Monday, October 20, 2014

"Jekyll and Hyde" Complete

"Jekyll and Hyde"
Charcoal and Graphite
14 X 17 Strathmore Paper
Copyright 2014 Erik Stitt

Completed commission for Iris Maska. I will be sending it to you, Ms. Iris after I move. I hope that you like it, Sissy. It was a pleasure to render.

"Jekyll and Hyde" Final WIP

"Jekyll and Hyde" WIP. Commission for Iris Maska

This is the final WIP before the finish. All of the faces are done *Whew!* and now it's just clothing, some fingers and the rest of the background. Cakewalk. Will be done in about four or five hours.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Morning Gratitude - New Changes A'comin'

1) I am extremely grateful for the warmth, love and inviting acceptance that I am receiving from those involved in my soon to be new life. Listening to them and hearing their sweet voices, young and heart has never been so lifted.

2) Having never experienced a sense of total surrender into the breadth and depth into All That Is before, I am very content with the ability to finally be able to open up totally with trust knowing that all is going to be quite OK.

3) The wisdom of little children. So pure. So indefinably innocent in their honest expectation and excitement. There is nothing more gloriously magical than that.

Having thoughts of what you want out of your life is never enough to manifest the same. BEing brave and courageous enough to skillfully bring the Light of your own awareness to that place inside you that so richly deserves those things is what allows them to be believed into your life. The external nature of things is always a reflection of what is going on internally. Never the above, so below....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jekyll and Hyde WIP 15OCT14

"Jekyll and Hyde" WIP. Commission for Ms. Iris Maska

It's getting there! I'm looking at about another day and a half, two days to finish. Just doing the finishing touches of Iris's lovely hair and then I will work on her lace garment.

Wednesday Morning Gratitude -

1) Although I am a "lizard" by nature, I am very grateful for the rain that falls on us now. Just a few short miles away, those poor folks aren't getting what they need and they so badly need it. I wished I could send them some of this lovely smelling stuff washing the trees and the Earth.

2) Unforeseen changes and blessings disguised as catalysts. One blindside after another hitting me as of late. And they are all good! But they challenge me by taking me waaaaay out of my comfort zone.......that's needed to happen for a while now. Guilty of being stagnant and not moving forward. Well, I am now!

3) I am finally thankful for my past and can clearly see it for what it is. Without it, I would not be this man before you right now.

In this present moment, we are constantly and simultaneously creating a Past and a Future. Only by remaining in the present moment, do we take control of the conscious outcomes by letting go....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jekyll and Hyde WIP 14OCT14

Commission being done for Ms. Iris Maska. Two faces done. One to go...

Jekyll and Hyde WIP 13OCT14

"Jekyll and Hyde" WIP. Commission for Iris Maska

I have now begun work on Iris's face proper. I will continue on with this for the rest of the day and into the night. I am hoping to finish within the next two or three days.

Tuesday Morning Gratitude

Tuesday Morning Gratitude -

1) The deep realization that the breath, a tool we always have, is there to be a focal point for centering and remaining in the moment. The only temporal reality that is truly real. So vast and limitless. A constant blank canvas that can be painted any way you wish...

2) For the continued patience and understanding of my Daughters, Winnie and Sadie, whom I hope to be reunited with soon. Daddy loves you and I am doing what I am doing for you, Lovelies.....know this....furthermore, feeeeeel this.
3) My always present love for the Southwest Landscape of my upbringing that has always been a physical reminder of the vastness of a still mind and open heart. The quietude and serenity there is like none other on Earth.

When one creates with intent, be it with mind, be it with heart, be it with hand or all three, the outcome always supersedes the expectation......

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Morning Gratitude

Sunday Morning Gratitude -

1) Very appreciative that the cell that went over the top of us yesterday that produced a tornado/water spout did not try to do so directly over our home.

2) Love all the many New Fans and Friends of my work. You make what I do worth the struggle and the discipline.

3) For Ms. Jackie Baron, who T-boned me out of nowhere and shared her sunshine with me. What a wonderful and delightful woman.

The sparkling jewels in life are likened to flowers in a meadow. They open fully only when the Sun shines upon them. Like the Sun itself, be found shining upon everything and everyone freely and they will open before you, radiant and resplendent...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jekyll and Hyde WIP 10OCT14

"Jekyll and Hyde" WIP. Commission for Iris Maska

Yeah. I know. I'm able to Market, Promote and still Draw and Paint......I do it all, Folks! I'm here all weekend!

I am not ready to start Iris' portrait portion of this piece. I am very happy with it so far.

Friday Morning Gratefuls

Friday Morning Gratefuls -

1) I am happy to be able to help and console my fellow artists in the same game as I am. The arduous struggle of climbing to the top seeking recognition for what you were born to do. The Sweet Spot? None of us are in it alone and we can conquer it with panache and style when we do it together.

2) Learning that even at my age, one can still grow and evolve and that the age itself is no dictate of the speed at which you improve.....only a measurement showing a passage of events that were beneficial to you or not beneficial to you......however, they all created who writes and reads this now.

3) The constant outpouring of support from Fellow Artists that I receive daily......that's what makes it so, so easy to give it all right back. Never give up until you talk to another on your path that doesn't even know how to give up.....

The view you enjoy in life is always from the vantage point of the shoulders of whom you stand upon.....=) <3


Thursday, October 9, 2014


It has dawned on me with great horror that my little 11 X 17 portfolio of original art that I had at the Scarefest Con has been stolen as I have thoroughly scoured and turned upside down my room. I also have no recall at all of seeing it since I've come home from the con....

These are the stolen pieces that were in this little black, sleeved portfolio

If you see any of these on any site other than my own for sale, eBay, Etsy, etc., please report it immediately! I will GIVE free SIGNED PRINTS TO WHOMEVER recovers my work from this jerk. 

Thank you for helping, 


Fine Art and Prints shipping out!

Thanks to all of you for loving and supporting what I do. I keeps me doing more for you!

Saturday, October 4, 2014