Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 4- A Painting a Day in August

This weekend I am going to try and sneak in some art shows and I think the hubs is going to take me to dinner and movie :).  I also got a loaner Instax 210 camera from my hubs little brother with some film!  Woohoo!  So excited and I can not wait to start snapping some photos and I also just love writing a little note on the photo.
Here is my painting for the day and it's of St John's bridge.  For Portland being such a small city- we have a ton of bridges (I think we have like 7-8 for the one river) and this one is my favorite because of the bright green.   When I was a kid my dad would take me fishing right under this bridge- there is a boat launch.  I still remember my secret bait recipe- for catching fish.. it was velveta with a worm. :) Shhh don't tell anyone!  Whatever happened to Velveta? Is it still around? What are you up to this weekend?

PS Painting is an oil painting- 8X8 for the Goodfoot group show- 88 strong.

44 comments:

shopgirl said...

This photo is adorable and I like the dark overcast in this painting. It reminds me of the colour of the North westcoast.

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Peiyinn said...

Omg! Your painting is so amazing!

Inverse said...

That painting is beautiful!

Juls said...

painting + pic --> amazing!

Love, Juls xx

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gracey said...

wow you have a really fast working process!

Katie said...

I'm in love with this, so gorgeous xo

tinajo said...

Such a cute pup! :-)

Thanks for visiting - gave me the chance to find your lovely blog. I´ll follow you and see what you´re up to! :-)

alexandra grecco said...

Lovely painting!
xo
Alexandra Grecco

Mandy Crandell said...

Love your treatment of the sky.

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Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

beautiful painting xxxx

Collins said...

Cheese and worms...ha!

Diego Sousa said...

do you sell your paintings?
they are beautiful! congrats!

Inessa said...

that painting make me think of cloudy summer mornings

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

AMAZING!! And what a sweet hubby you have! How romantic :)

HazelandMare said...

I love this painting too! I just love all your paintings :) And your dog is so, so cute!!

debbiecutieface said...

oh my goodness that dog is so cute! I look forward to your posts every day now because I know I'll get to see an amazing painting! You are incredible.

Danielle said...

This series is awesome! I love seeing all your paintings.

Sabrina said...

Your paintings are beautiful, I really love the textural impressions that they give off.

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Ajax said...

Lovely again!

Velveeta...one thing from my childhood that can stay there..and bologna. ;)

Jw said...

My dad is from oregon and LOVES boats. He would totally dig this painting. Will it be for sale on Etsy?

Mo Pie, Please said...

So. So. Good! Velveeta with a worm, hahaha that's a great secret! Have a great weekend!

Cindy said...

i'm so impressed with your painting a day because you don't create simple little sketches. there's lots of layers and textures. they're all wonderful, but my favorite so far is the polaroid camera! have fun with your instax and enjoy your weekend!

.........my messy girlfriend said...

i love the instax:)..you will have a lot of fun with it:)
your painting is beautiful!!!
have a lovely weekend
x

christine donee said...

ok. I am STILL in awe that you can finish a painting in one day. It takes me foreverrrr...

you. are. awesome.

and have a fantastic weekend ;)

Nikki said...

It is beautiful, what great memories! I just took a look at your portfolio and I love your work!

Janice La Verne said...

Hi Erika,
I so love reading your blog. I appreciate your positive spirit so much. All the paintings are amazing. It takes me a long time to make a painting, you astound me!
Hugs to the pugs!
Janice from Eugene

bobbi said...

I love your pugs, they always make me smile. You continue to amaze me for the amount of work you can do...

aguja said...

Firstly, thank you for visiting my blog! Secondly, I love your painting, the style and that it is a bridge and boats and a superb composition.
Think I shall follow.

MJ said...

gorgeous, I am loving seeing your paintings everyday!

my day in a sentence said...

The painting looks... Unsettling?
Don't get me wrong, it looks really good but it has that stormy- weather's- a- comin' feel to it.

Sasheen Williams said...

This one is amazing! We have a green bridge in Long Beach. I love bridges

karen marie said...

Ooooh have fun with the new-to-you Instax! Can't wait to see what you do with it :) And wow, another gorgeous painting...<3

Wendy said...

Wow!!! What beautiful work you do!

Wendy said...

Ps- you have really good taste in music. :)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

so happy to have come across your blog. it is adorable. love that picture! haha &your work is beautiful.

Stephanie said...

I love the St. Johns bridge...and this painting is beautiful!

Suki said...

Cute blog!

Ani said...

Your painting talents are exquisite!

LORENA said...

your work is so nice! i love to still see traditional art by hand, especially since i went to graphic 'computer' route.
And the little pug! so cute! :-)

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About Last Weekend said...

What a wonderful painting and love places with bridges. The one you've painted is so similar to the San Fran one...

Sue said...

Ahh, your pug is so cute! :D
And your paintings are wonderful, I love the one of NYC :)

Rach said...

I love your paintings!

alexkeller said...

i love the bridge - when i lived in pittsburgh, there were a ton of bridges there, too. and tunnels - only was in and out of town was through a tunnel!

Sher said...

What a beautiful painting. Love the boats in front of the bridge. Cute doggie too!