Tuesday, 30 November 2010

#007 Pile of Books

No prizes for guessing the books tonight! I couldn't resist the number reference. Oil on gesso.

Monday, 29 November 2010

#006 Corner of Studio

This is a little corner of the studio where I teach my evening classes, I stayed behind this evening to paint most of this, much to the annoyance of tonights security guard who wanted to lock up and get back to his warm office and his teddy bear. It was the last one of this years evening class run tonight, which is always a little sad but there will be more next year. (apologies for photo quality, normal service will be resumed as soon as I, and the camera batteries, have recharged) Oil on Gesso.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

#005 Pots

Two pot trays from the studio windowsill.  I've started to call this years paintings 'Dan Young, Daily - Details'. Oil on gesso.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

#004 Bookshelf

Here is a small selection of books from my bookshelves, expect a few more of these because I am planning to do a series within a series of book paintings this year. Oil on Gesso.

Friday, 26 November 2010

#003 Mug

This is a corner of the mug that I keep pencils in on my desk. Oil on gesso.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

#002 Cardboard Box

Not just any cardboard box, this cardboard box is the archive box that I am keeping safe the 21 musical instrument paintings I made for CCP's 21st birthday . More about those pictures in the coming weeks. This is the corner of the box painted where I set it down on the table in the studio (hence the messy desktop) when I got in from hanging, and talking a bit about them, at Cheltenham Art Gallery this evening at a special event to highlight the auction and CCP's excellent work supporting and improving the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults with multiple and complex needs, specifically the work the Musical Youth project does with young musicians. Oil on Gesso.

Also, the last batch of watercolours are all on ebay now so please have a browse, I want to see how these dry before I start to open the auctions for these new paintings on ebay.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

#001 Empty Platform

Welcome to year three! I have followed through on my promise of painting absolutely nothing. I have actually painted the little platform that I have placed (nearly) all of the last 730 objects on to paint. I am throwing the 'Dan Young, Daily' Rule book out of the studio window. Objects will no longer be the star of the paintings, the background will become the subject with the occaisional 'thing' peeking in from the side of the painting. I hope you will enjoy watching this project grow with me as I banish my fear of backgrounds ('m not really frightened I have just been hiding from them for two years!). Oil on gesso 23cm x 17cm.

ps I have been busy uploading the last batch of watercolour paintings  to ebay click here to bid.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

#365 Chocolate Cake

The last day of this years watercolour paintings and Debbies Birthday! Hooray all round. This is the most chocolatey birthday cake you will ever meet, three bars of chocolate and a most of a pot of cream strawberry jam and chocolate cake....mmmm. A big thanks to everyone who has been following the project over the year and I hope you will stay with me as I move into the next year of paintings. More about that tomorrow what I will tell is a few changes, back to oil paint, various sized paintings, no 'whole' objects, more concentration on background, and  thats it I'm not telling anymore Watercolour and pencil 29cm x 19cm

Monday, 22 November 2010

#364 Paintbrushes

I realised the other day that I had used these same three brushes all year, I lost count of how many brushes I got through during the year of oil paintings but this year no casualties at all..interesting. I have even put a visual clue to next years paintings in there, can you spot it... Watercolour and pencil 29cm x 19cm.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

#363 My Watch

Yes, I am afraid its nearly time to stop this years painting series and start the next one, I think it was about this time last year I painted my watch, all I can tell you is it wont happen next year.... Watercolour and pencil 29cm x 19cm.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

#362 Sesame Seed Roll

I have started making bread at the weekends, I started a few weeks ago with a simple loaf, last week a gorgeous foccacia and today I made some rolls (a little heavy if I am being over critical but very tasty nonetheless). Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm. I haven't got any clues for you today...

