|"Darren Skydiving in England" - 30" x 24" oil on canvas|
A skydive is generally something that people who don't mind taking risks embark on. It takes courage and faith to leap out of a plane and just hope that the people who strapped you into your parachute knew what they were doing. I have no plans of ever doing this. My fear of heights couples with my desire to keep my feet safely on the ground, have always made me admire people who not only take the risk, but apparently find it fun and exhilarating.
|Darren Skydiving in England - prep sketch for the oil painting|
I decided that it would be a great addition to the series to depict Darren doing something more than just a hobby. I also believe that keeping in line with all the paintings of quiet solitude, the painting should depict the quiet moment of right before he jumped out. I would think that is when focus, fear and concentration is at its highest. The moment you know you are going to jump out of a plane. And while I can speak from experience, it must be quite an unforgettable feeling.
In Darren's words:
|Watercolor of Darren done for the |
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