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DAVID LARKINS
Monroe, Michigan - United States


David Larkins Abtsract Realism


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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”. ...

Original Artworks (108)

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 beauty  We 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 old As usual, I like to have a heartbeat in my paintings. This one is a memorial to ...
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 prevailing A 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 be  We would buy him a glass a wine or two ...
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; day dream farm, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 The D. H. Day farm is a popular historical farm built in the 1880aEURtms by Day in Glen Arbor, Michigan.The farm consisted of 400 acres with hay and corn to feed his prized hogs and Holsteins. He also had 5,000 cherry and apple trees ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 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 Lakeshore It s always breathtaking in any season, but I wanted to capture it in winter, the aqua breen water contrasted against ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; grand traverse bay, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 50 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 While staying at a B B in Suttons Bay, MI last year, we loved to sit out on the dock, sip some wine and absorb the spectacular vista known as Grand Traverse Bay...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
50 x 14 inches (127.0 x 35.6 cm)
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David Larkins; juniper covey, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 I have a bird feeder outside of my studio window, which I installed to give me a peaceful break from painting when needed.This winter a covey of Sparrowi? 1/2s and Tufted Tit Mouse birds decided to take up residence in the Juniper bush by the bird ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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David Larkins; fishtown tugs, 2017, Original Printmaking Giclee, 18 x 27 inches. Artwork description: 241 Anyone whom has traveled to the Sleeping Bear Dunes area and Leland, Michigan will recognize the storied fish tugs that harbor in Fishtown.These steel hulks which have been around for generations still sail out of Fishtown a working fishing village to net the Whitefish in Lake ...
David Larkins
Original Giclee, 2017
18 x 27 inches (45.7 x 68.6 cm)
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David Larkins; Bella Venezia, 2016, Original Printmaking Giclee, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Venice, an archipelago of islands and canals is one of the few cities that was never
David Larkins
Original Giclee, 2016
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Windfall, 2016, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241    aEURoeWindfallaEURWhile visiting my niece and her husbandaEURtms farm in MichiganaEURtms Upper Peninsula last summer, I had a great opportunity to explore all the old out buildings, and of course, there were goats!I loved the old aEURoeGrand DadaEUR apple tree, still producing fruit even ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
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David Larkins; Gitche Gumee, 2016, Original Painting Acrylic, 18 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Gitche Gumee Acrylic on canvas 36 x 18Every time we visit Lake Superior she always has a new and exciting dramatic flair! The sky and water are in a perpetual motion of values and hues; I can go to the lake several times a day and see ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
18 x 36 inches (45.7 x 91.4 cm)
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David Larkins; The Venetian, 2016, Original Painting Acrylic, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 My genre through the years has that has by far produced the most paintings is of windows, so of course I was fascinated with the large colorful windows while visiting Venice.This particular window just needed something to draw the viewer in, ah, how about a beautiful ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Erie Sunrise, 2016, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 A sunrise has a whole different feel than a sunset, the blues hues give the hope and promise of a wonderful day to comeLiving on the east coast of Lake Erie we regularly witness spectacular sunrises. A flock of Trumpeter Swans fly along the coast between ...
David Larkins
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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