* mid summer paintings

an update on paintings of the week . . we’re about halfway through summer and i’ve posted here some of the highlights (chosen word of the week underneath!):




“tip” - - i also created a skillshare class using this one as an example! the class is free, but if you click the link above you can also get 3 months of skillshare for 99¢!






“half”






“shift”







“spark” (for independence day week !)





“fresh”






“train”






“loft”






“idle”







“froth”





also, a few pieces just for fun (sketches, travel paintings, etc.) :





(for national icecream day !)
















happy summer !

* one year of a painting a week !


above is my 52nd painting a week! we picked "one" for this word. some other recent best-ofs below !

"fleet"

"cast"

"sink"

"under"

"tie"

"sweet"

we're still pressing on – hope to see another year of paintings-a-week !

* 2015 painting a week update

the painting a week is still going strong! here are a few of my favorites from the past few months & the words that go along with them --
"treat"


"monday"


"new"


"gather"


"ephemeral"


"blanket"


"thanks"


"scrunch"


"bolt"


"swing"


"legacy"


"scattered"


& a knitted galaxy for fun !

happy new year !

knitted watercolor landscapes



lately i've been painting these knitted landscapes (seascapes, mostly!) that combine my favorite things



cabled waves. .



color work sunset . .



field of peonies. .



color work night-time sea



& the most recent, a beaded sparkling sea! i'm planning to continue this series & have a few ideas kicking around! i also sell prints at my etsy shop here !

exciting news !! (finbar&fiona)



i have big exciting news! i illustrated a children's book !!
now, if you search for erin kate archer on amazon, it pops up !!







the title is finbar & fiona and is the story of an adorable kitten (fiona) who tries her best to befriend her family's houseplant. (&its also available at barnes&noble)





here's a little sneak peek! the illustrations were done in one of my favorite styles, in ink & watercolor.

i really enjoyed the process & would love to do this again if the opportunity presents itself!


the author & i are hoping to do a few book signings here on the east coast of the US, if you're interested in keeping updated on that just let me know !




p.s. also, i've created a facebook page to share my work for those that prefer it over blogs. if you're interested, you can check it out here !

handlettering, picot peds, & watercolors



first, painting of the week updates. above is "silken" in pen & watercolor



"submerge" in oils on canvas



"heat" in watercolors



"frontier" in acrylic



"cracked" in watercolors


& an extra, i'm working on learning a little handlettering. (flowers just for fun !)



on the knitting front -- i've finished my picot peds! i used the pom pom peds pattern from the purl bee & they're adorable & fit me so perfectly that i've already casted on another pair !