Saturday, 30 October 2010

#341 Wind Up Heart

Yes you read it right a wind up heart! Well, it is Halloween weekend! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Friday, 29 October 2010

#340 Driftwood


I found this while digging around in my paint box which I probably haven't been in since we went on holiday. In there was ths bit of driftwood that we collected becaus it looked like a shark. Watercolour and pencil 4cm x 9cm.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

#339 Unknown Berry

I park next to the bush that produces these (they might be a type of rosehip?) everyday at work, they look especially pretty at this time of year. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

#338 Screwdriver

These little electrical screwdrivers are fantastically useful when you wear glasses, to tightening the little screws when they come loose from time to time. Watercolour and pencil and 19cm x 14cm.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

#337 Pomegranite

I can't actually, even, really believe how near the end of this years watercolour paintrings I am. There is a bit less than a month left before like 'Doctor Who' I will regenerate into a slightly different artist. I have so many ideas for the next 365 days I am not sure what I am going to plump for... mmm. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Monday, 25 October 2010

#336 Egg Fried Rice

Evening class night tongiht and we made egg tempera paintings of chickens, and when I go thome we had chicken and egg fried rice! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

#335 Shelf block

If I had counted these before I went to buy the screws I might have realised that I needed another twelve of them and my day would have gone a whole lot better. bah. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

#334 Rock Cake

I had a yearning or a hankering (not sure which) to make rock cakes this afternoon, so I did, and lo they were good. watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Friday, 22 October 2010

#333 Tentacle

Seafood Paella this evening and before Debbie finished cooking it I nabbed this tentacle piece to paint...I hope I get it in my meal, will let you know later. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

#332 Sesame Prawn Toast

I never liked the idea of prawn toast but then I had some ..gorgeous. If a bit greasy. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

#331 Dog Biscuit

I'm not entirely sure what relevance this has today but, I don't think the spending cuts had anything to do with pets! watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm click here to bid.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

#330 Tomato Stalk

AKA Spideeerrrrrrrrrr! This was lying on the kitchen worktop post evening meal. It reminded me when I was a kid and, being a good older brother, I would save these stalks and throw them at my sister shouting 'spideerrrs' to try and scare her which on the whole worked a treat, job done. Watercolour and pencil 14cm 9cm

Monday, 18 October 2010

#329 Squeeze of Oil Paint

Evening class night and tonights medium was oil paint.. here is a little squeeze of one of my favourite colours: Alizarin Crimson, one of the best names for a colour too. watercolou and pencil 14cm x 9xm,

Sunday, 17 October 2010

#328 Raspberry and Custard Slice

Shopping day so we got cakey treats! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid on a load of other drawings except this one (ebay just decided it wouldnt work so I will list this one tomorrow).

Saturday, 16 October 2010

#327 Pawn

 Happy Birthday to my Dad, and Happy Anniversary to my Mum and Dad! My Dad likes playing chess and this was the best drawing from a whole load of chess pieces I have been painting this morning. Theres a lot of ellipses to get right in my 'wonky' drawing style without it looking wrong. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x9cm .

Friday, 15 October 2010

#326 Tissue

This is actually one of those wet clean up tissues you get in takeaway places to clean the grease from your hands. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

#325 Red Onion

Another allotment gem, this years red onions were amazing, we are nearly through them all now unfortunately, time to get some more in soon! Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

#324 Copper Sulphate

Some days my daily painting is based upon some minutea of my day, other days it might be based on something that effects people on a national level. Today the entire world is focused on Chile and the amazing rescue operation that is going on at the San Jose gold and copper mine. I didn't have any gold,  but Debbie has a fascinating collection of rocks from her geology days which is were I found these two types of copper sulphate. which are great colours and nearly as uplifting as watching the miners being plucked from the bowels of the earth! Currently 22 up with 11 to go. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

#323 Sausage Roll

Came home in a grump so I wanted to paint something that would cheer me up, in the absence of cake, I found this sausage roll in the fridge. Its all pastry. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm click here to bid.

