Artwork by the talented and lovely Sophia Ehrlich. Rest in peace beautiful lady; you live on in the art you left us with. Love you forever “Just Sophia.”

11Dec/02
Mainly Julies Demo 11 2002 Sophia Ehrlich

Untitled (Julie’s Demo)

Untitled (“Julie’s Demo”) Painting by Sophia Ehrlich, December 11, 2002 Watercolor. Sophia noted on the foot of this painting “mainly Julie’s demo.” Julie was her painting instructor.
Sophia would admire the talents of her teacher and others in her class and always seem to sell herself short. When Sophia showed me this painting I thought it lacked something. The colors are nice, but there is something ordinary in its execution. Sophia did not agree with me and longed to be able to “paint with ease.”

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19Nov/02
Flowers 11 2002 Sophia Ehrlich

Untitled (Flowers In Small Vase)

Untitled (Flowers In Small Vase) Painting By Sophia Ehrlich, November 2002 Watercolor. Sophia loved painting in washes. She would tell me that paint was all about light and translucence. From the beginning, Sophia would play with paints to create deep, dark colors that through her masterful brush strokes still felt light and translucent.

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19Nov/02
Bird of Paradise 11 2002 Sophia Ehrlich

Bird Of Paradise

“Bird of Paradise” Painting By Sophia Ehrlich, November 2002 Watercolor. This is one of only two watercolor paintings where Sophia used a splatter brush technique. The second she also painted in November 2002, calling it simply, “Flower Study #2.”

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19Nov/02
Flower Study 11 2002 Sophia Ehrlich

Flower Study #2

“Flower Study #2” Painting by Sophia Ehrlich, November 2002 Watercolor. This is one of only two watercolor paintings where Sophia used a splatter brush technique. The second, “Bird of Paradise,” she also painted in November 2002 and then quickly moved on to other painting techniques.

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18Nov/02
Lion 11 2002 Sophia Ehrlich

Untitled Lion

Untitled Lion Painted by Sophia Ehrlich, November 2002, Watercolor. This is one of the first animals Sophia painted. Her first, was a great white shark, but this lion, it all his royal splendor or color and is the first mammal she painted. In 2005, she painted a lioness, “My Lioness.”

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