Sunday, January 21, 2007

Homework On Hold

Homework On Hold by David R. Darrow 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4cm x 14.6cm)
Oil on Linen Panel SOLD Collection of Kurtis Martin
Cincinnati, OH – USA

About This Painting

This cute blonde is my favorite model. She's the only model that takes my hand when we're walking through the mall together, or puts her arm around me while waiting in line.

Okay, you guessed it: she's my 14-year-old daughter Lauren.

On this particular Sunday afternoon, she had homework to do. I don't take any excuses for not doing homework — especially when her homework is for Art class, and her teacher is Keith.

Keith has been involved with all three of my kids in their high school years, and I can tell you that aside from my own high school Art teacher, Sam Uskovich, there is no one I know of that could do as fine a job. Keith is brilliant, tolerant, understanding, compassionate, funny, gregarious, (and tall), and teaches the kids very sound fundamentals — some of it is stuff I didn't learn until my Art College days!

That having been said, when I walked in and saw Lauren sitting on the couch drawing our flower vase in her Art Class notebook, I was struck by the light as it played across her face, and in her hair.

"You're just going to have to wait a while to finish your homework," I said. "I'm seeing a painting."

She's a very patient young woman.

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1 comment:

W. K. Moore said...

Great figure work! I have a 13 year old daughter... a real firecracker. Best of luck to you.