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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.

NEWSLETTER

The ocean and the canon.

Happy Friday! This week went by so fast!- I think in the summer, time just goes by so much faster then any other time of year.. maybe it has something to do with the sunshine..  This weekend we might go to the coast for a day or two and get some ocean, sand, and maybe some chowder.. or should I say chowda! I am going to do some outdoor oil painting and see how it goes- and hopefully it won't be too cold or windy.
Here is a little painting I did this week of Canon Beach in Oregon- I mostly wanted to paint it for the little people :) and the rock is called Hay Stack Rock.. You guessed it- it's shaped just like hay stack lol.  I wanted to do something a little more impressionistic and playing with the shapes and light.- especially in the water.  Oil on wood- 8X8

What are you up to this weekend?

69 comments

Andrea {FancyThat!} said...

I really enjoy your people-painting style, in the urban pieces too.

I want to visit Oregon and N. California so badly!

Mental Chew said...

Love that painting! Happy weekending and enjoy your chowdah!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Stunning painting..the rock reminds me of one not too far away from me! You have a great talent! Happy weekend to you! xx

Danielle said...

I really like this painting. I've never been to Oregon - it looks beautiful! Hope you enjoy your weekend! I'll be cleaning and packing for when I move into my apartment in August!

Diego Sousa said...

have a nice weekend! i think i'll help my grandfather with his garden, my old man can't do this alone anymore :)

Rebecca said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend, I love going to the beach! That painting is brilliant!

Selena said...

I'll going to the Ben Harper concert! I hope doesn't rain!
Have a nice weekend!!
Hug
Selena

jenna said...

wow, i love that you can get so much detail into such a small format. i wish i was at the beach this weekend!

Ashley said...

Beautiful.. I love that you just can paint and it looks that great!

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Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

This painting is beautiful! Oregon has been on my radar lately.

Stephanie said...

That painting is AMAZING! We are hopefully heading to the Oregon Coast on Monday! Canon Beach might be my favorite Oregon Coast town. My parents honeymooned there! : )

CARRIE said...

What a pretty painting! Happy Friday to you and have great weekend!

JLR Designs said...

LOVE the painting!! I'll be in Oregon this September and I am sooooo looking forward to it!! Have a great weekend!!!

Kelsey Cole said...

your painting is gorgeous! you have an amazing talent:) I have never been to the oregon coast, but I have always wanted to! It looks so beautiful!

Rachel said...

That painting is fantastic, have a lovely weekend x

considerthelillies said...

beautiful painting! my daughter and her husband and son were there a few weeks ago!
have a great weekend and I will definitely give Angela a hug for you!

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Oooh! I love your painting, it has so much vivid detail on the small canvas, love it!
My weekend will probably be spent packing...blah...or me finding reasons to procrastinate so I don't have to pack. Oh and I want to see Horrible Bosses! Have fun at the beach!

ag. said...

i LOVE that piece! you are so talented!

debbiecutieface said...

oh that's a beautiful painting! Happy Friday darling!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

YOU ARE GOOOOD!!! What a beautiful paiting! Do you sell them? OR maybe you should do a giveaway ;) It would be such a hit!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

It should be chowda! Even though I don't say it like that, but it's fun :)

This weekend I'm going to my horse riding lesson like I do every Saturday and then I'm just relaxing.

Jessica Polley said...

My favorite beach!!

Do you sell your art? I love it!

Mandy Crandell said...

I want that painting! You should make some of your paintings into postcards!

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marjorie rose said...

You captured so much in an 8x8..the people, the sand, the waters and those rocks.. I love it!

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

what alovely painting, love the colour of the sand, and i adore the 'little people'.

have a fab weekend!

Savvy Gal said...

wow.... nice.

HazelandMare said...

That's a really pretty piece! I love beach scenes. They make me think I am at the beach and not the boring office :) I agree that this summer seems to be flying by! I am not complaining, as I love me some fall weather! ;)

You are so talented. I know I always say that. But it's so true!

pangaloon said...

Incredible painting, I am so impressed with your work, and have fun mooching around your blog. Have a great weekend x

michael ann said...

what a fabulous painting!! and what a fabulous site! i love finding other oregon blogs to follow, will definitely be following yours :]

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful painting... have a great weekend!

MJ said...

