painting

Painting again, and Studio Clearance

Wow, almost a year since my last post here, and the end of the 100 heads challenge, during which I was solely working on my drawing skills. Almost immediately after that, I started painting again, and it’s been nice getting to grips with colour again.

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…

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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