Thursday, October 28, 2010

American Wigeon

American Wigeon painting by Shari Erickson This painting was an entry for the Delaware Duck Stamp Contest. It was a semi-finalist. It is Acrylic on Claybord, a drake American Wigeon. The water was a challenge to paint!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Federal Duck Stamp Entry

Canada Geese, Federal Duck Stamp entry by Shari Erickson
This painting was one of 34 out of 236 to be in the semi-final round of judging. It ended up tied for 9th place. Canadian geese in acrylic on Claybord.

Michigan Duck Stamp Entry

Lesser Scaup duck stamp entry by Shari Erickson

It didn't place in the top three but I am quite happy with how it turned out. This is a Lesser Scaup drake in acrylic on Claybord.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Painting Demonstration

I will be at Howden Art & Framing next Sunday, September 19th, from 1pm to 4pm working on a miniature still life of some grapes to celebrate Howden Gallery's current show theme " Wines and Vines". Stop by and visit at 1512 Washington Street in Oregon City.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pear Pair For My Mother

Pear painting by Shari Erickson It's a strange and wonderous thing, how artists through the ages have chosen pears as subject. There are countless paintings featuring just a pear or two. Do a Google image search and be amazed! My mother has always been attracted to such paintings, especially those in the trompe l'oeil tradition. She has wanted me to give one a try for years. I finally got around to it in time for Mother's Day and am pleased with how much she likes it. What an interesting project it was! I am a bit amazed with how much I actually enjoyed painting such a simple subject. The reflection of the sky on the left pear and the reflected light from the left pear onto the right pear captivated me. 4 x 4 inches in Golden Open Acrylic.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Show at Howden Art & Framing

Flowers for Mom painting by Shari Erickson
Field of Sunflowers by Shari Erickson

Misty Glade painting by Shari Erickson

Red-breasted Nuthatch painting by Shari Erickson

Arabian Portrait painting by Shari Erickson

These paintings are part of a new show opening today called "Celebration of Honor" at Howden Art & Framing in Oregon City. All are beautifully framed. The top four are 2.5 x 3.5 inches, $125 framed. The Arabian horse is 4.25 x 4.25 inches, $175 framed. All are acrylic.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Delaware Trout Stamp Contest Finalist

Brown Trout painting by Shari Erickson This painting of a Brown Trout was awarded an Honorable Mention in the recent Delaware Trout Stamp Contest. It is about 9 x 12 inches in Acrylic. I also entered the Delaware Duck Stamp Contest, making it into the second round of judging. I will post a picture of that entry when I receive it back from the competition. I neglected to scan it before mailing it off!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

National Wildlife Federation Stamp Art


Borax Lake Chub


I received an e-mail out of the blue from the National Wildlife Federation about some art I did in the late 1980's for their stamps. They graciously sent me files of my art. It is so fun to see the art again. They aren't very big, about 5 x 7 inches as I recall. These were used for various applications - stamps of course, dishes and a calender and some other gift items. Maybe someday the Federation will produce stamps again. I sure hope so! Visit

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Huge Mural Unveiled at Olympics

Here it is at last! The Mural Mosaic "Kunamokst". It's 21 feet long and 11 feet high! 180 artists were involved in it's creation, all from the West Coast. It is on display in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, through the Olympic Games. Go to to see an image of the mural with each painting being clickable to it's own window, enlarged with info. My panel is #147. Scroll down my blog to see and read about this panel as it developed.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Silver Sea Mini Painting

Original seascape by Shari Erickson This is a stormy sunset on the Oregon Coast. This little painting is 2.5 x 3.5 inches, ACEO sized and is in Golden Open Acrylics.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sage Grouse in Snow

Original acrylic painting by Shari Erickson
This painting was top five in the Oregon Upland Game Bird Stamp Contest. Sage Grouse live in the arid regions of the west and are dependent on Sage for their food and shelter. The males have a very interesting and distinctive mating dance they do to attract females. This painting is 13 x 18 inches in Acrylic.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My art is in a Gallery!

My artwork is now being shown at Howden Art & Framing in Oregon City. This is a very nice, bright and airy gallery full of wonderful stuff! The framing service is top notch with lots of frames to chose from, and the prices are reasonable. I am very excited to see what the future holds as my relationship with this gallery develops. The current show "Give me Shelter", runs through April. I have two paintings in the show, including the one above.