Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Day #340 Chip Shop Chip

One of Britains culinary triumphs; the fish and chip shop. So respected is it that  I have included one of this evenings chip shop chips in my niche, just on top of the ball of tinfoil and the French fry (an inferior cousin).

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Day #339 Basic Shapes

I can't remember when I painted a series of basic shapes on my studio wall, it was early on during this years project I think but not sure why. A warm up for something. I have recreated that moment of Cezanne-esque moment of simplification here right at the centre of the picture. I, like Cezanne, try to simplify everything to simple shapes to help make sense of them. So, an orange is a sphere, a mobile phone is a flattened and elongated cube and a mountain is a cone.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Day #338 Nails

I spent some of my day taking down a whole load of drawings hung on one of the studio walls, they had been put up with tiny nails like the ones you see here. Tomorrow I will remove those before someone Impales themselves (probably me).

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Day #337 Autumn Leaf

I expect there will be a few of these blown down in tonight's storm! Hold on to your hats.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Day #336 Squash

Our first successful squash harvest is celebrated by hanging one up in the painting. Tomorrow it gets eaten. 

Friday, 25 October 2013

Day #335 Sussex Star Feather

Simple explanation for today's addition, see yesterday's explanation...but swap chicken names. By the way, you are looking at the pair of feathers top left not the big pair.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Day #334 Speckeldy hen Feather

It's new hen day today, the last ones were dispatched a couple weeks ago. So we introduced our two Speckeldys and two Sussex Stars into our little hen house. Lay eggs now. Immediately!

Here is one of the speckeldys flight feathers, removed so she can't fly away and become fox food.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Day #333 Green Chilli Pepper

This is from our Big Jim plant, If we are veeery lucky and we get some lovely winter sun these might turn red....

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Day #332 Toy Lobster

Can you see it behind the roll, the ladybird, the white horse at Uffington, and the orange tulip. I think this is now the most highly stacked bit of the painting.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Day #331 Peas

Oh no, I've pea'ed all over my painting. There are seven in total, or eight I've forgotten already... To see them all you will have to come to my exhibition, click the banner above to find out more ^.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Day #330 Purple Chalk Pastel and Wall Scrawl

This weekend has a 'drawing on the wall' theme, I didn't plan it that way, I must feel like drawing on happens.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Day #329 Drawing on the wall

I got into a bit of trouble as a little person by drawing on the walls... But it doesn't matter in paintings. I made some modifications to our chicken house today, this drawing represents a diagram for one piece of the run.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Day #328 Scalpel blade

I like how I am slowly collecting similar things together in the painting, like this blade collection in and around the cardboard box. New today is the little scalpel blade.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

#327 Lobster Claw

Yes that's right I am turning this little patch into 'Crusteacean Corner'.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Day #326 Philip Guston Postcard

I have popped another one of my studio postcards on the notice board. This is a pile of cherries by Philip Guston. You will be surprised to learn that I haven't painted a cherry in the whole of this project. I have now, sort of.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Day #325 Tinfoil ball

Tinfoil is hard to paint... But I wanted to make a tribute to my new favourite painter Teodora Axente, thanks to Sheila T for pointing her work out! My homage is this screwed up a ball of tinfoil placed in my little niche shrine!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Day #324 Tube of paint

I noticed that I haven't painted any tubes of paint on this years painting, I have now. I looked for he most run out and crusty one, which turned out to be leaf green!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Day #323 Crab Shell

Being a cancerian I should probably have painted this crab shell in July, but I didn't, I painted it today. So there.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Day #322 Lithops

This little living stone or lithops is many years old yet is so slow growing it hasn't really multiplied yet. It flowered once, I think it was this one, hope it does it again I think it was yellow.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Day #321 French Fry

We had a Naughty takeaway treat for making it to the end of the week! So, of course, I have balanced one French fry on top of my 'pile'.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Day #319 Iron Age Axe head

This was found in the trench of the foundations of a house in Gloucestershire in 1927, I found it Cheltenhams newly refurbished art gallery and museum when I should have been working. I have spent a thoroughly enjoyable couple of days helping to install the 'Open West' Exhibition. Opens Friday evening, see you there! 

(I would possibly have got more done if they didn't keep sending me to hang things in the 20th century painting room) there is a lovely David Bomberg, a dark and broody Graham Sutherland and (one of my tutors from art school) Anita Taylor hung next to a Stanley Spencer among others. Some great Dutch paintings too, I think I may have been a Dutch still life painter in my previous life....

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Day #318 Coffee Beans

I had a rare, these days, cup of coffee at the newly reopened Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery cafe.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Day #317 Tomato

We should collect the rest of our toms before  it gets too cold, autumn is coming, I love autumn!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Day #316 Superglue

What do you think I stuck this bottle of superglue to the wall with?

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Day #315 Pen nib

I played 'stick your magnet in a box and see what comes out' today to choose the object and out came this pen nib!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Day #314 Charcoal Finger Print

I spent this afternoon going up and down on my scissor lift hanging our first year students big charcoal drawing up high. Subsequently I had very charcoaly fingers so, I have 'painted' one here for posterity. This is the closest to a day off I have had since I began 'Dan Young, Daily'!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Day #311 Kangaroo Pin

I couldn't figure out what to paint tonight so I dipped my magnet into my box of objects and put came this! I may be corrected but I think this little kangaroo Pin came from Australia when Debbie's Dad went down under, is that right Derek?