Thursday, May 13, 2010

After 3 weeks of no painting

"Harvest Kitchen" 6"x18" oil on canvas
Originally uploaded by Art By Erika

I finally painted today. Showed up at plein air painting event at 8:30 despite the stormy situation. My friend Shirley and I did elect to paint indoors since the winds were so strong a neighbor's tree snapped off the ground. It's not REALLY plein air I suppose, but it's painting and it's from life. So I figured it wasn't a bad way to start a 3-day event of painting as long as I was actually painting. Well here's my result. I wasn't sure how I could make a 6x18 format work but I wanted to challenge myself that it wasn't going to be a gladiola painting or something floral and vertical LOL! Well there ya go, about 2 hrs and 15 minutes of painting. I considered painting another, but the weekend would give more painting opportunities so I had to try and distribute my stamina like a good soldier. The sun was out for about an hour so I'm glad we had a cozy set up indoors.


  1. YAY! I see that rocker! Wish i could see more of it... Glad you're back :D

  2. It's a difficult dimension to work with, but it came out great!! I have your paint brushes from Japan. Email me.

  3. Hey Erika. That place does look very cozy. Is this your home? It has that vintage Americana style : )


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