Thursday, February 19, 2009

WIP Big Plein Air


This is 24"x36" I was working on en plein air yesterday (feb 18th)at Pemaquid Point and just in time, we got another storm last night, about half a foot of snow, and now as I write this its raining. I think I'm almost done with this one, and after the marathon session it took just to get this far, I hope so! two brushes have already died in this battle and am hoping to figure a way to not beat them up so bad, but I think its useless..?. I have started oil priming my canvas in an attempt to not have to scrub so hard to get the paint in there, and it is bit better. nuf rambling, QUOTE: "If you conduct your work in that way by carrying it each time as far as you know, each time you will go a little further." Charles Hawthorne

10 comments:

Mick Carney said...

It is easy to see the impact that your smaller pieces have had on this glorious larger work. Light on water is stunning. Great work Dan.

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

first thing i noticed was that gorgeous light coming off the water and the 'glittering' of it in the air. really great painting! and 24x36 plein air...very impressive, hope you had your box anchored down, i'd be scared of what a slight breeze would do.

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Mick, I have been really inspired since coming back from Cape Cod and seeing most of my favorites all hanging on the same walls together.

Dan Corey said...

Hi Christine, Thank you for the kind words, and yes I bungee my backpack to the bottom of the easel, had to take out the Gloucester Easel for this one, if your not familiar its a huge folding easel thats very wind sturdy.

Colin Page said...

Dude,

That looks like a hot painting! I'm very impressed and I look forward to seeing it in person at your show. That really looks like it's well put together. Congratulations on getting into it on a bigger canvas.

Dan Corey said...

Wow, Thank you Colin

Frank Gardner said...

Sweet piece Dan! Glad you were inspired by what was on the walls, 'cause we probably did not inspire much with what we were doing on the dunes.
Unless your breaking into stand up comedy.

The Gloucester easels are great. I picked one up for our Maine trip and I hope to get work on some big ones before long.

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Frank, The whole trip except for the 5 1/2 hr drive home was a great experience and also the being frozen in the P town Dunes sucked but other then that it was a blast and would do it again today. I have the ghetto version of that easel, but think its design is close to perfect for painting big and in bad conditions. I hope to put some more miles on mine soon. but we are pretty snowed in up here in the Arctic circle, ha

karin said...

Hi Dan, This is awesome. I saw it on Wet Canvas also..Having been where you painted this, but not in the past 2 years, it brought me right back there...No CC from me just great job...Can't wait for your show..

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Karin/Mom I can't wait either!