Monday, March 26, 2012

"Day Dream" oil painting by Andrew Daniel

"Day Dream" by Andrew Daniel
 11" x 14" (28cm x 36cm)
Available in my online shop.

This was one of the set ups at the figure group I attend weekly. I really liked the feeling of relaxation that the scene depicted.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Moment of Contemplation Painting by Andrew Daniel

"Moment of Contemplation" by Andrew Daniel
oil on canvas 9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)
available in my online shop
I was inspired by this models inward gaze. The introspective theme gave me the idea to paint her in a muted palette.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"The Red Shawl" by Andrew Daniel

"The Red Shawl" by Andrew Daniel
oil on canvas
12" x 9" (30cm x 23cm)
available in my online shop.
This woman (named Megan possibly?), was so interesting to paint. She's a hair dresser, so she has the skills to dye her hair with several shades of color from blond to orange to red. She wore this red shawl which complimented the hair colors to create a vibrant scene. I haven't had many chances to paint such vibrant colors in a figurative piece before.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Road to Town painting by Andrew Daniel

"Road to Town" by Andrew Daniel
 oil on wood panel 6" x 10" (15cm x 25cm)
 Available in my online shop.

I've been really enjoying including the various man made objects in the landscape lately. They provide interesting focal points and compositional opportunities. At first I had thought of them as too modern and ugly, but now I see them as the way we as humans relate to the landscape, they deepen the story. This is the road I walk along when I am heading bach toward downtown Arcata, California after spending a couple hours watching the birds at the sanctuary. My favorite pond is on the right, known as Gearheart Marsh. I've painted it several times.