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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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And the Radio

I finished working on this vintage radio painting yesterday and I just love it! I found the vintage radio at an estate sale, where I dug around and found it in the attic. I think I got it for a couple of bucks and I am still mesmerized by the turquoise color of the 60's. So far this summer I can't seem to get enough of estate sales.  If I see a sign I have to immediate make an emergency 9-1-1 stop! and have a look around.  I think it might be the adrenaline rush of finding the perfect vintage treasure. 
I always paint a little bit of still life when I need to mix things up in my work.  I am also still not painting in my studio but painting in my kitchen...  Maybe it's a sign of change?  I am thinking my studio might need a complete makeover!   I have started making my list of diy projects for me to tackle or should I say transform my studio- more on that soon.  I'm adding it to my summer goal list.  How is your Thursday going? I still can't believe it's the last day of June!

PS- If you want to see some of the steps of the radio painting click here.  It's an oil painting on wood just in case you are curious.


 

28 comments

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Your painting are beautiful! You are so talented. I wish I could paint. Beautiful work. :)

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Mandy Crandell said...

It looks fantastic!!!

Colby Kern said...

oh wow! that's absolutely beautiful! You are very skilled with the paintbrush!

Elizabeth Bauman said...

Love the radio painting!

misslarissabree said...

That is beautiful :) I love your paintings I keep my cupcake on my desk so I can see it all the time.

I wish we had estate sales more in Canada they always look way better then garage sales

Michelle said...

Absolutely love it, Erika! Great subject.

Bad Joan said...

This looks great! You are very talented!

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A Lost Feather said...

it looks AMAZING. i love it!

i've been working on rebranding my business for the past little bit.. i realllly want to pick up a paint brush now though.. so inspiring :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

Girl! Your painting looks exactly like a photograph! SO GOOD!

Cindy said...

i absolutely love the painting of the radio, erika! it is fantastic! i listen to a transistor radio during the day (am), so that vintage version is a great find and the color is the best. does it work?

Cindy said...

I see that the radio is black ... I like your turquoise much better!

considerthelillies said...

oh that radio painting is amazing! you got gifts girl!

SaffaKate said...

WOW! That could be a photograph. You are mighty mighty talented.

Ada said...

The radio painting is absolutely incredible. I love it! I've never been to an estate sale, but find the notion so intriguing!

Joyce said...

A sweet radio to paint. I love it!! xo

Katherine Thomas said...

I like your blog! I'm experimenting with oil painting this summer and I am curious about using wood for a surface. Do you like that better than canvas?

bobbi said...

It looks good!! I love old radios. A studio makeover it's always a good idea. When I didn't have my shop and was working from home, i was always changing my studio a bit...it's refreshing.

alli/hooray said...

this painting is amazing!

iris said...

Oh wow. This is totally awesome!

Amy Louise Stokke said...

That is super awesome! Estate sales . . . I need to try that. California is so picked over. But this weekend, I'll be in a tiny Washington town for the 4th, and I've saved lots o' room in my suitcase for vintage treasures!

Tracey said...

Your radio painting is fantastic Erika ... the detail is quite incredible.

I hope you find some great estate sales this weekend.
xx

Claire said...

omgoodness. I love that painting. :) Definetely following you! :)

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

this is such a gorgeous painting. congrats on your show.
your hair looks gorgeous :)

Mikko Tyllinen said...

wonderful work! beautiful!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Gosh, I admire your art so. You have such a talent.

*Erin

lamina @ do a bit said...

LOVE this painting it's gorgeous... the turquoise colour is beautiful!

Love your work :)

Danielle said...

oh man. you've got skills :) love this!

nana said...

so beautiful!

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