Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

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Boat Painting



Boat painting in watercolor, painting of a marina in Florida with sailboats power boats, offshore fishing boats, and a beautiful wooden dock. sold dollars.
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

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3 daisies watercolor painting



3 daisies flower watercolor painting impressionistic blue and white splashes daisy composition 160 dollars, 11 x 15 inches below. Also available in different sizes as a fine art print on drop down menu below.
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Flower Paintings

Thursday, June 26, 2008

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3 sea turtles watercolor



3 Sea Turtles watercolor painting 2008 Derek McCrea 159 dollars for the original or 15 to 25 dollars for different size prints from drop down menu below.
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View more art at my gallery at Turtle Paintings I live just blocks from the beach in Brevard County, Florida and the Sea Turtles
are a very special animal in central Florida. Every year they come near shore to
lay eggs on the beach. The close in waves are scattered with sea turtle life
throughout the day as the turtles await for night time to come ashore to lay
their eggs. several months later little turtles crawl their way to life at sea.
It is said that these same baby turtles will return to this same beach to lay
their eggs when they mature.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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Bird of paradise 2 flower art





Bird of Paradise 2, 2008 Derek McCrea

Second in the Bird of Paradise series, soon to paint some more I hope when I get the time. This is by far my favorite flower. The leaves on this floral are amazing in color. Purchase the original or prints of different sizes from the drop down menu below.
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Flower Paintings

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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Bird of Paradise flower art print


Bird of Paradise watercolor flower painting art print. This bird of paradise flower is from my front yard is Satellite Beach Florida and is comprised of yellows, greens, and oranges. 11 x 15 inches fine art print, 25 dollars plus 7 for shipping. View more art at my gallery at
Flower Art Prints
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Price: $32 USD
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Monday, June 23, 2008

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peaches


Peaches still life fruit watercolor painting art available as an original painting for 159 below.
Also available as a fine art print 11 x 14 inches for 24 dollars below.
Or purchase a signed 8 x 10 inch print below for 15 dollars.

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Still Life Paintings

Peaches 2008, by Derek McCrea

This painting is my first fruit still life since 2001. I was inspired to paint this from an image a friend of my wifes sent to me. It is of a peach fruit tree still life modern art painting.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

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Lighthouse Painting Art Print



Lighthouse Painting St. Augustine Lighthouse art print nautical historic Saint Augustine, coastal Florida lighthouses seascape watercolor beach nature painting art print.

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Lighthouse Art Prints

Saturday, June 21, 2008

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Shrimp Boat Painting



Shrimp Boat Painting 11 x 15 inches nautical marine Sunbury Georgia GA Medway River boat, Papa T boat watercolor realistic modern painting. Available as an original or a fine art print in different sizes in drop down menu below.
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Friday, June 20, 2008

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Hibiscus flower 3



Hibiscus flower 3 original watercolor painting still life 11 x 15 inches modern realistic botanical art tropical flower colors include green brown black, red, pink, and peach. Available as an original painting and also art prints in various sizes from the drop down menu below.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

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Hatch Chili New Mexico painting



Hatch Chili New Mexico original modern southwestern painting old town in the south west United States where it is known as the chile capital of the United States. They have many chili festivals in this town and this is a painting of a local market store there. 119 dollars


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Price: $119 USD
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Southwestern Watercolor Paintings

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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Barn and Silo Pen and ink drawing




Barn and Silo Pen and Ink drawing 9 x 12 inches, from a photo taken in Virginia. Original drawing with India Ink 129 dollars below.
Or purchase a 9 x 12 inch art print for 20 dollars below.

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Pen and Ink Drawings

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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Old Barn framed print




"Old House" 11 x 15 framed limited edition signed and numbered print in a 16 x 20 antique gray finish matted frame. 99 dollars. Comes with a certificate of authenticity---SOLD. View more art at my gallery at
Barn Paintings

Monday, June 16, 2008

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My latest email from an art college student

Many times in the past years I have received emails and letters from art college students asking to write about me for assignments. It has always been an honor to help them out. Below I have attached an email I got today and my response to that email:

The email I got:

You might have seen my post on the eBay group. I've been selling my art on eBay as joyfoundobjects and joyfoundartist for the past several years, but seriously contemplated running it as a business when I did a test run as JoyFoundArtist last year and found I could make a viable living income from my art. So, this semester I am taking a business class to flesh out a business plan and intend to start selling my ACEO again in July. As part of the class, I have to interview several business owners who market similar products. We are required to ask certain questions, and I was wondering if you would help me out by answering them for me? There are 10 questions. The answers and interview are for purposes of the class assignment and will be posted on a secure LCC college intranet. Your responses will only be available to the class (about 30 people) this semester.

