Saturday, 31 January 2015

069 Watercolour dirty water jar - part I - oil on linen

Throughout the six years and 69 days of Dan Young, Daily I have forced myself to make a painting, drawing or print every day. Today I am starting a painting in a more 'normal' manner. So here you can see me fumbling around trying to get some marks in about the right place to paint my dirty watercolour  jar. Tomorrow I will continue with this painting and who knows I might finish it... Or I might not. That is the way with paintings sometimes. The little buggers don't always get finished in one sitting! 

This has been my water jar since I was a student. It was in an old student house and was used by a previous tenant to store all of her old bits of soap, it took some time to get rid of the fragrance... But I think it makes a rather swanky pot to rinse my water.

Friday, 30 January 2015

068 Tube of red paint

A wonderful, if nearly empty, tube of delicious cadmium red. Possibly the main inspiration for this years year of red paintings. This composite painting is going to take a pause for a while, I might have finished it I might not have but I need to get away from it. And I make the rules for Dan Young, Daily so I can do whatever I want. As long as it is red.

And yes I will try and get a decent photo of this painting soon because it isn't very clear...

Thursday, 29 January 2015

067 Chilli Pepper

On a cold wintry day such as this I like to think of sunnier times and places. The sorts of times and places that might grow chilli peppers!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

065 Red Bowl

This is my favourite piece of ceramic ever and was given to me by world renowned, internationally  collected artist, and m'(ex)colleague Jeff Powell. I use it to keep all sorts of things in from fruit to invoices..... I prefer to keep it empty because, well, it's red. It is currently banished from our main living spaces due to puppy craziness so it currently has a red wind up lobster in it. Now that is a painting that might happen....

Monday, 26 January 2015

064 ibuprofen

As you know when I feel poorly I tend to find 'easier' objects to paint. 'Fortunately' our ibuprofen tablets are red...

Sunday, 25 January 2015

063 Hammer

I hbe been doing a bit of wall drilling today so I got to use my red hammer to bang in wall plugs.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

058 Tulip

I bought tulips from the shop

They were red and green

I put one in a picture

Monday, 19 January 2015

057 Red Guitar

Avid followers of this blog and selected friends and family will know that this is my very first guitar that I got on my 13th birthday, I wanted to be Jimi Hendrix. I have probably come as close to being Jimi Hendrix as I was ever going to get...

Sunday, 18 January 2015

056 Dog Collar

This is our dogs collar, bottom right, which I had to move up a notch today because she is getting bigger (because she is a puppy not because we are over feeding her!)

Saturday, 17 January 2015

055 Red Drawing pin

I don't think any of you realise just. How dangerous this painting is..... Because it on bare linen if I make a mistake or spill paint (like I just did) it might ruin the whole thing. I saved it though!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

053 Red check shirt

This painting is fast becoming a little catalogue of my red stuff..... And is turning into a precursor to a bigger painting... More soon.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

052 Red t shirt

I only have one more item of red clothing to include in this red deluge painting. A red check shirt, sadly no red trousers.....

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

051 Red shirt

Red shirt, I think I get away with wearing a red shirt because of my green eyes. It just wouldn't work if I had red eyes.

Monday, 12 January 2015

050 Wall Plug

Are you Hanging a big painting with space hoppers and crows on it? You'll need a few of these!

Wall plugs not socks......

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Saturday, 10 January 2015

048 Red Robot

I don't know where this fellow came from.... Outer space I guess.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Thursday, 8 January 2015

046 Red Fox

His is a small wooden fox that I have painted at some point during every year of this little ole project. Here is this years example.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

045 Red Pencil #jesuischarlie

As an artist I felt I had to line up with cartoonists and artists in defiance at the horrific events in France today. I have chosen to paint a red pencil. My simple tribute.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

044 Bradawl

Used a few times today here is my red Bradawl or Bradle, I'm never quite sure.... 

Monday, 5 January 2015

043 Penknife

You knew what colour my penknife was before I even started painting it, didn't you?

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Friday, 2 January 2015

040 Red Button

It's amazing how buttons get everywhere until it? Great when they are red...

Thursday, 1 January 2015

039 Glass Apple

I intend to paint this beautiful glass Apple (another of my xmas pressies) a few times throughout the year of red. Glass challenge!