Thursday, October 8, 2020

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, pitchers and containers.  They inspire me a lot.  Maybe it's because I wonder who had them and how they used them in their kitchen.  I remember my maternal grandmother mixing and baking from one.  Anyway they make beautiful subjects to place with other items in still lifes for me to paint.  The red bell peppers were some that my husband and I produced this year.  In fact the plant we have is still producing them.  I'm amazed how beautiful they are.  I thought them very fitting for this still life set up.  This small painting can be found in my Etsy shop.  You can follow the link by clicking HERE

Monday, October 5, 2020

16x16x.75 Inches Canvas
Oil Painting Original by Cheri Wollenberg
This is an original oil painting that I did of a horse from a photo that I snapped several years ago.  I still love to paint a horse every once in a while.  I drew them a lot when I was a child and never really owned one until I was married.  By the time we got her I was raising kids and didn't have time to ride her.  This life is short for sure!  We must do some things we enjoy and love on our families as much as possible!  This bay colored horse is listed in my Etsy store.  Have look if you like.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Painted by Cheri Wollenberg

I was traveling to the studio this morning.  It is only three miles from me so I don't get too much viewing of the "townscape"between home and there, but this morning within a couple of blocks from my destination I noticed that the leaves on the maple trees that line the streets are beginning to turn red!!  Gee, no one told me it would be overnight that the color would be there!!  Amazing how much joy color can bring.  I love it!  It first reminds me of growing up which is a story for another time! We haven't even had a freeze yet, and my husband is mowing the lawn almost every other day!!  What can I say?  It just sneaked up on me (LOL).  I listed this painting yesterday in my Etsy shop.  If you are from Shawnee or the surrounding area and are interested in taking a look at it, it resides in my studio window downtown!  Thanks for taking a look.  I loved painting this little still life too.


Monday, September 21, 2020

Small 12x16 Hay Bale Landscape Painting by Cheri Wollenberg

I love to paint!  Hay bales are my subject in this particular painting.  At my Inspire Studio And Art Gallery downtown Shawnee, Oklahoma I tell folks when they come in that I am inspired by different subject matter, but I always go back to subject matter that I loved as I was growing up.  I married a farmer and my life was full for so many years raising cattle, sowing crops, harvest time, and raising children.  Those years were so good.   I reflect on them a lot.  This field of round hay bales were about a mile from our home a few years ago.  I loved the distant hills in the background, the sky, with trees and hay bales in the foreground.  We have a beautiful earth!  Click the links for more information.


Friday, September 4, 2020

Pumpkins From The Pumpkin Patch - Painting by Cheri Wollenberg

Pumpkin Patch Pumpkins
12x12 Oil On Artist Canvas Board
by Artist:  Cheri Wollenberg
Creating autumn paintings give me a great deal of pleasure. I love painting the colors, the shapes, beautiful leaves, harvest themes and weather that autumn brings. This painting features some pumpkins painted from a pumpkin patch using some saved images I have had from previous photo references.   Thought I'd practice before the beautiful gourds and pumpkins make it to the markets this fall. I can't wait to do some more.  You can check this painting out by clicking pumpkins!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Thankful For New Mexico by Artist Cheri Wollenberg

16x20 Original Oil On Canvas Painting
by Cheri Wollenberg - Artist

This painting is one that I began several years ago after I had become so inspired during a trip to New Mexico.  I love their grand state, and it truly is a land of enchantment.  I also love my own state of Oklahoma.  It has it's own brand of beauty that is enduring to me.  I'm thankful that I'm here with my family.  During this unpredictable and discouraging season of COVID 19 it is good for me to remember some wonderful trips my husband and I have made through the years.   I'm also grateful for digital cameras....nice ones too!  We can record lots of photos on them.  Another time I'll share about the old (yet wonderful) SLR cameras that allowed a limited amount of images on a roll of film.  So much to be thankful for today!  Thank you New Mexico for your friendly people and beautiful land that we can visit and come away enriched with enchanted visions!



Friday, August 21, 2020

Red Sandstone Mesa Formation At Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu,New Mexico

 Red Sandstone Mesa Formation At Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico


This painting features a sandstone Mesa with beautiful layers of beiges, clay reds, purples of all different shades. The juniper trees with their blue green foliage and the scattering of sandstone rocks everywhere in the foreground and mid-ground creates layers of distances. Sage plants are scattered in the ditches and eroded crevices in the earth as well. I loved this area in Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico. I have written more about my trip to this area on my blog.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Pink Red Roses Bouquet

Pink Red Roses Bouquet
9x12 Original Oil On Canvas
By Cheri Wollenberg 2020

I love roses!  Perhaps you are a rose lover too, or you know someone who does!  This small painting would make an excellent gift for a friend or relative.  It has a Victorian feel and makes one smile.  The good thing about a painting this small is that it can be displayed on a table easel and you can have fresh roses all year long (LOL).  Click Here to see more about this painting!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Small 8x8 Oil Painting - Orange Knobby Gourd With Bright Yellow Sunflower

We will see a change in the seasons soon whether at home, distancing or whatever our activities are.  Autumn is such a beautiful season.  It brings cooler weather for most of us and and we look forward to the beauty of color even though it falls and changes into winter.  We take this color, texture and season into our homes and celebrate harvest.  This small painting can be arranged with leaves as a centerpiece.  It can be hung as wall art.  To see more about the description click "link".  Or, you can click on the Etsy store link in the column to your right to find it.  

