Playing with Ideas: Three New Modern Still Life Paintings by Erin Fickert-Rowland | Elysian Studios

I’ve been working on new series of small paintings featuring a collection of light bulbs, which represent ideas and invention. 

I love the original design of light bulbs (as opposed to their new, efficient, modern cousins), and wanted to paint them with a muted, neutral palette.  Using warm tones of peach, ochre, sepia, gray, cream, and white, I have combined both thin, drippy paint and thick impressionist brushstrokes to create richly textured images.  There is a bright pop of orange outlining the objects to create the effect of an energetic glow.

“Ideas with Potential”

©2013 Erin Fickert-Rowland, oil on canvas

“Wrestling with Ideas”

©2013 Erin Fickert-Rowland, oil on canvas

“A Collection of Ideas”

©2013 Erin Fickert-Rowland, oil on canvas

These paintings are all on 8 inch x 8 inch gallery wrapped canvas, and are now available at Calico Home in Denver, CO.