I have a hard time believing it’s been a year since I started painting in my basement studio.Read More
MILTON– When David Dauer heads down to his basement to work, he never knows just who or what will emerge. His family and friends have been as surprised as he is.Read More
I’ve found my way and will be pushing hard on the many roads yet to travel. How sweet it has been. How sweet it will continue to be.Read More
A couple of weeks ago I had a dream unlike many I've ever had.Read More
Finally found time to finish my latest painting.Read More
Survival of the fittest is a constant plot in my paintings. In this piece the theme is again presentRead More
How much better can summer be with great weather, beaches, barbecues, friends and family.Read More
I let my unusual thoughts come out on paper in the form of the most interesting and some say crazy images.
Where they come from is anyone's guess...Read More
I get pleasure from the mixing of paint which is so much like cooking.Read More
Our drawing table at the cottage on Cape Cod.Read More
I recently finished a new painting titled, "Two Flowers." Many people have asked how they evolve. I took a few photos (with my iPhone) of this new painting to help show the process.
After the preparation of the canvas I use black paint to draw the initial images. It is a free-flowing process in which I don't think about anything, allowing my subconscious mind to take over. The images happen very quickly.
I'm sure Mr. Freud would have a field day interpreting my work.
Next, I begin the slow process of bringing in colors. The colors, in most cases, is the build-up of many layers utilizing the attributes of the paint. I love how colors meet and the accidental happenings that occur during the process.
I utilize limited light to help create vivid and rich colors on the canvas. Imagine painting in a dimly lit room with the intention of your work shining in the darkness. This process was learned from an old teacher and longtime mentor, Edward Togneri.
In January of 2016 I decided to follow my passion and begin drawing and painting again. It took some time just to get going with other things in life getting in the way. In March I took the first step.
That first step was to set up my home studio. With a little bit of time, sweat, drywall, and other materials I began the repair of a large basement room in my home.
Once that part was done it was time to set up the room and begin to work. I had no idea where this journey would take me since my spirit had not gone in this direction for many years. I thought just getting my mind into the right mode so just started to draw and paint.
It soon became apparent that oil painting wouldn't work. I couldn't stand waiting for the paint to dry which could take a good bit of time. I then switched to Acrylics and started on paper and then canvas. The results can be seen in my galleries.
I'm sure the evolution will continue.