Sunday, August 31, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Cats have dominated my oil paintings and mixed media artwork for fifteen years. This year marks a hight point in my cat painting career. This painting was recently sold at the HumCats event in August. The event was so successful that we have to do it again next year. Eighty pieces of cat art sold during a one week period. The libations bar occupied by Humboldt Spay and Neuter Network, netted $500. With 20% of artwork sales going to Hum Spay and 80% of the take going to artists, we succeeded in raising funds for kitties without diminishing the value of artists work. I'm stoked. Thanks for all who participated in whatever capacity, we needed each and everyone of you!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
"Marsh Island" by Andrew Daniel
20" x 30" (58cm x 72cm) oil on wood panel
available through 1st Street Gallery
I painted this piece over a couple months this summer at the Arcata Marsh. It is one of the pieces that I've created for an upcoming show at the 1st Street Gallery in Eureka. The show will be seven artists making art about Humboldt Bay. In the front of the gallery will be 3 artists who are exploring more conceptual work that discusses the many issues of the bay. In the back there will be 4 landscape artists exploring the beauty of the bay region.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Westerlands -through their vibrant colors and changing forms strike me as having an unbridled passion for life. They burst in groups, each rose distinct from the other. They become more interesting each day as their petals change shape and reveal more color - even as they start to fall to the ground.
I painted these blossoms in oils on a 12x9 inch prepared wood panel.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
"Poolside Sunbathing" by Andrew Daniel
10" x 14" oil on wood panel
A couple weeks ago, I went on a family vacation in the San Bernardino Mountains. We spent some time each day at the pool, with my wife soaking up the sunshine while I painted. It was a lot of fun piecing this composition together from the various people and objects. My wife and the life guard were nice enough to pose for me, while the swimmers were done from photos on my phone.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Originally painted for Cat art Show LA., she will be on exhibit tomorrow at HumCats 77 w 2nd, the Mercer Fraser Building, we'll be open in honor of world cat day! 12-4:00 Come have a snack and visit the amazing cat art show.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Fog in the lowlands and smoke in the highlands makes for some funky light. Yesterday I drove up to this spot it was what I thought was overcast. I parked grabbed my pack set up my easel and was ready to go. Just one small detail. No brushes! Everyone thinks being stupid is easy well let me tell ya it is not as easy as it looks.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Wonders of technology! I'm out backpacking with my daughter and her friend's family near Bend, Oregon. Yet, it is still possible to post this with my phone! I painted this looking out at the salt marshes in the arcata marsh. This group of trees have been calling to me for several months, but I always thought the colors were too muted to make an interesting painting. Lately tho, I've been deliberately exploring muted colors in my work. They restrained color palette feels indicative of Humboldt, and when I paint them, they feels somehow more expressive.
"Salt Marsh Trees" by Andrew Daniel
8" x 12" oil on wood
Contact me if interested.