Author Archives: Erin

About Erin

I am a watercolor and embroidery artist who loves going to art exhibits and meeting other artists.

Artwork – 1, Silverfish – 0

Today, a friend and I took a trip over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.  This exhibition was incredible – I’ve not seen this many historic watercolor paintings in one … Continue reading

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Blue Glass Perfume Bottle – Watercolor Illustration

This illustration was an interesting challenge.  The metalwork made me really think about what colors really represent gold in light, reflected light and shadows.

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Raspberry Lemon Cupcake – Watercolor and Watercolor pencil

This past Christmas, I received a set of watercolor pencils, which I’ve started playing with recently.  I’ve found that I prefer applying these pencils after I’ve laid down layers of watercolor paint.  Building up these layers adds richness and texture … Continue reading

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Four Seashells

About a week ago I sifted through the paintings I made this past year, and I realized that I had already forgotten about some of the work I had done.  Usually, when I finish a series, I will scan the … Continue reading

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Abstract patterns – Ink and Watercolor

I’ve been spending time thinking about patterns – how can we form good habits, why is the world the way it is and are recent events a repetition of past events?  The world around us is built on patterns and we … Continue reading

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Update on Current Work

I’ve been working hard on some personal projects and I wanted to share some of them here.  The most recent piece, which I just finished today, is shown below.  It can be easy to focus a lot of time and energy … Continue reading

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Lancaster Museum of Art: Elizabeth Osborne – Veils of Color

I started this morning feeling distracted.  It was difficult to bring myself to the present as I drove down 501 towards Lancaster.  The day was cool; a fall cold front approached the clear atmosphere.  Going into any city on a … Continue reading

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