Artist Interview with JP McDaniel

Artist Interview with JP McDaniel

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Welcome to AllArtWorks Featured Artist Series!

1. What other profession is similar to being an artist and why?

Screenwriter (which I am attempting) is much like an artist. You write a screen play that you feel is awesome and nobody likes it. Then you write one that you're not really happy with and it becomes a blockbuster. That's the risk of any creative field. Who knows what people are going to like? It's all a mystery of the universe.

2. What’s the nicest thing you can remember someone said about your work, or an individual piece?

I finished a commissioned piece last week and the buyer texted me back with "That is bad-ass !!!"...That's what you want to hear.

3. What’s one thing you’d like everyone to know about you as an artist?

I got a ton of drawings and paintings just laying around that need homes.
4. What was the last piece of art that you saw that blew you away?

I stood in front of a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait at the Chicago Institute of Art a couple years ago and I had to remind myself to breath. It was easily the most impressive work I've ever seen up close.

5. What’s something you haven’t done but you want to do in art/painting?

I want to do an entire painting with just palette knives. I watched some videos the other day and I think I'm ready to try.

6. Which artist do you like better - Ingres or Delacroix, and why?*

Well now that's an odd choice of names.......I can think of about a hundred others that I would have went with. I'm not a big fan of that time period (I'm a modernist) but here's what I got : I would go with Delacroix because he seems to be a little more impressionistic. I like the darker, stormy skies in his scene paintings and his nudes and portraits are more gritty and realistic.

*The reason we ask about Delacroix and Ingres is because they were contemporaries with wildly different styles!