Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Maui and Andy Warhol- what a combo :)

So this painting is of a look out point of the ocean on Northern Maui right before a heavy rain. I really wanted to play with the abstract quality of the water and with the light of the storm. I went to Hawaii this last year and I am so ready for some nice weather. It seems that I can see some signs of spring. This one is still a work in progress. :)

I just watched the documentary series Andy Warhol's Factory People. And I totally fell in love with some of Andy Warhol's drawings. Here is one in the MOMA . Look at how adorable that little bird is :) He did these type drawings before the Factory was open but they used to sell for $25-50 bucks. Crazy huh?

I seem to have found my motivation and I have a few projects coming up for this spring/summer.

Creative thoughts to everyone out there.


9 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Erika!!! your painting is beautiful..and I love the abtract quality of the water...wonderful work!!! and that documentary sounds like it was great...I need to watch more artsy documentaries...they always inspire me!!!

elan said...

I wish birds gave me kisses. Or is the subject feeding the bird? Gross!

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

Love the painting. The impending storm makes it full of emotion. I have said this before, but I am always amazed by the way you paint clouds and water. So beautiful. Hope you are having a creative week. Loves.

Dionne said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE the texture and weight of your cloud rendering. Sooo stunning! And the way you've captured the light in the sea.... awesome!

Janice La Verne said...

I ditto the other comments that talk about how you describe water and clouds. I could not imagine how to do such a thing...

I was so amazed when I started looking at Andy Warhol's early work. Have you seen his drawings/illustrations of shoes and fashion?

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. I love reading them!

Erika Lee Sears said...

I have to be honest, I didn't really understand the whole Andy Warhol thing until I saw his paintings/screen prints in person and the magic quality they have. His early work is by far my favorite because they have this light airy.. whimsy. He did the shoe drawings while he did the little birds and people :)

Jessica Torrant said...

Erika I love the painting! What a gorgeous sky and brimming colors of the sea. Andy sure was a character. I like the sketch you posted, I've mostly seen his sketches of shoes as others have mentioned from that era. I read his book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again and it was an interesting peek into how his mind works. I wouldn't call it informative or even particularly entertaining, but the strangeness of it all sucked me in somehow. Thanks again for your support lately - your comments cheer me up and cheer me on! :) WIshing you a creative, joyful weekend.

Rick said...

Thank you Erika for you kind birthday comment. Your work is very, very good. Your talent definitely shows through.

Michelle Brunner said...

Beautiful painting! I have always wanted to go to Maui! Also love the Warhol picture. He is my favorite:) He led such a strange and interesting life didn't he?!