Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Door County


This piece (16x20") is from my recent road trip out to Door County WI. I painted this while on the front porch of the Inn I was staying at. The heat was something that I wont soon forget and this particular afternoon the shade on the porch seemed like a nice place to get a painting in.
So at the dock side quick paint in Door County (my main reason for driving 2900 miles) I had decided before leaving Maine, that a 24x30" piece was the kind of excitement and challenge I wanted to set for myself. Go big and then go home was my motto. Ha! Anyway, the piece turned out, not so great and I did not win the invite back next year. I know, bummer for sure. The good news is I met a ton of great people and a handful I am sure I will keep in touch with for a very long time. I even got a few paintings that are heading for frames and hopefully an invite back for just being the guy who went for it and wants it the most. I will show some more of the paintings in the near future. Thank you Door County had a blast!

11 comments:

Denise Rose said...

I love the light and shadow in this colorful piece. So glad you went and gave it your best shot! Sounds like it was a fun and productive trip! Looking forward to seeing more of your work from there!

Mick Carney said...

Have they no taste? You should be a regular invitee. More great light in this one.

Dan Corey said...

Hi Denise, thank you, this piece was one of my favs from the trip.

Hey Mick, ha! They have taste, my piece was pretty lack luster! I wouldnt have voted for my piece either. The winners piece was worthy of the win. I liked it.

Susan Roux said...

I love this painting. The colors in it are wonderful!

Don't worry about not being selected. Painting under pressure is never an easy thing.

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Susan! I think it was more about doing a 24x30" and good competition.

Kris Donovan said...

Hi Daniel, I am a friend of Allison Hill, a fellow painter, and now a gallery owner again (forced out of my retirement of 3 years by the economy). A few years ago I bought one of your little harbor scenes.....we just love it! I would love to represent you in RI. You can check my website www.krisdonovan.com or www.donovangallery.com. Or www.donovanstudio.blogspot.com. I will also get in touch with Allison to try to get your email address. LOVE your work! And I know you would do well here. Hope to talk to you soon. Kris Donovan, little Compton, ri

Dan Corey said...

Hi Kris, Thank you! I will try to message your profile you posted under. If that doesn't work my email is in my profile here. Just click on my name. I won't post it here for fear of the spam- bots...

Kyle Martin said...

Dan,
Glad you made it home safe, the heat was killer, and we Wisconsinites will not soon forget that guy who painted the 24x30 from Maine.

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Kyle! You really had some great work out there! And you did it without color charts to boot! Ha! True that heat was too much!! I look forward to doing it again next year!

melanie magee said...

i hope it was fun anyways and you seemed to get some good painting in.

it's good to know that occasionally you dont paint a master piece;) i think your work is superb.

Dan Corey said...

Hi Melanie, yes I had a great time! Thank you so much for the kind words. I wipe more paintings then anyone I know. That is no exaggeration.