Sunday, August 20, 2006

Calla Lily 2

Calla Lily 2 by David R. Darrow 8" x 10" (20.32cm x 25.4cm)
Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD Collection of Charlotte McDavid
Birmingham, AL – USA

About This Painting

My 14 year old daughter asked me this weekend, to my surprise — and delight — if she could paint with me.

"Really?!" I asked.

A smile broke across her face. "Yeah! Really!" she sort of mocked, as if she knew I'd be surprised, but didn't want me to make a big deal out of it.

She wanted to paint a calla lily like the one I had up for auction last week, so I set her up with the very same flower, and gave her a few pointers. This being her first time, I had her take a break after an hour or two of her own work and did a quick demo of some of the loose brushwork I was trying to describe in words but which were better off shown.

This calla lily is not hers — rather it is the completed demo I was doing for her. This is much looser and expressive than my usual work, but it turned out to be a nice little piece of art. I hope you like it, too.

Maybe when Lauren finishes hers, we'll show it to you. First times jitters may get in the way, though.


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3 comments:

"van Vliet" Art Blog said...

Nice second Lilly. Your daughter's photo is beautiful also. The poise of a true artist. Keep encouraging her and she will produce wonderful paintings.

Lauren said...

wow...thank you!!! =]

[[i have poise!! who'da thunk??]]

David R. Darrow said...

But it's TRUE -- you painted like a seasoned artist!

--Daddy