Archive for the ‘Technique’ Category

How I Got There

August 20, 2013

Dannys
Last night driving down Highway 99 near Gerber (CA), saw this building (this version in my mind). I stopped and learned that the building was originally part of an almond ranch; then it was Danny’s BBQ – named after the owner’s son, Danny – who lost his life in the war. After it was a restaurant, it was sold and became a Card Room. Now stands vacant and dilapidated.
Here is the photo that Ana took for me while I was getting the history of the place from the current owner:
Dannys-orig
I added “Danny” (a photo of my Dad when he was home between being in the RAF and joining the US Army Air Corps.)
army-figure
Used Photoshop & OnOne software. Hey, you can’t there from here!

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MOCA Mocha

July 25, 2013

Mocha-Final Inspired by a photo of Evelina Galli by photographer Alice Poghosian, and painted as a collaborative effort with Anastasia Nelson. Motivated by current pop culture, this fashionable visitor to the LA Museum of Contemporary Art talks on the phone and sips a coffee while Matisse watches from the background. 30×48 canvas.

Works in Progress

July 16, 2013
Evelina in LA

Evelina in LA

Phil working on the Wedding Celebration

Phil working on the Wedding Celebration


Working on two pieces right now: (1) Evelina in LA and (2)the Wedding Celebration. The first is a collaboration with Evelina Galli, Alice Poghosian, Anastasia Nelson and myself; the second is a collaboration with painter Maria Onyegbule, photographer Natalia Maks, painter Anastasia Nelson and myself. Works in progress.

Camel Taking on Personality

April 23, 2013

Texting in Egypt

Texting in Egypt

You can see the progression in this painting (over the last seven weeks now). The camel is really taking on some personality. This painting is in collaboration with photographer Natalia Maks; and both Anastasia Nelson and myself are doing the painting.

Have you seen her?

April 13, 2013

"Red Meret"

“Red Meret”

Enjoyed working on this piece….has anybody seen her?

Slop on the Palette

April 11, 2013

cow painting by Phil Dynan

Little cow

This little painting is the result of using up “slop” – paint left on the palette at the end of the day.

London Mural

April 8, 2013

London Mural

Shot this on my way to Bethnal Green life drawing session. Nice Mural! Looks just like Aurelio, my neighbor back in California.

Portrait of Ben Lang (Cambridge)

April 2, 2013

Ben_ProgressionPortrait of Ben Lang (Cambridge) using his mobile to text in front of Picasso’s Self-Portrait….. this is the progression over two months of painting. finished today! With help from Ana…

Sunny California – working outside today

March 28, 2013

Cow_SignProgress
Painting outside today – this sign is a modification of our Happy Cow painting, going to be used outside a dentist’s office.

Spot of Tilbury

March 26, 2013

Spot of Tilbury

Spot lives with Anya and Adrian in Tilbury (UK). This is a 24×30 inch acrylic on canvas.