Monday, December 22, 2008
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
My Tag will be a bit Lo tech compared to others but hopefully the content will overshadow my 8 track knowledge level. First the rules, if you have been tagged by me you must (if you decide to play along) 1: you have to put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you(that's me :) 2 List 7 unusual things about yourself. 3 tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blog and let them know. OK the person that tagged me is Frank Gardner and if you click on his name it will bring you to what I think is like the Cheers of blogs just no beer or anyone named Norm.?. (that I know of)
1. When I was child I had to wear the same funny leg braces as Forest Gump
2.I have the same birthday as Cezanne.(different year, slightly)
3. I like Doritos on my egg and cheese sandwich (try it, you'll see!)
4. My first bicycle was a "Huffy Desperado 2" it had pictures of the desert with cactus on it, and had a large brown bannana seat. I used to dream of riding it through the desert and living off cactus water.. nobody knows that one! (yes I guess Huffy felt the need for a sequel?).
5. I'm a brush snob, I don't like to paint with people who use those screwed up "specialty" brushes, seriously does that need an explanation?
6. I'm a certified Installer of 12 volt electronics (car radios,alarms,remote starters,etc)
7. 5 years ago I finished the Boston Marathon in 6hrs 20mins.
8. For two years I lived in U.S. and Brasil. (that's how its spelled by the way, with an "s".)
Ok now this is Frank.G rules so one of these weird or unknown facts is bogus. If you leave your guess and you are the first correct one I will send you this 6x8 painting that is pictured here, well if you want it.?.
now for those selected to be my "taggys"
1. Eric Merrell:
2. Allison Currie:
5.Colin Page: not a blog but a favorite.
Today's Quote: "Gravity isn't easy, but its the law."
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
On this past Wednesday night (maybe it should be called wednesnight) while attending our local figure drawing(or painting) group I painted this piece , which took about seven minutes. I know its nothing to write home about but every other painting I did that night I scraped off. I was having a tough night and was getting more frustrated with every painting I scraped. So at the end of the night I put this painting in my carry box (the only survivor of my Brushes of Mass Destruction) and forgot about it , you kinda need to forget your bad days in painting and move on or use them as fuel for a day of hard work at the easel or at least studio cleaning. Anyway I found this and thought I would post it tell of my Bad Day, and remind you all that no matter what you do today, you might do something with 5-7 minutes that will brighten your day tomorrow.GO VOTE!,,,Dan
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
This piece is from Thursday's portrait group ,I didn't get to finish it and I think my interest due to the light and thirst became the coffee cup on the stool. Sorry John,but nobody can compete with light.(that sounds Cliche but nobody says that.? right?) Does this pc look like a scene from the old Batman show? I did attempt another but I scraped it and that is now oil primed for the next one.haha? On the topic of primed, this past week I received in the mail my sample order of Raymar panels. So far they are "Top shelf " in my book and my favorite so far is the canvas smooth. One other product I'm Mcloving are the brushes I've never heard of before ,the brand name is Connoisseur. They are a synthetic fiber and take a BEATING I do alot of scrubbing in my underpaintings and so far I turn flats into filberts in a day or two. Ive had one of the two I have for three weeks now and its still sharp and flat. Hope everyone had a great & safe Halloween . please leave comments on paintings or discussion topics,thanks Dan
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
OK I didn't get a good photo of my lobster boat paintings so here is one of my still lifes to check out. I found these two guys at the local Big Al's (that's a dollar type store ,a Maine fav) and thought to myself "that has to be the fattest piggy bank I've ever seen " so I bought it and the foam rubber penguin. not until I put them down when I got home did I see the composition what had to be and the title...