Darryl Freeman, capturing a beautiful moment

Darryl Freeman, capturing a beautiful moment

October 1, 2016 | figurative painting | No Comments

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My paintings begin with a model in a pose that I set up. I get the lighting just right, do a black and white oil painting/drawing, let that dry, then paint on the color. I like to have the feet and legs pointing toward me with the head at the opposite end to create the effect of large legs and small head.

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It’s immensely satisfying to me to capture a beautiful moment in time on my canvas. Often it is outdoors where I am most inspired. I don’t try to preserve every detail. I work quickly, applying thick, colorful paint with broad strokes of the palette knife, letting my imagination fill in the blanks. Sometimes, it’s just a fleeting moment of light that I preserve. At will, I can enjoy that moment again; I can share what I have seen with others. My paintings express gratitude for moments that have lifted my spirits and pleased my senses. They serve as a history of my experience, reminding me of things I have seen, and how I see things.

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Painting is a way for me to create something beautiful and make a positive contribution to the world.
Darryl Freeman


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