This has been my water jar since I was a student. It was in an old student house and was used by a previous tenant to store all of her old bits of soap, it took some time to get rid of the fragrance... But I think it makes a rather swanky pot to rinse my water.
Saturday, 31 January 2015
Throughout the six years and 69 days of Dan Young, Daily I have forced myself to make a painting, drawing or print every day. Today I am starting a painting in a more 'normal' manner. So here you can see me fumbling around trying to get some marks in about the right place to paint my dirty watercolour jar. Tomorrow I will continue with this painting and who knows I might finish it... Or I might not. That is the way with paintings sometimes. The little buggers don't always get finished in one sitting!
Friday, 30 January 2015
A wonderful, if nearly empty, tube of delicious cadmium red. Possibly the main inspiration for this years year of red paintings. This composite painting is going to take a pause for a while, I might have finished it I might not have but I need to get away from it. And I make the rules for Dan Young, Daily so I can do whatever I want. As long as it is red.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
This is my favourite piece of ceramic ever and was given to me by world renowned, internationally collected artist, and m'(ex)colleague Jeff Powell. I use it to keep all sorts of things in from fruit to invoices..... I prefer to keep it empty because, well, it's red. It is currently banished from our main living spaces due to puppy craziness so it currently has a red wind up lobster in it. Now that is a painting that might happen....