Saturday, March 29, 2008

Interview With Art & Prose Magazine

The kind folks over at Art & Prose Magazine did an interview with me last month, featuring my painting Carmen on the cover, along with 9 additional reproductions of specifically-requested artwork of mine inside. It's a fascinating magazine, geared to technical and creative people with disciplines ranging from fantasy writing, to computer model making, to poetry and traditional art methods. This interview came from out of the blue, and being featured on the cover of Volume One, Issue 8 is something for which I am very grateful to John Johnson and the rest of the crew at A&P.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lora: Commissioned Portrait

Lora - A Portrait Commission by David R. Darrow 16" x 20" (40.6cm x 50.8cm)
Oil on Belgian Linen
Not For Sale
Private Collection

About This Painting

Lora got in touch with me shortly after the San Diego Weekly Reader article, about me and portrait painting, came out mid-last year.

She wanted me to paint her portrait after reading about my thoughts on painting, God and beauty, and after seeing my work.

Ironically, perhaps, it was in this article I was quoted as saying that as of that time I had not received any commissions from women for portraits of themselves. And I speculated as to why.

Lora's approach changed my thinking. She wanted to capture this moment in time for a number of personal reasons, some of which she shared with me, and which made painting this portrait that much more engaging. She also wanted to own original art, for all the best reasons.

I only hope I captured the kind and thoughtful spirit of the woman I came to know while painting her. She tells me she loves it.  ◙

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