Saturday, 31 January 2009

#69 Picture Hook

Here we have another of the paintings of things that have come out of the house, I got fascinated by all the hooks and nails the previous owners had put it everywhere and started to collect some of the bits and pieces. This hook was in the staircase which was painted this rather bileous green colour, with 'matching' green carpet. I liked the way the dry paint is stuck to the hook here. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Friday, 30 January 2009

#68 Ammonite Fossil Fragment

This ammonite fragment has been knocking around our shelves for a few years, it got painted today while being filmed by Steve Knibbs from BBC Points West. Click here to see tonights programme. Its an interesting experience painting and giving an interview at the same time. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

#67 Dog Bone Biscuit

This is a bone shaped dog biscuit, I haven't taken a bite out of this one, although I was tempted....thank you to Dave for the loan of this object, your dog can have it back now. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

#66 Half eaten Hob Nob Biscuit

My series of biscuits continues! This series will be done over a long period of time as and when I have a packet of biscuits! Here is a Hob Nob, well whats left of it, they are one of my favourites. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

#65 Ipod Nano

This is my partner Debbie's ipod, it is lucky to still be with us as it was run over some months ago but still continues to play. It just doesn't like turning off, painted today mostly because I was caught by the little orange indicator. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Monday, 26 January 2009

#64 Russian Doll

This is a Matryoshka or Russian Doll, I have painted the very smallest doll that fits inside all the others. An interesting painting challenge this, painting a painted object. This was borrowed from my friend Sandra who collects them, thank you! Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm click here to bid.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

#63 Scrap of Wallpaper

I have been lining papering the bedroom in preparation for painting. I felt a scrap of lining paper was not the most interesting painting to make or look at so, I tore a scrap from the surplus wallpaper from the living room. It is a plush black and grey acanthus leaf pattern which was our DIY treat when doing up the living room. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

#62 SIM Card

This is an old SIM card from an old mobile phone. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Friday, 23 January 2009

#61 Black and White Allsort

After all the colour I have been using recently, here is a nice (looking not tasting!) black and white liquourice allsort. The pallette for this painting did not include any black at all, just Titanium white, burnt umber, ultramarine blue, ultramarine purple and the tiniest fleck of cadmium orange. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

#60 Orange Liquorice Allsort

Liquorice allsorts are one of those, rare, things that I love to look at but really dont like to eat! You can just see three of the little blue balls from another style of allsort in the bag that fell off the sweet when I placed it down ready to paint. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12xcm.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

#59 A Grape

This is (was) the last grape on the bunch. I enjoyed it, I hope you do too. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

#58 Rich Tea Biscuit

It feels amazingly free not painting art materials! Here is a half eaten rich tea biscuit, I would like everyone who buys a packet of these this week to comment at the bottom of this post! Oil on gesso 16cm x12cm.

Monday, 19 January 2009

#57 Chalk Pastel

This is the last in the colour wheel series of art materials, this is an orange pastel, a different type of pastel to the purple one earlier in the series this one is round and much harder than the soft square purple one. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

#56 Wax Crayon

The Penultimate in this colour wheel series of art materials is this yellow 'well known' brand of wax crayon. It has been hanging around for some time in box with others.As you can see the tip is intact but it has been broken in half and a bit grubby from the box. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

#55 Conte Crayon

Here is a painting of a grubby pale yellow little stub of Conte Crayon. Since the bulb blew in the studio I have been experimenting with different lighting, this is very blue due to using a daylight bulb. The conte is a bit paler and the background less blue in real life. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Friday, 16 January 2009

#54 Colour Pencil

Now, there should be no doubt that this is green! A nice little stub of coloured pencil I found today while cleaning out a cupborad (half knowing there might be a green drawing implement in there) Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

#53 Oil Pastel

An oil painting of an oil pastel! This is a dark green oil pastel, but in this picture it appears to be as blue as the sea...? The reason for this? The lightbulb blew in the studio when I went to start the painting today which is also where I take the photograph's. The replacement bulb is an energy saving type and very yellow. I plan to photograph in daylight tomorrow and update this post.
edit: Thought I would leave up yesterdays 'blue' photo, but so you are sure, it is a Green pastel you are looking at! The top picture is the better representation of this painting!
Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

#52 A Squeeze of Oil Paint

This is a squeeze out of my new (today!) cerulean blue oil paint, the very same paint that made the painting, not the squeeze you see in the painting, that would be impossible. It marks the end of the blue segment of my colour wheel of painting and drawing media series. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

#51 Powder Paint

This is maybe the hardest thing to paint so far, trying to paint dry pigment with wet oil paint is an interesting task! This could be my favourite 'mini series' so far, I have always enjoyed the 'stuff' of painting and drawing as well as the activity. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Monday, 12 January 2009

#50 A Squeeze of Acrylic

Continuing the colour and material tour here is a squeeze of Ultramarine Blue acrylic paint. The (oil!) colours used in this painting are Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Cobalt Blue and Burnt Umber. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

I have just realised this is painting number 50! I cant imagine not making a painting every day now.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

#49 A Purple Pastel

I would like to take you on a tour of colour and drawing and painting materials over the next few days, we began with a Cadmium Red watercolour pan on Friday and here we are with a Purple Pastel after the Alizarin Crimson watercolour squeeze of yesterday. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

#48 A Squeeze of Watercolour

Keeping with the watercolour theme here is an oil painting of a squeeze of Alizarin Crimson watercolour paint. More paint paintings coming soon! Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.
In other 'Dan Young, Daily' news this week I have started a facebook group, feel free to join to find out about news and discuss the paintings and the project with me and other followers.

Friday, 9 January 2009

#47 Half Pan of Red Watercolour

I wanted to continue the paintings of painting ephemera. Here is a half pan of red from a watercolour set it is a little stained from being bashed around in its box but you can just make out the dip from where it has been used. Oil on gessso 16cm x 12cm.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

#46 Another Natural Sponge

I enjoyed painting the sponge yesterday so much I painted my other piece, this one has green and red paint stains on it I think yesterdays was stained with red and blue! Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

#45 Natural Sponge

This is a piece of natural sponge, the type you might use to create clouds using watercolour paint. Sponge cake yesterday and a sponge today. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

#44 Petit Four

This is a perfect case of the eye and the stomach working as one, I saw it and wanted to both eat and paint it, hard to resist whilst painting. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Monday, 5 January 2009

#43 Banjo Mandolin Capo

This is the third in this mini series of banjo mandolin accesories, this is a painting of the capo found within the case, it looks original but we are unsure of exact date probably 20's or 30's. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

#42 Banjo Mandolin Key

This is a painting of a lovely old brass allen key from the banjo mandolin case, mentioned yesterday. This is used to tighten the nuts that hold the skin over the head of the banjo. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

#41 Banjo Mandolin Bridge

This is a bridge from a Banjo Mandolin which originally belonged to my partner's Grandfather, I have spent some time restringing it today and there are a couple more little bits that might get painted soon. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm

Friday, 2 January 2009

# 40 Offcut of Plasterboad

Continuing with the DIY theme I have been drywalling plasterboard today. Here is an offcut, this was cut out to make way for skirting board. Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

#39 Scrap bit of Floorboard

As is traditional on a bank holiday, I have spent the day D.I.Y.-ing. This is an offcut from the top of the bulkhead in the bedroom (..long story). It has the two colours the bedroom was painted in when we moved in, colours like that are better in paintings than walls! Oil on gesso 16cm x 12cm.