Monday, October 31, 2011

Original Acrylic Abstract Painting

Original Acrylic Abstract Painting
"Patterns"
55x17
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This painting is painted on wood. These rectangular shapes remind me of my Grandmothers quilts. My brother and I stayed with her during the summer, and she had us help her tie the knots between the patterns.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Original Acrylic Abstract Painting 4ft x 5ft


Original Acrylic Abstract Painting
4ft x 5ft

"Making a Statement"


Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Fluid" Original Acrylic Abstract Painting


"Fluid"
Original Acrylic Abstract Painting
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Generally my abstracts are a lot more structured. I am thinning the acrylic down and squirting it on using small plastic bottles,kind of like icing a cake. Then I tilt it and let it run.
I'm am taking them to a show this weekend, it will be interesting to see what kind of response they get.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Original Acrylic Landscape painting

"Summer Trees"
Original Acrylic Landscape painting
on Cradled Masonite
18x18 1 1/2 inches
$350
In my Etsy Store
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This is my new obsession painting on Wood, it is extremely time consuming but I really enjoy painting on the flat dry surface. I have to cut the wood,then make into a frame. Cut masonite and nail it to the frame,fill the nail holes,then sand. I then have to apply 4 coats of Gesso and sand in between each coat. By this time I probably could have painted 3 paintings.
It is much drier than canvas and because the surface is flat the paint flattens out when you apply it. So you are seeing a lot more brush strokes which is what I like about it.




Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Panorama Landscape Fall Trees mountain stream original painting

"Landscape Panorama"
Original Painting Fall Trees mountain stream
7 ft 2 inches x 26 inches
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Doing something a little different here. I have started painting on wood this is one of my first. This painting is so large, it took me 2 weeks to build up the nerve to start on it.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Art Show

I am doing at art Show at the Summit in Louisville,Kentucky. Just off the Gene Snyder Freeway.
Wish me luck.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Original abstract barn painting sunset modern

$178
Just got back from a show in Paducah, Kentucky, it was a hot weekend. It was a 3 day show and it when until 8 pm. I have been laying around like a zoombie for 2 days. Imagine working 50 hours in 3 days. It's a glamorous job and someone has to do it. The floods didn't hurt Paducah, but they said the water was 5 feet up on the flood wall. There were Fema signs everywhere telling people they could apply for aid if they had damage.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Original Landscape Sunset Painting Tree Field Acrylic

Original Landscape Sunset Painting Tree Field Acrylic
In my Etsy store
$58
"A Sunset"
8 x 10 on canvas


Monday, April 11, 2011

Fall Aspen Painting Acrylic Landscape



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Abstract Birch Aspen Trees Original Painting

Abstract Birch Aspen Trees Original Painting
In Artist Derek Collins Etsy Store

$110
"Standing Out From The Crowd"
12 x 36
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My first show is in a couple weeks. I seem to do my most productive painting when I am under a deadline. In the two week period before the first show I usually go on a painting binge, and I paint two months worth of painting. If the show goes well I will keep on painting at a furious pace. If the show doesn't go well, then it can send me into a creative lull. I wish it wasn't that way. But selling give me creative energy. It also gives me direction and ideas of other things to paint. The creative energy also come from interacting with art collectors and getting direction from the feedback I get from they regarding my new work. Some of the new painting will stand out from the crowd, some will go virtually unnoticed. That's how I get direction from their feedback.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Abstract Original Sunset Landscape Painting

"Sunset and a Tree"
Original Acrylic landscape painting
^$58 in Artist Derek Collins Etsy store^
8 x 10 on canvas


Friday, April 1, 2011

Acrylic Flower Daisies Daisy Painting

"Daisies"
Acrylic Flower Daisy Floral painting on canvas
^In my Etsy store^
8 x 10 on canvas
$58
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Thought I would try something different, I haven't painting flowers for a while.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Original acrylic painting sunset Trees sky Forest Landscape

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Original acrylic painting sunset Trees sky Forest Landscape impressionist
5x7 on Masonite
$48 in Artist Derek Collins Etsy Store
Free shipping to the Continental US


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Original Church Religious Painting Acrylic on canvas




