{White Twist, original acrylic by Erica Eriksdotter}

I’ve been knocking them out lately! Whew. I’m really looking forward to taking a day off because, let me tell you, I don’t think I’ve had one in 6 months. BUT I’m not complaining. I LOVE what I do. And I love sharing another 30×40 painting with you.

I thought it was only appropriate to make a piece that fitted the Cape Cod atmosphere a little better with the classic sand and ocean colors. Hopefully the visitors will enjoy resting their eyes on this piece after the color explosion of Yellow June, Red June and The Pearl.

White Twist is an original acrylic that measures 30 x 40 inches and is 1.5 inches (76 x 102 x 3.8 cm). It’s a close up of white flower which reminds me very much of a seashell or even several smaller seashells forming a flower. My brother-in-low says it reminds him of a toy windmill, you guys remember those? 

The flower (aka seashell or toy windmill) continues onto all the sides and the light blue background does the same. The art work is signed on the front, and dated and signed on the back.

{hard at work sponging for hours and hours}

I actually sponged most of this painting, which is something I don’t do very often. It took hours and hours, many layers and a very aching right arm… Beer helped a little, which was nice. 🙂 I worked non-stop so it would have time to dry a couple of days before I varnish it, which is what I’ll be doing today. Then it’s off to the cape!

What’s varnish? Varnish is the final layer applied to a painting after it is finished and completely dry. I put on at least 3 layers. Since my original paintings aren’t going to be framed under glass, it helps protect them from dirt, dust, and pollution in the environment. The varnish I use also helps protect against sunlight. It’s a complicated process and I don’t really look forward to it but I know it will preserve and protect the paintings and that’s what matters.

Better get to it!