Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Works

"Willow Teacup & Fruit"
10" x 20" Oil on linen

24" x 12" Oil on linen
"Harvest Still Life"
24" x 24" Oil on linen

8" x 10" Oil on linen

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Weekend With the Masters' Highlights

Highlights from my experience at American Artist's first annual "Weekend With the Masters" conference.

Quang Ho during a morning workshop

Frank Serrano, Nancy Guzik, and Myself goofing around

Portrait demo by Jeremy Lipking

Quang Ho demonstrating during a lecture

Richard Schmid and Me 2009

To view more photos: Visit my Facebook page and send a friend request... Daniel's Facebook

New Paintings!

12" x 6" Oil on Linen

"Season's End Bouquet"
16" x 16" Oil on linen

FineArtViews Painting Competition

Best of Show from the August 2009 Competition!
"Summer Still Life"
24 x 26 Oil on linen

Visit the "FineArtViews Painting Competition" site to see all winners

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Paintings!

"Summer Still Life"
24" x 26" Oil on linen

"Blue and White Teacup with Citrus"
12" x 12" Oil on linen

16" x 20" Oil

10 Key Elements of a Professional Art Portfolio

As recently requested by some of FineArtViews' devoted readers, I’ve decided to share my experience of putting together a competent and effective artist’s portfolio intended to be presented to an art gallery.

Recently having my work accepted into one of this nation’s largest and most prominent art establishments, I’ve learned that putting my best foot forward - especially when it comes to submitting my work indirectly - is fundamental to my success...

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Monday, July 27, 2009

New Paintings!

"Grapefruit with Teacup"
10" x 10" Oil on linen

"Hydrangeas with Peaches"
20" x 16" Oil on linen

"Summer Fruit with Flowers"
10" 20" Oil on linen

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My New Gallery

After researching the top galleries in the country, looking for the those that feature the highest standard of quality in art and service, I'm pleased to announce that my work will now be regularly represented by - and available through - Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, in San Antonio Texas!

From the gallery's website:

Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art is a traditional gallery featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists, many featured in fine museums and prestigious collections. As one of the most respected galleries in the United States, Greenhouse Gallery has combined traditional art experience with the expansion to a 12,000 square feet location to create one of the largest retail fine art galleries in the country.

Experience the emotion and exceptional quality captured in fine oil paintings by 21st century masters.

This is an exciting step for me in my art career, and I feel that it's going to be a great collaboration spanning many years to come.

Please take the time to visit their website, and look for my new work featured on the site in the weeks to come!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Discovering What Makes Your Art Unique

While being interviewed over the phone recently for an upcoming feature in SouthwestArt magazine, I suddenly found myself bemused and perplexed at my inability to intelligently answer a question posed by the woman on the other end of the line. It was a seemingly simple but very specific question that, although requiring an immediate answer, was not altogether uncomplicated in its design to produce what I felt should be a profound statement from me. While I admit that I thought a clever answer would never come to mind, at my earnest request I was graciously given some time to brood over the elusive inquiry and then get back to her.

The question: “What about your work do you feel is most interesting?”

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Believing in What You Do

Anyone can do what it takes to improve their artistic and marketing skills, but not everyone will. All the more reason for you to get out there! When we become believers in what we do, others will be converted – they too will begin believing in the quality and significance of our work, and the sales will come! . . .

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

"21 under 31"

Look for me and my work featured in SouthwestArt Magazine this September as part of their annual "21 Emerging Artists Under 31".
This prestigious competition showcases this year's top emerging artists in the country, and I've been selected as one of them!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Five Steps to Successful Networking for Artists

"I sometimes wonder: What would great master artists of old have thought of today’s technology and how it’s impacted the craft that we share along with them; How would this technology have affected them and their ability to market the great masterpieces that they created, and connect with like-minded artists of their day; and would more secondary artists have advanced further in their skill if they’d had had opportunity to chat with the likes of Michael Angelo via facebook? . . ."

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Nurturing Right Connections

My recent article. Enjoy!

"So, a friend of mine finds a strange looking egg while taking one of his daily walks not long ago. After viewing the egg down at his feet - and wondering how it escaped it's nest and landed right in the middle of the trail he frequented - he came to the conclusion that it was an abandoned duck egg; and of course being the animal lover that he is, decided to make an attempt at hatchin
g the egg by placing it in a nest located in one of the many chicken coops that sit on his vast property. . . ."

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Painting!

