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Macaw Parrot Painting My latest watercolor wildlife bird painting of a Macaw parrot. Modern realistic animal watercolor painting on yupo paper. Original 11 x 14 inch painting and art prints available in drop down box below.

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original $159.00 USD 11 x 14 inch print $25.00 USD 8 x 10 inch print $15.00 USD


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Sea Turtle Painting” 11 x 15 inches sea turtle marine animal reptile watercolor painting fine art giclee print coastal home beach decor different print sizes available below.

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Art Print 11 x 14 $29.00
Art Print 8 x 10 $19.00


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Macaw parrot watercolor painting. I was inspired to paint this from a visit to Aquatica, the new Sea World park. These are the most beautiful parrots to me. Original 11 x 14 painting and prints available below in drop down menu for ordering.

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original $159.00 USD 11 x 14 inch print $25.00 USD 8 x 10 inch print $15.00 USD


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Cape Canaveral Lighthouse art print. This is the closest lighthouse to my home of Satellite Beach. It is very close to NASA and overlooks the “I Dream of Jeanie” beaches from yesteryear and overwatches Major Nelson’s antics with Jeanie. Lol. It is a different lighthouse for sure. limited edition signed and numbered print for $25 Buy this painting on PayPal
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I painted this pelican painting today and taught my son how to do his first painting, we did it together, step by step. I felt proud. Available as a fine art print 11 x 14 inches for 30 dollars below.Buy this painting on PayPal
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Newest pelican painting, the same one I painted yesterday but in a landscape profile. 11 x 14 inches available below as an original painting or fine art print in different sizes.

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original painting $159.00 USD 11 x 14 inch print $25.00 USD 8 x 10 inch print $15.00 USD


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Sunflowers II

This painting has a very unique technique applied to create depth and texture for a watercolour. I began this work with a pallet knife and gesso applied to 140 lb stock Arches watercolour paper. The gesso was applied to create structure for the flowers and a diminishing background with less granulation. After the gesso dried I painted the watercolor normal but could not apply a wet on wet technique as the gesso absorbs the paint when applied. The paint applied over gesso created a 3D effect for the overall painting.

“Sunflowers II” is one of my first watercolours. I became accustomed to completing oil paintings and I used many oil painting techniques with this watercolor painting. Many people have told me this painting reminds them of Leonardo Da Vinci’s floral works. That was not my attempt, as I stated this is a very original work, the only one I know of that is watercolor over gesso.

I have always loved sunflowers. When I was younger I can remember my Grandfather taking me out to the sunflower field. It was 67 acres of sunflowers. I can recall bringing back several sunflower heads that were dried for baking in the oven. The rest of the sunflowers were harvested and sold at the end of the season.

Today in the grocery store we see organic this and organic that with the price of the items doubled because the products are organic. I was born and raised in a time and place where everything I ate was organic, on a huge 2,000 acre farm. Sunflowers remind me of good times and hard fu work while growing up on a family farm. One day I hope to have my own garden and grow my own favorite organic fruits, nuts and vegetables and sunflowers will be among that organic garden. 9 x 12 inches
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Waves

I lived in Satellite Beach, Florida when I completed this painting. In May 2007, there were numerous major tropical storms off of the Atlantic Coast of the United States. One of my past time hobbies is saltwater fishing. While fishing one day I noticed the beauty in the crashing waves and horizon as the storm was approaching the beach. I was drawn to paint this scene as the natural seascape’s action energized my senses.

I started the painting by using the wet on wet technique with the sky. Watercolors are magical in their ability to create effects that can not be duplicated. I love doing wet on wet as the end result is a one of a kind work. Where the ocean meets the sky to the southeast a storm is approaching, causing medium winds and crashing waves. If you have been to the beach you know what rain looks like at a distance. You can not see the rain, but you can see the change in color near the horizon. And you ask yourself, “Is it headed this way?”

There is nothing I love more than capturing nature’s beauty. Imagine the sound of crashing waves and seagulls, the smell of the salt air, and the wind on your face. This is what I feel when I look at this painting. I remember good times on vacation when this atmosphere alone makes everything ok. It is just me and the ocean, no one else, no worries.

I grew up in a small town nowhere near the ocean. When I was younger I would go to the beach and immediately feel a happiness I can not describe in words. Even now, that I live just blocks from the beach, I still go on romantic walks in the evening on the beach and nothing in the world compares to the emotions created by the attraction of the sea. I have and always will be a romantic. 22 x 30 inch large watercolor 799 dollars plus 20 for shipping and insurance. Buy this painting on PayPal
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Water lily flower painting
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Flower Paintings

Derek McCrea’s January 2008 Artist Newsletter

December 2007 was a pretty busy month as I completed a charity interior design project for Dianne Felton, a charity volunteer design project coordinator from Newport Beach, California. She was completing a project for a young girls room. One of the selections was this water lily flower watercolor painting. After the completion of the room makeover her comments were:

“Thank you so much for redecorating and
organizing my room. It looks amazing! I especially like the pictures of
the flowers. They are so pretty.”

The images from the makeover are at the below link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marylouskowronski/sets/72157603423586921

One image from the makeover is also attached.

I finally completed all of the coordination placing works in an England based gallery, Zaracus. At the below link you can hear a commentary from me and read 12 stories of inspiration on 12 selected arts. My watercolor lily flower painting and other works are available from Zaracus as originals and fine art prints printed by Zaracus. Soon a personal video starring “me” will be posted on the site also. See below for link to Zaracus.

http://www.zaracus.com/pages/gallery/northamerica/mccrea/mccrea_gallery_01.html

Today, on Christmas eve I wanted to surprise my wife when she woke up with a painting of a water lily. It is a photo she took while we were in New Mexico at the Living Desert Park at an annual Indian festival where they made traditional Indian food including the Century Plant root.

I have attached an image of that latest work. It is available as an original or a limited edition print.

In January 2008, I plan to paint a large number of new works.

Derek McCrea
http://www.derekmccrea.50megs.com
US Army by Profession…
Visual Artist by Choice

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Flower Paintings

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