Friday, January 24, 2014

Jackpot!

8X10 Oil on Wood Panel
Happy Friday! This is my first painting of the new year and it feels good to finally finish it.  October- December, I am usually so busy with painting from the holidays that I usually take a little bit of studio break after to let the creative energy flow. This record shop has been in Portland for a long time and some of the best neon lights.  It was pretty fun to paint but the posters and records on the walls and windows were a total challenge. 

This weekend is going to be a semi boring one- Tim and I both working on our work but I made him promise me that we would do some sort of family activity that involves hot chocolate and donuts.  It seems like once the holidays wear off- all I want to is be in my studio and make stuff. 

What are you up to this weekend?


24 comments:

Diana said...

Beautiful painting! I love the details. Did you draw it in person or use photo studies?

simply bev said...

Very pretty! I started my weekend off with hot chocolate. Seemed like the perfect way to end a cold day and spend some quiet time with my husband!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What a cool painting!

We're going to have a brief break from icky weather on Sunday. I'm so thrilled. I think we'll run around and do all the shopping I haven't gotten to do Sunday.

Happy hot chocolate and donuts. Sounds scrumptious.

charity said...

Umm..I love this! The neon lights especially. You even got the whole feel of the place right and I've never even seen it. Seriously. Nailed it! Love love. I will also be painting and looking forward to a target outing. :)

charity said...

Ummm... I love this! The neon lights especially. You really captured the whole feel of the place and I've never even been there. Seriously. Nailed it! Lovelove.

Duni said...

Hello Erika,
that is such an awesome painting! I love the depth and all the wonderful details! Also, I hearted your bicycle painting in your shop - very pretty!! have a great weekend,
Duni - via Etsy Blog Team and new follower :)

To The River said...

Mine is not gonna be adventurous either, American Hustle in a cinema is the most interesting thing I m gonna do:) Have a cosy one, u too! x

Katrina Sophia said...

I love it! the details are amazing.

studio all weekend apart from this afternoon I am off to the city to see my girls for early dinner :)

have a lovely weekend! xx

Katrina Sophia Blog

Emily {Isnt That Charming} said...

Oh my gosh - you are so talented! This turned out beautiful!
Isn’t That Charming.

Amanda said...

Oh man, I really love this.

Eva said...

I love it! I like so much all the little d├ętails...
This weekend I'm drawing as well, the next Torocoro!

The Lady Okie said...

Wow! I am so impressed with artistic people. I am so bad at drawing and painting. That looks great!

17 Perth said...

Love love love the painting!! Gorgeous detail. I'm sure it's only better in person!

Emma said...

Gorgeous painting! You've got a real talent :)

And sometimes boring ones make the best weekends!

Hmm maybe...

Lauren Michelle said...

What a beautiful painting! The lights in the windows look really real.

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Alexa said...

Had a relatively low key weekend, which is lately just how I like it! Ha! Hope it was a good one for you!

Ashley Duggan-Smith said...

Wow, that painting is amazingly beautiful, I would never be able to come close to that!

Christina Schergen said...

dang. job well done!!

Katherine Middleton said...

Wonderful painting! I can't even draw a matchstick man, ha!

Jen said...

I love it. So inviting!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

What a beautiful painting! I love all the detail!

Splendid Little Stars said...

wonderful painting!

Meera Rao said...

Wonderful painting and a great spot on the internet :) Thanks for stopping by my blog !

Adinda said...

Hi Erika! I checked out some of your work and it looks really cool! Love this painting too, can't imagine the amount of work!

You already know what I did last weekend :) Hope you had a good one too! x adinda