Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Allen Pond Reflections

"Allen Pond Reflections" by Andrew Daniel
oil on wood 20" x 30" (50cm x 76cm)
available at North Coast Open Studios!

You are all invited to come check out my Open Studio, Saturday and Sunday this weekend and next.

I worked on this painting over a series several mornings this month. I was really interested in the way the mist enveloped the hills in the background, and the lavender color it created, reflecting in the water.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Autumn Evening" by Andrew Daniel

Autumn Evening by Andrew Daniel
12" x 12"(30cm x 30cm) oil on canvas board

Come see this painting at North Coast Open Studios May 31st, June1st, June 7th, & 8th. 

I was attracted to the limited earth tone palette.  It was fun working with the various textures of her scarf, jacket, hair and hat.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Gearheart Marsh Reflections

"Gearheart Marsh Reflections" by Andrew Daniel
20" x 30" oil on wood
available via email or at North Coast Open Studios

This piece was recently finished in time for North Coast Open Studios. I'm very excited about my new landscapes. For a long time I have wanted to get into painting larger landscapes. With this one, I am finally feeling like I can make the whole large painting flow together smoothly. 

I started this piece last fall, excited by the reflections of the clouds in the foreground. I visited the spot several times, starting with fall oranges, then eventually covering them over with spring colors….

It was so fun coming back so many times, and discovering new subtleties to put in. It was a let down when I was finally finished, because the painting spot had come to feel like home over the months of the project! 

Come drop by my studio to see it and many other pieces, including my back room full of marked down paintings from the past.

North Coast Open Studios May 31st, June 1st, June 7th, & June 8th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

1885 Zehndner Ave Arcata, CA

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Low Tide Moonstone Beach

Low Tide Moonstone Beach by Andrew Daniel
16"x20" oil on wood panel
available in my online shop

I got to visit this beach several times on sunny days for this painting. During the summer it was a mad house, people and dogs everywhere, but there was some days during the winter, that were gorgeously sunny, and the beach was quiet.