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Capoeiristas by Dan Johnson

Capoeiristas

A scene from a holiday in Fuzeta, Portugal, where we came across a group of people practicing Capoeira at the water’s edge.

Foraging by Dan Johnson

Foraging

I really enjoyed painting my previous ape study – Snack Time – so I tracked down another great reference photo for this full body pose.

Cat Nap by Dan Johnson

Cat Nap

Lions have always fascinated me. They look so peaceful most of the time, just lying around in the sun. You feel like you could just go up to them and stroke them like a cat…

Feed the Birds by Dan Johnson

Feed the Birds

My first attempt at this one was not the best, so I scraped it off. I’m learning to be less disappointed by these false starts as I know they are all part of the journey…

Sunset at Frognerseteren by Dan Johnson

Sunset at Frognerseteren

I recently spent a few nights in Olso, attending WordCamp Norway. The day after the conference, a big group of us took the train up the mountain to Frognerseteren, to go sledging…

Paddling by Dan Johnson

Paddling

Today’s painting is a self-portrait of sorts, given that the person in the painting is actually me…

Snack Time by Dan Johnson

Snack Time

Sitting under the watchful gaze of paintings of great apes inspired me to create this small painting of an orangutan enjoying a mid-afternoon snack.

The Distant Falcon by Dan Johnson

The Distant Falcon

The “Distant Falcon”, is the same windmill – De Valk – as in my previous Leiden painting.

Kingfisher

A friend of mine, Rick, posts beautiful photos of Kingfishers on his Instagram feed. Seeing all those colourful birds inspired me to try and capture that beauty in a painting.

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