Thursday, 27 November 2014

004 Ochre - monoprint

A busy day for the puppy today, young Ochre had her second vet visit this afternoon after going a bit stir crazy this morning, most unlike this calm picture of serenity!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

003 Ochre - pencils

This is a portrait of my dog Ochre. She was named after a red Ochre colouring pencil. In fact it was the very pencil that I used to draw this today. 

Also, please note the new vibrant red theme for the Dan Young, Daily blog!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

002 Kong ball - monoprint

As the proud and tired owner of a new puppy, I am a convert to the religion of the KONG. Dog owners will know what I'm talking about!

And it's red so I am doubley excited.

Monday, 24 November 2014

001 Debbie in a Red Turban (towel)

Welcome to year seven!

The year of RED! 

Yes, I will be focusing on the colour red for the next 365 days, today I have made another version of yesterday's portrait of Debbie. This time referencing one of my favourite paintings - 'Man in a Red Turban' by Jan Van Eyck. It is now 'Woman in a Red Towel' and heralds a festival of red, rouge, cadmium, alizarin, rose, scarlet and so on....

Join me as I discover the power of red!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

365 Debbie - monoprint

The final day of year six and Debbie's birthday - happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you.... I have of course wished her happy birthday in real life as well! A marvellous day has been had and a bottle of bubbly has been drunk. I wanted to end this year of drawings paintings and prints with a portrait of Debbie, she is the reason I started and am able to continue this little project.... Year seven begins tomorrow!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

364 Prayer Plant

I love this plant, mostly for its purple underside but also the way it closes up after it has been watered or left out in the rain. It does this to get as much water to its roots as possible. Clever eh?

Only one day of this years daily doings, tomorrow is Debbie's birthday and the end of this years project so on Monday I begin year seven, yes seven. Which will see me indulge my love of the colour red for a whole heart rate is building already!

Friday, 21 November 2014

363 'Babies Toes'

I think this will probably have a very clever Latin name but we call it babies toes. The real name will come to me at some point......

Thursday, 20 November 2014

362 'dead' cactus

This is our 'dead' cactus so called because for about a year after it got knocked out of its pot and lost all of its roots we thought it was dead but we kept it in case it wasn't. It wasn't.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

361 Easter/christmas cactus

I think this is supposed to be an Easter cactus (easter flowering) but it is about to flower (near christmas!) but then I always forget which way round it is.....

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

360 Unknown brain like cactus

I could probably find out what this species of cactus is really called, using the Internet, but I'm busy and we just call it the brain cactus so, you will too!

Monday, 17 November 2014

359 Aloe Vera

This lives on our kitchen windowsill and will ease your burnt burns, should you be unlucky enough to burn yourself in our kitchen.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

358 Old mans Beard cactus

This is called an old mans beard cactus because... It looks like an old mans beard. Simple eh?

There is so much 'hair' I have thought it to be dead a few times!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

357 Cymbidium

This cymbidium orchid  lives on our bathroom windowsill.... It is spectacular when it flowers. We are, I believe, the sole custodians of the spencer family cymbidium. Keep going pretty orchid!

Friday, 14 November 2014

356 Leopard print succulent leaf - pencils

I love this plant it has the most amazing leaves, which is why I have singled this one out for a bit of observational observing!