Monday, May 6, 2013

Stumptown

Happy Monday! I am so incredibly excited that I finished this painting and it took me a really long time because of the complexity of the composition.  It was tough getting the balance just right with the organic quality of the city and the business of the industrialism.  I am totally obsessed with doing lettering on signs, buildings, or pretty much anywhere. I'm not sure what it is about getting the lettering perfect but it is my favorite.  Have you ever had Stumptown coffee? They do their own custom roast, and its pretty delicious.  This corner is a pretty busy area of SE Portland and has grown quite a bit over the years.  The light poles always have a ton of fliers and grow so fat until the city clears out the layers upon layers of fliers.   You could stroll this street and poke into fun shops, drink a tasty treat and just people watch all day.. which is very Portland.

What are you up to this Monday?

Details: Oil painting on custom wood panel '15X'15


14 comments:

trishie said...

That painting looks amazing! I had to take a second look, I honestly thought it was a print or a photo.

punkychewster said...

Wow! So many details in the painting! Good job Erica! This post caught my eye because I live right off of Stumptown Rd here in NC!

lindsy said...

Love that painting!!! This monday I was up to nothing much...working and soaking up the sun and managing toddler meltdowns! ;)

Macey Snelson said...

Gorgeous painting!!! That perfectly captures so many of my favorite things about this city. Well done :)

Y Park said...

Hello Erika

Noce work. !

Y

xoxo

Mandy Crandell said...

Amazing work!

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Van said...

That's GORGEOUS, you did an excellent job balancing the texture, composition, and juxtaposition of urban/natural elements. Right now I'm doing a blog-catch-up before listing lots on Etsy. Then more writing and antique mall switch-outs... work forever!

tinajo said...

Love the painting, it´s so full of life! :-)

Leah said...

my sister is OBSESSED with stumptown coffee....as many PDX residents are :)

LOVE IT!

YeamieWaffles said...

This is just amazing Erika, honestly one of the best paintings I've seen in so long, it's just absolutely amazing and solid, love it so much!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Your painting is fabulous!

Rachel said...

Awesome painting. I'm amazed at how complex it is! At first glance I thought it was a photo. Hope your Monday was a good one!

Jen said...

i love it! and I LOVE stumptown, so much so that I now regularly order it online and have it shipped to us :)

Cindy said...

your painting looks awesome, especially the view thru the window. we drink stumptown coffee all of the time & love it. enjoy your weekend & mother's day!