Notes

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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Q&A: Artist Influences

Question:  Dear Mr. Daniels. On your bio you mention that Norman Rockwell and Salvador Dali influenced you as a young artist.  Are there the works of other artists you admire or respect?  Jacques R. from Marseilles, France. Thanks for writing, Jacques. In answer to your question, there are so many artists whose work I appreciate. I wouldn’t say that any […]
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Ode to Jack Davis

A great man named Jack Davis passed away recently.  Most people don’t know him by name, but if you’re over the age of 40, you’ve seen his work. Jack was an incredible illustrator and cartoonist whose work appeared in and on so many publications. His work was a great inspiration to me as a younger artist. He could work in […]
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Questions & Answers

I often receive emails on various aspects of my creative process, interests. I receive other inquiries with questions for my opinion about various things, so I thought I’d use this space to answer and share my thoughts from time to time. I have a few replies I’ll be posting about soon. If you have a question or comments as well, […]
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Coming This Fall: Jazzmen Limited Edition Canvases

We’ll be launching limited edition canvas prints of some never released pieces this fall. This will be high-quality canvas reproductions released in less than 300 per edition. They will only be available for a limited time and will not be published in canvas edition once all product is sold. A site for purchasing these and other prints is in the […]
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Presenting “The Building Stage (Detroit)”

It’s officially completed. “The Building Stage” is  the culmination of a year of research and development. It’s the largest and the most detailed painting I’ve ever produced, measuring 4-foot by 2-foot . The idea to produce the piece came from my seeing a print ad for one of the Big Three car companies, in which several buildings from the downtown […]
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Hail, Hail, The Horns Are Here!

Here, I’ve begun to paint in the horns, the drums and bass, though I’m not sure that the bass color here is the final color of choice. Stay tuned on that one. I’ve also done a bit more tweaking on the windows though they are being experimented on as well. More to do, but we’re getting there.
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Progress…

Here’s a look at where things stand with “The Building Stage” as of  1/16/16. Players are being filled in and it’s starting to take shape. The building windows have been filled in, though there is more to do there. Once instruments are added, things will really take off. Back soon!
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