Saturday, June 10, 2006

Sculpting A Future

Sculpting A Future by David R. Darrow 5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)
Oil on Panel SOLD Collection of Carlyle Dallas
Farmington, NM – USA

About This Painting

This young man is an artist. A very talented, knowledgeable and driven artist.

At 17 or 18 he decided he wanted to be a sculptor. At 18 one of his sculptures took Best of Show at the San Diego Counrty Fair.

At 19 now, he has a day job working for FedEx, loading packages 8 hours a day. He's amazingly strong and agile [Video Clip 1], [Video Clip 2], [Video Clip 3], athletic and fit. At night, he studies sculpture and human anatomy at a very good art school in Encinitas, CA. He's paying for the course from his FedEx earnings.

He has an imagination, vision, and the concentration to do what he sets out to do on anything artistic. I have never met anyone as creative with such random materials, or with traditional. At 17, he was already better than i was at the same age, and much more focused.

He is my second son, Greyson.

I painted this one in a way that accentuates his strong masculine features, and merely "indicating" his curly hair, by using almost entirely a 1/2" filbert brush and thick paint. It's on a quadruple-gessoed and sanded masonite panel.

Have you ever read that internet Urban Legend? It's about a rich man's estate going up for auction after his death, and no one bought the portrait of his deceased son, and finally someone did, and there was a note attached to the back that said "Whoever buys this portrait gets my whole estate."

Well, that's an urban legend, and it's not going to happen here.

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