Friday, January 28, 2011

a little bit of love and some junk.

The sun came out- look me squinting in the sun! I can start working on my Oregonian tan.  I finished up this painting for the annual Launch Pad Gallery's Love Show. The show is being held at the amazing Ford Building's Homeland Gallery. I worked really hard on this piece and it's oil painting on canvas. 
So as you know, I love old junk.. I mean vintage! :) So I decided to make a painting of a few vintage finds that remind me of my husband. First is the the radio- my husband was in a band in college.  In fact when we met he told me he was in a band and he gave me his band's cd.s  Yes I know, he thought he was so super cool.  Next is the fan, my husband can not sleep a wink with out a fan on.  Does anyone else use a fan so that you can sleep? The camera is because we take loads and loads of pictures and we love to travel.  We take a big trip every year to get away from everything and reflect on our year and our future.
If your interested in learning more about the piece- the show will be up for 1 month for February- just send me an email erikaleesears@gmail.com.  Also the piece is available as a print.

What are you up to this weekend? We are going to a birthday party and it's a steak dinner and there will be home made pie! MMM! 

15 comments:

Felicity said...

That is gorgeous!

Mandy Crandell said...

Wonderful! You did a really great job on the fan.

misslarissabree said...

thats so beautiful!!

cindy said...

the painting is fabulous and don't forget your sunscreen ;)! enjoy your weekend!

Angela said...

You are SO talented!!! The photo of you holding the painting - it looks like you are holding a photo!---THAT is how GREAT you are!! I love it- but I love all vintage inspired things!!

teacup adventure said...

my freshman roommate used to use a fan to go to sleep- it drove me crazy even though I'm a notoriously heavy sleeper. I have the gift and curse of being able to go to sleep almost any time, any where, but something about that fan...! that being said, your painting is lovely :)

Dayna Collins said...

Fun piece for the Love Show - I love how everything in the painting has a special meaning. I'm working on a Fearless Face for my entry into the Love Show!

Annie said...

Fabulous piece! Where is the show? I live in Portland and would love to come and see it up close!

ckscribbles said...

That painting you did is so amazing! I thought it was a collage at first. You did such a great job! I wish i was in Portland to come see it!

xo
Christine

Tracey said...

Your work is beautiful - the detail you've captured is rather incredible (though I'd expect nothing less from such a talented artist).

My husband likes to sleep with the fan on too ... although I think ours is a little too noisy for sleep comfort! ;)

I love 'vintage' too, and the collection you've painted is a lovely accompaniment to the stories you've shared about you and your husband.

xx

bobbi said...

The painting is really pretty and so are you!!
Good luck with the show. I hope you get all the attention you deserve: art is full of junk and most of the time real talented and passionate people don't get in the spotlight like they should.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Fantastic work!! I still have my grandma's old fan that was similar to that one.

red-handed said...

I'm not sure if you can put the words "love" and "junk" in the same title.

Michelle said...

Absolutely love the painting! I always love vintage!

Michelle Brunner said...

I am in love with this painting! So great:)