Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Omelet Fixings–A Still Life Painting

9x12 Original Oil on Masonite
Cheri Wollenberg
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”……C.S.Lewis
I have been selling my work on a venue called Etsy since 2009.  Besides selling my work and loving every minute of that aspect, I have made some of the most wonderful online friends I would have ever imagined.  CP is one of those. She is an artist and has a web page on Etsy too.  Click here to check her shop out.  Over the last couple of years we have communicated back and forth by email through Etsy.  She is fantastic at making treasuries.  Want to see here.  Omelet Fixings (above) is a painting listed on my Etsy web page in the SOLD section.  I’m so pleased with this painting because it is a work of two minds, and I am included. CP is the image creator and I am the painting creator.  CP wanted a painting of some of her favorite things placed together to tell a story of an experience she has had.  She shared with me how much fun she had with some friends as she placed and arranged the objects into the composition.  I loved that she enjoyed the composing experience too!   She asked me to paint her beautiful experience as a custom order for her.  So, I cannot get any credit for the beautiful (almost formal) balanced composition and the elements that went together to make this still life, but I enjoyed painting it.  I thought of how much I’ve enjoyed getting to know her, and I’m so appreciative that she chose my style, and gave me the privilege of reproducing a happy moment.  I consider this lady a “friend”.  Thanks CPSmile

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Copper in Paintings

9x12 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
Yikes, summer brings many duties and responsibilities!  Gardening flowers and vegetables, visiting relatives, traveling, mowing grass and taking care of a home can burn away many hours, right?  In all these choring events I try very hard to paint everyday.  Many times I do and some times.....well, I just don't get it done.  I like sharing about my inspirations and paintings I have completed.  I get behind on blogging faster than I do painting (lol).  I thought I would blog a few posts about some of the copper paintings that I have completed over the last several months.  For some reason, painting that reddish, metallic color is exciting for me.  Some of the paintings that I will be posting about can be found in my Etsy store; however, some of them have sold.  If you are interested in purchasing any painting, you will have to contact me through email if you do not find them in my store.  Thank you for looking.

Poppy The Pig, Original Oil Painting by Cheri Wollenberg

Poppy Original 8x8 Oil Painting On Canvas by Cheri Wollenberg   Poppy is pig who might be hungry and waiting on his master to bring corn or ...