Wednesday, August 31, 2011

a painting a day- nighty night

Last day of august? Can you believe it? This summer seemed to have passed by in a blink.  I can already tell that fall is approaching because there is a crisp cool breeze already in the air.  My favorite time to make art is in the fall because in my town you can really see the seasons change- and during the fall the leaves change from green to red/orange/yellow and you can really smell the trees in the air.  I know it's a little odd but you can smell Christmas approaching. :)
Here is the latest for a painting a day- I wanted to do an impressionistic... blurry.. scratchy.. night scene. Painting dark on dark is pretty tough because the layering of the different depths of dark. I had the most fun painting the lights. 

Oil painting on board- 8 inch by 8 inch. :)

41 comments:

Paper Doll said...

What a beautiful piece! I love the city at night. :) You really captured how it can be so still, yet alive at the same time! (If that makes sense- anyway, I love it!)

I know, I can totally almost smell Christmas! Woohoo!

HazelandMare said...

I love this painting! City landscapes are so beautiful and exciting :) You are so talented. And hooray for it being almost fall! I can almost taste the apple cider.

Mandy Crandell said...

You've captured this perfectly!

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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

You are incredibly talented! But you know this already :) Love this painting.

stephanie said...

Ooh, that's a good one! I really like it.

Huckleberry Creative said...

I love your painting! You're very talented :)

Hooray for fall! I can't wait either!

Sasheen Williams said...

Fall is my favorite season. There is always something magical in the fall air. I love this painting.

Jessica Wray said...

I can't believe summer is gone. It's heartbreaking but I get over it every year... eventually.


really loving today's painting!

Peiyinn said...

Time fly really fast.
I love your painting. <3

randomcreative said...

The painting is awesome! I can't believe that it's almost fall, too.

Happybee said...

Hello!
I've just dicsovered your blog and I love it!!!!

Inverse said...

Awesome. I simply adore these kind of paintings!

Mo Pie, Please said...

So. Freaking. GOOD!

Jenny said...

that is stunning.

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

one of my favourites i think!

coneforce said...

look'S AWESOME!!!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Looks absolutely amazing... i can't believe August is over!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Wow, one of my favorites for sure! I love how you did the lanterns:)

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Teresa said...

Christmas?! Please, (just) not yet... please, pretty please?!

But Autumn today decided to let us know that it's just waiting around the corner - temperatures dropped and rain made a steady appearance the entire day. In fact, when coming home from work the scene we had on the road was pretty much the one you painted.

Amazing! And by looking on your car lights one almost jumps the christmas shopping rush ahahah. Can I smell roasted chestnuts?!

Night Night!

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I adore your painting, gosh you are so talented!! :)


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Shockgrubz said...

That piece is so good, I'm now drowsy. Great work!

Nikki said...

Love the reflection of the lights in the windows. Beautiful!

O'Melly said...

you've captured the glimmer of a city street at night so well! *applauds*

debbiecutieface said...

okay. That's officially replaced the camera painting as my favorite painting of yours, ever.

Angela said...

Love this painting SO much!

Steven Andrew said...

This is so impressive, great job! :)

lamina @ do a bit said...

Another fantastic painting... just love it! We are going into spring, so the weather is warming up nicely and I think of xmas... ha ha ha.. to funny :)

MJ said...

I really love this Erika. The blur, the rain, the busy street--it's beautiful!!! Definitely a favorite :).

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I love this! Such a lovely painting, and I like how it portrays night. :)

Ada said...

I know: where did summer go? I'm definitely feeling that Christmas vibe . . . at least in the little gift shop I managed. I love that painting: absolutely amazing!

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Nice painiting! And yes, I agree with you, I feel the 'cold' season arriving...should we start drafting our Christmas wish-list? Just kidding of course...

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~BB~ said...

love, love, love your painting! That's so great!

Kristy Lynn said...

what a gorgeous painting! it's so lonely but soulful at the same time. i adore it!

ps. thanks for stopping by :) your blog is adorable! xo!

my day in a sentence said...

Oh, this might just be your best work so far (that I've seen). :)

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Wonderful atmosphere and movement. I feel like I'm there blinking at the lights, trying to dodge the rain. Fantastic!

Cindy said...

summer did seem to go fast this year and you finished your month of paintings, which is awesome! enjoy your weekend in vegas!

amyet said...

I love this--love the lights and the rain.

Wander.Lust said...

i love this painting!

Hilary Mae said...

You are so talented!!! That is amazing!

xo
Hilary Mae

Ester DurĂ£es said...

oh my that's such a pretty painting, well done!