Friday, October 24, 2008

H quilt in Fall Scene

"Big H in Fall Morning" 10x13.5 watercolor on paper
I did this for our challenge for months of Sept-Oct. The challenge is "quilt". I wanted to not fall into a tight one despite the subject and hopefully still be able to convey the lovely variety of colors and patterns on a quilt.

This is based on my best friend Hillary. She speent a week with us 2 fall seasons ago, all the way from California. Well she has always been so loving to visit me just about anywhere I move because she probably misses her sushi and art buddy lol Ok it doesn't have to be sushi, it can be ANY food but most likely exotic. Ok it didn't have to be exotic, it could just be a burger in some greasy spoon -- AS LONG AS IT'S FOOD! lol

I made this H-quilt for her, a timely gift for her visit :)

Do visit her blog http://hillarymillerart.blogspot.com as she is posting an excellent silk painting demo!

5 comments:

Theresa Bayer said...

Love the sunny expression and the glowing colors!

Loredana said...

Erika, Hillary is splendid in the multicolred patchwork cover, your hand pops up very clear in your last paintings.Beautiful!

Lori Andrews said...

Erika, this truly is such a magnificent piece, one of my favorites of yours!

Erika Nelson said...

Thank you Theresa, Lore and Lori! It feels good to be painting watercolors with renewed interest!

Kathy Jurek said...

I'm late in seeing this but just had to tell you how gorgeous it is. Oooohh ahhhh, awesome portrait!!! =)