Hi there! I recently opened up my etsy shop and added a dozen paintings. You can check out my listings here. In addition, I am doing watercolor portrait commissions, but I currently have nothing on my docket. If you are interested in having me paint a portrait from one of your photographs, please email me [...]
I am announcing the inaugural sale of my watercolor paintings! My original artwork will be posted for sale on Memorial Day morning, to my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ekwetzel . For the first week, ALL SALES WILL BE DONATED to our local church planting fund for Mars Hill Church in Tacoma. That means: for a $50 art [...]
Joy is a complicated thing. Matt walks in the door after a long day. I tell him how I have felt sick all day, how Phoebe fought her nap for two hours, how all of the dishes are dirty, how it’s beans and rice for dinner because I was too exhausted to prepare anything more [...]
I’ve been painting. I hope to start selling paintings, soon. PS: Respect the artist and DON’T STEAL MY IMAGES! ^_^ Thanks! If you want to use one of these images for something, contact me first. Xoxo Erin 4/15/2013 – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
I’ve been working on building up a collection of artwork to sell, and I finally have my first piece listed on my etsy shop. Click on over to ekwetzel’s etsy shop and check it out!^_^ Erin 2012-09-03 Posted using Tinydesk Writer iPhone app
I finished a new commission for my friend, Cristy. Here are pictures of the artwork, a portrait of her and her daughter, Ziggy, as they are nursing. I find the breastfeeding relationship between a mother and her baby to be a strong and sweet bond, and it’s a pity something so instinctual has become charged [...]
I’m going to tell you something about our Western culture. It is simple. It is easy. Hungry? Eat a snickers. Lonely? Social network. Bored? Flip the channels; or watch You Tube; or play Angry Birds. Everything is at our fingertips, and we don’t have to work hard for almost anything. We are a culture of open access and consumerism.
I love the artwork of Michael Sowa. You may recognize him from the French film Amélie. Whimsical and surreal without being unsettling, Sowa takes a child-like imagination and fleshes it out in an adult and grown-up setting. His colors are rich. His premises hilarious.
Lens flare is a beautiful imperfection that makes you realize the thing you are looking at is captured in a moment in time. It calls attention to the fact that there is an observer involved in every act of art, and in this way connects the viewer intentionally with the object being viewed. I believe lens flare helps to bridge the gap between artist and audience as well as the gap between art and object, because it finds a common ground in the natural imperfections of everyday life and turns them into a momentous occasion and opportunity for beauty. Accepting lens flare in a work of art (or film) is the acceptance of a flaw. Celebrating lens flare as part of a work of art is like receiving all the parts of a moment as worthy of beauty.
This is my latest painting. I had the idea of titling it Little Green because I was listening to Joni Mitchell while painting it, but the name seemed perfect because the painting arises out of my love for sustainable, local farming. The more I learn about the practices of big meat factories, the more dedicated I become to the “localvore” movement.
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)