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BTS of Painting Lucy, a Custom Portrait of a German Sheperd and Chow Mix Dog

By |2019-12-11T12:09:01-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

I love taking my clients and followers, behind the scenes of how each pet comes alive on canvas. Many share how much they enjoy following along in real time via Instagram or Facebook and others prefer the monthly inspirational email (sign up for a chance to win $100 studio credit in our monthly drawing) for a quick summary for a few links to deep dive. Lucy's pet portrait is a german shepherd and chow mix I recently [...]

BTS of Painting Loki, a Custom Portrait of a Black Labrador

By |2019-12-11T12:10:25-05:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

I love taking my clients and followers, behind the scenes of how each pet comes alive on canvas. Many share how much they enjoy following along in real time via Instagram or Facebook and others prefer the monthly inspirational email (sign up for a chance to win $100 studio credit in our monthly drawing) for a quick summary for a few links to deep dive. Check out the finished painting and or learn more about how to [...]

Throwback to Caroline’s Pet Portrait

By |2019-07-13T13:52:21-04:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , |

Ahhh Caroline's Pet Portrait from last Spring. I met her in real life months after finishing and it was a moving experience bringing tears to my eyes. ”I KNOW YOU” - my whole being said to this beautiful rescue pup I’ve shared countless of hours together with in my studio. There is an intimate connection between me and the pet I paint. It’s like they are in the studio with me cheering me on and keeping [...]

Reflecting on Chunky’s Pet Portrait

By |2019-07-13T14:11:15-04:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

I’ve got mom brain. I can barely remember what day it is but I do remember how to paint and Chunky's Pet Portrait is a sanctuary. He is guiding me into what this new season in life is for me. Between spit ups, blow outs, potty training and the Virginia heat wave, painting for me is being in direct alignment with the Universe. At least I got this down. Here, I don’t have to think. Here, [...]

My favorite lion

By |2015-11-24T11:53:43-05:00November 21st, 2015|Categories: Behind the Scenes|

A photo posted by Erica Eriksdotter (@studioeriksdotter) on Nov 20, 2015 at 9:48am PST It's not often I fall madly in love with my own art. Like, sure I like all my art but this piece has me wrapped around its finger. I don't think I could sell a piece if I wasn't proud of it, but liking it so much I decided to keep it to myself? Nah, that doesn't happen often. So what makes this piece [...]

Calling all swedes abroad

By |2015-11-04T15:14:57-05:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Behind the Scenes|

There are so many Swedes living outside of the boarders, 550 000 to be exact – a pretty large number when there are only 9 million in total. I’m one of them, and my family and friends make up a few more. […]

The Making of Evans Farm

By |2015-11-04T15:25:40-05:00June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Behind the Scenes|

Evans Farm was my first painting and first commission of 2014 and it was a little rough getting back into the studio after a 3-week break. I started out slow before the familiarity took over and I found my self immersed in thousands of tiny brushstrokes and details. I shared a couple of photos from the studio during January when I worked on it here and here. Don’t forget to check out the video since it shows the tiny brushstrokes. […]

What’s Going on in the Studio?

By |2014-05-28T13:37:05-04:00June 3rd, 2014|Categories: Behind the Scenes|

I'm so behind in showing off the beautiful pets I've been painting this Spring. I'll get there eventually!  I wrapped up this darling portrait of Daisy this Memorial weekend. It was a Christmas gift to a wonderful Mother, and the dog was a treat to paint.  Now I'm working on another pet portrait of a dog that looks very much like Bubba!