Amazing discovery published yesterday on Nature Journal about Neanderthals, not modern humans, being first artists on earth 65,000 years ago, 20,000 years earlier than thought!
We’ll hold that thought next time we use Red Ochre on a painting.
The painting on my easel is the first of a trilogy based on my childhood memory of waiting for my father to come home on Christmas after plowing roads all day to keep the roads passable because of a blizzard. We patiently (at least most of the time) for daddy to come home so we could open presents. The artwork is an 18”x24” oil painting titled “Off To Work On Christmas”. The 2nd painting is also an 18”x24” oil painting titled, “Waiting For Daddy” and the last is an 18”x24” titled “Daddy’s Home!” These 3 paintings are dedicated to those who leave their families going to work on Christmas Day. To the Highway Workers, the Policeman, Fireman, Doctors, Nurses, the EMT’s and all others who leave their families so we can spend the time with ours. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! #artwork#painting#easel#christmas#father#workingonchristmas#highwayworker#policeman#fireman#doctor#nurses#emt#family#waiting#christmaslights#blizzard#trilogy#artgallery#dustinlyon .com
Art tools series . Making canvas
I use to make my own canvas. I buy wooden #stretcherbars for art frames and I use a #hammer to assemble them. For my artworks I use high-quality #cottoncanvas (primed, medium grain), that I fasten to the stretcher bars using #stamplegun and #piler . While painting I don't use a #easel but I hung my canvas on the wall with #trianglehungers and #nails . I think that making my own canvas is an opportunity to choose the right size from the sketch I've made, and of course to save some money.
If you follow me on Snapchat or my @cooks_customs page you’ve already seen these but thought I would share this little painting session I did last night. Had the desire to paint all day after dreaming of being back in an art class and critique the night before. My last couple painting I felt I really dwelled on making the painting exact to the reference and focusing on every detail, which to me is not the style I want to embrace. So I I challenged myself to paint fast, loose and with just one brush. Really happy with the progress I made through out the evening, I’d say my least favorite was my first one but that’s just all a part of getting into it and loosening up a bit. Hope to do this more often and pump out more artwork for myself rather than just commissions for customers. Love having finished pieces I can hold and look back on and not just pictures.