|Estelle. Darrel Perkins. Oil on Wood. 2017. 11x14"|
Monday, December 25, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
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
Thursday, October 19, 2017
|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.
|Piano. Darrel Perkins. Oil on Panel. 2007. 16x20"|
Friday, August 18, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
|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
"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.”