Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lake Sunset Mini Painting

Lake sunset painting by artist Shari Erickson
This is another little painting resulting from the weekly event. It is ACEO sized - 2.5 x 3.5 inches, in Golden Open Acrylics.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Old Barn and Truck Mini Painting

Old Barn painting by Shari Erickson
Truck Detail by Shari Erickson
This is a painting done for the WDE at The host of the event asked us to include a crop of the imgae as well. The painting is 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO sized), in Golden Open Acrylics. The crop of the truck is much larger than actual size. Pretty interesting exercise!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Snowy Landscape and Arab Portrait Paintings

Plein Aire Landscape by Artist Shari Erickson
Arab Horse Portrait by Equine Artist Shari Erickson

The snowy landscape, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, was painted en plein aire during a recent snow storm. The Arab, 4.25 x 4.25 inches, is the result of my participation in A Breed a Week art project on the equine art forum at Both are in Golden Open Acrylics.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Przewalski's Horse

Przewalski's Horse by equine artist Shari Erickson
This painting was done for a project at The project is to paint a different horse breed every week for a year. The host of the project names a horse breed each Monday and everyone involved paints and draws and posts their results. This is the first week of the project. I hope to do more breeds as inspiration strikes. This painting is a little over 4 inches square, Golden Open Acrylics on coldpressed ragboard.
The Przewalski's Horse is an endangered species recently reintroduced into the wild after a captive breeding program was set up to save it from extinction. Also known as the Asiatic Wild Horse, this species is the only remaining true wild horse, never having been domesticated. The four hundred in the wild today are living in a nature preserve in Mongolia. It is sad when one of God's creations is gone, and wonderful when one such on the edge of extinction can be saved and appreciated.