Wednesday, August 10, 2011

a painting a day- let's go ride a bike.

I can't even tell you how amazing this challenge of a painting a day has been in the month of August.  I feel like I have learned so much already and we are only 10 days in! I have been working on a few little paintings for an upcoming art show and I am feeling very inspired.
I working on a couple of paintings of people on bikes :) This bike is very similar to my first bike- I vividly remember the turquoise and how much I loved circling around the block.  For some reason riding a bike reminds of the times when you're young and you don't have a care on the world. 

PS Painting is an original oil painting- 8X8 for the Goodfoot group show- 88 strong.  If your interested in purchasing this amazing painting- shoot me an email erikaleesears@gmail.com and we can go over the details.

41 comments:

MJ said...

So lovely!! Both the painting and the photo!!!

tinajo said...

It´s great! :-)

Peiyinn said...

Great artwork! Amazing and vivid :)

SaffaKate said...

I wouldn't mind a real-life version of that turquoise bike!

Val Curtis said...

I am really enjoying this challenge of yours. Hop on over if you ever need some garden themed inspiration! Great photo, btw.

Mandy Crandell said...

Great motion!

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Inverse said...

Another great piece. Nice work :)

Danielle said...

I like this painting! I've always wanted a teal bike - I think that color is just perfect for a bike!

Diego Sousa said...

looks like you hada a great feeling, painting this one :)

amy b.s. said...

i love this one!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Wow. Great work! So vivid.


xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

Cute! You must be moving like nobody's business to accomplish so much.

Sandra van Doorn said...

just discovered you... well... i am very happy i did!
love the idea of your paintings; bikes are such great fun..can't wait to see more :)
sandra

aguja said...

This painting is just brilliant!! Love it! I dare not ask how much it is, but it thirlls me. You have the speed and the flow of movement .... everything. And it is unusual and exciting.

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Love it! Such a perfect painting for summer. I love how her hair looks like it's blowing in the wind. Fabulous!

~BB~ said...

I love your daily art pieces! They are so great!

my day in a sentence said...

This is lovely! :)

Sasheen Williams said...

I love this one! It takes me back to my wild bike riding adventures. When I would let go of the handle bars, close my eyes and live in that one moment. Great work!

ag. said...

This is me - being OVERLY impressed by your work!

I "paint" as well and cannot imagine doing a painting a day...and having it turn out so great as well! I'm seriously in awe.

Ajax said...

Loving the red sweater billowing behind her. So innocent!

debbiecutieface said...

I love turquoise, I love bikes and I love this painting my dear!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Love the look on her face, looks pensive and content at the same time.

HazelandMare said...

That is so amazing! I still don't know how you are painting so fast, you are soooo talented!!! I am majorly impressed by everything you display here!

Have a great day, sweetie!

Katie said...

so cute :)

S and O said...

How pretty! I wish I could paint as well as you do...that bicycle picture is very nice :)
xoxo
Olivia

Cindy said...

i love the photo of your paints and the painting. i had a bicycle like that, but it was lavender with a purple sparkly banana seat and a sissy-bar. i wish i had it now - it was really comfortable, although i'm a bit bigger now.

Bay Park Dream said...

Beautiful painting! I always appreciate artwork/jewelry/clothing that features pretty bikes :)

~Tammy
www.bayparkdream.blogspot.com

claire said...

Hey! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your artwork is amazing. I love today's painting! :-)

Dave said...

Hey! I've been neglecting my blogging again..but have been sort of keeping up with your work thru your tweets. Love the paintings of the day...great stuff..and great discipline! I like the .gif...I need to learn how to do this myself! And...I just ordered an Instax camera today...the small one. Can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

j. littlejohn said...

i like this. seriously

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

I love all the paintings you've done so far for this project! I especially love the turquoise color in this painting.

Jenn @ Live Love Life Now! said...

Beautiful!! I also have fond memories of riding my bike as a kid and getting that first taste of freedom :)

Oh and the film was directed by a friend of mine...so I'm done with my responsibility as Art Director and now it's all on him to edit it ;) Can't wait to see the final product!

Follow Your Own Way said...

this painting is gorgeous! seriously, this is so wonderful. would love to check out the rest of your stuff.

Kid Shuffle said...

Its always amazing to see what a little motivation, and a goal, can do for you hey? Can't wait to see what else this month brings.

Angela said...

I love how her red sweater is blowing in the breeze --another fabulous job!

Mackenzie said...

Beautiful! I don't know much about painting but it seems pretty impressive to create this in one day!

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

that painting is wonderful xxx

Wasabi Honey Bee said...

Ooo . . I love this one!!

A Lost Feather said...

goodness. i don't know howww you are doing a painting everyday.. and not just quick little things either! amazing paintings.. how long does a painting like this take you? it would take me days. for suuuuure.

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