Friday, 19 November 2010

#361 Earring

I havent painted much jewellry (if any..) mostly because neither of us wear much (if any..) this was either found lying around and about and collected to maybe paint (probably last year) or it could have been sent by a friendy follower eager for me to have enough objects to paint... I can't remember which but anyway I thought it a nice little thing to paint today as I was rooting around the studio on my day off. also been doing a little bit of prep for the next daily project which begins on Wednesday.....Watercolour and pencil 14cxm x 9cm

Thursday, 18 November 2010

#360 Compass

The full 360 degrees. Sorry couldn't help it. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

#359 Cauliflower

This isn't a honegrown cauli but as we eat about one a year it might not be worth it. On another note there are only 6 days left of looking for objects every day after tuesday  I will have a new 'thing' to keep my eye out for after that. Suffice to say I have largely ignored next years subject matter for two years now. mmmmmmmmm?. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

#358 Lettuce

 A Little Gem lettuce to be exact ...but you knew that didn't you? Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm.

Monday, 15 November 2010

#357 Crushed Coffee Cup

I don't believe I have painted a paper cup from the canteen at work before..well now I have. I like the way it talks about the environment and has pictures of trees and leaves on it, just so you know what was destroyed for you to have a paper cup. nice. I prefer ceramic mugs.... Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

#356 Toy Gun

Wouldn't the world be a lovely place if all guns were as small as this one and made of bendy plastic. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm click here to bid (proceeds to Royal British Legion) I will be adding more drawings to ebay soon watch this space.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

#355 Cardomom Pod

I made a thai green curry this evening and this cardomon pod was hidden within my rice so, I win the prize. The prize is.. the pod itself. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm.

Friday, 12 November 2010

#354 Toothbrush

Only 11 days to go to the end of this years painting-athon and I have been thinking about things I do or use everyday and it struck me that I haven't painted my toothbrush in the last two years of daily painting. So I did one, and here it is. Watercolour and pencil 29cm x 19cm.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

#353 Apple Stalk

Finished hanging the JDP today just in time for the private view phew! Between the last picture label going up and the private view I ate the apple that this was attached to. I found it my pocket jut as i was going to paint... Watercolour and pencil 14cm 9cm.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

#352 Framing

I have been hanging the Jerwood Drawing Prize on its Cheltenham stop on its tour. Don't worry this isn't a frame from the show. A task I have enjoyed over the last ten years (Especially the year I was in it!) with this years hang tinged with a bit of sadness as possibly the last one that we host. Watercolour and pencil

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

#351 'Pull Back' Fly

I bought this specifically to paint earlier this year but it never seemed right, wierdly now there is little chance of seeing a real fly for a few months it seemed the thing to do ... you pull him back and goes forward with all his legs wiggling away. Great fun even for a 'grown man' of 36. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm.

Monday, 8 November 2010

#350 Safety Pin

It must be getting near the end of the year because I find myself playing 'hunt the object' for longer, especially when I want something quick to paint because I am tired, like tonghts safety pin. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

#349 Firework

Yes! This must have landed in the garden last night, I found it this morning and had to paint it. I was looking for one last year but didnt see any lying around o you can imgine my excitement. Watercolour and pencil 29cm x 19cm.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

#348 Toffee Shards

We are celebrating bonfire night a day late, with a bonfie (well, incinerator fire) and toffee apples, these shards are from the leftover toffee....the best bits! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm.

Friday, 5 November 2010

#347 Sparkler

This is a spent mini sparkler from last year because 'remember, remember the 5th of November' well , I nearly forgot. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 19cm

Thursday, 4 November 2010

#346 Prawn

I thought I had already painted a prawn this year so I just checked and I haven't, I painted a prawns head and prawn toast! So no rule brek here! Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

#345 Kakor Chokladfarn

Yep you guessed t, we've been to Ikea tonight and brought back these gorgeous biscuits oh and some other useful stuff and gave the wardrobe section a good looking at. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x 14cm.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

#344 Lolly

I wa a bit worried on halloween night that we would be cleaned out of sweets but the witchy hoardes eventually died down and there were a handful of lollypops left. This is one of them with suitably halloween colours. Watercolour and pencil 19cm x14cm.

Monday, 1 November 2010

#343 A Pinch of Salt

Take this with a pinch of salt. Watercolour and pencil 14cm x 9cm.