Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

#342 Sprig of Bay

We have been assaulting the back garden today, this is a sprig of bay that I have cut back and plan on drying out for use during the winter.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Sunday, 28 October 2012

#340 Pizza

I have made a load of pizzas today which are now safely tucked up in the freezer, apart from this one which is being slowly consumed.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

#339 Bread knife

I have cut something much better than mere bread today. All I'm saying is that I made chocolate brownies this afternoon. Swoon.

Friday, 26 October 2012

#338 Paperclip Pot

I have a wonderful array of pencil pots and pen pots and brush pots. This is my garishly painted Paperclip pot.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

#337 Walking Man

A red man usually means you can't walk but in this instance it means you can and should walk here. Good eh?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

#336 Three Cones

One of the perks of working at a University is that there is rarely a shortage of cones. A dubious perk but a perk nonetheless. I like this selection of three different styles. Eeeeep a month from today I will be starting my next daily painting project, more info about that if you click the picture of me on the right hand side of this website. I can't wait to get going on it...

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

#335 Shadow of Jam Sieve & Chinois

I love shadows, strangely I have never spotted this one before from the kitchen. I have now. By the way, if you don't know what a chinois is it is like a sieve but more solid and you put gravy through it, or custard, to get the lumps out. Not that we have lumpy gravy or custard.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Saturday, 20 October 2012

#332 Cactus

Not sure what its real name is but this is called an 'old man hairy cactus' in our house.

Friday, 19 October 2012

#331 Ralph Mayer the Artist's Handbook

This where I get my painting secrets from, if they are not in here I make them up. I've not been caught out yet!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

#330 Tree

But not just any tree, this is my favourite tree in Cheltenham. It is one that most closely resembles a bonsai tree.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

#327 Easel part

My day has been mostly been about easels; moving them, fixing them, getting splinters from them and now drawing them.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

#326 Spiky leaves

No idea what this plant is but it is definitely spiky and it looks good with sunlight coming through the kitchen window.

Friday, 12 October 2012

#324 Pop

It must be a human flaw that when you feel awful you crave the worst food for your recovery?

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

#322 Taco

I seem to be playing 'what did we have for dinner' a lot recently!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

#319 Snapdragon

An untidy but pretty little corner of the garden, this snapdragon has been growing and flowering all summer. It was planted, and flowered, last year! Good value.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

#318 Glue Pot

The next stage in preparation of next years daily canvas. Today is glue making day. I have to be careful not to burn it because it stinks.

Friday, 5 October 2012

#317 Scissors

Zoomed into yesterday's picture and plucked my favourite scissors for today's picture.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

#316 Canvas and Tools

I am fifty days away from completing this years daily digital drawings. So, I am also fifty days away from starting next years single painting, more details on my sponsorship page on the right or visit the page here . Aaaanyway this is the actual canvas I will be using for next years picture, I can't wait to get started. Priming next.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

#315 Capsicum

I can't believe I haven't 'done' a capsicum pepper this year, a staple of Dan Young, Daily over the years. It's usually about this time of year I start to think about those things that I may not have painted yet but wanted to....

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

#314 Popcorn

I got my appetite back today, hooray. I actually fancied some popcorn, hooray. We had some popcorn, hooray. Not hooray. It had gone stale and wouldn't pop. This picture represents pretty much all I got.

Monday, 1 October 2012

#313 Grape Stalk

This is the first ever bunch of grapes I have ever been involved in growing. As I was picking off the tiny fruits I thought 'this would have made a great subject for today's 'daily' '. It may have been better with more grapes on? But I have always liked grape stalks with their gnarly bark like branches.