Wednesday, January 16, 2019

"Young Women" (acrylics, 30x40") Dali-inspired.
After comments that my "Beggar Woman" was too small for the large stage of The House of Bernarda Alba, I created this piece.  Its colors match the "Resting" piece that will also adorn the stage. I'm learning to enjoy this type of painting that is inspired by another artist's work.  -Erico 
The House of Bernarda Alba...inspired me to create two Picasso studies.

"Beggar Woman" (acrylics, 18x24") Picasso-inspired

"Resting" (acrylics, 24x48") Picasso-inspired
I was inspired to create two new paintings, inspired by Picasso, for the revival of The House of Bernarda Alba, my translated play that was performed at Inspiration Studios on January 4, 5, 6.  The play is being presented at AACTFEST 2019 in Verona, Wisconsin, on January 18-20.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Use windows?  Why not?

"Seahorse in the Blue" (acrylic on window, 12x20", 2018)

It's always so much fun to explore a new medium or a new surface for painting.  This was done at one of our painting parties (Paint 'n Sip) events, earlier this summer, at Inspiration Studios.  I painted the backside with different shades of blue multi-surface paint; then painted the images on the front, highlighting some fo the spots from the back.  It was so whimsical.  It was fun!  I'm glad I chose to participate this time.  -Erico

Sunday, September 24, 2017

"Angel of Light"... was created as a silent auction donation item for the St. Francis Golf Event, a fundraiser at my parish.  It ended up in the home of my good friend, Luz I. Ortiz-Carby.

"Angel of Light" (acyrlic, 16x20") Sep 2017 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Small Works...

Love Matters (acrylic, 8x10") July 12, 2017

Music Matters (acrylic, 10x8") July 12, 2017
It's always interesting to try to meet a challenge.  This is part of the SVA Small Works Project whose finale takes place on July 28 in Sheboygan.  Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend this year's event, but hope these pieces find a nice home.  -Erico  
"Music of the Stars"

Music of the Stars (acrylics on violin)
I love this!  For several years now, I've wanted to paint some old, unusable instruments.  I finally had some time I could dedicate to geting this done.  I am so pleased with the results.  This violin was my contribution to the Sheboygan Visual Artists 10th Anniversary Exhibit which opened June 30.  I hope to paint more broken down instruments in the future.  -Erico

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Painting Parties....

We have so much fun at our painting parties.  Whether we are working with watercolor or acrylics, or creating a mosaic out of broken chips of tile, we always have fun at Inspiration Studios.  These are my latest creations at our May Painting Parties.

"Bursting Buds in Sunlight" (acrylic, 16x20") May 2017 

"Magritte-Inspired Self-Portrait/The Guitarrist" (acrylic, 16x20") May 2017