Saturday, December 13, 2008

Still life, very still and extremely cold


This pc was painted while we were frozen solid here in Maine. We got quite a covering, almost like a big glazed donut landscape outside, when we were chiseling out the cars most areas were about 3/8" - 1/2" thick. When the Ice is that thick you kind of have to use your scraper like a hammer first then as a scraper. I have been really inspired lately by my fellow painters and my 30th reading of Hawthorne on Painting, I hope it shows. Quote:" You don't have to think of planes if you think of color; note a spot of color, and then the plane will take care of itself" Charles Hawthorne. I don't usually advertise this but you can click the painting and see a close up , might be interesting?

8 comments:

Eric Merrell said...

Hey Dan, cool still life (no pun intended); i like those subtle temperatures you're working with.

Ed Terpening said...

Love painting the color white! It's never that, and the light and shadow colors are so incredibly colorful and subtle. Nice work. Keep warm!

Dan Corey said...

Hi Eric, good one! and your compliment is very appreciated,thank you. Also thanks for stopping by, Dan

Dan Corey said...

Hey Ed, Thank you, I agree about white items and enjoy trying to get the colors out of the "colorless". Thank you also for stopping in, Dan

Allison Currie said...

I love the peaches and blues on the white palette. :)

BTW The easel you sent me came in today, THANK YOU!!! I blogged it already. :)

Dan Corey said...

thank you Allison, and your welcome,Dan

JMahorney said...

Beautiful. I love the golden licks of light on the ferrells. Nice quote, I think I'm around my 8th time around on Hawthorne and Hensche. I just keep them in rotation with Carlson. :)

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Jeff, I love reading those books and I think that one of the best moves in book printing history was when someone decided to make those two books pocket size! by the way great blogs!