New Year, New Work and a Lesson

So most of last year was devoted to completing a different somewhat art-related project.¬† It gave me time to gather some ideas for my next painting schedule. One of the pieces I wanted to get to this year is one that I sketched probably 25 years ago. It kept getting bumped down the list over the years, then, just when […]
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Paris, Rome and other stops

I had the great pleasure to spend a couple of lovely weeks in Paris and Rome, among others, earlier in July and late June. We saw many great places, experience some wonderful moments and see many amazing sites, including a stop at the Louvre, but what inspired me most were the beautiful people we met throughout travels. I look to […]
Read More Offers Limited Edition Canvas Reproductions

We’ve launched DDA will be the official source for limited edition canvas reproductions of select works. Each print is uniquely signed and numbered and printed from its own unique digital file. The first release from the series is one of my early works, Light Notes (seen above). The edition for this piece is only 350. Pre-orders for this release […]
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Suite New Orleans

Here’s the first new work from a series inspired by New Orleans. The title is Suite New Orleans. It was developed from a sketch in one of my many folders of sketches.¬†This is an acrylic painting on stretched prime canvas, which measures 2 feet by 3 feet. The original sketch put me in mind of the New Orleans French Quarter […]
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New Orleans Swing Suite

I forgot to update my site with the progress on the New Orleans series. This photo is a few days old. I’m in the process of completing the first work from the series (seen above). I don’t have a title for it as yet but I’m getting closer to one. I based it on the famed French Quarter hotels. I […]
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New Orleans

So, the original idea was to do a single painting with New Orleans as the background. Now I’m thinking a second one may be on the horizon. I’ll be starting work on the first one very soon, as the second one takes shape a bit more. Interestingly enough, for me anyway, the first piece comes out of sketches I’ve had […]
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The Jazzmen

Last year, I decided to make a relatively small change to the name of the series. The musician series had been known as The Darryl Daniels Jazz Collection for the better part of 10 years. I thought it was time to give the series a name that reflects what it is about, which is the musicians. So the new name […]
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Q & A: Music and Painting

Question: Hello, I’m curious about one aspect of your creative process. Do you actually listen to jazz while you paint? If so, how does it help you creatively? Christina R., Warrick, Rhode Island Thanks for the questions, Christina. Listening to music is something I sometimes do when painting, but not always. I consider the “creative process” and the painting process […]
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I’m Honored

Recently, a young lady named Bree wrote me because she was working on an artist appreciation project for her son’s 5th grade class. She asked if I wouldn’t mind answering a couple of questions for the class for her presentation. I agreed. The questions dealt with what I liked about 5th grade (Mrs. Williams, one of my favorite teachers), what […]
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