|"Frenly and Princess" 8x10 oil on canvas|
I've been steadily busy since my last post. The holiday season meant finishing most of my 2013 commissions and giving the art studio construction a big push. Sadly, December was also a time for sudden loss when my father-in-law passed away. Mom came out for three weeks and dedicated her time helping get my studio organized.
As a result of this unusually busy time, I will have lots of images to share but I've compressed them into collages and short film.
The image above is fresh off my easel. After I posted on my Facebook page last night, I knew I'd wake up wanting to tweak it. It looked very monochromatic and Princess was not looking very golden. I painted it for a little girl named Frenly from the Philippines. Last year she drew my portrait and sent it via Facebook. I told her I'd do a portrait of her too. Here is my portrait
|Frenly holding Erika's portrait|
Now for a video of how I painted her :)
Here are some work I've done lately. Basically some oil, some watercolors and even acrylics but all portraits!
The one portrait between the watercolors is a project I am doing for a documentary. It's a portrait on a mussel shell! But it's not quite ready; I have to paint it again on a bigger mussel shell! This will probably be my next blog post!
Finally a picture from my studio flanked by my two loved ones husband Scott and Mom :)
|Art By Erika Studio|