View Full Version : And all my demons (you said) come and go with the days

10-23-2015, 12:02 PM
Acrylics on canvas, 50x70 cm.

All feedback welcome & as always keen to hear what's on your mind.


Title is a reference to Ben Howard's "Diamonds"

10-23-2015, 12:22 PM
First off -- I bookmarked that singer after listening to the first half of that song. WOW! he is just the type I really like. I had never heard of him, so thanx for the link. I will be listening to more of him later.

Second on -- this is easily the best non-family painting you have done. Several things about it appeal to me, but what caught my eye was his legs/thighs. Your use of highlighting and showing the wrinkles in the fabric made this piece a step above. Details count, even in a abstract / contemporary piece.

This one is perfect!


10-23-2015, 01:19 PM
very good

10-23-2015, 02:02 PM
Higher excellent work.

Bald head reflecting starlight,
Skeleton waiting patiently behind.

Life has passed, but something is still warm in his hands
And the world goes out expecting the end.
But such small thing still alive in the night,
Dancing in his hands and respond to the light.

And who can say how ended this end?
May be it's time to go travel Starland?

10-23-2015, 02:22 PM
it's trying to make me sad
but not hard enough to succeed
it's more reflective, meditative, peacefully away from the hustle
like he's nestling a gentle memory in his hands
or daring to confront a mystery held there


10-23-2015, 03:46 PM
This is fantastic! I also feel like that man has found a quiet place, taking a break from the lights and noise. I too wonder what he's holding in hands? Something important.

Really enjoyed this piece from a technical aspect too; looking over the different marks, colours and shapes hiding in the dark.

10-23-2015, 04:23 PM
Wow indeed! This is just amazing. I imagine him to have been bewildered, frightened by circumstance or personal demons. Then he found a fragile moth, trapped by the bright lights and he captured it to set it free.

10-24-2015, 12:37 AM
I couldn't help being reminded of a painting that I did several years ago, more realistic style but similar feeling to this one:
http://www.susanbaileyart.com/Other.html (http://http://susanbaileyart.com/Other.html)
See "Blue on the Blues"
I like yours a lot, Daniel. :)

10-24-2015, 02:03 AM
Another fan here. This piece has beautiful complex rhythms and an intriguing mood. Not sad or tortured for me, as the title might suggest - more like resigned or avoiding. Nevertheless, very impressive, all those suggested shapes not quite there, but still enough!

Hairy wolf
10-24-2015, 08:22 AM
Outstanding work, Daniel! Simply, one of your very best. So different from things you've shown previously.

10-26-2015, 12:07 PM
I love how you handled the figure in the painting!
(I love all of it, truthfully).
Very well done!

10-30-2015, 02:55 AM
What on earth just happened here! What an explosion of wonderful feedback, tales, interpretations! You guys are amazing! Wow!

I will, for sure, return to this technical and emotional realm, but my agenda currently is to maximize differences in between each painting so it will take me some time. With your generous feedback, though, I am humbled and happy that this journey is worth its time.

Thank you so much, Greg (Ben Howard in TOP 10 for the lonely island!), drorn, Alexander (wow, your interpretation blew me away), La_ (I liked the image of an image "trying" to make you sad :), Sarah (humbled, thanks!), Alita (now I see the moth, too!), Susan (loved the sax player, although, to me, quite different in mood. Great painting), Rick (if you find the time, listen to the song, link given above, it is not that tortured either), HW (different than before is good, I feel free. Thanks), AprilJoy, thanks so much.

10-30-2015, 04:46 PM
He seems absorbed and oblivious - it makes me think of the indifference of many people to the world around them