Monday, February 23, 2015

Artist meets Artists

Art for me this weekend included meeting & seeing a concert if one of my favorite artists/band! My memorabilia BUSH T-shirt says "Art Can Save Us". How fitting!? Love this photo! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Crow 8" x 8" oil on canvas

I've been really bad about blogging (sorry to those that like to follow my blog). 
This is a Crow on canvas. Not sure what I'm going to title it yet. 8" x 8". Fun to paint & I thoroughly enjoy working with oils. $400.00 plus tax & ship

Friday, September 19, 2014

A note...

Well I must say on one hand I am missing painting everyday & sharing with everyone! However, feeling overwhelmed with lots of stuff happening (classes, commissions, festivals, fairs & to add on top of that a full time job, family, friends.... There is no time left it seems. I know my goal currently is to make my passion for art my full time fun job & I WILL! I am enjoying seeing all the posts of those who are participating in the 30 Day Challenge! Cheers friends & fellow artiststs...happy painting & creating!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

West Quoddy Head Light, Oil on Canvas

One of my most favorite vacations was in Downeast Maine. We stayed in Machiasport at a little cottage on the coast. It was perfect! We would take day trips from our cottage and visit Eastport, Campobello Island and Lubec. I finally got to paint a painting of the red and white West Quoddy Head Light. This is a 18" x 18" oil on deep stretched canvas. I am gearing up for the Freeport Fall Festival in Freeport, ME. on October 4th & 5th.
Thank you for your continued support! Make it a great day! Visit my ETSY store for some great art! ETSY - AricasArt

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Arica Pillsbury ~ Arica's Art: "THREESOME" - Day 6 of 30 Day Challenge -SOLD!!!!!

 SOLD! Happy to have an excited customer in South Dakota!

Arica Pillsbury ~ Arica's Art: "THREESOME" - Day 6 of 30 Day Challenge: These cute little Chickadees are my favorite to watch. They are so little, with a big personality! I used to stand as still as possible unde...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Michelle" 18" x 24" commissioned Watercolor

I was commissioned to paint pink roses. I was sent a photo but the reference photo  only included a few pink roses & mostly greenery. Upon visiting the customers space & gathering information about personal feelings & style this is what I came up with for a watercolor for Michelle's office space. I am honored to have been able to be free to create an original to fit a space & personality  as well as interpret what she wanted. I love how this turned out! It makes me happy to know I have a happy customer! Thank you Michelle!

"Sailing Christmas Cove", South Bristol, ME Oil on Canvas 12" x 16"

Having a beautiful summer here in Maine. Spent a day driving the coast & managed to get a few photos to use as reference to paint! This is an oil on 12" x 16" canvas.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Popping in to say HI!

I feel as though time gets away from me and have a hard time keeping up with blogging, Facebook, emails, website, Etsy, etc and trying to find time to paint...... I haven't even had time to give the support I want to to my fellow artist friends! Know that I love to be connected to all of you and enjoy your posts and all your hard work and creativity! Keep on making the world a happy colorful place! CHEERS!! ~ Arica

Friday, January 31, 2014

January 2014 30 Day Painting Challenge Collage

Bittersweet....the January 2014 painting challenge is over. I actually need to catch up on some neglected duties. Thank you to Leslie for organizing! Thank you to all those who have followed my journey! So glad I have made new friends along the way! Cheers to a healthy, fun, prosperous year!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Arica's Art Adventure - Day 30 of 30

My final painting for this 30 Day Challenge is the painting I had the pleasure of teaching to a group of 10 ladies! I took them on Arica's Art  Adventure ~ A Colorful Journey! It's a NO EXPERIENCE required class of painting, eating & sipping on a favorite beverage! The rule is you must be positive & just go with it! I love having those that have never painted before create a masterpiece! It makes my heart smile to see the smiles at the end of the lesson because they are super proud of themselves! Here are a few photos from last night! We use acrylic paint for purposes of drying and ease of beginners covering up something if they don't like it. 

This was the sample I used to teach.

This was in progress showing them how to paint the flowers - Loosely!

A few pictures of students & their work in progress & their drinks :)

And voila....after a couple of hours we have masterpieces!!!

THANK YOU ladies for joining me! I love being your teacher! Cheers until the next class!!

I also offer in home paint parties! Lots of fun! Message me at for more information or through my Facebook page: Arica's Art