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.