Thursday, January 25, 2007

Love Song

Love Song by David R. Darrow 7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
Oil on Panel SOLD Collection of David Walling
Garden Grove, CA – USA

About This Painting

For personal reasons, I just had to paint this still life. It brings back fond memories.

Music is such an important part of my life, and the piano is one of my favorite instruments. I, personally, do not play well at all, but I love a feeling pianist. If I could trade my artistic ability for any other talent or skill in the world, it would want to gain the ability to play anything I want on the piano.

With feeling.

I know a few remarkable pianists. They have put their lives into their craft, and have gone beyond the amazing skill of playing accurately to the higher, spiritual plane of expressing with music the very depths of their souls.

I know, because that's where their playing 'gets me.'

I sometimes make the mistake of watching in wonder the hands that are playing the keys, forgetting that the best music is from the heart.

I hope that I have reminded you of someone like that.

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J Matt Miller said...

Beautiful, David. Snappy!

Lori said...

You succeeded, brought back a 35 year old memory, thank-you. Its a wonderful painting.