Saturday, 31 May 2014

189 Framing

A slow quiet day today just a little bit of framing and this simple little drawing of the simple little frame.

Friday, 30 May 2014

188 Degree show - pen and watercolour

I have painted this after popping through our degree show this evening at the private view, lots of faces from degree shows past which was great to catch up with lots of people, and a thumbs up to a couple more I didn't get to catch up with. So, well done students and none of the paintings in my drawing below are representative of any of your works in the show! Come along to the Francis Close Hall campus and visit the University of Gloucestershire's degree show.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

187 Raised Bed -pen

Not just any raised bed, the last one in the garden. I don't have to make any more! It has raspberries in it now.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

186 Scaffolding

So our house is surrounded by scaffolding, not on our house just everyone else's. They swear a lot don't they scaffolders?

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sunday, 25 May 2014

183 Raised Bed

In good old fashioned Dan Young, Daily style I have made today's offering based entirely on my activity of the day. Which was making this raised bed in the garden.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

182 Degree show labyrinth panorama

This one looks like a bleak futuristic city, shudder. Not somewhere I would want to live, but I might like to hang some pictures!

Friday, 23 May 2014

181 Degree show labyrinth panorama - pen and pencil

I was drawing this labyrinth of degree show spaces as I heard about the fire at Glasgow art school today, glad to hear everyone is ok.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Monday, 19 May 2014

177 Degree Show display boards - pen

Today's daily picture is for all of you in  higher education that are preparing for an end of year degree show. May god have mercy on your soul.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

176 Tomato plant

It is a little hot if you are a tomato plant in a tiny pot. I have watered this Three times today, maybe it should just pot it on!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

175 My Shoe

Well, one of my shoes I have another couple of pairs.... 

As a footnote I have just spotted that today is the 2000th day of Dan Young, Daily...... I know!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

173 High heel Shoe

When I painted all of those objects from the Wilson Collection I loved painting the shoes. So I have started on our own shoe collection...this isn't mine of course !

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

172 Vases

I felt like painting a bit free and loose today, here is my vases nodding to Morandi.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

171 Shadow

I think this might be finished, I ended up painting the shadow today and that may be that. 

Not sure where this is going but it is going there.....

Monday, 12 May 2014

170 electrical tape

This roll of electrical tape is about to drop, maybe ... or  something really small could appear under it tomorrow .....

Thursday, 8 May 2014

166 Lobster Claw in the tower

I wanted a very small point to balance something on for tomorrow and this lobster claw from my box of objects seemed like a great candidate.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

165 A tube of Cadmium red in a stack

I have painted a tube of cadmium red paint, one of my favourite colours, balanced precariously on this black feather to highlight the plight of cadmium. It is under threat from the EU who, quite rightly, want to stop cadmium getting into the watercourse, if you are interested the case is set out very nicely here . Save the 'cads'!

Another object on the precarious stack tomorrow.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

164 Feather in a stack - oil on board

I am commencing a tower, you'll see what I mean over the next few days. But I wanted to start with something ridiculous, something that you just wouldn't start a tower with in the real world.

Monday, 5 May 2014

163 Chicken Portrait three

This is littlie, she gets bullied a lot, by the other chickens, not by me!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

162 Chicken Portrait II charcoal and watercolour

This is our Speckeldy hen. She is Evil. As you can tell from the look in her evil eye, she is about to peck you...

Saturday, 3 May 2014

161 Chicken Portrait

This is a quick little portrait of our biggest chicken - 'biggie'. I may do a drawing of each of the hens over the bank holiday so look out for 'littlie' and 'blackie' over the next two days.

Friday, 2 May 2014

160 William Symonds Fox puppet

I made an oil painting of this fox puppet (possibly my favourite object in the collection) on day 10 which was very near the beginning of the painting of the Wilson Still life! Which as you know, can be see at thewilson in Cheltenham over this month. So, I thought it would be a good drawing to end this little run of museum themed objects. Just got back from the private view which was a very. Enjoyable evening meeting some of the other artists and even some of my old tutors and colleagues.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

159a and 159b William Symonds puppets

I love these puppets, I was taught, very briefly, by two puppeteers from spitting image when I was at art school which was great fun. 159a features As a Prominent character in my 'Wilson Still Life' which will be open to the public from Saturday at The Wilson in Cheltenham, private view is tomorrow evening see you there!