Sunday, 31 July 2011

Saturday, 30 July 2011

#249 Door Knob Hole


mmmm still haven't sanded and painted the studio door, but then what would I have painted today?

Friday, 29 July 2011

#249 Pink Daisy


 Somewhere in Cheltenham there is probably a 'slightly tipsy' group of work colleagues out on Sem O'Connell's leaving do, hello Sem *waves*. Tonights painting is also a leaving gift so, as soon as it is dry it's on its way! Best of luck for the future my deary!

The full video (actually its in two parts because my finger slipped and I stopped filming!) can be seen here or just watch the final moments below!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

#248 Harmonica

The left hand side of my harmonica with reflection of yesterday's teapot.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

#247 Teapot

I didn't leave myself much time for painting tonight so, you get the shine on my orange teapot.

Monday, 25 July 2011

#245 Daisy

Another detail of a flower from the garden, you can see it painted on my u stream channel here. it is very similar to a paper daisy I painted a while ago on day #184 .

Sunday, 24 July 2011

#244 Apple

I made an apple cake today, but didn't need all the apples and this half was watching me all the time I was baking.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

#243 Lily

Well that was exciting, I just painted this lily flower live online, I am testing it all out for an idea I have for my thousandth day of daily painting on August the 19th. I plan to broadcast a 'paintathon' from my studio on day 1000! If you tune in on the 19th of August you may even see me paint the 1000th painting among other things. More details as it gets closer. You can view tonight's live event here (it is only 8mins long) all feedback welcomed!

Friday, 22 July 2011

#242 Lily Bud

This almost looks like a plant finger, it isn't, that would be ridiculous. It's a bud from the lovely bunch of flowers Debbie came home with from work today, a nice thing in an otherwise less than first class week.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

#240 Thumb Profile

It has been interesting examining my thumb over the past couple of paintings, might complete the triptych tomorrow.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

#239 Thumb

It's history making time! This is the first time, throughout the entire Dan Young Daily archive, that I have painted myself. My Left thumb to be exact, complete with a little bit of dirt under the nail.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Saturday, 16 July 2011

#236 Fingernail

I sometimes get asked if I make sculpture, I don't, much too difficult and messy. But this is a detail of a chunky hand I carved out of plaster years ago, possibly my only surviving 3d work. I have enjoyed painting it though so you might see a few more fingernails over the coming days.

Friday, 15 July 2011

#235 carnivorous plant

Having been to Kew gardens this week we have been inspired to create a tiny carnivorous plant boggy area in the garden. We had been keeping them in pots in the greenhouse but they appear to be quite happy living outside, we shall see!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

#234 Gamboge Yellow

Just got back from a week (ish) in London, had a great time and saw some great things (twitter followers will be bored of hearing about it I expect) but I forgot to take any yellow paint. You see I wanted to travel as light as possible so, two small brushes, three tiny boards to paint on, cadmium red, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, titanium White and Naples yellow, which is yellow, but only just. Something to remember in the future maybe take more smaller tubes for travelling. We also forgot our toothbrushes but a wonderful, relaxing break nonetheless. Tired now though!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

#233 Anthurium

This anthurium was one of the most brightly coloured and obscenely red things we saw at kew gardens today, so I painted it.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

#232 Black Crowe

I am very, very excited. A) it's my birthday today B) I am going to my favourite band the Black Crowes tonight. But first to Bill Wymans restaurant 'Sticky Fingers' I wonder if Bill will be flipping my burger! This is a profile view of one of a pair of black crowes I got from Debbie for my birthday this morning. Obviously!

Monday, 11 July 2011

#230 A-Z

I would be a bit lost without this over the next couple of days.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

#229 Sky

This might be the biggest 'thing' I have painted during this entire project. The SKy from my studio window

Saturday, 9 July 2011

#228 Bacon

We had the best ever bacon sandwiches for lunch, here is some of the bacon that willprobably form tomorrows lunch. mmmbacon.

Friday, 8 July 2011

#227 Iced Fruit Bun

Now the 'is it cake argument' will rage on after this one. You may have noticed the little cake slideshow on the right of this screen. You too could have your drawing in the slideshow and help me celebrate making #1000paintings (which will happen on August the 19th) just draw or paint your favourite cake then pop over to the #1000paintings flickr group and upload your cake! If you are really keen on #1000paintings you can follow me on twitter @danyoungdaily and use the #1000paintings hashtag, I tweet most of the entries so you even get a mention!



I am little cake obsessed and I dont care that this one is technically bread! I have aven painted a little canvas of this and filmed it developing more on that when its edited and on youtube.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

#226 Blueberry Muffin

I am always surprised how yellow the inside of cake is. But since we started keeping our own hens cakes have got yellower and yellower.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

#225 Poppy


Happy Birthday to my Mum, she likes poppies which is good because the garden is covered with them!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

#224 Mushroom



I can't believe I haven't painted a mushroom this year, especially as I base an entire two hour painting class on painting mushrooms!

Monday, 4 July 2011

#223 Coffee Stain

This is a coffee stain from underneath my painting desk, no, I don't know why I put a cup of coffee or tea (I drink tea now!) under there either!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

#222 Buzz Lightyear's Legs

Instantly recognisable! And a favourite of my birthday boy nephew Jack so a big happy birthday to you!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

#221 Cabbage

Not much to say about this today, I didn't eat any cabbage I just fancied painting it. Ironically we will probably have some cabbage tomorrow but I already have something lined up for tomorrow.

Friday, 1 July 2011

#220 Tubes

I came home to a parcel from the postman which exciting! What's even better is the package had my new paint in it! Naples yellow and raw Sienna mmmmm