed on my backpacking trip in the Sierra's, near Donner Pass. For this piece I woke up each morning and watched the sunrise. As soon as it rose high enough to hit the rocky cliffs on the far side of lake Flora, I began painting, with hopes of capturing the rich peach colored hues of the rocks awash in morning light.

I would begin each painting with just the sounds of nature, as I worked the fire circle would fill with the noise of breakfast preparation by my camp-mates.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lone Pine Donner Pass oil painting by Andrew Daniel


Lone Pine Donner Pass oil painting by Andrew Daniel

9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)

Just returned from a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevadas! We were able to take in the suns rays next to a lovely little Alpine lake. I painted a lot while I was there, when I wasn't painting I was thinking about it; wishing that I had brought more canvases then three. Too worried about the weight when I initially packed. The colors of these rocks fascinated me. With every change in the weather or the suns angle they shifted personality. The same rocks would change from peach to white to green to purple over the course of the trip.

I'm currently designing a backpackers wheel barrow in my head so that I can someday haul enough gear to match my inspiration. An air mattress would be a welcome addition too!

This piece came together so fluidly. I have been trying to convince myself to loosen up for sometime now. In this piece it felt like that was finally happening! I've been reminding myself to trust in my knowledge base the trees and rocks will tell there own story if given half the chance. They don't need to be completely spelled out....

This is an original oil painting on canvas. It is signed by me, Andrew Daniel. Available for purchase in my online store.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Hauser Marsh Arcata Wildlife Sanctuary oil painting by Andrew Daniel

On this day the afternoon winds were coming hard off of the ocean. I had to hold my easel with one hand to keep it from tipping over, with my other hand I struggled to mix paint, keep my hat on, stop the panel from flying off the easel and make wild attempts at capturing the scene. I've always enjoyed looking at the painting, because of the process that went into it. I was so busy coping with the elements that the painting has a bare bones immediacy to it. There was no time to over think things!

This is an oil painting on Baltic Birch panel signed by me, Andrew Daniel. The canvas measures 9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm).To purchase this piece, please check out my online shop.