Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011 Posting Error

I have realised I didn't post on the 8th of September, I will endeavour to find out what I painted and let you know as soon as I do! Bah, I didn't like 2011, glad it's gone.

I'm not surprised I think I was moving an art school that week in september!

#038 Clock

Happy New Year!

Friday, 30 December 2011

#037 Cooking Pans

I cooked a classic spaghetti bolognese this evening, lovely! Actually I reheated one we made and froze a couple of weeks ago.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

#036 Beware Block (after Andy Smith)

A wise warning, in the form
of a block of illustrated timber, from illustrator (and old school chum) Andy Smith for the coming year, see more of his work here;

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

#035 My Face

This is the part of my face that hurts, off to the Doctors again in a bit.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

#034 Chocolate Orange

Christmas isn't Christmas without a chocolate orange, or two, the thing is they don't last all that long. Especially when you paint one digitally, and eat pieces of it while you paint. Just to get a feel for the subject you understand!

Monday, 26 December 2011

#033 Cracker Selection

I resisted the urge to paint a box on boxing day so here is a seasonal cracker selection for cheese or pâté.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

#032 Jester Hat

Merry Christmas everyone! What are you doing looking at this, get back to your sofa and your Christmas booze and Christmas telly! Hope you have had a good day, this is a crocheted jesters hat that Debbie made me for Christmas (we have a bit of a 'thing' for mini crochet hats!)

Saturday, 24 December 2011

#031 Christmas Card

Merry Christmas everybody!!!!!! If you didn't get one of these from us you have now, sort of!

Friday, 23 December 2011

#030 Hot Tap

Feeling a touch better today, Chiropractors are amazing. If you have any kind of neck or back pain I urge you to go and see one as soon as possible. I felt so good I cleaned the bath out! All ready to have a bath later on.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

#027 Hot Waterbottle

Still suffering with weird head and face pain, went to the chiropractor today, a very nice lady who made my neck crack! Feel slightly strange this afternoon but have been prescribed hot water bottle application so it seemed like a good thing to paint.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

#025 O2 Arena

Technically this was last night but we got home at 2:30 this morning from seeing the Manic Street Preachers at the O2 and I really wanted to paint the dome, which is by far the biggest thing I've painted throughout this project

Saturday, 17 December 2011

024 Christmas tree lights

As the length of my cluster headache goes on the spikier these paintings get!

Friday, 16 December 2011

#023 Mince Pie

My first mince pie of the year and my first iPad drawing, very exciting on both fronts!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

#022 Indometacin

I finally know why I have been suffering searing pain across my teeth, face and neck, it appears I suffer from cluster headaches. A mysterious ailment probably diet/booze related. Can go away as quickly as it appears but will probably reoccur. In the meantime there are these strong painkillers.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

#020 Paracetamol

People often ask me what I paint when I don't feel well etc. the answer - see below! Tooth/face/neck ache ably masked by the subject of todays digital painting

Monday, 12 December 2011

#019 Hazard button

I haven't used the hazards today but I decided it was the best button in the dark while I was waiting to pick Debbie up from work tonight. I hope you all enjoy the tiny, seemingly insignificant, moments of my daily life.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

#018 Wellington Boot

I thought this would make a good Sunday picture. Welly boots and a bucket outside the shed just after clearing out the chickens house.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

#017 Roll in Cellophane

Left over from our lunch today this bread roll had a great shine on it from the kitchen lights so I made it into a picture.

Friday, 9 December 2011

#016 Pizza

Debbie is out at a works Christmas dinner which means I can eat cheese! (she's allergic to it!)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

#015 Lino Cutting

Been making a Lino cut of a cinnamon swirl here it all is mid cutting.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

#013 Lampbase

This is the base of our standard lamp in the front room, it's a second hand three quarter sized one, if your interested!

Monday, 5 December 2011

#012 Lightswitch

I love how different natural light can be from daylight, through selecting the actual colour for these drawings from the real world it is surprising how 'different' colours are to what I expect.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

#011 Chillis

The last of our chilli harvest. I know, it isn't very seasonal but then nor is the weather.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

#010 Chickens

We realised that the chickens have started to moult, feathers everywhere! Which means we have probably had the last of our eggs for the year. I thought it would be good to make s drawing of them before their combs went all pale and deflated.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Thursday, 1 December 2011

#008 Tomatoes

Yes that right it's December and we still have tomatoes ripening outside!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

#007 Candle

Power cut this evening so, it's like Victorian England here, lucky I charged my iPod up so I can bring you this; our light for the evening.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

#006 The Moon

The moon behind the building that I teach my evening classes in (last one of the term this evening) the band of light is the roof with a light on it.

Monday, 28 November 2011

#005 Crafty Bird

This little birdy beauty adorns the notice board in my office at work and watches me as I work with his beady eye. Made for me by Willem, great artist but not much work available yet to see as he's only 6, this is an early piece circa 2008.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Saturday, 26 November 2011

#003 Kitchen Floor

These two small pieces of pepper fell from the chopping board when I added them the the pan for my chilli. The other bits are general kitchen floor waste, annoyingly I only cleaned it this morning bah!

Friday, 25 November 2011

#002 My Mouse

Been at work today, which can be a heady mix of art, paint, email, forms and mice use!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

#001 Tube of Paint - Year Four

A new begining then. I am a little amazed that I have just started my fourth year of daily painting. And still havent missed a day (apart from the one day when I forgot to post but I still painted!). I never thought I would keep it going for that long.. And I already have a pretty good idea what I will do next year.......

But back to this year. The theme is a little bit different this time, I am going to be making 366 (2012 is a leap year!) digital ipod/ipad paintings, these will be available as prints so keep an eye out for more info on that once I have done a few of the paintings (or are they drawings?).
I have started the year of digital pictures with this, one of one my favourite tubes of paint; Carmine Lake. I see it as a sort of handover picture, from real to virtual colour. But dont worry I will still be making real paintings...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

#365 Vintage Tin

Finished the third year of Dan Young, Daily! Woohoo! This is one of Debbie's birthday birthday presents there were lots of patterns to choose from. Tomorrow a new digital journey will begin tune in for more daily picture fun, thanks for your company these last three years!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

#364 Handbag

The second to last of this years daily details is a small part of Debbie's new handbag. Tomorrow is the last day of this years style and is also Debbie's birthday, neat eh?

Monday, 21 November 2011

#1092 (#363) Cold Pack

This painting is a reminder to ice my thumb, unknown injury but it hurts like the devil himself is poking his trident into it (the devil has a trident, right?) when I bend it too far and, worst of all, when I paint! Only two more paintings till the Doctor Who style reincarnation happens.....

Sunday, 20 November 2011

#1091 Ball of Wool

I always think that wool and thread are a little bit like paints, exciting and colourful.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

#1090 (#361) Bottle of Beer

Relaxing after a hard days painting and tea drinking with a well earned beer. Also, there are only four more paintings left of this years daily details. I can't wait for next years daily doings!'

Friday, 18 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

#1088 Butternut Squash

This one, from our allotment has some cracking on the skin but most of them are huge!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

#1088 Loo Roll II

I thought I would concentrate on the 'business end' of the loo roll today.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

#1087 Toilet Roll

I have definitely used this everyday and probably for all three years of the project.

Monday, 14 November 2011

#1086 Foam and Cotton

I like the way cotton strands seem to stick to everything this is a piece of that blue foam stuff with two such errant strands of thread running across it.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

#1084 Wallpaper

This is the wallpaper in my studio, it is a three dimensional bubble pattern. So far I haven't been tempted to pop any of the bubbles, like you do on bubble wrap!

Saturday, 12 November 2011