Hello friends. It’s been quite some time but I’m back to blogging. So much has happened since I last blogged (just a photo… sorry) in July. By the way June & July were absolutely amazing. I camped for 47 nights. AMAZING.

I will post those pics in another blog post later this week.

Because I took time out to find myself my art stepped up a notch or two. My confidence has grown as an artist and I’ve now added into my art arsenal Prismacolor Colored Pencils!!!

Below you’ll see my desk …. with Novel in progress all over the wall…. yet another project I’m trying desperately to finish.



So yeah… I have the completion of my novel…. going strong but more work than I  ever could have imagined!!! NANOWRIMO has helped. 😉

As for artwork…… Im working on a few dog portrait commissions….. Photos in next post.

Of course I’m STILL working The Rusty Palette Paint Parties because why wouldn’t I???

I absolutely LOVE teaching art in a private party home or bar setting. Email me if you’re looking for this type of party… FUN.


So please, if you’d like to enjoy making art or would like to commission a special gift for someone this holiday season, email me or call 401-206-7499.

Thanks again for following my blog. Ive got a new blogging schedule … no matter the situation, I will post at least 3x weekly. This is something I’ve decided to do because nothing is better than blogging about teaching and making art….with the exception of actually making and teaching art.

So lets make sure we meet her 3x weekly and get our ART done!

Creatively yours,

Erin T. Whalen

The Rusty Palette

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Posted by on November 30, 2016 in Uncategorized


Novel edits coming along beautifully!!!

Novel edits coming along beautifully!!!
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Posted by on July 7, 2016 in Uncategorized


Teaching on Wednesday evenings at Lyn-Art Studios

Hello everyone!

I’m finally settling in at a brand new studio and the great news is… its not mine!

Why is this great news you ask? Well, it’s simply because the man who owns it runs the other part of the art studio business…. FRAMING! That’s right, when you are finished painting your masterpiece see Dan (the owner) for the finishing touches… a beautiful frame.

Please note that Wednesday July 15 will be a drink and paint session. 35.00 gets you a 16×20 canvas, easel, paint, brushes, palette, and instruction to create a beautiful beach sunset.


Each Wednesday I hold a class from 6-8pm for those who want to learn more about art. Any kind of art. If you bring your own supplies the cost is only $15.00. For those of you who are new to painting or who don’t want to bother with supplies you can use mine however your cost will be $25.00. Either path you choose I will be available to guide you in whatever medium you choose to explore. Pastels, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint etc…. whatever you need to learn I can guide you.

Just give me a call at 401-300-6036 so I can sign you up!

I look forward to teaching you some skills to work on so you can grow your art talent!


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Posted by on July 13, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Teaching at LYNN ART studio in Greenville beginning JULY 2015

Here is the flyer I’ve made for classes beginning in July at Lynn-Art studio in Greenville Rhode Island. Im so excited to meet new painters and push their creativity!


Posted by on June 26, 2015 in art, artists, coffee and paint


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Happy 2015

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Posted by on January 16, 2015 in Uncategorized


PUMPKINS FOR SALE… on canvas of course…

PUMPKINS FOR SALE… on canvas of course…

These guys are just about finished and up for sale right in time for the season!!! The canvas is 2 feet x 3 feet! Larger than life 🙂 To purchase just CLICK HERE and it will bring you to my website. Thanks for following my work. I have also added photos of the painting process for this particular painting below. Thought you may find it interesting to see the pumpkins evolve.

Watch the pumpkins grow below!

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Posted by on October 3, 2014 in Uncategorized


Halloween is coming soooon……

I have decided to skip the Salem Ball this year so we can begin our own in Providence RI. What do you think? There are plenty of Witches here that I know who practice in RI every day. C’mon sisters, let’s celebrate in our very own beautiful city of Providence! 


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Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

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