Friday, September 19, 2014

Three Tomatoes Set on a Sill

6x18 Original Oil Painting on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
I have  shared on previous posts about the nice people who have brought garden produce as gifts to my husband and I.  What good friends we have!!  They shared with us because our garden turned out to be a flop!  We only harvested onions in the spring and a very bad tasting watermelon later in the season.  A few circumstances of life visited us this year that created a challenge for us to keep it up and running.  However, we enjoyed these gifts of ripe peaches, corn on the cob, and a bounty of tomatoes in several different ways of preparation (lol).  I prepared them first in still compositions that made my mouth water and then we prepared them for eating!  I love to paint red things.  Red shouts energy, excitement and love!  We received our friends' love over and over:)  It is for sale here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Red Tomatoes and Peach Toned Creamer Still Life Painting

6x8 Original Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
I love this little creamer that I acquired recently and I couldn't decide what I wanted to place with it for a painting.  I liked the way the tomatoes looked with it and decided to paint it the first time in reds and greens.  It is listed in my Etsy store.  Click here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches!

12x12 Original Oil Painting
Cheri Wollenberg
Recently, some friends of ours from church gifted us with some peaches.  They were beautiful.  They said that this had been one of those years the peaches did well.  They had been healthy, didn't need much maintenance and weren't wormy in spite of not having been treated.  How good is this????  Oklahoma has such extreme conditions on their fruit trees, vegetable and flower gardens.  When we get a good year with moisture at the right time, we can have a harvest dance (lol), just before we eat our crops!  They tasted heavenly and I was so delighted when one of them still had leaves attached to it.  The leaves brought the natural and fresh look I needed when composing them in a still life.  Loved doing this one and I did a small 6x6 painting of them below:  Both can be found in my Etsy store.
6x6 Original Oil Painting
Cheri Wollenberg

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Elvira - A Cow Painting

30x30 Original Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
"Elvira" is a large 30x30 oil painting of a crossbred Charolais cow. This portrait of her is set against a neutral colored background to feature the light that is wrapping around her neck, ears and head. The blues on her coat are not quite as vivid as the image shows.  The light was not quite right when I photographed her and there was a lot of flashing so I had to make adjustments on my camera and it didn't work quite right:)  This is on my to-do list so you can return to see a better image.  Her ears are perked up and she is ready to be viewed on a mantel or any eating area (kitchen) d├ęcor.
Elvira can be bought in my Etsy store here.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Black Rooster Oil Painting

16x20x1.5 Original Oil Painting
Cheri Wollenberg
Circumstances have kept me from following through on my creative thoughts about new paintings during the last several months.  However, my mind never lets up!  I see paintings in almost every circumstance and event daily!  I live in a rural part of central Oklahoma.  It has been terribly hot with hot, forceful winds parching the earth's soil and foliage during the last couple of weeks.  The grasshoppers are having a hayday.....that is, until we let our new chickens out to graze!(lol).  Recently I was with my husband as we let our lovely poultry crew out to graze.  I had to run back to the house to get my camera.  It was so hot, but those birds love chasing the grasshoppers.  I took loads of photos and this young rooster perked his head up once...beautiful black against the sundown sky.  It was really magnificent!  I painted him as soon as I could.  The painting does not do him or the sunset justice, but it was a delight to do:)  He is listed and for sale in my Etsy store. Just click

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 ...