Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Painting from Life


Recently I started driving to Belfast Me for a long pose life drawing group. The total pose time is around 2 hrs and the lighting is great, there is a huge approx 12'x15' frosted northlight window and some assorted adjustable interior lights. I think its around 50-55 mile drive each way, but its in the morning which really fits our early rising schedule great, also factoring in some great people/artists to work with its definetely worth the trip. I have to say the photo is slightly different then the actual painting, but this is the only photo that shows the colors close to accurate and due to time constaints this morning and no sunlight in sight I had to make an executive decision. It's not quite finished but it hold some truths so I've decided to let it be. NO QUOTE: JOKES TODAY . OK I believe these came from my GrandFather( Hi Gramp) in 2005 but I have kept them and think you will agree they are fitting . " After much careful research, it has been discovered that the artist Vincent Van Gogh had many relatives. Among them were: His dizzy aunt......Verti Gogh. The brother who ate prunes.....Gotta Gogh. The constipated uncle.....Cant Gogh. The brother who worked at a convenience store.....Stopn Gogh. The GrandFather from Yugoslavia..........U Gogh. The brother who bleached his clothes white......... Hue Gogh. The cousin from Illinois.........Chica Gogh. (my Fav>) His Magician cousin.....Wherediddy Gogh. The Mexican cousin's American half brother.....Grin Gogh. The ballroom dancing aunt..........Tan Gogh. His Sister that loved Disco.....Go Gogh. The nephew who drove a stage coach.....Wellsfar Gogh. The bird lover uncle....Flamin Gogh. His nephew psychoanalyst..........E Gogh. The Cousin that loved fruit......Man Gogh. An Aunt who taught positive thinking........Wayto Gogh. The bouncy little nephew.............Poe Gogh. (Another fav >>) And his niece who travels the country in a van....WINNIE BAY GOGH..

8 comments:

Sue Steiner said...

beautiful painting! thanks for the laughs today too after meeting all of Van Goghs relatives!

Dan Corey said...

Thank you, and your welcome glad you liked the jokes there a bit corny but those are usually my favorites.

Eric Merrell said...

Ha ha - you forgot Dan Gogh, which is Dan Pinkham's license plate on his mobile studio.

Nice work is these posts, Dan. Still Life is great. I'm hoping to get some more snow soon, the recent storms haven't brought much. Maybe we'll get to do some sketching out in Boston next month!

Dan Corey said...

HAHA Dan Gogh! Thanks Eric, and no shortage of snow here we got about 12"-16" last night. If you let me know if you are staying around after or before the show, I'll drive down to paint.

Allison Currie said...

Hey Dan, nice joke from your Grandad there :)

Just catching up on your blog today, I haven't seen it in over a week now.

The paintings from Brazil are wonderful, I really like them! And the still life does seem kinda sad.

Piggy Bank is a cute one. :)

Jealous of your life drawing/painting class, I've been wanting to take one lately and a friend is checking to see if there are any workshops in February at the arts center downtown.

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Allison, yeah if you can find a life drawing/painting group I say go go go! they are always fun and you already know you have something great in common with everyone there.

Kristy Gordon said...

great painting Dan!

Dan Corey said...

HI Kristy, Thank you !