Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I'm keeping watch...

Keeping Watch Over Pueblo (acrylic on wood, 17x17") Sep 2014
I love the look of paint on wood!  I enjoy the ability to blend and texturize the piece.  I created a piece called "Pueblo" a few years ago, which hangs in a home in Arizona...and I wanted to recreate that piece when I saw this panel of 17x17" wood.  I'm so pleased with how it turned out.  Here's "Keeping Watch Over Pueblo."  -Erico

Monday, September 1, 2014

It was time....

"The Road is Long..." (acrylic on wood, 17x17")  Sep 1, 2014
I've understood writers block.  I've understood stagnancy in music and theatre.  I've never quite understood why it's so difficult to get something on canvas when I know that I really want to do just that.  The past couple of weeks have been riddled with frustration and bitterness and, sad to say, a sense of doom.  Maybe it's just my body telling me that summer is ending and that the leaves are about to fall.  Maybe it's more than that.  But it shouldn't stop me from painting; in fact, it should inspire me to paint more... in order to get out those aggressions.  I'm open.  I'm trying.  Paths are strewn with blockage and the leaves still fall.  Let's make it a colorful one.  -Erico