Thursday, April 25, 2024

 Color... !

"Emerald Forest" (acrylics, 24x24")

I've been inspired by so many requests for my art lately.  People have enjoyed my use of color.  I decided this one needed to focus on one set of cool colors (blues, greens) with a contrast of warmer tones (orange, yellows, pink).  The contrast is fun to view.  -Erico

Monday, April 15, 2024

 The Guitar....

The Guitar (acrylics, 18x24")

I am very happy with how this turned out.  It's colorful, it's fun.  I'm trying to do something new with each new work of art.  I do hope people enjoy seeing it on display during Gallery Night this year.  -Erico

Sunday, April 7, 2024

 Commissioned work is fun!

Picasso-inspired Painting (acrylics, 15x15")

I had painted a small wood chair in this style during the pandemic.  I had so much fun watching it develop and people have enjoyed viewing it.  Evelyn Patricia Terry fell in love with it during my exhibit opening on March 1, but it was not for sale.  She asked if I could create a version of it on canvas.  This is the result.  I'm anxious to see her reaction when she receives it.  -Erico  

Thursday, March 28, 2024


"Comedy & Tragedy" (acrylics, 12x14")

The colors!  Whew!  This was tricky.  I'm still not sure that the red orange was the correct choice, but it's done.  -Erico

Spring is in the air...
"White Blossoms" (acrylic, 12x12")

This was fun to create.  I struggled a bit and found that it had to be created and re-created until I was happy with it.  But it's finally done!  -Erico

Sunday, March 24, 2024

 Cancer sucks...

Hope Floats (acrylics, 18x24") 

I'm often asked to make a donation of art to worthwhile fundraisers.  Cancer has struck home so many times, and it's never easy to cope with.  Loved ones, far and near, are affected and struggle to understand the "why me?" question.  A loved one said to me after her diagnosis several years ago, "Why not me?  What makes me special that I should be surprised to learn that I have cancer?"  It was one of the bravest moments among our many conversations over the next several years.  Cancer sucks... and hope dwindles after a while... but maybe, one day... we can catch that ribbon and cheer.  I hope this  brings in a sizable donation.  -Erico    


"Reach" (acylics, 16x20")

Aren't we always reaching for something?  As far back as I can remember, I struggle with the idea of being satisfied.  Is there ever a time when we know we've done enough, we've been enough, we've shared enough, or ...  we've had enough?  I've learned to cope with the dissatisfaction, the yearning for more.  But the reach is still there.  -Erico