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Freelance Portrait Artist, Book Illustrator, & More

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Oil on linen
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Over 30 days ago

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Artisticillustrator - Over 30 days ago
this is brilliant!
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank you for your kind feedback, Rigo.
Artisticillustrator - Over 30 days ago
Your welcome. All your work is amazing.
Jackie Diaz - Over 30 days ago
how you painted this still shocks me lol =) amazing.
Ann Supan - Over 30 days ago
Amazing! the details on the fabric and architecture...wow...calp2x
John Houseman - Over 30 days ago
I keep coming back to your portfolio. I just visited the Norman Rockwell museum. I think you'd like it a lot.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
John,
I use to live in CT. I'd take rt. 7 through Cornwall, Mass. to get there several times each year. I would rush back home, trying not to forget what I'd learned while I was there; I'd make notes in one of the books I had of his prints. I'd never remember everything, though. It was the technical aspects that I was after. He had a simplicity that I'm still after. What he did in 1 step, still takes me 20... although it used to take me 50. So I'm getting closer to it. Maybe over the next decade or so, I'll make some real progress. He was really That Good! Don't you agree? I was a foster kid, and Rockwell painted the childhood I wished I'd had. As an adult, those images stayed with in a personal way and it 's why I'm still so fond of his work and those themes. Funny how life goes.
John Houseman - Over 30 days ago
Don't sell yourself short! Comparing yourself to another has its limitations unless you use them to compliment yourself. I'm sure Rockwell learned something new each time around. I certainly do.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
:)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Ditto with John, You Are there.
Shimra Starr - Over 30 days ago
James, you're a freaking genius and I think your skill actually surpasses Rockwell's.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Shimra,
That is very kind of you to say. Rockwell had a genius in his simplicity that my personality doesn't seem to allow for. It was like he could get from point to point in 2 steps, where it might take me 50. Though hard to describe, visually it looked like he finished his paintings in a stroke or two, when looking at his originals. Thanks for the complement, though!
Shimra Starr - Over 30 days ago
:)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Hehehe, Danner is a gift to us!
Jackie Diaz - Over 30 days ago
just stopping by to show my support for your artwork! I have always been a fan! 10 kudos! stop by soon!
Julie Wells - Over 30 days ago
Oh my!!! I love Pope St JPII! You captured him beautifully.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thanks, Julie!