Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Original watercolor trees in fall with texture - Day 67

"Burst of Autumn"
Original watercolor trees in fall with texture

By Derek T. Collins
5 x 7
$28 in My Etsy Store
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Certainly this is a shameless plug, but this watercolor has tremendous textures normal not seen in a watercolor. I has the feeling of a oil painting. If you click the TITLE link, Burst of Autumn, then click the image on that page twice, it will show you a large closeup. What do you think of that texture?


Monday, June 29, 2009

original watercolor aceo dramatic snow and pine tree painting -Day 66

"Magic"
2 1/2 x 3 1 /2
SOLD
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This is an interesting painting, I did an initial watercolor wash and really hated it. I laid it aside and intended to throw it away. I immediately started painting a different painting. But it was just laying there looking at me. So, I added some more to it and all of a sudden it started to come together. It turned out to be a painting that I really like.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

original Watercolor Miniature clouds tree and Fence - Day 65

"Guard of the Valley
original Watercolor Miniature clouds tree and Fence

2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
SOLD
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I have been wanting to paint some large scale acrylic landscapes, but these miniature watercolors are keeping me hopping. I was reluctant at first to paint this small, but they have turned out to be a lot of fun.
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Art is suppose to be fun. Sometimes putting on the business hat can suck the fun right out of it.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Original Watercolor Moon snow and tree painting - Day 64

"Well Lit Night"
In My Etsy Store $14.99
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This is a little different look, I love painting snow because you get to play with light and shadows. I like the texture of the watercolor paper in this painting, I think it adds a different dimension to the painting. The white sparkles on ttree are acrylic.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Original Aceo watercolor painting of a Barn - Illustration Friday

The weeks topic is
"WORN"
Illustration Friday
Where a topic is given, different artist express that thought in visual art
This is my entry
Click the link to see what other artist have come up with
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What better subject matter to express to the word WORN ,than an old barn that has endured decades of storms.
Many of the old barns are so worn down that they are becoming a thing of the past.
I was coming back from an art show over the weekend and I saw a barn that had caved in on itself. The old wooden barns are being replaced with metal Pole Barns. Who would want a painting of a pole barn on their wall. What a shame. Progress!


Original ACEO Watercolor people in snow

"Cold Walk"
Original ACEO Watercolor people in snow
In My Etsy Store
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I have these thoughts rolling around in my head. I am wanting to paint some large acrylic paintings, with a contemporary feel.
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It's like having a large puzzle laying on the table and none of the pieces are together. The thought are too dissected right now for me to even attempt to paint. It will take me a while to get some of the pieces together so that the thoughts can come together and begin to form an idea.
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I know this probably sounds like artist Mumbo -Jumbo. It is times like these, when I struggle with my thoughts, that I have seen the most growth as an artist. Dissatisfaction is an artist best friend.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lily of the Valley - Original watercolor flower botanical painting - Day 62


"Lily of the Valley"
Original watercolor flower botanical painting
$14.99
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I've got a show coming up in a couple weeks. Krasl Art Fair, St. Joseph Michigan. It is the most scenic art show I have ever done. It sits on a Bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, what of a view. Let's hope for good weather, as a storm could make for devastating winds coming off the lake.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Miniature Aceo original Watercolor man and boat - Day 61

"The Call of the Wild"
Miniature Aceo original Watercolor man and boat
2 1/2 x 3 1/2
9.99
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You can call this my self portrait, from my younger days of course, when I had hair. This will be me in an about a hour. Sooooo long!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Original Watercolor ACEO Miniature Botanical Daisy Painting

"Daisy"
Original Watercolor ACEO Miniature Botanical Daisy Painting
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This is a new series of Miniature Flower paintings that I have started, I hope to start a large collection of them. I have been real busy this year, I have painted more paintings this year than I have painted for a long time.
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I have radio wave Internet. It seems to go out once a week, it's starting to tick me off. I'll try not to take it out on you. It's not your fault.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Original watercolor ACEO birch tree painting - Day 59

