Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas,New Year, and the Rembrandt Fairy.



Happy New Year to all ! I hope you all had a great Christmas or Holiday of your choosing. I personally had a Great time and think my family did also, even though we lost power about 20 mins into cooking the turkey. That lasted for about 2hrs I think.?. I did get some cool stuff for Christmas, the highlights are a new digi camera and an EasyL pro. I'm pretty stoked about both of them they make This much easier and even more enjoyable. I haven't been keeping many paintings lately, (wiping off) or even been letting them be until the Rembrandt Fairy has a chance to come and make my painting better! If any of you fellow painters have left a questionable painting out over night only to find it way better than what you thought, then you have been visited by the Rembrandt Fairy! This painting is from this morning, waiting for the sun to come up, and it did about 5 mins into painting it. Quote: "Sometimes I paint really fast. You go"" Arghhhh, look at that bit..."" and that's when you get a real excitement about an area that you've done. It's kind of aggressive. But when you get something right there is no better feeling. It's just a great feeling, that its right." Jenny Saville.

12 comments:

Frank Gardner said...

Great color! That little bit of light makes it all fall into place.
Hope you enjoy that new Easyl pro.
Fairies? hmmm.
I wonder if I have been visited by one of those.
I'll often leave a piece at what I think is 80% done and when I come back the next day it is finished.

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Frank, I think I'm gonna start sending the paintings to you to fix, your brush is on fire! and yeah that EasyL is top shelf. I'm gonna give that 80% a try, you just can't depend on fairys to fix paintings

Solvay said...

That 80% to overnight to 100% fairy - perfectly written, Frank....if you stop back. Meanwhile, Dan, I am liking this painting - it's almost Ambera Wellman-esque in its mysterioso atmosphere. I gotta go back and look at it again. I'll be right back...........

Solvay said...

okay, now I actually READ your post, not only looked at it. and I looked up close at your painting. very "seemy" painting. I like it.
and the Rembrandt fairy - yep - that was funny!
too bad that doesn't really happen in music - you have to work the thing, technically, til you're a robot before the flow comes.....it's a drag and drives you crazy in the head - you can NOT get that thing, even if it's just a scale, out of your mind, and you can't sleep and you can't function, so you're just left with working on it til it's done - it's the only way out. then, sometimes, after you finish it and it's all square and perfectly robotic but lacking music, you walk away from it for a few months and next time you pick it up, the music flows like honey, but it's NOT the same as the Rembrandt fairy....more like the bear in hibernation fairy.
okay, who cares, right?

I LIKE YOUR PAINTING!!!
if it takes wiping off a bunch you know aren't what you want, then keep on keeping on, Dan. I'd call that WISDOM and HUMILITY! MOST excellent qualities.

Happy 2009!

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Solveg your enthusiasm and compliments are always uplifting, I would maybe compare painting to music performance if I had to learn my particular scene to paint it exactly right and perform it, and in time with others, I'm getting stressed just thinking of that much work to paint.hahaha I have enough trouble keeping my brushes clean!

Solvay said...

Thanks for coming by my wee blog, Dan! And, as I responded there: great Christmas gifts you received!!! Someone at your house pays attention to you!!!
: )

...have been thinking about your "wipe-off" days - - - yes, I think that shows GREAT artistic vision. Writers are best when they self-edit, musicians are best when they take out their sound trash - yes, wiping off definitely shows wisdom and vision!!!
: )
Have a good one!

Allison Currie said...

You have a way of making me envious of your color choices! :)

Dan Corey said...

Hey Allison, Thanks, I hope your Holiday time was great

Allison Currie said...

You too!

Frank Gardner said...

hey dan, drop me an email with your mailing address. I seem to have left that home.

Ryan Evans said...

I don't know about the Rembrandt fairy- I think the grinch has been finishing off my last few attempted landscapes!

Your right thought fresh eyes make a huge difference.

All the best for 2009!

Dan Corey said...

HAHA thats a goodone "the Grinch". Its good to hear from you Ryan, and if your having trouble with landscapes I recommend checking out some of my favorites, Frank Gardner, Eric Merrell, and Colin Page, all three teach me different things