Monday, July 20, 2020

Autumn Gourd Painting Original by Cheri Wollenberg

This small still life painting of a decorative gourd pumpkins were arranged and painted by me a few years back.  I loved setting the arrangement up for a quick study.  The colors are golds, greens, cool whites, oranges and browns.  The perfect image to display for your fall decor.  It comes printed on a variety of products, and you can visit my page on Fine Art America by clicking the link on this page, or you can click the link above and go right to the print.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Ms Copper Oil Painting by Cheri Wollenberg

Ms Copper is an animal portrait of a cow. It is perfect for farmhouse decor splash of color in rust. She has pretty eyes and the background is very complementary to her color.
*11x14x.75 inches Wrap Around Canvas
*Edges are painted black
*hanging hardware on back...ready to hang up on wall
*unframed  You can find her in my Etsy shop by clicking Ms Copper!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Barn Landscape Painting Bella Vista, Arkansas Original Art by Cheri Wollenberg

Barns are an interesting subject to view as we travel through the countryside. We appreciate their practical use and wonder what kind of animals are kept in them, or what kinds of farm products are stored in them. They tell a story...usually of farmers and families; however, they entertain many who love to view rustic country scenes throughout our nation. I saw this barn as we traveled north to Missouri. The barn was up on a hillside and I snapped it at a perfect time from the car. I was so glad to get the image so that I could paint it later, because I loved the beautiful rustic colors of the fall and earth from down below.  You can purchase a print of this barn by following the highlighted description under the image above.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Mixed Roses In Turquoise Vase Still Life

Red, yellow, pink and white roses can adorn your home for as long as you want with this wall art original painting. It is full of color and the flowers will not fade.  This still life is an original painting by me, Cheri Wollenberg.  I set the still life up with roses from my own rose bushes.  The painting is 16x20 inches in size.  The edges of the canvas have been painted black so that one would not have to frame it and hanging hardware is installed on the back. It is ready to bring cheer to any room in your home.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Green and Red Bell Peppers Still Life Painting

What beauty nature brings to us!  Isn't it wonderful to be a human and love to eat!  Delights of taste, visions of color, variety of shapes, and shiny, slick, juicy looking surfaces to touch!  I loved working on this painting.   After creating just the right arrangement, they go straight to the kitchen to enjoy as yummy food. This is a great wall hanging for the kitchen.  It will add brightness and delight the senses.  It is listed in my Etsy shop.  You can visit by clicking the highlighted text.  It will link you right to it.  Thanks for coming by!  Thanks for the like and share!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Queen Of The Hill

Queen Of The Hill

8x10 Original Oil On Canvas (Sold)
by Cheri Wollenberg

 "Queen of the Hill' seems to suit this black baldie cow as she stands proudly on the hill looking down at the viewer. Her black coat glistens in the light and she has her head held high! I think she looks like a magnificent creature who is in a surrounding of grasses and trees at a distance. The blue sky sparkles as it is reflected on her coat and her face is designed with SUNGLASSES!  Prints are available in different sizes by clicking the link (Blue Highlighted Text) above.  You will be directed to Fine Art America's webpage where she awaits anyone with an interest:)  Thanks for stopping by and reading about her.  She stood tall that day!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Brown Black Tailed Rooster Painting By Cheri Wollenberg

10x10 Wrap Around Canvas
Original Oil  Painting by Cheri Wollenberg

Roosters are beautiful creatures.  However, some of them have angry or mean dispositions!  Growing up in central Oklahoma both sets of my grandparents raised chickens.  The chicken yards were especially inviting to us children.  Both my mother and father were from large families so there were many grandchildren belonging to both sets of grandparents.  As an older adult I realize now that lots of little kids hanging around chicken yards would more than likely agitate roosters trying to protect their chickens and brood.  All this to say, we were warned that roosters could flog or attack us smaller human beings (LOL).  My husband and I had a few roosters when we lived on our country place.  I managed to photograph all of them at one time or other to paint.  In the next several days I plan to feature my rooster paintings on my blog.  Have a look at them.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did painting them. 
Click the link in "blue" above for more info.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Artist Studio At Payne, Oklahoma

Two years ago in 2018 we decided to downsize from a large old farmhouse in which we had put twelve years of  hard work.  It was almost 100 years old then, but had very good bones.  We loved fixing it up.  It had the original "pecan" wooden floors downstairs and plain wooden floors upstairs.  It was not an easy thing to do because in some ways it was a dream that we got to live out, and we weren't really ready to hang up our hats.  The image above is the room I made for a studio.  This is before we replaced the 4-window wide area with a very large picture window.  The photo was also made before I brought up a lot more furniture, paintings and painting supplies.It was the best light I've ever had to paint in.  Even though I have a very large studio space now in Shawnee, Oklahoma, I still miss the north light of that studio.
If you are curious about my paintings, please feel free to visit my FaceBook page where I usually tell a little about my latest paintings.  You are invited to "like" my page if you are interested.

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 ...