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Monday, November 22, 2010

Turnips - You Either Like Them or Hate Them

Turnips
9x12 Oil on Canvas
by
Cheri Wollenberg
Recently I found some beautifully colored turnips at the nearby market and I decided that I was going to do a painting of them.  I remember a time as a child that turnips were being cooked in our home, and the aroma was very repulsive to me.  I had tasted raw ones before as my mother peeled them, and didn't mind the taste too much; however, the cooked ones really turned me off.   Today, I still can't appreciate the taste of the cooked turnip.  It is one vegetable that I do not like the taste; however,  I do appreciate the beauty of them!  I love the crisp texture, the purple, green, and creamy white colors and their circular shapes.   I had this sensational desire to paint them larger than life so I did!



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Maude - A Cow Painting

Maude - A Cow Painiting
16x16 Oil on Canvas
by
Cheri Wollenberg
This painting may be purchased by following this link:  Maude

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Geese Klatsch

Geese Klatsch
9x12 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
(SOLD)

Painting everyday can be a challenge some of the time!  Life challenges don't get in the way....they just detain an artist a bit!  So, I am going to have to get back in the swing of things.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Besides all these wonderful inspirations for paintings that have been going around in my head lately, I have pumpkin pie on my mind too.  
This painting can be purchased at my etsy store by following this link: Geese Klatsch

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nameless Has Been Named!

The contest is over!!!   I promised that my husband and I would pick the name that would fit this gentleman (or gentlecow:) by November 14, 2010.  I must confess that I knew a few of the participants personally because I posted on Facebook....so I had to back out of the decision making process.  When I saw all the creative names and titles coming in, I was so pleased and it was great fun, but I knew I wouldn't be able to choose.   I decided to bless my husband with all the responsibility in making the choice!  He does not read my blog anyway!  So I felt he wouldn't be biased and would have no problem.  Well.....I gave the names and comments to him this afternoon as we traveled back from a trip to our farm home in Oklahoma.  He had 4 1/2 hours to decide:)  He narrowed it down to four and finally decided.   I asked him to explain why he picked this name.  He said, "Having had a few cattle (hundreds) in his lifetime, he recognized a look out of this guy's eye.  This look means handle with care and caution.  If things don't work out between 'me and thee', give that fella an opportunity to get to know someone else (laugh)."  The winner is Mary Jahn, comment posted on October 25, 2010 - SALE BARN SAM.  Thanks Mary for entering.  Will you please contact me through email to give me your address...............and by the way folks, this is the real guy.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Heidi


16x16 Oil on Canvas
by
Cheri Wollenberg
(SOLD)

This painting is another one of the "exotics" in my son's pasture. I took some pictures one morning about 8:30 am and oh my, what beautiful lighting. I thoroughly enjoyed painting this hereford with the rusty reds of her coat highlighted with yellow oranges and oranges in the morning light.  To purchase this painting, click Heidi.

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