Evans Farm, original acrylic by Erica Eriksdotter

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.

Evans Farm, original acrylic painting by Erica Eriksdotter

Evans Farm, original acrylic painting by Erica Eriksdotter

It had been awhile since I had done a reflection so when my artist friend Gene Gregorio picked up some empty canvases he shared some tricks with me, specifically what brushes works the best.  I also made sure to have my ruler always handy to make sure the proportions were right and the ripples were going the right way!

Tiny paw prints of paint in the studio

And of course! Right when you’re sooo focused on the tiniest detail, Lola walks right over my paint palette and gets paint all over her paw and proceeds to run around the studio while I’m trying to catch her! I guess I needed a break.

Evans Farm, original acrylic painting by Erica Eriksdotter

Evans Farm, original acrylic painting by Erica Eriksdotter

I loved the live streaming of the Olympics and I got to watch hours and hours of cross country skiing while I worked on this piece – my favorite winter sport! Sweden always does so well.

The clients have been traveling alot during the Spring so they finally got to see the finished piece just a few weeks ago. They loved it – “this is exactly what i wanted!” It never gets old to hear how happy my customers are.