Okay so finally I found a scrap of time to hang around your space for a bit. Two words: you rock. Love your blog, love your art. Looking forward to hanging around a bit more and getting to know you. Cheers to you and cheers to Friday!!!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

That painting is beautiful, well done! You are quite the lil artist.

Cindy said...

i love the tiny people and tiny things in general. enjoy your weekend painting en plein air as the french would say. i don't speak french, i googled it ;).

NatashaMay said...

Very impresive! Love the painting. :)

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Enjoying the warm weather.
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Baby By The Sea said...

Love that painting. When I lived in Portland and was in grad school, my hubs and I got engaged there. Mainly due to our shared love of Goonies and expansive coastal beaches.
Any reason to paint lots of tiny folks is ok in my book.

Ajax said...

You totally nailed the depth in this piece..the distances between haystack and the land and the tiny people is right on.

Katie said...

That painting is absolutely gorgeous! I'm new to your blog but I love it, definitely going to start following you! I hope you have a blast this weekend! xo

Mauro Scattolini said...

Wow, you are a really good painter! Nice job!

Mauro Scattolini said...

+1 and follow :)

annelise said...

I've always wanted to go to Canon Beach because I'm a die-hard Goonie! Best movie in the world ever and the beach just looked so fantastic, its image has stayed with me since I was a kid.

Your painting of it is fantastic!

Brannndij said...

I just started following you, but I can tell you now I am really going to enjoy your blog. I love that painting. :]

AJ said...

ha ha ha ! the friday fever! It catches everyone. Good painting I must say. Superb. Liked it a lot.


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devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice! x

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Deidre said...

The painting is fantastic! Nice work. I like rocks :)

I visited a rock in Australia called "remarkable rocks" - they were actually quite remarkable.

Lyndall said...

That painting is amazing! I love it! My weekend has been spent enjoying the lovely weather and shopping for new shoes. And I had bubble tea! Fun fun.

"It's chowda! Say it, Frenchy!"

Katherine Thomas said...

I want to see it bigger! It looks marvelous!

Cassie Lee said...

awesome painting! enjoy your time on the beach. ps: thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Marielleheart said...

oh niceee, so beautiful! Would you like to follow each other? x

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Halina said...

Ooh! Love your style :) I've always wanted to try out something like this: http://www.mollicastudio.com/htmlpages/paintingdemo.html

Kind of reminds me of your style, but this one is a lot more messy!

Nikki said...

wauw, your lil' painting is really pretty ^^ I had a friend who made these beautiful oil paintings too, but we lost eachother when we both went to diffrent highschools. this post brings up the memories! aah well, enjoy the coast! I really need a bit of sea too... it's been such horrible weather out here!

Enjoy the weekend!
xx Nikki

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Michelle Brunner said...

As usual your painting is fantastic:) Hope you have an amazing weekend!

my messy girlfriend said...

beautiful painting:)

communikate. said...

Gorgeous! You captured that spot perfectly! Hope you're enjoying the great weather here this weekend!

Collins said...

the week did definitely go by too fast! love the painting. i would love a painting like that of a charleston beach!

A Lost Feather said...

Beautiful painting! My sister and I went to canon beach last summer on our road trip- we had a great time there! Your painting brought back fond memories for me :)

Arti said...
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Arti said...

Hi Erika,
Loved that painting, and a nice name!!
You definitely seem to have a talent thats very pleasing to the eyes...
Have a fabulous Sunday:)

gracey said...

Hi Erika, love your painting style. This piece is really good. :)

Tracey said...

What a wonderful painting Erika ... you've captured the people and the scenery perfectly. :)

kimbirdy said...

is that the same beach/rock in the goonies? oh the goonies... sigh... :) hope you had a fabulous weekend!

steph anne said...

Hey, I've been to that rock at Cannon Beach before! The painting is awesome, you're really talented!

jamie-lee said...

love the oil painting it looks fantastic!

colleen said...

that painting is gorgeous!

Sasheen Williams said...

Beautiful painting!

Jules8 said...

Love Cannon Beach! It was one of my favorite places to visit. Great job on the painting!

Teddi said...

i was totally gonna ask if that was oil, then i read your description. you captured the oregon coast beautifully!

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Nikki said...

I love it! We were engaged in front of haystack rock...or at least I think so. It was so foggy we couldn't see a thing ;)

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