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Monday, April 30, 2012

Daffodil - A Cow Painting

Daffodil A Cow Painting
16x16 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
Daffodil is one of the cows that has been eating grass back of my house all spring.  She is one of 150+ head of cattle that belongs to our son.  They are so fat and tame that I can walk right up to them and move around with my camera in the pasture.  Occasionally they look up curiously and every once in a while one will paw her foot as if to try to scare me off......at first I was concerned when one did this to me and I instinctively jumped.  My jump scared her more than it scared me (chuckle).  I have enjoyed this herd of cattle more than any I've ever been around.  They have been a tremendous inspiration to me as I look at the natural patterns and textures in their colorful coats.  The original painting of Daffodil can be bought in my Etsy store.. here and different sized prints can be bought of her on my Fine Art America website..here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Texas Bluebonnets Oil Painting

12x12 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
My son videos cattle for a cattle commission company here in Oklahoma.  He spends a lot of time in Texas and he knows that I love the Texas landscapes in the spring when their wildflower, the Bluebonnet, covers their pastures like a plush carpet.  Recently he brought some photos home and shared them with me.  I was so inspired that I created this painting.  Painting from photographs is never the same as being in the real place painting from life!  The artist misses out on the whole experience and is handicapped in producing the right colors, depth, and values when painting from photo images.  But, I still enjoyed painting this little vignette and remembered the times that I was so impressed with the countrysides of that great state.  It is listed in my Etsy shop.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Red Geraniums Oil Painting

12x12 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
Red Geraniums are so colorful.  Our farm home has white siding, a green roof, and is trimmed with black shutters.  I have a red front door.  I wanted to use red geraniums as accents in our landscaping for my front porch.  I'm pleased and of course......inspired.  So the thing to do is..... paint them.  You can see this little painting by clicking here.

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