Photograph of Artist DAVID LARKINS
DAVID LARKINS
Monroe, Michigan - United States


David Larkins Abtsract Realism


Original Artworks (88)

David Larkins; Summer Of 22 Pt Betsie, 2023, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 Another abstract realism that I love to paint, the blues from summer shadows cast on the old Coast Guard Station at P. t Betsie. The seagull shadow adds the heartbeat that I include in so many of my paintings. ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2023
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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David Larkins; Captains Bedroom, 2022, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 While vacationing at our beloved Captains Cottage on Lake Michigan out Labrador Retriever, Shelby decided to rest on the bed after a morning beach walk.As I walked by the bedroom, saw her laying there it reminded me of Andrew Wyeth s  Master Bedroom .With the warm ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2022
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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David Larkins; Making Chaff, 2022, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 One of the best times of the year is harvest begins and autumn is in the air In this scene I wanted to capture a harvest with the chaff flying in a different  abstract  view. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2022
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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David Larkins; The Purple Finch, 2022, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 I have always loved to paint windows and probably done over one hundred in my artistic career.Of course I had to put a  heartbeat  in the painting, this time a Purple Finch gets the call ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2022
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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David Larkins; The Corn Crib, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 While exploring a friends three barns, I came across a  73 Lincoln Continental in a corn crib. The reflected, diffused light bouncing around the dusty car caught my artistic attention.There were many Ground Hog tracks and a few holes inside the crib so I decided to ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2021
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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David Larkins; Bradleyland, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 My good friend lives in this old farmhouse built in 1872, the bricks fired on site each one has a distinct character.I asked him, why did you paint the gutters black, I love it Brad says,  the black warms them up in the winter and melts ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2021
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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David Larkins; Solstice Moon, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 19 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Walking along the shores of Lake Michigan on the first day of summer with a full moon to usher in the season. ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2021
19 x 12 inches (48.3 x 30.5 cm)
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David Larkins; The Joy Of Summer, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Leland or Fishtown is one of favorite places in Michigan The fish tug  Joy  docked after another days catch with Lake Michigan visible in the background.I loved painting the play of green and blue hues, it all helps to say that summer is here ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2021
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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David Larkins; Hope Springs Eternal, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 March arrives after a long cold winter, the crusty snow recedes form the winter wheat field, blades of green start to show glimpses of another yearaEURtms growth and a bountiful July harvest. As I watched the melting snow,  promise of another yearaEURtms crop, and the ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2021
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Yooperland, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Winter in Michigan s Upper Peninsula, the cold crisp air in the morning after a fresh snowfall is captured with the blue cool hues bouncing around the old oak tree and shed. ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2021
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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David Larkins; A Trippen Of Goats, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 One of our frequent places to visit and purchase our dairy is Calder Dairy Farm s.A leisurely groupTrippenof goats and a donkey enjoy a sunny afternoon.The blue sky reflection tells us the weather without seeing the sky.  ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2021
24 x 12 inches (61.0 x 30.5 cm)
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David Larkins; Boungiorno Pesariis, 2021, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 I loved the old world charm of Pesariis, Italy while we were hiking the Dolomites a few tears ago. Time seems to stand still in the small Italian village. ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2021
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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David Larkins; Pac Man Lily Pads, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Lily pads floating in crystal clear Lake Hamlin located in Michigan projects a water abstraction. While painting the pads it became apparent to me that I was painting Pac- Man s  Yes, I have included eyes on every pad  ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2020
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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David Larkins; A Murderless Crow, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Every spring murders of crows show up in our large pine trees to raise their young and make a ruckus  I was looking out over the barren field nect to us and noticed this solitary crow which is unsuual, especially in mating season.A very simple and ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2020
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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David Larkins; Gremlins And Granite, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 After last years gourd harvest I placed some on our granite island and took severapictures not knowing if i d ever do something with them.Well, strange times makes strange still life s ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2020
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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David Larkins; The Soothsayer Of Stonehenge, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Stonehenge, on the plains of Salisbury also has many sheep grazing around this magnificent stone circle monument.It also has many crows, according to Celtic mythology they were seen as a soothsayer, an omen of death ans as a creator and cleansor, taking away all that was ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2020
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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David Larkins; Lake Michigan Cold Front, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Snow squalls pass and the brisk cold air advances from the northwest across thr big lake.Capturing the cold clean atmosphere was my goal when I painted this amazing scene in Elberta, Michigan. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2020
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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David Larkins; Tahquamenon Boat Rental, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 While adventuring around the U.  P.  of Michigan we stopped by Tahquamenon Falls.I just loved the abstraction of all the row boats lined up and the broken down dock.  The Red Winged Black bird complets the triangle into into a perfect competition ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2020
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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David Larkins; Wolffdogge, 2020, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 While exploring Bunratty Castle, Ireland I came across this wonderful stone house in the village.Of course there were Irish Wolhounds everywhere we went in Ireland, so I was inlcined to give them their due.Wolffdogge is an early Irish name for them. ...
David Larkins
Original Oil Painting, 2020
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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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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Artist Statement

I�ve always been intrigued by the luminosity and transparencies found in watercolor, Oil 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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