Friday, July 12, 2019

Old Homestead Near Cordell, Oklahoma

9x12 Oil On Stretched Canvas
by Cheri Wollenberg

This small 9x12 original painting is of an old homestead near Cordell, Oklahoma.  I've painted it several times in different sizes.  It always interested me.  In spite of the badly deteriorating state it was in it seemed to have a beautiful story behind it.  We would see it consistently every year when we traveled west toward the Texas panhandle on our trips to New Mexico.  Once it was old and gray and almost falling down, but the next summer it had been white-washed and sort of pushed back into a vertical position.  Once it looked as if it had been used as a Halloween haunted house:)  I was always so curious about this old home.  I wondered if it had been made to look good for a movie, magazine story or if it was dressed up because of Route 66 promotional materials.  Whatever....I loved this old home.  I'm very curious about past stories,  and I truly wish I were a writer and I could bring it to life by my own creative thoughts, but this will certainly not happen!!! (LOL)  If you are from Cordell, Oklahoma and have some comments please feel free to comment here on my blog or my FB page:https://www.facebook.com/ArtbyCheriWollenberg/
This small painting is listed in my Etsy store.  You can follow this link to see it.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

JUNE The White Gentile Cow With Rusty Brown And Black Markings


14x18 Framed Original Oil Painting 
Cheri Wollenberg
June is a painting that I started a couple of months ago.  I loved painting her.  The rusty brown and black markings on her white coat brought added fun to me as I painted.  My husband and I are retired now and have moved from our latest farm home.  I miss the country and seeing the beauty of God's creation displayed around the rural countryside.  So, I as I follow my inspiration I have an added  special "love" to my love of pushing a paintbrush around (LOL).  June is another cow from my son's herd in Oklahoma.  He manages SOLA (Southern Oklahoma Livestock Auction) at Ada, Oklahoma. If you live in our great state drop by and visit with my son or one of his family or coworkers.  June is displayed there for a couple of weeks and I have listed her for sale in my Etsy shop.  She will soon be available as in print.  Just click on SOLA to visit their website or take a look at her by clicking here.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Fresh Apple Trio

9x12 Original Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
Several years ago a friend and art student of mine brought about a bushel of apples to art class. We painted some of them from life and documented many still lifes.   This painting is actually from a photo. I love to do paintings from life but many times I like to use photos. This painting is one reason why! Apples are not harvested in the place I live. I wanted to paint some red things....partially because it is a favorite subject color and partially because of Valentines Day. Valentines Day reminds me of red. This painting is listed in my Etsy Store.  Have a look.  You may want to gift it to a teacher:)

Country Crock With Red Bell Peppers

Country Crock With Red Bell Peppers Still Life On Artists Canvas Board By  Cheri Wollenberg I have a small collection of old crock bowls, pi...