Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Back In My Garden Painting Roses

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share the inspirations for my art.  Today we are having delicious rose flavored tea.  I am happy to be back in my garden painting Roses after a rather long blog break to get ready for the Balboa Island Art Walk.  The weather was perfect - mid 60's with beautiful blue skies  and a gentle breeze blowing over the beautiful Newport Bay. My new line "painted words" was a big hit and I am busy painting more to offer in my ETSY shop.

Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, to show you our pink Roses that will end up in a new painting and more painted words mini paintings.






So far our Roses are thriving in the midst of our Southern California drought since we can only water twice a week.  We had rain last week and cool moist weather from the nearby ocean which is helping our flowers.













Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin


                                 "The meditation of my heart shall be understanding."  Psalm  49:3



Saturday, May 9, 2015

Painting Vintage Ball Jars




Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax  with a cup of tea for a few minutes while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  I am taking a mini break from painting and wanted to share with you a few new paintings inspired by my vintage ball jars filled with pink and lavender flowers.

Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, to share some new paintings.








I wanted to create a new line of small paintings with words to take to the show and was inspired by the turquoise ball jars with flowers to create "painted words."
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Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those of you following my blog.  I will be back visiting your blogs after the Balboa island Art Walk on May 17th.  If you live in the Newport Beach, Ca area the Art Walk is a fabulous show with over 100 artists in a jurried show featuring fine art, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, etc.  Information and directions and parking information can be found at www.balboaislandartwalk.info


"May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance."  Jude 1:2


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Flea Market Tour

Welcome.  I am so happy that you topped by.  I took  a little break from painting  yesterday to go to Behind the Picket Flea Market Place with my friend Marilyn and wanted to share a few photos with you.  My new friends and the fabulous Mother and Daughter team who own the charming sign shop, Far Away Hood, made me an adorable new sign for my garden and I picked it up at the flea market.

I wanted a bright green that would go with my outdoor accent pillows.  Bentley, my Studio Assistant, is in the kitchen garden eating Parsley and Mint because he has a stomach ache from eating something yucky that he found on our walk and  will not be able to join us today to show you the new sign!!!
The sign is mounted on old barn wood and is presently being worn by Blossom my vintage dress form.






Far Away  Hood always have lots of new signs and some charming new designs just in time for the  summer weddings,  They can be reached at 760-644-7343 or you can find them on Face Book under Far Away Hood.  








We meet a delightful and very talented doll maker who has been featured in Stamptington's PRIMS magazine.  I lost her card and am sorry I can not give you her name or information on how to contact her. , however, you  can call Behind the Picket fence at 714  486-8049 if you are interested in her work and they will be able to put you in touch with her.
She gave me permission to share her work with you.






Marilyn and I fell in love with her dolls.






With our California drought there were lots of charming Succulents planted in vintage containers.


















Linda Bucci is an amazing artist, jewelry designer and metal smith and her work has been published in Stampington magazines and can be seen on her blog www.lindabucci.blogspot.com 













Linda is the visionary who started our Eastside Art Group and she  and I will both be at the Balboa Island Art Walk on May 17th - she will be in space 9 and I will be in space 11.



Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.  I will be back after the art show on May 17th.  

                        "May he grant you your heat's desire, and fulfill all your plans".  Psalm  20:4







Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Painting Flower Shops

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax for a few minutes while I share with you the inspirations for my art. I am popping in from my blog break to say hello and share a new painting.  Southern California is under the worst drought conditions in decades and everyone has been asked to save on water.  Our city has been very good in educating us about saving water and so far we have been able to cut back enough in reducing our household use  that we can still water the garden.

Let's join Bentley,  my Studio Assistant, in the kitchen garden to look for inspiration for a flower shop painting.









I love adding items with patina and rust to the painting and want to use the old rusty watering can in a flower shop painting.



The Zinnias are blooming early this year due our unusually sunny Spring weather.













Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.  I  apologize for not staying with my regular weekly posts, however, I am still taking breaks to work on my big art show in May and will pop in to say hello as time allows.
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Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin

                           "This is the day the Lord has made.  Rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 118:24