Monday, November 25, 2013

Studio Clearance Event!

Hello Art Loving Friends,
  Happy to let you know that I have compiled a batch of artworks to offer at prices that are often 60%-80% less than retail. Every now and then, my husband and I want to do some Spring cleaning and get ready for something new. Check out the Sale Corner on my website via either link included here and when you see an image that strikes you just click on it and you will find the size and price and a few of my thoughts about the scene. Hope you enjoy this 'virtual' exhibition and can find something to beautify a spot in your home or an offering for a friend or family member. 
  We will be able to ship things this week and Monday, or during the week of December 16th to ensure a Christmas delivery just in case you choose something for holiday gift giving. Thanks so much for tuning into my art endeavors and I wish you a truly blessed holiday season and a prosperous and inspirational new year! Warmly, Erin

Monday, November 18, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Couldn't help myself. Even though I am a summer enthusiast, I had to delve into my winter photo archives and create something else that included a red house. I have to admit something though. My husband took this particular batch of photos while on a skiing trip. Snow and I just DON'T get along well at all, so I can enjoy painting it while having that warm fuzzy feeling rather than the freezing prickly alternative. Many of you know that I'm from Lake Tahoe and that I don't ski, but I hope you still like me.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Country Elegance

Back in the saddle so to speak an had a hankering for some red. So, I chose the elegant and grand Victorian landmark that graces highway 128 out in the Anderson Valley. This is the route we most often take to get to 'civilization' and love passing by this fabulous sight in all its pastoral and colorful glory. One day I hope to find out the square footage of this place as in this painting I have only included about half of it! It's near the close of a lovely summer day and now that it's November, sweet memories of summer are lingering just beneath the surface.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Just the Rainbow

The rainbow over our Laurel Street building (on the left)

The sky behind the Guest House Museum on Main Street

Here is what inspired me today while I was running about doing 100 other things. Hordes of us hit the street and had a spontaneous block party as we gawked over how God was painting the sky in every direction. The the west, the most glorious sunset EVER and to the east, a dreamlike rainbow against a dark blue sky. All I can say is W.O.W. for Wonder Of Wonders. Hope to get back to my daily painting un-schedule tomorrow, but in the meantime do enjoy these shots taken on this very special day. 11-12-13

Monday, November 4, 2013

Last Flicker of Light

I have honestly no idea how I managed to paint 6 small paintings a week last year. Somehow, there was a special measure of grace over me because this year has been entirely different. I am still enjoying it VERY much, but maybe my life has just sped up and out of control or something.............eek, but thanks for hanging with me and sharing your thoughts from time to time. 
This little vision was from my Mom's property near Placerville. I was drawn to the last tidbits of light hitting the background trees of the neighboring forested hillside and took a fuzzy photo with my iPad. This is the moodier side of me and maybe a bit akin to the simple hillsides I've also been doing. The life of a painter is always challenging, exciting and somewhat dangerous when a scene pops up out of nowhere and the camera isn't within easy reach. Thankfully, I wasn't in the car when I spotted this one.

Here again are some fun things coming up:

Lahaina, Maui/ December 7th, 2013
Poster Unveiling
Lahaina Courthouse Gallery
at the Banyan Tree 5-8pm

Lahaina, Maui/ December 13th, 2013
Exhibition of New Work
Village Gallery on Dickenson Street
5-8 pm

France Workshop
July 8-22 2014
please inquire for details