Bruce Erikson (@apainterinparis) — Former guitar fanatic turned painting prof who loves cooking, cycling and archaeology, restoring old homes, and adores all things French.
I’m starting a new painting series that will be set at Versailles during the rei
I’m starting a new painting series that will be set at Versailles during the reign the Sun King, Louis XIV. I’ll be adopting his visage as my own as seen here. I think I fit the role a little too easily! 😂😊🇫🇷👑 #louisxiv#versailles#thesunking#madanedemontespan#chateauversailles#dukedorleans#leroietreine#marietherese#lesaffairdespoisons#lavoisin#etienneguiborg#hyacintherigaud#elisabethvigeelebrun#frenchpainting#academicpainting#frenchhistory#parisian#paris#parisfrance#parisisforlovers#lesamants#lesamoureux#studioinspiration
14.03.2019 23:18:46
It’s hard to beat a great octopus dinner with cookies for dessert (they even cam
It’s hard to beat a great octopus dinner with cookies for dessert (they even came on their own cookie jar.) #otr#otrcincinnati#otrcincy#mediterraneancuisine#cincyeats#thisisotr
11.03.2019 02:36:48
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What an amazing exhibition to wander through all afternoon. Getting me all pumpe
What an amazing exhibition to wander through all afternoon. Getting me all pumped up for my lectures in Paris! Some big hitters in the show. Grand Palais has a contemporary exhibition right now and the Musée Carnavalet is still closed for restoration. Glad to see many works from their collections here. ❤️ #paris#belleepoque#museecarnavalet#petitpalais#cityoflights#rodin#rodinsculpture#studioinspiration#lesamoureuses#lesamants#pissaro#camillepissaro#frenchart#impressionism#artnouveau#alphonemucha#jeanberaud#cincinnati#cincinnatiartmuseum#paris1900#paris1900exhibit
01.03.2019 18:54:29
Several patrons stopped by my studio today to check progress on two commissions.
Several patrons stopped by my studio today to check progress on two commissions. And over coffee, she fell in love with my huge painting, ‘Clio and Calliope (inspired by the Promise of New Love)’ (36” x 48”, oil on linen), and bought it. Here’s to unexpected lucrative studio visits on Sundays. ❤️ #classicalart#classicalrealism#figurativeart#figurativepainting#thenude#instaart#artoninstagram#muses#mythology#greece#athens#parisianstyle#victorianwomen#jeanleongerome#thelouvre#mussedelouvre#jeanpaullaurens#bruceerikson#painter#oilpainting#fineart#frenchart#academicart #
17.02.2019 19:44:13
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Creative rituals only serve to balance you and are essential in times of transit
Creative rituals only serve to balance you and are essential in times of transition. Remember what Neruda said: “You can cut all of the flowers, but you can’t keep Spring from coming.” ❤️ Working out Baden Powell’s ‘O Astronauta’ this morning before painting. ❤️ #parisisforlovers#lesamoureux#neruda#pablonerudaquotes#pabloneruda#artistswhoplayclassicalguitar#guitarvideo#classicalguitar#studioinspiration#classicalguitarplayer#guitarplayer#music#taylorguitars#nylonstringguitar
14.02.2019 15:10:29
One of the best albums ever. I love Vernon’s approach, his retreat into himself
One of the best albums ever. I love Vernon’s approach, his retreat into himself in the woods that winter, to fully embrace the emptiness, the uncertainty. Like most artists living inside that pain, he builds something beautiful out of it and emerges in a place of strength, while all you do is listen to his song. Check out my fav version at: https://youtu.be/RHv1E04XW3Q #skinnylove#boniver#studioinspiration#foremma#parisisforlovers#lesamoureux#lesamants
10.02.2019 04:54:35
Baked this lovely bacon, onion and cheese soufflé  this morning after it had pre
Baked this lovely bacon, onion and cheese soufflé this morning after it had prepped all night. Smells glorious in my kitchen this morning like I remember my Swedish grandmother’s did. ❤️ no better way to show lovin’ like from the oven. #lecrueset#foodie#lesamants#lesamoureux#parisisforlovers#foodiesofinstagram#sweden#swedishhome#frenchfood#winterrecipes#breakfastdishes#artistswhocook#homecook#cookathome#lovetofeedloves#homechef#chefathome#lecreusetlove#kitchengoals#inthekitchen#homecooking#whatscooking#whatscookinggoodlooking
06.02.2019 12:27:30
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Date night at the symphony attending Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” #musichall #
Date night at the symphony attending Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” #musichall#cincinnatisymphony
03.02.2019 00:59:34
We’re having mussels and lamb before the symphony (and a bottle of vin Blanc fro
We’re having mussels and lamb before the symphony (and a bottle of vin Blanc from the Loire Valley).
03.02.2019 00:37:36
At long last, my collapsing garage that was ready to fall in, is nearing complet
At long last, my collapsing garage that was ready to fall in, is nearing completion as my dream studio. A year ago my amazing contractors pulled off the roof and squared up the structure, and took my drawings and put in a lot of windows, vaulted my ceiling and built the cupola I designed. Since then I’ve installed a furnace and air conditioning, insulated, ran my own electric, hung and finished my drywall. This is a lot more than a one-man job, but nothing gives you pride like that accomplishment. Grateful for all of the blue collar jobs I did before I started college that taught me all of these skills. Still much to do here, but am so taken with the transformation and light in here. All my hard work is starting to pay off. #studioinspiration#artiststudios#paintersstudio#artspace#yourartspace#artstudio_post
31.01.2019 16:46:47
Jules Dalou’s Ariadne. #lesamants #lesamoreux #studioinspiration
29.01.2019 20:29:49
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Really chilly out this evening, so I baked myself a huge piece of salmon in my L
Really chilly out this evening, so I baked myself a huge piece of salmon in my Le Crueset dish. #parisisforlovers#lesamoureux#lesamants # #lecreuset#lecrusetcooking
26.01.2019 00:46:06
This cute girl is keeping me company on this frigid sunny winter day as I work i
This cute girl is keeping me company on this frigid sunny winter day as I work in my studio. What would I do without her? ❤️#parisisforlovers#lesamoureux#lesamants#studioinspiration#cockerspaniel#cockerspanielcuties
25.01.2019 18:03:38
Like many of my friends, I’m mourning the passing of Mary Oliver. She opened me
Like many of my friends, I’m mourning the passing of Mary Oliver. She opened me up in my poetry class at Edinboro U. with her painful words, so descriptive and observant. I felt I could sometimes wear her pain like a shirt, and I still feel that way. Godspeed ❤️ this is my all time favorite by her. #maryoliverpoetry#maryoliver#lesamants#lesamoureux#parisisforlovers
18.01.2019 21:13:24
Decided to spend this snowy day by myself among these beauties looking for conne
Decided to spend this snowy day by myself among these beauties looking for connection. I absolutely love Harnet and Dutch Vanitas paintings.
17.01.2019 18:08:11
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