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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ms Hilda - Cow Painting

24x24 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
I painted this cow from a reference photo I took of one of my son's cows last summer.  The grays on her coat were very unusual.  They seemed to reflect the green hues from the pasture she was grazing in.  There were blue grays, green grays and even some beige colored grays depending on the way she was turned in the sun.   Red seemed to be the color that looked best in the background.  The colorful background seemed more complementary to her over-all appearance.  Click this listing if interested in buying her:)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Still Life Painting of Chocolate and Vanilla Dessert

6x8 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
 
This little still life painting was from a dessert my grandchildren and I made for dinner.  It had chocolate and vanilla pudding placed in a dessert glass.  After we layered the pudding we topped it with canned whip cream and a cherry.  It was fun; however, I had just as much fun painting it in a small composition. It is for sale on Etsy.  For more details on this little 6x8 painting click here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Down The Road - Tree Landscape Painting

12"x12" Original Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
I try to paint nearly every day.  Some days I'm successful in accomplishing my goals and some days I have focusing problems!  Some days I look out my studio window which is upstairs in my home, and I see cattle grazing across the road and/or I might have a moment or two giving into a daydream.  Here in Oklahoma we have been experiencing very cold and record-breaking temperatures for the past week and one-half.  The trees that were turning to shades of yellows, rusts and browns are beginning to lose their leaves now and soon will be gray and brown stumps and limbs across winter green pastures.  This painting was a scene of trees about one-fourth mile from our home.  I can see a long ways from my studio...or here in Oklahoma, we might say over yonder!(lol).  I took a picture and this is a cropped view of what I saw that warm day that has turned cold, gray and wintery now.  It is listed in my Etsy store.  Thanks for coming by.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ms Abby - Cow Painting

20x20 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
Painting cows are a delight for me.  I have many references of cattle.  My husband and I are now retired, but we have raised lots of cows in our own time; however, in this post besides showing you my latest painting, I want to tell you a little about my son.   He is in the cattle business in a very big way (the reason I have fresh and more recent cow image resources).  I've mentioned him in earlier posts.  He is a busy person with his job, raising anywhere from 450-650 head of cattle at different times of the year.  He also raises sheep and pigs (rather on a small scale) for his children who are involved in livestock shows.  He also farms and grazes approximately 2,000 acres of grassland, wheat and soybeans.  In addition to all this, he preaches at a small church in our community every Sunday.  Next to my husband I guess I could say that I admire him more than any other man I know.  I have two other men whom I'll share about in another post sometime.  He loves his children and spends time with them.....how he does this I do not have a clue except he has help from Someone Higher than any of us.....a Divine Help!  Of course by now some have decided to quit reading this rather long post, but if you have not....Ms Abby the cow presented in this painting is listed in my Etsy store.   Click to see her.  Thanks for coming by. 

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