"Along the Road"
On Ebay $14.99
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The painting a day thing has started to become difficult. Painting the painting is the easy part. Taking photos and getting them ready for the Internet is the more difficult thing, time wise. Especially, during the show season. Most shows require me to be away from home 3 days at least, and then when I get home I am totally fatigued. I am a quiet person by nature. I have learned to be outgoing at my art shows. I have friends who are very outgoing, they are energised by being in the middle of things, talking to anything that moves. While I have grown to enjoy the experience,the interaction, for me it is exhausting. I want to go home and not say anything to anybody for an extended period of time. That goes double for typing clever words for invisible people to read.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

original watercolor aceo Covered Bridge painting -Day 58


"Covered Bridge"
2 1/2x 3 1/2 inches
Listed in My Etsy Store
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I have been absent for a time, I had an art show in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It takes me a day and a half to recover from doing a show. I walk around for a couple days like, The Night of the Living Dead, Zombies. My family apparently didn't see me as a threat, so they didn't try to shoot me or bash me with a shovel. I'm doing fine now. Really.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Original watercolor painting of Pine Trees - Day 57

"Colorful Winter"
Original watercolor painting of Pine Trees
$24 in My Etsy Store
SOLD


This is the perfect painting for almost everyone. If you are happy, look a the left side of the painting, bright and cheery. Yellow is a happy color!
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If you are depressed, look at the right side of the painting, dark and dreary. If you have teenagers, I'm so sorry, it won't help. You are on your own.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Original watercolor painting of fall tree - Day 56

"Ancient Colors"
5 x 7
This painting has an amazing amount of texture for a watercolor.
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Our router died on us about 5 months ago, I just got around to installing a new one today. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Eight hours later it is installed. Piece of cake!! I hate computers.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Miniature Watercolor Aceo lake sunset - Day 55

on Auction in My Ebay Store
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
SOLD
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Going to have a Bon Fire tonight, to burn the downed tree branches from the ice storm we had this winter. Yum, Smores!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

original watercolor Aceo oak tree painting - Day 54

"Mighty Oak"
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch miniature
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SOLD
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I'm getting ready for grueling couple of weeks. The combination of selling on the Internet and preparing for some coming art shows ,is start to wear on me. I have been painting non- stop and am experiencing a little burn out.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

original watercolor painting of a road Day 53

"Country Road"
original watercolor painting of a road
ACEO miniature 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch
SOLD
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Go to MY OTHER BLOG and see how I made this painting in a step by step demonstration.


Friday, June 5, 2009

Original Aceo Miniature watercolor painting of a creek - Day 52

2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
$14.99
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Still painting Miniatures. I had to take a break to replace my tail light. My son accidentally hit it with a basketball. Ouch! The new one cost $100.
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I did a step by Step Watercolor Painting Demonstration on my other blog today, have a look!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Sunset - original Aceo watercolor painting of a sunset - Day 51

"A Sunset"
original Aceo watercolor painting of a sunset
A Miniature
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
My Etsy Store
SOLD
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I have been painting Miniatures for a few days now. It is a great way to experiment and try new things . I find a lot of ideas for large paintings this way.




Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Original painting of lovers - A Painting each Day -50

"Lovers and the Moon
original painting of lovers

8x10
In My Yessy Store
$58 , $10 shipping to the US
You can purchase directly through me if you prefer. I accept Paypal
Questions?
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I am presenting painting some watercolor miniatures (ACEO's). I will show you some in the next few days. I missed posting a picture yesterday. I was actually so involved in painting, on a roll so to speak, I just pull myself away from painting. You have to go with it, when the mood is there.



Monday, June 1, 2009

Original acrylic ocean surf painting - Day 49



"Sand Dune"
Original acrylic ocean surf painting

8x10
$58 in My Yessy Store
Questions?
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Another beautiful Indiana sand Dune painting. What are you laughing at! Indiana is not land locked contrary to popular belief. We have 50 miles of beach on Lake Michigan and a famous sand dune called Mount Baldy. That by the way , wasn't named after me!