Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Big 400 #9- It's Electric! a blue radio

I can not believe I almost done showing you all of my paintings for the Big 400. It is seriously my favorite art show that I look forward to every year.   I always paint a few vintage still life and they are usually my favorite because I love going on the hunt for old things. I envision each vintage piece has some sort of past life and an amazing story behind it like a secret story that I will never really know.  I think what draws me in most about painting clocks, typewriters, and radios is that they are every day items that really marks the time period of when and sometimes where they came from. I have been thinking a lot about thrifting lately and where I live Portland, Oregon- thrifting is extremely competitive because people love old things here.  So competitive that I have heard of people starting fights and other people getting banned from even going into estate sales.   I generally thrift for things in the 1960's or older which if you go to a thrift stores here you pay top dollar for things- much higher than Goodwill or Value Village prices. I got this clock at an estate sale but it's broken and I hued up the color to make it more electric looking because I love the idea of neon mixed with the 1960's vibe.  Once I finish painting for this show- its on to painting for the holidays!  

Oil Painting on 8X8 wood board.
  
Want to see previous work for this show? Big400/Big 300/Big 200/Big 100

Details About the Art Show:
Date: December 14th- 2 p.m. and runs until January 21st.
Location:  Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People's is Suite 4005, Portland, Oregon
There are over 400 artists participating in the 6th Annual Big 400 Show and all art is $40.   It is a pretty wild and crazy show and if you decide to go get there early because people wait in line to get into this amazing show. It is a cash a carry show- which means you purchase the painting right then and there and you go home with the work.!

14 comments:

Eva said...

I love it!

Bri said...

so cool! thanks for sharing!
thanks for stopping by the other day :)

Alexa said...

Oh my goodness... I Love LOVE it Erika! It's so perfect!

Krystal said...

the radio is awesome!

Cara E said...

Oh my this is so pretty! I love the colours <3

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To The River said...

I know that radio is 'the main star' but I can't help but notice ur dress is really beautiful:) x

Jane said...

love it! my parents had a huge vintage radio collection. i love them too and want to start a collection. totally awesome!

Anne said...

Hello and thank you for your comment over on my blog! I love your painting, you are a very talented lady.

christina said...

ohhhhhhh i love it!!! i haven't painted in years. years. i suddenly feel sad and the need to put out the oil paints~! :)

YeamieWaffles said...

This is one of my favourites of the series so far Erika, just incredibly beautiful, I really do love how vibrant the blue is.

Ashley said...

Love it! How awesome! You're seriously talented!

Mary Jo said...

I love it! I have a vintage-esque alarm clock and it makes me so happy. Love the colors you used too!

xo Mary Jo

Mandy Crandell said...

Another gorgeous painting! Love the blue and yellow together.

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rooth said...

I love how you colour coordinated your outfit with your painting :)