Thursday, February 27, 2014

Strawberry Duet

6x8 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg

These two delicious, red strawberries were a couple that were in my last strawberry painting.  I still cannot get over how large they were.  My husband and I went to the same market yesterday to purchase a carton, but all of them of that particular brand had disappeared.  Many times when strawberries get that large their flavor is somehow diminished.  This was not the case for these delicious fruit.  PLUS, they were perfect for still lifes!!!  My goodness how much fun they were to paint.  This particular small painting of of the Strawberry Duet can be purchased in my Etsy store by clicking here.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Blue Creamer and French Cup and Saucer Still Life Painting

8x10 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
Just before Christmas I was looking for a cup and saucer for a still life painting that would look nice in a large custom still life painting I've been commissioned to do.  The buyer wanted something that would look good with French Country Décor.  As I researched the particular décor I found that copper, roosters, sunflowers, and French pottery was usually incorporated in kitchens and dining rooms.  So, I was delighted when shopping in this little Antique shop to find a cup and saucer signed by the French name of Henriot Quimper.  This small still life was a practice composition to work on designs and color before painting the larger composition for my customer.  This painting can be found in my Etsy store here.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Strawberries and Vintage Blue Glass Creamer Still Life Painting

12x12 Oil Painting on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  Usually I'm singing my woes that I cannot find the time to paint, but during the last couple of weeks I've painted very consistently full time.  But, to get them posted is another issue!  Spending a great deal of time in one task always takes from another.  Don't you love strawberries! These strawberries were so huge!  My husband and I ate them within 4 days and literally two of them made a huge helping (lol).  When I buy fruit one of the first things I think of is how beautiful!  How Beautiful!  What a blessing it is to eat beautiful food and then in my case, arrange them so that I can make them last longer by painting them in still lifes!!!!  Even in all the snow and bad weather we have had here in Oklahoma we can go to a market and buy beautiful and delicious fruit to eat!  How blessed we are in this life.  This medium to small sized painting is listed in my Etsy store.  You are invited anytime to take a look here.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Still Life Painting of Rose Decorated Cup and Saucer

Roses Cup and Saucer Still Life Painting
8x10 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
I love shabby chic décor!  I have always had a weakness for pretty, feminine things and for years my husband tolerated our bedroom in Victorian and Shabby Chic style of décor.  He is a sport:)  I also love painting roses, so every once in a while I just have to paint flowers or an item that has floral décor.  This painting of a cup with red and bright pink roses is listed on my Etsy website here.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Clyde - Portrait of a Suffolk Lamb

14x14 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
Clyde is a Suffolk lamb.  He is gentle and dependent on his master.  He is very well cared for.  He eats only the best food and his stalls are kept clean and perfectly comfortable.  He is shown in stock shows among other lambs who have been tenderly loved, groomed and exercised to reach their maximum beauty and muscular fitness.  His master thinks he is the best lamb in the show ring.  He is loved unconditionally and will always have a place in the heart of his master.  Such is the life of a show lamb who belongs to 4-H and FFA children.  This original painting was done as a gift for a friend's daughter.  Prints may be purchased of him on my Fine Art America artist website here:

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 ...