Monday, 11 October 2010

#322 Ivy Leaf

Monday night is evening class night and tonights task was, should you choose to accept it, painting leaves using watercolour, and sneaking in some colour theory, shhh I dont think they noticed! This was one of the leaves on offer. I thought it only fair I paint one too. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm click here to bid.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

#321 Sphaeroblasts

Sphaeroblasts are better explained by Dave from Woodowse Carving Blog who introduced me to what is probably the strangest new object I have come across over the last two years of painting objects. We all went out hunting for the little nuggets this morning and this is my haul. Watercolour and pencil 29cm x 19cm click here to bid on this and the last ten days or so.. I have been lazy!.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Friday, 8 October 2010

#319 Juggling Ball

We have had a few conversations about jugglings things today, so this seemed rather apt. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm 

Thursday, 7 October 2010

#318 Peppercorns

I spilt these (rather fortuitously) while I was filling up the pepper mill. Fortuitously because I am a tired little painter today and quite fancied a longer sit down this evening rather than a complicated watercolour painting, after all I have been doing this for 683 days today! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

#317 Scrap of canvas

Ahhh to be a little bit messy! I didn't know what to paint this evening and while I was looking down in despair at the studio floor I spotted a pile of canvas scraps in the corner from where I stretched some canvas's at the weekend, hurrah, I thought and painted the best one (can't remember why it was the best one now...).

Which brings me neatly on to twitter and youtube. I discovered the other day that the Tate gallery has a tv channel and I spent a productive morning watching loads of videos of artists in their studios. I think I am a little obsessed with studios at the minute. My own personal studio is working really rather nicely and starting to purr like a well oiled engine (which translated means I have enough space to work on multiple things and I can find stuff when I like). Unfiortunately the studios I am responsible for at work are moving to a different campus so will be demolished or turned into a posh wine bar or somthing! Which means I am lamenting the 'old' studios and trying to make sure the 'new' ones we move into are right, so studios are on my mind. I want to make a short film showing the good folk of the interweb around my studio. Trying to decide whether or not to get Melvyn Bragg round for a large drink like Francis Bacon, a seminal moment for me as a young artist! Unfortunately I dont know Melvyn Bragg so, I expect he wouldn't come. So, I need questions please send me a question either here or through twitter @danyoungdaily and keep an eye out for the studiocumentary.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

#316 Lemon Drizzle Cake

One of my favourite cakes and it has kept well since Sunday. I remembered while I was painting it, that it is also a favourite of my old friend and ex-colleague Mr Jeff Powell (hello Jeff!) who, if remember rightly used to have at least one of his students bake him one on a regular basis, good work. I also recall that Debbies boss, Mr Cordell Ray (hello Cordell), is a fan of the Lemon Drizzle cake. Thats right, I have a terrible memory but I can remember what cakes people like. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Monday, 4 October 2010

#315 Golfball

Topical because Europe won the Ryder Cup woohooo! Not topical because I found this golf ball a couple of years ago while digging in the garden. I was going to paint a ball anyway tonight because I made a series of drawings of balls earlier to illustrate different tonal ideas to my evening class group this evening, I think they understood me!Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

#314 Bumble Bee

This large Bumblebee met his doom on top of my office at work, I discoverd him on Monday while I was clearing out my store, he then spent the week on the ledge until I remembered to bring him down on Friday, I then forgot about him until today where he has been languishing in a plastic cup inside my bag. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

#313 Chinese Brushes

I have a burgeoning brush collection and these two come from a nice little set of Chinese brushes which have a selection of these brushes that fix onto separate handles. You can never have enough brushes that's what I say....watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Friday, 1 October 2010

#312 Pan Pipes

I am not a huge fan of the pan pipes, mostly due to terrible lift (elevator) music of panpipe versionsof pop songs, but I won't hold that against every set of pan pipes in theworld. Plus I like painting them. Watercolour and pencil 29cm x19cm.