Thursday, May 26, 2016

March, April, May...

It comes in a hurry, spring does.  Or does it?  We wait all winter for the warmth, the sunshine, that will soon be summer.  March, April, and May have been busy months:

1) an exhibit at Blicks@MIAD of many of my watercolor paintings.
2) a two-piece exhibit at Next Act Theatre during the run of "Motherhood Outloud" (amazing!)
3) several pieces in "Recycled/Upcycled" at Inspiration Studios.


Friday, January 29, 2016

January in Florida... was not so warm!

I spent 10 days in Florida this January.  It was nice to get away from the Milwaukee cold, but Daytona Beach wasn't very warm.  Cool temperatures at night (40s!) and sunny, decent temps during the day (50-70) meant no tanning, but I stayed warm.  Painting warm images helped.

Paloma's Beach (watercolor, 9x12")
Converting a closet into a wine cellar for my sister and her husband was the purpose of the trip.  It was a fun, creative challenge.  After tiling and grouting, we decided a small grape vine mural at the top would finish it off nicely.  My sister was thrilled with the results.

This painting was the last contribution to the Hernandez Wine Cellar project.  Simple and the wine!  -Erico
Labeled (watercolor, 9x12")
Commissioned... Palm Springs!

"Palm Springs" (watercolor, 9x12")
This was requested by friends I met in Palm Springs while I was there for Thanksgiving last November.  I am thoroughly enjoying watercolor these days.  It's a convenient medium while traveling and this piece was completed during a trip to Cozumel, Mexico.  -Erico

Monday, December 7, 2015

While in Palm Springs...

Desert Palms (Watercolor, 9x12")

I am always inspired by palm trees.  They stand so tall, so strong, so solid...yet appearing to be fragile in so many ways.  A wise friend said to me about a month ago, "You just gotta force yourself, Erico.  You need to grab your art supplies, lock yourself in a studio or a place you can work...and just do it!"  Thanks, Renee Bebeau.  I did this on my last full day in Palm Springs ... out in the sun.  -Erico

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Circles....and circles

Circle Tree (acrylic on wood, 12x24")
Interesting how ideas develop in one's mind and then become something so very different than what was originally imagined.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Doodling with color....
Sunburst (acrylics, 6x6") October 2015

Orange Mountain (acrylics, 6x6") October 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Silent Auctions...

Blue Cross (acrylic, 16x20")

Reach (acrylic, 16x20")
I am asked regularly to contribute to fundraisers.  Blue Cross was created for the silent auction to be held next week during the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Golf Outing.  Reach was created for the silent auction to be held at UW-Milwaukee's PALM fundraiser event in early October, raising scholarship monies for students.  Sometimes it's the giving of one's small talents that really can make a difference.  I'm happy to do my part.  -Erico