The Artwork of Joseph Q. Daily

Step-by-step: “Old Friends”

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013

This spring, I gave a private lesson to a local artist friend of mine. We set up our easels side by side, and I did my best to explain my process as we each worked to capture this still life arrangement in oils. Once it was over, I had already invested so much energy in describing my painting choices that it seemed like a natural opportunity for a step-by-step writeup …

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Step-by-step: “White Rose”

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011

For the most part, I have two gears as a painter – one for paintings that I build up wet-over-dry, letting each layer dry for days or weeks between coats … and one for smaller paintings that can be completed in one or two sittings while the paint is still wet. This little picture is a good example of the latter – 12″ x 8″ and completed over the course of a long day…

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March 12, 2011
Philadelphia Sepia Portrait Workshop

Posted on: Mar 12, 2011

On March 12, 2011 I am returning to my old stomping grounds to conduct a sepia portrait workshop at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA. Participants will learn to create “sepia” oil portraits using just Raw Umber paint. Sepia paintings can serve as finished works of art or be used as underpaintings – when painting from life, I start almost all of my color portraits this way…

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Recent Work

Posted on: Dec 05, 2010

I recently returned to painting for the first time in quite awhile, having spent the Summer and most of the Fall hard at work on my mother’s house. It felt great to be back at the easel, and I especially enjoyed getting my money’s worth out of a couple of friendly roses that I found at Wegman’s…

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Adventures in Construction 6: Bears on Roofs

Posted on: Aug 02, 2010

Last year, John built an Asian-style pagoda for our neighbor across the street, and together we turned the main rafter beams into dragon heads. It was a wonderful collaboration – which even ended up inspiring a painting – and we’ve been looking for a chance to repeat it ever since. Enter my mom’s house … carving out bear heads for the second-floor overhang has easily been the most enjoyable step in this building process. Here’s how it went…

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Adventures in Construction 5: Time Flies

Posted on: Aug 02, 2010

Time flies when you’re having fun! Work on my mother’s house has been a blast, and we’ve come a long way since my last construction post (way back when we had just laid plywood for the lower floor). Since then, we have…

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August 28, 2010
Philadelphia Portrait Workshop

Posted on: Aug 28, 2010

On Saturday, August 28th I am offering a one-day portrait painting workshop in my mother’s studio in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Participants will learn my process for completing a full-color oil portrait sketch from a live model. My focus will be on demonstrating how I approach creating paintings that I intend to start and finish on the same day…

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