Mother & Daughter on New Year's Eve

Mother & Daughter on New Year's Eve

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In Brooklyn, you'll often see a mother and daughter walking together down the street, talking animatedly. I can tell that they are mother and daughter because they look alike and share some features, but it's not obvious what these essential features are. As an artist who is working on portraiture, I try to quantify the similarities. It can be their gait, facial features, voice, etc.

There is something that's just so beautiful about this relationship.

As an outsider (neither a mother or a daughter) looking in, I feel there is something mysterious and close about the relationship, words unstated, feelings communicated with a glance, that is difficult to quantify, but apparent just the same. I'm starting on a series to try to capture this, both the relationship and the family resemblance.

This painting is from my family's New Year's celebration.

The pandemic is raging, but we're safe, and we're celebrating at home. We're happy, but worried, looking forward hopefully to a new and hopefully better year, but also relieved to have made it through 2020. I think the looks on the faces of my wife and my daughter are telling. We can celebrate, but not with abandon. We can dress up, but there's nowhere to go.

It's a moment in time. 

I'm hoping that the pandemic will be behind us soon, and we'll look at paintings like these as historical artifacts, like those Absinthe drinkers of Degas. It's a time when we want to celebrate, to let loose, but we just can't because of the worry and all the suffering around us.

The prints are gorgeous.

I sell prints in four sizes, the 22"x17" being the closest representation to the original work. All prints (except the postcard size) are signed and numbered. I use a top-of-the-line Epson printer with pigment ink that is tested to last 200 years.

I print on Hahnemühle German Etching all-cotton archival 310 g/mA Paper.

It's truly uncanny how the color of the prints match the original. This is art and not a poster.

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Great print!

Great quality print of a stunning piece of one of my favorite places, what's not to love?

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Palm Court
J.T.D.J.
Great art, great memories

This particular rendering of Palm Court really brought back the spirit of Palm Court and New College, one of the most positive and formative periods of my entire life. Also it’s a beautiful work.

Dan and I love this print, because it's powerful and inspiring, plus it is beautiful. We are so pleased to have it in our home.

Beautiful print

This is a truly excellent print. The aestehtics and craftsmanship and truly top-notch. I'm delighted to have it in my home.

Gorgeous

Since this painting depicts an iconic area of where I went to college, I have a nostalgic draw to it. But beyond that, this is a gorgeous painting that looks realistic but also artistic and a bit surreal. Michael James Freedman is an extremely talented artist and I'm very glad to have one of his prints on my wall.