Paintings by Daren Scot Wilson


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Using a brush normally considered too large for a work this small gives objects in this quick painting a sturdy stocky feel. Scene is from imagination. Light, cast shadows, and intense color are this work's best features.

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Acrylic on canvas board, 8"x10" ?
1995(?), Rochester Michigan. NFS


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Quick painting did one day while fooling around with paints. This one is in my portfolio along with nice photos etc, but unfortunately that portfolio is 1400 miles away in a box in Michigan.

Running Figure in Pink Scene
Acrylic on canvas board, 6"x8"?
late 1990s or maybe 2000, somewhere in Michigan.


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While tending to the POSA co-op gallery one day, i started a planet painting. A little girl was curious, wanted to see how an artist made a painting. I asked what her favorite color was. "Green!" So i told her (and her mom) to come back in a couple hours, and i made this green planet, with a thin ring, viewed from a nearby rocky satellite, with tiny astronauts even. People like the colors the best.

I made the planet oblate, about as much as Saturn. Little did i know then in 1994 that nine years later, i'd be working for the imaging team of the Cassini mission to Saturn.

Green Planet
Acrylic on masonite, probably 12"x16"
1994, Pontiac, Michigan. I think the Lanigans have this one now.


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My painting buddy Anita, whose main residence is in Bloomfield Hills Michigan, has a cabin in Canada along the beach of Lake Huron. By the cabin is a goldfish pond. The goldfish are there all year round. They hibernate during the winter. The technique for this painting was to rough in the main areas of light and dark using only one or two colors, then define their shapes better, working to the finer detail using a limited palette. The final touches were to add highlights, the white flowers, and the goldfish. Anita loves the colors, how the gold jumps out in the field of green-blue-violet. One of my personal favorite pieces ever.

Goldfish Pond
Acrylic, 6"x8" (?)
1999, Canada. Currently on my desk at CICLOPS


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Inspired from a ball point pen sketch from imagination i did in probably 1980 or 1981, this painting features a bunch of strange objects that make no sense, but was wild fun to design and draw. The painting was done in one color, with attention on the values and shapes. Then other colors were applied transparent layers over selected elements. This was not long after seeing a slide show presentation by Robin Wood, hosted by the Galactic Cartographer's Society (now apparenlty nonexistant) in Farmington, MI. Her excellent painting techniques have influenced some of my works.

Displayed at Arts & Apples fair in Rochester, around 1996 i would guess.

Wild Scene
Acrylic, 20"x24" - gallery wrap
1996, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Hanging in my home now.


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Displayed in an unusual art show at a gallery in Royal Oak, 1993 or 1994. Fourth graders created drawings, gave those to artists who then created art inspired in some way from those drawings. My drawing was from young Rachel (what last name?) who had drawn a face in a circle with rays (or tentacles?) coming out. This is my work that was entered. It was a great show, lots of creativity, great interchange of experienced artists with young creators.

Energy Face (exact title is written somewhere, in a box 1400 miles away)
Acrylic, 24"x24", to be hung at 45 degrees
1993 or '94, Rochester Michigan. NFS


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A more realistic face - this oil portrait was done in a class at the BBAC (BBAA then) (not to be confused with the British Balloon and Airship Club, which also looks like fun) Painting portraits is good for any artist, even those who normally do entirely different types of works. Our eyes are sensitive to misproportions of faces, bad shape modelling, variations of color. Making portraits is good training. I think this is the only portrait of non-tiny size i have, that's worth showing. Other portraits came out bad and have either been painted over or brought to life as bloodless zombies who eat the brains of non-artists. Really!

Portrait, Guy in Magenta Robe
Oil, size to be measures soon as i find this painting. maybe about 16x20.
1993?, Birmingham MI. Currently hiding somewhere in my apartment. NFS.


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Quickie flower painting, not a great masterpiece, but nice colors. Oh wait, i take that back - it is a brilliant work of genius, centuries old, and had been displayed at the Louvre, the Vatican, and the White House. There, now it's worth $900,000. For sale. ;-)

Flowers at 45 degrees - Orange
Acrylic, 12"x12"
1996?, Rochester, Michigan. Whereabouts unknown.


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Experimental painting using beach sand in Canada, on a beach along Lake Huron. The nearest town was, IIRC, named Port Franks. I think this was in 1999. Not a great painting but everyone says it's interesting to look at the texture and color.

Thanks to my friend Anita who invited me to her wonderful cabin there!

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Acrylic + beach sand on canvas board, 8"x10"?


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