Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
"Overcast Light Farm and Marshland" by Andrew Daniel
oil on canvas board 5" x 25"(13cm x 18cm)
I have been really enjoying the grey days here on the North Coast. The color range is narrow and muted. I like the warm wheat colors next to the lavender sky and water.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
The shoreline in Trinidad is peaceful in the early morning. I painted these sea stacks on a bluff from above. This painting is being featured in a show of my work at Umpqua bank in Arcata from 10-5 Monday through Thursday. Friday until 11:00 am.
The gallery is beautiful and the curator Suk Choo Kim did a wonderful job curating and arranging the work. Hope you come for a visit!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
I've posted all the works on my blog. http://mcvickerpaintings.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I have certainly been using mixed media a lot lately. I tell you, it's too much fun! I will be facilitating a workshop on the topic and so, I've taken the time to learn more about it. I'm very impressed by what can be expressed with cut paper and paint. Images and design can get very abstract and bizarre, fast, and I think the experience triggers a creative altered state...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
"Waiting For a Lap Lane 3" by Andrew Daniel
9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm) oil in wood panel
I really enjoyed painting these stripes around the models shoulders. She also had a sweet warmth to her face, which was accentuated by having the rest of her head covered by her cap!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
"Low Tide Arcata Bay Pines" by Andrew Daniel
oil painting on wood 6" x 10" (15cm x 25cm)
It was important to paint quickly, before the tide came back, and to capture the shifting light effects in the sky. But later I spent some time going over the piece with a tiny brush in the studio, to create textures and atmosphere.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Click on this link to see a timelapse of last weeks post
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The impact the moon has on our planet's life fascinates me, including a new theory that we can credit the moon as the reason we have life on our planet at all. I've heard that native people say 'Father Sun-Mother Moon'. If anyone knows about the beliefs of native peoples regarding the moon or any new science theories regarding it's relationship to life on our planet you are welcome to share them.
18x14 oil on linen panel.
Here's a link to an article about the moon's relationship to life on earth sent by a friend.
This painting is included in my show at Umpqua Bank at 1063 G St. in Arcata through Dec. 6
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I got out yesterday and tried to get this old cypress tree to cooperate with me and allow itself to be painted in a reasonable fashion. I guess it was feeling cranky and would rather be left alone. It fought all the way but even a tree is not as stubborn as an artist.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
"Castle Rock" by Andrew Daniel
oil on wood 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm)
I've been painting up in Trinidad a lot lately. I keep getting finding myself drawn to this island, working it into several compositions. Finally I thought I might just focus in on the Castle Rock directly and paint a portrait of it.