Saturday, November 4, 2017

Flying Lotus - Post Requisite


Flying Lotus is back, and taking you to a stop-motion layered world envisioned by Canadian collage artist Winston Hacking

Friday, November 3, 2017

Meat Fleet Fishing


Here is my logo design for a local bass fishing team. It is inspired by the ancient Egyptian Ouroboros, the icon of a serpent eating its own tail.
Ouroboros symbolize introspection and eternal cyclicality, which I think connects pretty well to fishing.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Burn It Down, Feel The Warmth

Burn It Down, Feel The Warmth. Darrel Perkins. Linocut. 2017. 5x5"


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wedding Gift Painting

Man with Painting. Darrel Perkins. Oil on Panel. 2017. 16x20"

Firstly, congratulations to my two friends John and Sarah for getting married. Now, a little backstory here:

When John and I were college roommates, he bought a piano painting I did as an undergrad. After I moved out, another roommate accidentally took it with him,
and it ended up with his dad, who loved it and swore John would never see it again. As a wedding gift, John wanted his piano painting back, and rightfully so.
However, I decided to paint our roommate's dad enjoying a glass of wine in front of his art collection.

Cheers, John!






Piano. Darrel Perkins. Oil on Panel. 2007. 16x20"

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jellyfish

Jellyfish. Darrel Perkins. Linocut. 2017. 9x12"


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Dancers

Dancers. Darrel Perkins. Oil on panel. 2017. 18x24"



Friday, June 16, 2017

Rose & Goat Wedding Poster

Rose & Goat Poster. Darrel Perkins. Acrylic on Paper. 2017. 24x36"

I don't often post commissions, but I thought this was a fun and interesting concept.
Intended as a wedding gift to a couple that likes music festival posters, I turned their wedding reception into just that.



Monday, May 22, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Alan W. Watts Quotes

"In proving to ourselves that the universe is wholly explainable in terms of reason and logic,
we ourselves become anything but reasonable and logical."


“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”


“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. 
And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”



"Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun."

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. 
For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”



“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. 
And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”


Saturday, April 8, 2017

The House is on Fire But You Can't Beat Our View


This linocut print will become the cover to an upcoming zine I'm putting together with some other local artists.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fitting Together

Fitting Together. Darrel Perkins. Linocut. 2017. 4x5"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Snow Day Sketching


Preening and cleaning on this very snowy New England day.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Refugee Crisis

The Refugee Crisis. Darrel Perkins. Oil on Panel. 2017. 16x20"
Enjoy your warmth and comfort as your neighbors burn from afar.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dinner with the Dog


Cream


Brilliant and disturbing claymation short from Denmark via The Animation Workshop.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Window

Window. Darrel Perkins. Linocut and Chine Collé. 2017. 4x6"

Wedding Portrait


Snowed in for the day, I did an acrylic painting for a married couple I've never met. I hope they like it!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Kahbahblooom


Juxtapoz has put together a nice video on Massachusetts-based illustrator Ed Emberley.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Adoration


I enjoy finding and manipulating the space between figures, in this case fitting them together like puzzle pieces.

As You Wish



Sketching while watching The Princess Bride the other night led to this drawing and subsequent linocut.