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