Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Continuous Painting


Studio install, continuouspainting.blogspot.com, 26/2/22 - 10/3/22

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Colour Space

Colour Space installation photo. L-R: (0, 8, 4), (3, 4, 7), (6, 7, 5), (7, 2, 0), each acrylic on canvas, 25x25cm.  

These colours were generated from their position in space. The co-ordinates in (x, y, z) were mapped to (C, M, Y). 


Sunday, February 6, 2022

Mistint Monochromes

Installation Photo, Mistint Monochromes, Studio Installation, 2022.

Mistint (Swedish Yellow), acrylic on canvas, 36x46cm, 2022. Mistint (Blue Steel semi-gloss), acrylic on canvas, 36x46cm, 2022.

Mistint (Rust), acrylic on canvas, 36x46cm, 2022.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Thursday, November 4, 2021



RYB:HMD series installed in my studio. Each is oil on canvas, 30x40cm. L-R:

  1. 15:18, 15:38, 16:06, 16:26; 29/10/21.
  2. 12:43, 13:03, 13:24, 13:48; 1/11/21. 
  3. 16:02, 16:17, 16:54, 17:13; 1/11/21. 
  4. 11:54, 12:14, 12:37, 13:50, 14:12; 2/11/21. 
  5. 15:51, 16:09; 2/11/21. 10:49, 11:10; 3/11/21. 
  6. 14:08, 14:45, 17:09, 17:32; 3/11/21.

These works carried on using the algorithmic system I have made to go from the time of the day and the date to a colour mixing recipe using primary red, yellow, blue and white. Each mixed colour was based off the time and date of when I started mixing the colour. The title of each work shows these times and dates. 

In an install, I would perhaps have some digital aspect with something like this:

Saturday, October 30, 2021


Works in situ in the studio.

My work since lockdown has done something of a full circle, a thesis antithesis synthesis perhaps, with my earlier work this year. I am going back to using digital/computational ideas and processes, but now foregrounding painting with oils in the process and end result. This blog will continue in a more informal style. 

The monochrome (and some stacked on the floor) are intended to be viewed with some reference to generativepainting.online/randomcolour, perhaps on a screen in the installation, which displays the following:

The left and centre paintings are from thinking about computer colour versus physical colour. The RGB is relatively self explanatory, and the yellow green stripes are from thinking about the RGB/RYB colour systems. 
The right painting was made using an algorithmic system to mix colour based from the time of day. The left colour corresponds to sunrise and the right colour to sunset on the day I painted the painting, 28/10/2021. I previously did something similar (generativepainting.online/colourclockcontinuous) using time and RGB values. Using the same idea I have an algorithm for mixing oil paints. 

The left painting here used a ratio of red, yellow, blue and white paint to mix the orange. The same numbers but in different orders were used for the green (the orange in R:Y:B:W is 4:2:1:1, and the green is 1:4:2:1). The right painting is a freer oil painting related to the striped green and yellow painting, thinking about the RGB/RYB colour systems. 

Thursday, July 8, 2021


Garden, Money Plant, Lavender, Orange Tree, Fern, Found Weeds, Soil, Canvas, Plastic.

Is it a Commodity? Is a Secondary Scent a Noun? Barnsley or Sierpinski? The Gallery is just a Frame, just a bed.

“A planned space... set aside for the display, cultivation, or enjoyment of...forms, as an ideal setting for social or solitary human life. The single feature identifying even the wildest is control....can incorporate both natural and man-made materials.”
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden

Monday, July 5, 2021



Wood, found wood, nails

Snow, glass, nails

Wind, wood, acrylic, nail

On, In, glass, nails

Thursday, July 1, 2021



ABC installation shot

Alphabet, paint tins.

Bricks, printers.

(white) Cube, paint tins, milk crate, glass. 

Monday, June 21, 2021

aginPt/Strike a Piece of Glass/Mid Year Review


aginPt/Strike a Piece of Glass/Mid Year Review installation shot


D.J. McClellan

  1. rs, ink on adhesive paper, POA

  2. G, acrylic on canvas, POA

  3. c, vinyl lettering and mirror on linen, POA

  4. B, acrylic on wall, POA

  5. rb, acrylic and glass on canvas, POA

  6. R, wood, paint tin, POA

  7. b, acrylic on canvas, POA

  8. rh, acrylic on canvas, POA

  9. G, acrylic on wall, POA

  10. g/c, glass, wood, nails, wheels, POA

  11. O/o, orange tree, plastic, POA

  12. a/r, printer, glass, POA

Strike a Piece of Glass

Daniel McClellan

  1. Family Resemblance, oranges, leaves, wood, soil, plastic, $50 

  2. Crap Arc, glass, found wood, nails, wheels, $32

  3. Painter, printer and scanner, found pint glass, $54 

  4. Key (or (another) lock), ink on paper, $1

  5. Yellow Axis, house paint, $11

  6. Red Axis, found wood, paint tin, $11

  7. Blue Axis, house paint, $11

  8. Her Ring, house paint on canvas, $6

  9. “Don’t Paint the Edges!”, house paint on canvas, $6

  10. Optics, house paint and glass on canvas, $10

  11. Volume, vinyl letters and mirror on linen, $42

  12. Crap Arc, acrylic paint on canvas, $6

Mid Year Review

Daniel McClellan, 401556152

  1. Wall Painting (yellow), acrylic house paint on wall, NFS

  2. Figurative Painting (red herring), acrylic paint on canvas, NFS

  3. Edge Painting, acrylic paint on canvas, NFS

  4. Deconstructed Wall Painting (red), found wood, found plaster, used paint tin, NFS

  5. Figurative Painting (available colour rainbow), acrylic paint and glass on canvas, NFS

  6. Painting Without Paint, letters and reflective glass panel on linen, NFS

  7. Wall Painting (blue), acrylic house paint on wall, NFS

  8. Figurative Painting (lemon), black acrylic on canvas, NFS

  9. Conceptual Painting (wordplay), printer, pint, NFS 

  10. Sculptural Painting (Car), glass, wood, steel, rubber, NFS

  11. Readymade (orange tree), orange tree, NFS

  12. Room Sheet, printed adhesive sheet, NFS