Monday, March 21, 2011

Original Painting Sailboat Sunset

Original Painting Sailboat Sunset
"The Weekend"
12x36
In Artist Derek Collins Etsy Store
$110
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This painting has a lot of Knife work in the water area.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Original Acrylic abstract landscape Painting Tree


Original Acrylic abstract landscape Painting Tree
"Textural Landscape"
18x24
$95
In artist Derek Collins Etsy Store

This second picture is a little dark,but allows you to see the Texture a little better, really thick This painting was a case of using what you have. I had some molding medium that was starting to thicken up a little. Hard to use with a brush. So I scooped it up in my hands and smeared it on the canvas. Not until the next day did I decide to make a landscape out of it.

Original painting Stream Creek Impressionist Acrylic

Original painting Stream Creek Impressionist Acrylic
"Restoration"
24x30
In Artist Derek Collins Etsy Store
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This is a painting that I started and I really didn't like where it was going. So I took paper towels and wipe out the paint as best I could. The next day when I looked at the abstract rub marks that I had made, I saw a landscape painting, so that's what I made it.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Original Barn Painting Acrylic Rustic Rural

Original Barn Painting Acrylic Rustic Rural
"Gigantic Barn"
18x24
$125
In Artist Derek Collins Etsy Store
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This is a painting that I reworked. I didn't feel like it had a strong enough center of interest, so I added the large barn and fence


Monday, March 14, 2011

Original Painting Sailboats Ocean Sunset Acrylic

Original Painting Sailboats Ocean Sunset Acrylic
"Dreamy Sunset"
$178 In Artist Derek Collins Etsy Store

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Acrylic Abstract Landscape Sunset Painting

Acrylic Abstract Landscape Sunset Painting
"Mysterious"
24x36
$178
In artist Derek Collins Etsy Store
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I sent 3 paintings to Williams Sonoma for a catalog photo shoot. They basically have a room that they stage for their catalog. They will have a large pile of art from a lot of different artist and they will randomly pick whatever art strike them at the time. So there isn't any guartantee that they will use mine, but here's hoping. One of them was a lava painting (red ground). That's an inside joke explained on my last post.




Friday, March 11, 2011

Original Barn Painting Modern Abstract Acrylic

Original Barn Painting Modern Abstract Acrylic
"Barn on a Hill"
24x36
$178
in Artist Derek Collins Etsy Store
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I sometimes get questions from people who don't understand abstracts. I have been asked numerous time if the red ground is suppose to be lava. In case you were wondering. No!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Original Abstract Landscape Painting

Original Abstract Landscape Painting
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"Enchanted Landscape"
24x36 on canvas
$178
In My Etsy Store
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I have been playing with this format, large red ground,small sky. This is the fun part of being an artist. Coming up with a new concept,then exploring it.
I am gearing up for shows this year. I am really wondering how many I should do. It is getting to the point where is is more profitable to sell on the Internet. Now they are talking about gas possibly doubling. That's pretty scary.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Original Painting Religious Church Acrylic


Original, Painting, Religious, Church, Acrylic
"As High as the Heavens"
12 x 36
$125
In My Etsy Store
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I did a similar painting like this as a project at my church. The goal was to paint something inspired by the Psalms.
This scripture is written across the bottom of the painting.
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Psalms 103:11
"For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him"


Monday, March 7, 2011

Original Seascape Ocean Painting Acrylic Original

"Rolling Surf"
24x36 on canvas
Original Seascape Ocean Painting Acrylic Original
^In my Etsy Store^
$195 free shipping to the Continental US
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I painted the sky first. Then the painting laid around for a day, before it finally told me it was suppose to be a seascape.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunset Ocean Beach Painting in Acrylic

Sunset Ocean Beach Painting Original Acrylic
24x36 on canvas
$195
In My Etsy Store
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I am tired of this cold winter, so I thought I would paint a more cheerful place.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Original Abstract Landscape tree painting


"Really Proud"
30x20 on canvas
Original Abstract Landscape tree painting
^Click to see in my Etsy Store^
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This painting has some really thick paint, $30 to 40 dollars worth, and some knife work. I used a tube an a half of the dark green Sap Green).
In the foreground I used a stamping techinque to give a crackle effect, you can see it a lot better in my Etsy store closeup photo.