Monday, March 23, 2009

Little Sketch, and some Updates

This is a sketch of Muscongus Bay in Round Pound from around noon time today, its tiny but it was pretty cold at the water and don't think I had a 16x20 in me today. I was lucky to have this as I dropped it on the open palette (Damn Mittens!) and it landed back side down so I was happy to not have my 10 mins paint time wasted.

Well this past Friday I finally got all the pieces of the residency grant put together and got it out in the mail. I felt 20 lbs lighter when I sent it out. (wish I really was, I would even take 10lbs) I wonder if by chance any of the people that are judging for the grant are part of the blog world?

I have been out pretty regularly lately and getting some larger work done mostly outside then just tidying them up a bit at home. I just finished a 16x20 yesterday and I'm almost done on another 24 x36. Last bit of news, I recently got in a sample of Classic Artist Oils, and after using them for about 5 or 6 painting I have to say they are really sweet, nice consistency somewhere between mayonnaise and toothpaste and have great pigment load. The smell is a bit different but I'm under the impression that fresh Linseed oil doesn't have its notable smell when its very fresh..?. Anyway one option is you can get them in 10oz caulking gun tubes and if you paint a whole bunch or just don't want paint loaded with wax and other crap check them out. If anyone is thinking of trying them, check out Elio Camachos' store at his site/blog (best discount and cool dude) Quote : "If you want to be one of the first into a new territory, you cannot wait for large amounts of evidence." Joel Barker (on originality)


Mick Carney said...

I'm starting to detect that sense of anticipation in you as you await the result of your application and the collection of works for your exhibition. It's so evident that I'm starting to check each day for further news. Hope they both go well. Interesting sketch - nice to see the thought given to establishing the essentials in blocking in.

"Pleasure is the keenest when the sensory faculty is at its best, and exercised upon the best object: when both object and organ are at their best there will always be pleasure so long as there is something to produce it and someone to feel it". Aristotle

Allison Currie said...

This painting feels like a sigh.

Dan Corey said...

I want to apologize for the photo. If I can figure a way to remove and replace it I will, I know the sketch is nothing to write home about but this photo looks way worse then the painting and mildly worse then I thought the photo looked in editing.

Hey Mick, Thanks for checkin up on me. I will be notified of the results by the end of April and its good to have my show to steal the focus away. Nice Quote! I may use that one in my book.

Hi Allison, it is a sigh , but kinda a sigh of photo frustration. but the painting this one was fun and yeah it makes me realize all the gray days are going away. yay

Dan Corey said...

New Photo, little better.?.

Michael said...

Hello Daniel Corey, are pleased to recognize you, Thank you very much for visiting my blog and guestbook, I am also enjoy your blog and paintings, many hope that we communicate and become a sincere friend! Regards! Michael

Jennifer said...

Nice Warms in those clouds, and I really like the greens in the sky also! Keep it up Dan.


Dan Corey said...

Thank you Michael.

Thanks Kyle, it was a beautiful day.