David Barber - Painter
Over the years painting has become a personal journey of discovery for me. For a long time I took a sort of 'trial and error' approach to painting. I would see artwork that struck a chord with me and subsequently attempt to recreate the essence of these works in my own paintings. I was never happy with the results though and always felt frustrated that I hadn't found my own 'voice'. It's only recently that I've began to realise that someone else's view of the world is exactly that; someone else's view of the world! My intention is therefore to look and think carefully about what 'I' see and ensure that I capture this in my painting. I want my paintings to tell the truth. We all see the world differently, but maybe in my paintings you'll see something that resonates with you too. Buying a painting isn't like buying a mass produced product. You're buying a 'piece' of the artist, a moment in their life and their unique view of the world. I want my customers to feel that they have a connection with me and will therefore do my utmost to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your painting and the service that you receive. If you'd like to commission a painting please contact me and we can discuss your requirements
Light over Keswick
I’ve been working on this painting on and off for a few days now. I knew that I wanted the sky to be the dominant feature and I think it’s almost there now. However, I’m beginning to think that I’m going to have to veer away from my reference photos, as I want even more drama in the painting. The suns rays were over Keswick and all of the visible land in the foreground is quite dull. I’m thinking of picking out some spots on the foreground fields that will be lit strongly by the sun. This will mean making the remaining areas darker than they actually were. I can always paint over it if it doesn’t work!