My Reply:

I am simply honored to help you with this. I have been approached by many students with the same type of situation and it makes me feel great that a student would select me to write about. See my responses in the word document I attach. I have been a very busy artist for about 25 years now, lately I have started to reach what some would call inspiration and confidence in my works. Tell all your fellow students that the key to success is create art because you enjoy it, success will come when you least expect it, but it will not happen over night. The artistic potential is unlimited, but an artist must think outside of the box. If you do what everyone else is doing, your chances of success are limited. But, if you are unique and if you pursue limits outside of the traditional art arena, or box, you will begin to see results faster. This applies to all arts. The competition today with the age of the internet has created stiff competition for artists. Those who stick with it, little by little, day by day, will see results in the long run. Atleast that has been my experience. It is easy to give up on art if you do not enjoy it. If you do not enjoy creating art, you are in the wrong profession. To me art has always been a hobby as my second source of income. Have options and alternatives to your life, but if you love art, maintain and improve your skills; it will pay off! I got wrapped up in this, so I will send the replies to your questions in my next email as a word attachment. I have to send this before my session times out.


1.Did you create a business plan before launching your ACEO business, and if not, did you develop one later? Why or why not?

I started painting 25 years ago. 2 years ago I began selling ACEOs and trading ATCs, Art Trading Cards. My business plan when I began creating ACEOs was to add an existing art form to my already existing watercolor regular size paintings.

2.If you do have a business plan, how do you use or have you used it in developing your ACEO business?

My business plan was to research venues to sell my ACEOs. I found two primary places online that sell ACEOs. Ebay and The ACEO part of art.com

3. How do you develop new ideas for your ACEO business?

I develop new ideas through research and observing what other artists are doing, you must think outside the box, and be different also.

4. Do you sell only ACEO or a mix of ACEO and other size art?

I offer numerous sizes of work as the customer may want something a different size. The more options you offer, the more customers you will attract and be able to meet their needs.

5. What is the average starting and selling price point for your ACEO size art?

Depends on the time it took me to create the work, between 15 to 60 dollars.

6. Do you specialize in any particular theme, media or subject matter, and if so how do you feel this impacts your business opportunities as an artist?

I concentrate on lighthouses, florals and landscapes. I feel it is important to first master one theme and promote it before trying to do too mush at once.

7. How long have you had an ACEO business, and had you had previous experience in running a business (art or otherwise)? Please explain.

I have been selling ACEOs for 2 years and art for 25 years.

8. Do you also license your ACEO art images on t-shirts and other products? If so, where and why.

I use www.zazzle.com/dereklovessheila to sell my ACEOs on gifts.

9. Do you do all the work of your business yourself as a sole proprietor, or do you hire staff ? What functions do others perform for you in your business, and what was your rationale for using other people to support your ACEO business activities?
I do not hire anyone to complete work for me as the art has not made that much of a budget for me to be able to hire help.

10. What advice do you have for someone starting out selling their original ACEO art as a business venture? Please include your biggest struggles as an ACEO artist, and your greatest triumphs.
Start out with one theme and get better at it before moving onto other subjects.
Use keywords effectively and promote you products to a target audience for your subject. View art.com and see what subjects are selling well. ACEO subjects may be different than regular subjects.

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framed oil lighthouse painting



"Lighthouse" 16 x 20 oil, white frame, framed size 19 x 23 inches. SOLD---View more art at my gallery at Lighthouse Paintings

Sunday, June 15, 2008

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Framed Indian Blanket flower art



"Indian Blanket" Huge 24 x 30 inches limited edition print framed flower modern fine art painting, the painting itself is 18 x 24 inches with a warm yellow 2 inch mat and a silver frame, beautiful still life ---SOLD
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Flower Paintings

Saturday, June 14, 2008

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organ pipe cactus original watercolor painting

Original southwestern art, 18 x 24 inches large organ pipe cactus watercolor painting colorful modern surreal impressionistic art. 139 dollars plus 10 shipping.




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Price: $149 USD
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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landscape painting - Ruidoso New Mexico mountain

Landscape painting of Ruidoso New Mexico mountain original watercolor art 18 x 24 inches large plein air art
259 dollars


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Price: $259 USD
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

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Jemez Mountains New Mexico

Jemez Mountains southwestern modern art mountains of New Mexico original watercolor painting 129 dollars.




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Price: $129 USD
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Sunday, June 8, 2008

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grapes painting modern art

"Grapes" 11 x 15 inches original grape vine still life fruit modern decorative modern watercolor painting 99 dollars.




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Price: $99 USD
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Still Life Paintings

Saturday, June 7, 2008

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boat marina nautical art painting


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Melbourne Florida boat marina original watercolor painting.

Eerie watercolor landscape painting

Eerie landscape watercolor painting. Surreal landscape watercolor abstract painting. Purple gothic tree painted over a sky with blended numerous rustic color washes. I outlined the tree with frisket before starting the painting. Available as an original at 11 x 14 inches and different size prints also below.




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Friday, June 6, 2008

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Sand Dunes Beach Painting

Dunes beach painting 18 x 24 inches original watercolor huge beach seascape painting - SOLD. Beach dunes and water and stormy sky in the late summer evening twilight.





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Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Daisy Vase Flower Painting

Daisy still life flower original modern art watercolor painting 129 dollars. 11 x 15 inches.


or purchase an 11 x 14 inch art print pictures for 20 dollars


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Flower Paintings

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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Bluebonnet flower painting original art

11 x 15 inches bluebonnets original flower art watercolor painting. Modern realistic artwork. 149 dollars

or purchase a limited edition print for 20 dollars below.

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Flower Paintings