Wednesday, 31 December 2014

038 Second Hand

This is the second hand from my old watch, it broke and I decided not to wear one ever again. I haven't looked back since.....but sorry if I am ever late for anything.... Anyway Watch those second hands carefully tonight and have a great new year xx




Tuesday, 30 December 2014

037 Three pins

We have been trying to puppy proof the house (impossible task unless you live inside a metal cube.) as part of that we have been picking up pins and needles with a big magnet. Theirs today and the magnet tomorrow maybe!




Monday, 29 December 2014

036 Red Moleskine sketchbook

Today's addition to this little composite painting is My beautiful new, red, moleskine sketchbook. One of Christmas presents so I haven't built up the courage to make the first mark yet!




Sunday, 28 December 2014

035 Red torch

This is not just any torch.... This torch is magnetic and bendy! Excellent Christmas present.

You can clearly see the end bend slightly


Here it is in relation to Spider-Man 


Saturday, 27 December 2014

034 Spider-Man money box

I am expanding on a few different themes thigh this multiple day picture. Today I have started with my spidey money box because this year of red paintings was inspired by last years painting of him.

More of my favourite red things to come...





Friday, 26 December 2014

Thursday, 25 December 2014

032 My red Christmas presents

I have tried to draw, from memory, all of the red Christmas presents that Debbie got me today. As I have had a half a bottle of fizz I might be a bit unclear...,


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

031 Watering can rose

I 'think' this is the last of these watercolour sketches. For tomorrow is Christmas Day and I feel like a change!


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

030 Water Pistol

I think this water pistol actually came out of a cracker a few xmases ago. Ahem...

'My dog, Minton, ate my shuttlecock!

Bad Minton!'

Thanks Ben B!


Monday, 22 December 2014

029 lobster

It isn't apparent from my painting that this is a vibrating lobster, you pull the cord and it vibrates. Stick that in your Salvador Dali!



Sunday, 21 December 2014

Friday, 19 December 2014

026 Red Shirt

These little watercolours are becoming a great way for me to document my red stuff. I am also realising how many red objects I have. Here is my red shirt.


Thursday, 18 December 2014

025 Bauble

I have been in the loft and retrieved the decorations... I have also posted the cards, if you didn't get one please accept this bauble as my seasons greetings to you all x.


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

024 Red Jacket

As you all know we have a puppy. Which means I am wearing a lot of old clothes in case they get chewed which they do. I am enjoying wearing this red top which I have had for years and years..... Not for much longer!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

022 Coke Can

A can of well known cola. Who I used to think used the colours red and white to link thier product with Santa but my research has shown this to be untrue. They do seem to have established the image of a ruddy faced rotund chap as Father Christmas following depictions in 1930s adverts.


Sunday, 14 December 2014

021 Red Armchair

This is our old armchair, the poor thing is taking a bit of a beating from the puppy, not sure how long it will hold up!


Friday, 12 December 2014

019 Fake fingernail

We had our works christmas 'do' this afternoon. There were crackers and everything, this is one of the cracker toys. It is one of those fake fingernails which was red so I was happy. Yes, I may have had a couple of drinks.


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

017 iPad - watercolour

Another of my red colour choices. When asked what colour ipad case would you like Mr Young? I answered 'Red please'.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

016 Guitar - watercolour

This object represents my long time relationship with the colour red. This is my very first guitar which I got from my Mum and Dad for my 13th birthday a mere 27 years ago.... You would think I would be better at playing maybe, but I enjoy it still very much. I play an acoustic more these days, I can't handle all that loud rock and roll music at my age.....


Also a big thank you to Jimi Hendrix for inspiring me to get a red one. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

015 USB Stick

This has every single image from years one to three of this project on it.


Sunday, 7 December 2014

Saturday, 6 December 2014

013 Lead - watercolour

A big day in our little dogs life, today we went on our first walk! I was spectacularly pleased with how it went which means tomorrow morning she will be stubborn and pull and probably bite someone. But for now I am resting on my laurels.

What colour is Ochres lead I hear you ask? Red. O'course.


Friday, 5 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

011 Sock - watercolour

Since we got Ochre, our new puppy, socks have become something to be guarded. These are a favourite pair that, so far, have remained safe.


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

010 My Red Underpants - watercolour

I am revealing a bit more of myself than normal in today's installment of Dan Young, Daily. Here are my knickers!


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

009 My Red Checked shirt

This must be my favourite shirt because I had one exactly the same when I was in my twenties. 



Monday, 1 December 2014

008 Candle - watercolour

A Christmassy picture for today's red object. Well, there is a candle in it....


Sunday, 30 November 2014

007 Wall Plug

My favourite sized wall plug is the red one, obviously. But it is also the most useful one in my humble opinion. I also like anything that is size colour coded.


Saturday, 29 November 2014

006 Button - watercolour

I like yesterday's simple fez and this may become the first mini series within the year of red, simple pure  little watercolours.


Friday, 28 November 2014

005 Mini Fez - watercolour

I have a wonderful little collection of fezzes this is the smallest, approx 5cm across. I think there is a direct correlation between the size of a fez and how amusing it is. But the same could be said for all hats I suppose.


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 year....my 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.