Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Santa Claus III

Santa III
9x12 Original Oil on Canvas Board
Cheri Wollenberg

Had fun doing this old world style Santa Claus.  Reminds me of the old Christmas greeting cards I would see as a child.  He is in my Etsy store.  Take a look here.
You can also buy prints here.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Whimsical Santa Claus IV

16x20 Original Oil Painting
by Cheri Wollenberg

I've painted a lot of Whimsical Santa Clauses lately.  I've also painted more realistic ones.  The old world style of Santa Claus really intrigues me. These paintings have been a lot of fun to plan and begin the process of placing them on canvas.  I played Christmas music today as I painted.  I'm thankful for the season, for what it means to me spiritually and that I can in some way make others smile a little with my ideas or the execution of the idea on canvas.  This is listed in my Etsy store.  Just click here.  Also, to see other Santa paintings and demos follow me on FB at

Friday, October 12, 2018

Santa #2 2018

18x24 Oil Painting on Artist Canvas Board
by Cheri Wollenberg

This is the second in a series of Santa paintings that I have been working on this year, 2018.  I love the whimsey of Santa Clauses.  No one has ever really seen least adults haven't, but I dare say he has many faces.  So, my point is that since we may not have ever seen the "real" Santa Claus we can paint a picture of him, and we do not have to be afraid that he does not resemble the "real" Santa.  Years ago when I was getting degree in art education, I took several painting classes.  I remember the instructor once told us that we always paint a small portion of ourselves in the execution of painting others.  I do have almost white hair!!! (LOL) HoHoHo.  Take a look at him.  He is listed for sale on Etsy.

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 ...