I’m excited to announce that Cantrell Gallery is hosting “Up Close and In Depth”, an exhibit of my recent paintings, March 17-May 6. There will be an opening reception March 17th, from 6 to 8:00. Hope to see you there! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the paintings but you can visit the full exhibition page here.
I do sell some of my works directly to collectors through my online store. I hope you can take a moment to see the latest paintings for sale online. Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
I’ve been working on several different projects lately and wanted to share a couple of them with you. I like how “opposite” these two pieces are. One drawn using a grid, highly realistic, and painted in a watercolor style. The other, purely a product of imagination and play. Several weeks ago I was out on a bike ride and taking photos on a gravel bed in Mud Creek. I shot several photos of the gravel and then took a picture of a worn brick in amongst the gravel. Later, I looked at the image on my computer and decided to print it, cropping the photo to position the brick toward the center-right. I pulled out a piece of colored mat board matching the proportions of the photo and, as I’ve done many times before drew a grid on the board, enlarging the photo in the process. So, square by square, I drew the “scene”. At first, I just outlined most of the rocks but included shadows and textures. I can’t say for sure but I think I spent several hours of drawing and outlining to get it to where I felt the need to start painting. This painting was handled more like a watercolor painting than […]
You may have noticed I’ve been “absent”. It is now mid-September 2021 and my last email to you was back in January! I’m happy to report that I’m “back” from where I’ve been and want to tell you all about it. Last week was my final week of Physical Therapy and I’m more or less back to work. Not exactly 100% back but…let’s call it 80%. May 26th I had my right knee replaced. Knee replacement is not a fun experience but I felt like I needed to get it done. I gotta tell you, the first three weeks were rough but I was able to stop taking most of the pain meds after that and was hoping to return to a more normal life. But by the end of the first month, I had lost 25 pounds and my blood pressure meds were working against me. I was tired, depressed and basically dragging along from day to day. My family and my doctor helped me get back on track. Somewhere around 3 to 4 weeks out from surgery, I felt the need to draw…to do some art. Living without art was just not like me. Since I was mostly […]
I really enjoyed talking with Phillip Mayeux of Arkansas Arts Scene blog for this interview about my art practice and work. Hope you can check it out! https://www.arkansasartscene.com/home/interview-with-artist-daniel-coston
I am delighted to be in a show once again in January at Local Color Studio Gallery in Fayetteville! (You might remember this exhibit there from last year, right before lots of things had to shut down.) In “Green is Gold”, I’m joining two very talented Fayetteville artists: Leana Fischer’s striking watercolors and amazing collages from Lisa Nance. Alex did a great job pairing our various pieces together and I hope you can go see the show! The gallery held a virtual opening on Facebook on Friday, January 22nd and you can watch it here. My pieces are all woodsy landscapes, painted in acrylic. Call the gallery to arrange an appointment to see it in person, the show will run through February. Local Color Studio Gallery is at 275 S Archibald Yell Blvd in Fayetteville. Here are a few of the paintings I will be showing. Contact me if you would like to purchase one of these paintings!