Florals

Just try to paint flowers without being boring.

"Poppies for K" Acrylic painting on canvas (36" x 24") by Dano Carver
“Poppies for K” Acrylic painting on canvas (36″ x 24″), 2019
"Calla Lillies" Acrylic painting on canvas (24" x 18") by Dano Carver
“Calla Lillies #2″ Acrylic painting on canvas (24″ x 18”), 2018
"Orange Tulips" Acrylic painting on canvas (24" x 36") by Dano Carver
“Orange Tulips” Acrylic painting on canvas (24″ x 36″), 2017
“Table for Tulips” Acrylic painting on canvas (22″ x 28″), 2011
“Dogwood in a Vase” Acrylic painting on canvas (18″ x 24″), 2013

Architectural

Paintings where focus lies on architecture, both outdoors views and interiors. 

"Seattle Science Center Arches" Mixed media with acrylic and melted crayon (24" x 36) by Dano Carver.
“Seattle Science Center Arches” Mixed media with acrylic and melted crayon (24″ x 36).

Cars

Paintings of vintage-style cars with a perspective that takes it to abstraction.

"'58 Dodge Coronet" Acrylic painting on canvas (48" x 36") by Dano Carver.
“’58 Dodge Coronet” Acrylic painting on canvas (48″ x 36″).
"'38 Chevrolet Master Deluxe" Acrylic painting on canvas (24" x 18") by Dano Carver
“’38 Chevrolet Master Deluxe” Acrylic painting on canvas (24″ x 18″)

Oceanic

Expressive colourisations, imaginative landscapes, and turbulent marine paintings.

"Blue Duet" Acrylic painting on canvas (24" x 36") by Dano Carver
“Blue Duet” Acrylic on canvas (24″ x 36″)

Vintage-Style Portraits

These paintings are a mash up of vintage style fashion and a modern aesthetic.

"Grey Fedora" Acrylic painting on canvas (16" x 20") by artist Dano Carver.
“Grey Fedora” Acrylic painting on canvas (16″ x 20″)
"Red Beret" Acrylic painting on canvas (16" x 20") by artist Dano Carver.
“Red Beret” Acrylic painting on canvas (16″ x 20″)
"Red Hat" Acrylic painting on canvas (16" x 20") by artist Dano Carver.
“Red Hat” Acrylic painting on canvas (16″ x 20″)
"Sarah in Fur and Lace Gloves" Acrylic painting on canvas (12" x 16") by artist Dano Carver.
“Sarah in Fur and Lace Gloves” Acrylic painting on canvas (12″ x 16″)

Chairs

I painted this series of chair. Some of these paintings were among the first pieces painted in acrylic. It was an early exploration of texture. I layered tissue paper with acrylic paint to disguise the canvas grain. And then, I used sharp objects or sandpaper to create a distressed look. What I learned from this experimentation has carried through to many other later works.

My goal for each painting was to paint the chair so that it transcended beyond being just a picture of a piece of furniture. These pieces are like portraits. Chairs have a personality of their own. What I love about these paintings is, they each allow the viewer to tell their own story in their mind. A chair can represent a person, real or imagined… perhaps a loved one that is no longer here.

'Find a Seat #8' - Acrylic painting on canvas (18"w x 24"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #8’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (18″w x 24″h).

'Find a Seat #6' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #6’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h).

'Find a Seat #9' - Acrylic painting on canvas (18"w x 24"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #9’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (18″w x 24″h).

'Find a Seat #2' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #2’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h).

'Find a Seat #1' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #1’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h).

'Find a Seat #4' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #4’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h).

'Find a Seat #5' - Acrylic painting on canvas (16"w x 20"h). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
‘Find a Seat #5’ – Acrylic painting on canvas (16″w x 20″h)

Marine Life

I’ve been working on this series of paintings with two themes in mind. First, there is a theme of water. It’s essential to all life. And it ought to be right that is preserved for all. And in the case of sea life, the water holds many mysterious and beautiful creatures like juvenile rock fish and anemones. Second, there is a theme of restoration. As part of my process, I intentionally destroyed the painting by distressing them with sharp objects and sandpaper. Then I repaint the image. Whenever I do this, I’m always surprised by the results. Wonderful things happen that I would have never expected. It’s always more beautiful once it’s been restored.

"Jouvenile Rock Fish and Sea Anemones" - acrylic painting on canvas (16" x 12"). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
“Jouvenile Rock Fish and Sea Anemones” – acrylic painting on canvas (16″ x 12″)

"Puget Sound Under Water Marine Life #2" - acrylic on canvas (12" x 12"). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver
“Puget Sound Under Water Marine Life #1″ – acrylic on canvas (12″ x 12”)

"Puget Sound Under Water Marine Life #2" - acrylic on canvas (12" x 12"). Artist: Daniel (Dano) Carver.
“Puget Sound Under Water Marine Life #2″ – acrylic on canvas (12″ x 12”)

"Sea Anemone" - acrylic painting on canvas (30" x 24"), by Daniel (Dano) Carver
“Sea Anemone” – acrylic painting on canvas (30″ x 24″)