daily painting

Fisherman's Best Friend by Dan Johnson

Loosening Up

From time to time it’s helpful to use larger brushes than usual and really keep things nice and loose.

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…

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.

The Falcon by Dan Johnson

The Falcon

I visited the city of Leiden in the Netherlands in the autumn of 2013, and on arriving, I looked out of my hotel room window, and the first thing I saw was this tall windmill poking out above the trees…

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