Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Day 2- A Painting A Day

I am 2 days in to my month long challenge of doing a painting a day. I really love how day 2's painting turned out.  I wanted to do a two toned still life with a Polaroid OneStep SX-70 White/Rainbow Camera with Q Light. 
Some Step by Steps :)
I started with a light sketch of burnt umber.
Couple of Quick Tips for Painting Still Life.
1.  Put your still life on a white piece of paper.  This is an easy trick to show the proportion of the shadow and reflective light.
2. Place your object at eye level and have it in direct view of your easel or workspace.  Then you can just glance at the object and not have to move around much. 

I am putting this in my etsy shop. :) Happy Wednesday!  Oh what to paint tomorrow..


68 comments:

jillian m. said...

I love the blue and green in the background...gorgeous standout colors. You're so great at this! Wish I had a few painting skills myself :)

gracey said...

i love the colors of this one! :D and i declare this as my fave art ive seen on your blog :)

Annabella said...

Oh how I wish I could paint...I love the way you have shared the process. Thank you so much.

Mandy Crandell said...

You know I'm in love, right?

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Peiyinn said...

Nice! Good painting skill! :D

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Looks great! Thanks for the tips too:)

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

What striking colors! Love it! It definitely pops...which is awesome.

Katie said...

So beautiful, great job! xo

Collins said...

Oh, I really like the colors you chose and like the before and after pics!

Diego Sousa said...

thanks for the tips! very interesting process you did painting :)

Kristin H said...

Fabulous project!!! Good luck!!

debbiecutieface said...

okay, I REALLY love that painting. So much that I am considering buying it, even though I'm kind of broke right now.

Jw said...

another good one! How long does it usually take you to do one? If I could paint (can't) it would be like a painting a year for me haha

SaffaKate said...

Once again, you amaze me! How do you do such beautiful work in 1 day? wow!

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CARRIE said...

A painting a day-- such a fantastic project! I love this one and can't wait to see what else you come up with this month.

Wasabi Honey Bee said...

This one is fun!! I like it : )

stephanie said...

Awesome!

menina elegante said...

wow!!! That painting is amazing. :) x

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

I love the rainbow stripe down the middle, eye-catching! And it works great on you as a second face... ;)

A Lost Feather said...

i absolutely love your still lifes :)

very beautifully done!

Melissa said...

whoa...happy i found your blog! in the past i've done a lot of experimentation with various art forms (drawing, photo, etc) but painting is the only one that i could never quite master! it sure is tricky. you're great at it!!

Sasheen Williams said...

Beautiful work! I love the step by step process. Thanks for sharing!

jenna said...

i love the small scale - what a great project!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

These are coming along so nicely... well done, yet again!

my messy girlfriend said...

i love it!!!!its so beautiful.. i really really love it:)

Katie said...

Looove this one! The bluegreens of the background are perfect.

Also - I love this project in general. A huge inspiration!

♥ Nadine ♥ said...

Jeez Louise, these painting are awesome. :)

The camera looks totally neat! Can't wait to see what you're going to show us throughout the month. :)

Here's to a happy rest of the week.
And thanks for stopping by at my blog.

xoxo.

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

This is so wonderful!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Another lovely painting!

Teddi said...

wow erika, great camera art!

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karen marie said...

i absolutely LOVE this. you are incredibly talented.... so, so cute!!!

Ajax said...

FANTASTIC!! It is so fun to see a new painting a day on your sweet blog. XO

O'Melly said...

fabulous, I LOVE it! I wish I could work with oils as well as you!

MJ said...

Wow. Really? Wow. I want a polaroid just like that, too!!

Ani said...

Erika,

Great post! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. My mom made the yummy cake :)

I'm going to follow your blog-- it's amazing!

Ani xx

Christianna said...

Wow, what awesome paintings! Thanks for stopping by my blog, so that I could find you! I'm loving your blog!

Following you now! Yay!

Shockgrubz said...

I'd like to take an instant photo of this work! Great Job, I'll follow along.

lamina @ do a bit said...

Love the colours and a great painting! Love it!! Love seeing the steps too! Wow you are fast!

Debby said...

Very cool... you are so talented!! Love it. xo

sherri lynn said...

Wow this is awesome! I am super impressed with your skills!

Kyla said...

The painting came out beautiful! I love seeing progress shots of works. Thanks for sharing! :)

Carolina said...

absolutely love the painting! please check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! i am also hosting an awesome giveaway, a limited edition giclee print by the ever inspiring Lark Calderon Gomez! check it out!xo

galatea. said...

these are super cool! glad to have found your blog x

Justin said...

It looks really good i'm kinda excited to see what other works you get finished!!! :D +follow

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

oh i love this piece of art! super super cute! i used to paint still lifes a lot in school and i miss it so!! and i remember the show roswell ~ i loved this show as well!!
xo ~ kristina

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

I absolutely LOVE this painting! I'm so jealous of your talent. Love how the colors work so well together :)

bobbi said...

okay. You make me feel lazy.

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

came out sweet!

Tracey said...

Lovely work Erika! I really enjoyed seeing your step-by-step pictures too ... not only a talented artist, but you're generous as well. xx

Danielle said...

oh my, i'm in love with this painting! you are so talented!!

Inverse said...

Impressive! These are the sort of things that make me want to learn how to paint.

Emily Marie said...

Love this!! You are so talented. Great job!

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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

This is SUCH a fun idea!! I cant wait to see some step by steps :) I have zero painting skills but it would be so much fun to learn a few things! As always fantastic painting!

Michelle said...

Thank you for becoming my 50th follower! Our ancestors would be proud. :-) I also hope you get the same questions I do... "your last name is Sears? You must be rich, right?" Yes, exactly why I'm here at Target.

amy b.s. said...

how cool! i wish i had just a little bit of artistic talent!

Mo Pie, Please said...

It is so cool and realistic, Erica! I can't get over your talent :)

Jessi said...

I love the Polaroid one!!

Brenda said...

How awesome is this. I hope you continue to paint, your work is wonderful x

brittany said...

i love that you're doing a painting a day!!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Love it beautiful.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love it... great subject you chose in that camera!

Jenny Taylor said...

Ooo, I love this so much! :)

shopgirl said...

Love the detail and colour in this painting Erika! And wow! A painting a day! That's huge! Go girl! Looking forward to seeing a month of incredible creativity!

another feather said...

That painting turned out great! I love the colors, an how you used wood.

Wander.Lust said...

this is awesome! so light and fun :)

Pierre BOYER said...

Yes !!!
Enjoy your day...

Pierre
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Follow Your Own Way said...

this painting of the camera is so beautiful.