Friday, September 2, 2011

Featured Artist for September and latest art

We are still in packing mode for our selling and buying home project.  It seems I've been packing mainly my art supplies and paintings for a million hours now and I'm not sure I've hit halfway yet :(  It makes me really really REALLY wonder if I really want to be an artist HAHAHA!  

However, I am keeping up with my artistic obligations as well.  Last night I had to paint my 2 5x5 canvases for Art Center of the Ozarks's annual 5x5 auction fundraiser.  I had lost track of deadline so I naturally resorted to acrylics.  I have packed most of my accessories for this medium because I don't usually work with it.  But thankfully, I can enjoy a very limited palette so when I got hold of my red, yellow, blue and white tubes, I know I had no worries.  Also helpful were my Beste Duo brushes  which I really hadn't played with until last night!  They were perfectly handy to have except I couldn't figure out what end to soak in water!  My solution was to paint very fast :D  Used one of our dinner plates for mixing...I usually use an enameled pan.


 "Isolated Peace" and "Purple Clumps" 5x5" acrylics on canvas

Above are the two finished pieces.  I'm so happy I managed to paint them after packing all day and definitely exhausted!  But it felt so good to have painted and to meet an obligation!  My friend Mary picked them up first thing the next day to deliver 3 towns away from me.  Thanks Mary!

Hey, I am honored to be one of 2 featured artists at Poor Richard's Art this month YAY!!!  The other artist is Damon Chatterton, a wonderful polymer clay sculptor!  I plan to be be there for the Twilight Walk come see me!!!

"Kathy" 8x10 watercolor on paper

Another success story I have to share is the completion of this tribute portrait of my very missed niece Kathy.  This is a gift of mine to my sister Anna for her birthday next week - Happy Birthday sis! Enjoy Hawaii!  I love you!


  1. Busy Busy Busy! Love Isolated Peace and your gorgeous portrait of your niece! Lovely tribute and gift, Erika. You certainly are on the "move"! :D

  2. Too busy and the mountain seems too high still! Glad you like the pieces! I'm ready and committed to move YES! xome

  3. you are a busy bee! Where is your space going to be in the new house? I know you'll be glad to have this behind you. Had to go look up those Beste brushes...interesting! I luv art supplies :)

  4. I'm afraid I won't have an actual painting space :( Maybe at some point we can add a room for me and my art. But I was very productive in my whole college career and all I really had was my bedroom :D I think I painted more then and not necessarily small paintings either! xoxluvredluvred

  5. Sistah,

    Kathy's portrait is so beautiful...thank God for your gift of expressing beauty on canvas!

    Ate Anna

  6. Love the paintings and lovely portrait!!!


Thank you for taking the time to comment ~Erika