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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rooster - Rooster Painting

12x12 Original Oil on Canvas
by
Cheri Wollenberg
It won't be long until my husband and I will be moving to our farm home.  I mentioned in an earlier post (June 14)  that my grandson and I had talked about raising some chickens.  He has not forgot!!!  Thinking about chickens again caused me to remember a painting that I did of a rooster.  I never was very happy with the results.  The compostion was not right for the support size.  So this is what I did to this fellow....  I cropped him on the canvas, took my exacto knife and did a little "surgery".  He was painted originally on a 16x20 stretched canvas.  I cropped and cut a 12x12 image from it and I'm much happier now.  The composition reads better.   I glued the painted canvas to a heavy foamboard with archival glue and framed him.  He is in my Etsy shop.  You can see two views...one of him and one of him framed.   Have a look at him.  He is a very welcoming fellow:)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Strawberry Topped Cupcake - A Daily Painting

8x8 Daily Painting
by
Cheri Wollenberg
I am so easily distracted....I will be painting on one thing and then I'm off trailing to another subject.  I love painting.  Can't get enough of it!  I love food also.  This cupcake was delicious!
If you would like to have this little painting hanging in your kitchen or propped up against a shelf somewhere in your home, click.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Red Poppy And Red Vase

Red Poppy And Red Vase
12x24 Oil on Canvas
by
Cheri Wollenberg


Red!  I love the color!  It is is exciting and stimulating.  I loved it as a child, and I think that I may be stimulated to it as a moth is to light.  Red can have both positive and negative connotation as a symbol in our language.  I would not want negative things thought about me personally, but I have a strong attraction for the color.  I would not want others to think of me as being overly confident or outrageous or some of the word language that it could imply, but I do tend to love it in my wardrobe.  A confession that I can make is that I have felt extremely “good” or “appropriately loud” at times in my life when I wore red (laugh).  One thing I know…..red is beautiful, it is exciting, and it gets my attention.  My desire to paint with red is that I simply like it.  I recently purchased a red vase.  It has been “screaming” for me to paint it; but frankly, it is hard to place with other items in a still life.  It is if this vase demands to be the “star of the show” or the focal point.  For some reason I’m challenged to pursue its possibilities and experiment with this vase.  I’m going to paint it in two ways.  This is my first post where I believe I have suppressed its total importance (because of it's exciting color)……giving the first focal direction to a flower….the poppy.  My next post about this vase will be that it is the most important focal point in an arrangement.   Either way………..Red is beautiful!

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