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DAVID LARKINS
Monroe, Michigan - United States


David Larkins Abtsract Realism


Original Artworks (78)

David Larkins; Pinto Stewart Of Bunratty, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 While visiting Ireland this year we went to Bunratty Castle, in a small villiage next to the castle I came across this wonderful stable, I told my wife Laura that all I needed was a horse to put in the stable door. She immediatly said Pinto, her ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2019
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Sundial, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pesariis, Italy, a small hamlet is known as the aEURoeVillage of ClocksaEUR, nestled in the Italian Dolomites.All of the fourteen clocks in the village are self- powered or by the movement of the sun. The lines on the stucco in aEURoeSundialaEUR not only suggests a story ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2019
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Squirrel, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is for all those squirrel chasing dog owners out there There was this giant oak tree outside of an Airbnb that Laura and I stayed at in Franklin, TN. It stands about two feet outside the kitchen window, a massive old grand dad of a tree. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2019
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Americana, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 When you visit HogaEURtms Breath Saloon in Key West, Florida it is customary to leave behind a sticker, license plate or business card, a piece of who you are, a snapshot of America, every possible spot in the saloon is embellished with them We all have ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2019
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Phasmid, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Poplar leaves laying on the ground in various stages of decay, yes, itaEURtms an abstraction but also something more. Nature has a way of disguising itself to survive, aEURoePhasmidaEUR is a word to describe this survival. See if you can find the phasmid in the painting. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2018
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; No Fly Zone, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 My wife LauraaEURtms adopted horses Wilbur and Abby looking inside the stable comical and an unusual scene for horses I saw this and had to paint it 	With their fly masks on they reminded of a bride and groom, horse style wedding  ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2018
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; After The Squall, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Our favorite place to be, Point Betsie located on Lake Michigan On this summer day, a series of squalls rolled through while we were at the cottage.This scene that captured my imagination is looking out of the widows walk in the old coast guard station.The ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Venice Blue, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Venice owns its unique blue, maybe because of the Adriatic Sea surrounding the city or the constant clear cloudless skies. The blues compliment the ochre and sienna stucco buildings creating a complimentary composition of hues. All of this makes Venice an easy choice to study and paint ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
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David Larkins; Snowy Evening, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 21 inches. Artwork description: 241 One of our favorite visits is to Calder Dairy Farm not far from where I live.  The variety of animals on the farm is impressive, even the horses, from draft to minis are on the farm.I wanted to capture a specific time of year and day ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
30 x 21 inches (76.2 x 53.3 cm)
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David Larkins; The Dolomites Sappada Italy, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Hiking in the Dolomites last August with friends, I was overwhelmed with their immense majestic beautyWe came upon a lone burro hiking back down the trail, who knows what she was doing up there, but I had to paint her ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
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David Larkins; Pixie In Pesariis, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 While walking along the cobblestone streets in Pesariis, Italy, a small village nestled in the Italian Alps, I came upon this old house which is probably hundreds of years oldAs usual, I like to have a heartbeat in my paintings.  This one is a memorial to our ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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David Larkins; Winds Of Change, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 26 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Fall begins to creep in while we were staying with friends in Pentwater, MI.  The blustery wind whipped waves on Lake Michigan reminds us that another summer season has come to an end ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
26 x 18 inches (66.0 x 45.7 cm)
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David Larkins; Independance Day, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 An American flag stands whipping in the Lake Michigan breeze, tattered but still prevailingA metaphor to what we are witnessing in our country today. ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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David Larkins; Hoodies Lagoon, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 As a Hooded Merganser forages along a Lake Erie lagoon, reflections of the spring foliage create a colorful abstraction in the water.An almost pure abstract painting becomes a realistic one with the addition of the water fowl, yet another example of my interest in abstract realism ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
24 x 12 inches (61.0 x 30.5 cm)
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David Larkins; Luigi, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 38 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241 While hiking in the Italian Alps my wife and I stayed in Pesariis, a wonderful quaint Italian village.  Everyday Luigi would be sitting outside the bar restaurant Sot La Napa smoking his cigarettes, content as could beWe would buy him a glass a wine or two while ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
38 x 26 inches (96.5 x 66.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Just In Case, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 While we were sorting through my late father- in- lawaEURtms barn preparing for the farm auction we continued to run across all sorts of monkey and pipe wrenches.They kept on accumulating and when we were finished I noticed the pile of them sitting on the ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Ripples, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 50 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 aEURoeRipplesaEUR is a wonderful example showing my love for abstract realism.I added the Ruddy Duck to anchor the composition and show a source for the ripples in the water.Without the duck the painting becomes a pure abstraction. ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
50 x 30 inches (127.0 x 76.2 cm)
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David Larkins; Thunderball Grotto, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Thunderball Grotto, located in Staniel Cay, Exumas, Bahamas was made famous for being the film location for the 1965 James Bond movie aEURoeThunderballaEUR.While snorkeling and exploring this magnificent ecological underwater grotto, which is only accessible by swimming through a tunnel, I noticed three ghostly figures swimming ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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David Larkins; The Colliers Kiln, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 The historic ghost town in Fayette along the Big Bay DeNoc located in MichiganaEURtms UP is an old iron smelting town from the 1870aEURtms.The preserved town still has some of the charcoal making kilns standing, which once numbered more than eighty, feed the blast ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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David Larkins; Empire Bluff Trail, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 One of our favorite hiking trails in Michigan.Reaching the trails end, we are awarded with this spectacular vista of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National LakeshoreIt s always breathtaking in any season, but I wanted to capture it in winter, the aqua breen water contrasted against the ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement


I’ve always been intrigued by the luminosity and transparencies found in watercolor and acrylic mediums. I believe an artist must experience the painting – to absorb the surroundings, the atmosphere, to have a oneness with the subject matter before the first brush stroke is applied.
My style is described as “Abstract Realism” and my strength is found in the composition. I’m drawn to diverse subject matter that challenges the viewer to see abstraction in the ordinary – to meld the “real” world with the “abstract”.

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