Monday, May 17, 2010

Invasion of the 20x24s..

For the past few weeks I have been painting 20x24" inch canvases more then anything else, here are a few that I like enough to share with you.

If your someone that says "I could never paint big outdoors" then that should give you all the more reason to try it... If you step back and use big brushes its really a similar experience to an 8x10 or 11x14. Except when you have a drawing mistake, people can see it from 30 feet away. Happy Painting!

Quote: Van Gogh on Color: "I know for sure that I have an instinct for color, and that it will come to me more and more, that painting is in the very marrow of my bones."(Letter to Theo van Gogh, 3 September 1882)

Quote 2 (remember... Two Quote Tuesday!) : "I retain from nature a certain sequence and a certain correctness in placing the tones; I study nature, so as not to do foolish things, to remain reasonable. However, I don't mind so much whether my color corresponds exactly, as long as it looks beautiful on my canvas, as beautiful as it looks in nature."(Letter to Theo van Gogh, October 1885)


Mick Carney said...

There seems to be sharper focus in this set, is it photographic or a function of working on larger canvas? Having said that they are very strong as a group and I'm having difficulty picking my favourite, however the last one is quite stunning and an interesting contrast to your numerous lobster boat paintings.

Frank Gardner said...

Looking good Dan. I was real impressed, then I hit that last one of Camden Harbor and it blew me away. Very nice and a great quote to go along with it.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Mick, Im doing the same thing photo wise as I have been doing for a little while now but thank you. Thank you..

Hey Frank, Thank you. "blew me away" you sure your commenting on the right site??? LOL.. thanks Frank! Yeah Im really digging the writings of Van Gogh lately.

Colin Page said...

Nice paintings Dan. Way to go. Really strong stuff here, and Frank's right about the painting of the Angelique in Camden. Well done.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Colin, Thank you! and thanks for the name of the boat, I didnt have a dingy to row out and read the back of her.