"Summer Flowers with Teacup"
10" x 20" Oil on linen

A new favorite painting of mine that has become dear to my heart.

Some will see flowers; some a teacup; and some a well thought out composition; But as for me, I see the hearts of generous friends - and I feel truly blessed. :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Informed Collector

I and my work were featured in the June 9Th mailing of the Informed Collector!

Informed Collector is a free daily e-newsletter by Clint Watson, providing art collectors with what they need - information; it puts a daily focus on artists that collectors should know about, and also features art collecting resources, tips and commentary.

View the e-newsletter here Informed Collector
While there, be sure and subscribe to the newsletter for updates about today's most collectible artists!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Daily Routine

My latest article "My Daily Routine" was recently published on the "20 Hour Studio Challenge" website.
The Art Worlds latest movement "20 HSC" was created by my friends Clint Watson and Lori Woodward Simons for the purpose of encouraging artists to spend an adequate amount of time in their studios - in the actual process of creating their work.

Check it out here 20 Hour Studio Challenge


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

American Artist Magazine Article Now Online!

M. Stephen Doherty's article about me and my work featured in the July/August issue of American Artist Magazine is now online! View the compelling article, along with highlights from the entire issue here!

Friday, May 8, 2009

American Artist July/August 2009 Issue

As an artist, I find that there is nothing quite so encouraging as knowing that your peers and mentors are taking note of your work, and admonishing you for your artistic efforts. Not only does it confirm that you are headed in the right direction with your endeavors, but it also gives you a sense of being cheered on while moving forward into new territory.

One of the many ways that those who are a crucial part of the "Art World" today show their appreciation for [and recognition of] contributions made to the production, development, and furthering of art, is by promoting an artist's work [deemed worthy of such affections] through one or more of their many publications.

That being said, I am very excited, and completely honored to be sharing with each of you the following good news:

A detail portion of my recent painting, "Tea Still Life", will be gracing the cover of the July/August 2009 issue of American Artist magazine!

After many hours spent developing a cover design for this particular issue, the outcome is, in the words of one member of the American Artist's staff...

"One of the finest covers I have ever seen on our magazine in the years that I've worked here."

Please, be sure and get your copy of the July/August 2009 issue of American Artist magazine, on sale June 2ND!
Along with the cover photo is a feature article written by the magazines own Editor in Chief, Steve Doherty, containing full color photos of many of my most recent works.


New Painting!

"Blue Birdhouse"
21" x 20" Oil on linen

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Painting!

"Last of the Pink Narcissuses"
8" x 12" Oil on linen

These are some of the last remaining narcissus blooms that were in my garden. I just had to immortalize them in a painting. -Daniel

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Weekend with the Masters"

American Artist and Interweave Press will be hosting one of this Fall's most exciting art related events, namely the "Weekend with the Master's Workshop & Conference".
Designed to bring together top master artists from around the country; to instruct, inspire, and to give artist's of all levels great insight, accumulated from many years of disciplined experience. Only during this event will so many informed masters be in one place, conducting workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and special events, over the course of four full days.
Master Artist's include:
Richard Schmid
David A. Leffel
Sherrie McGraw
Daniel F. Gerhartz
Jeremy Lipking
Quang Ho
Scott Christensen
Jacob Collins
Scott Burdick
Susan Lyon
...and many more!
This is an excellent opportunity to experience first hand the kind of knowledge, and skill, that can only be gained by spending time connecting with master teachers, and other like-minded artists. If you're serious about your artistic growth and development this year, you won't want to miss this event!
All the best!
For full details on the event, visit

American Artist's Blog

Be sure and check out American Artist's editor, Steve Doherty's, blog today, and read his post "Connecting With Each Other, In Person and Electronically". It's in regards to the upcoming July-August issue of the magazine!

American Artist Blog

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

American Artist Magazine

As my friends and family will tell you, one of my favorite things to do is read. Just put a good cup of coffee in my hand, dump me off at Barnes & Noble, and I'm the happiest guy in the world. And while I've enjoyed many a good piece of classic literature, I also often find myself thoroughly devouring art magazines. They aren't exactly considered exhaustive reading, but are often times (for me and countless others) chock full of advice, inspiration, and images of beautiful masterpieces, given and created by the top Master Artists of today. It is then with great pleasure that I share with you some most excellent news: The July-August issue of "American Artist" magazine (one of this nations top rated artist publications), will be featuring an article of me and my work! Be sure and get your copy of this issue, available wherever art magazines are sold, the end of May. For more information about "American Artist" visit their site