Tuesday, October 19, 2021

601 Carmen M


 Carmen M
oil on canvas
6x6"
$100

     Painting teeth in a portrait is not recommended. But how can I paint Carmen without her big smile?
     I never saw her in her old movies when she was not smiling, sparkling, and having so much fun.

Friday, October 15, 2021

600 Brooks


 Brooks
oil on canvas
6x6"
$100

     This time I painted Louise with a slightly different limited palette: chromatic black, cad red light, yellow ochre, and white, of course. I am stunned by the beautiful colors that come from just those four paints. I worked from a black and white photograph and just used the values that the colors gave me.

       

Monday, October 4, 2021

599 Veronica


 Veronica
oil on canvas
6x6
$100

     Veronica Lake, of the Peek-a-Boo hairdo, always seemed so sweet and delicate. She was actually blonder than my painting shows. I wonder if it was natural.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

598 Brother Squirrel


Brother Squirrel
oil on canvas
8x10"
$176

     This squirrel has a cute little face all full of such innocence, but his hands have dangerous claws. He must need them in the big world where he is so small. Also he is fast. Davy chased him one day and did not catch him. Thank goodness!

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

596 Pink Carnations


 Pink Carnations
Oil on Canvas
8x10"
$176

     If I said it took two weeks to paint this little gourd full of carnations, no one would believe it. But it is true. I wonder how many times you can wash down a canvas before it falls apart. I must have come close. I had some troubles finding the vision for it and I had grown rusty while finishing up my little book.
     Carnations do not have a noticeable center so you get lollipop flowers. Also I tried using a synthetic brush which is not as responsive as natural bristles. 
     There is, after all, something about it that I like.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

But Not So


 But Not So
Children's Picture Book
6x8"
28 pages
$17.99

     So many years ago the idea for this came to me and I have kept it alive in the back of my mind all this time. I really cannot describe the joy of bringing it to fruition at last.
     The story is simple and the images are too, but the process of putting it all together was NOT simple!  My admiration for professional illustrators has grown enormously. They deserve so much credit and appreciation.              
     My book can be found on Amazon, Children's Books. Put my name in the search box, but I am not the only Cheryl Wilson on Amazon. My Animals book and But Not So are my only books that you will find, so far.

Friday, June 11, 2021

595 Jar of Camellias


 Jar of Camellias
oil on canvas
10x8"
$176

     More camellias. Last spring was good for them. Looking forward to next spring, hoping the deer don't get them before I do.

     

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

594 Pink Cam


 Pink Cam
oil on canvas
10x8"
$176

     I love pink flowers. Red makes a bigger statement, but pink is my favorite, no question.
     I am trying to paint as briefly as I can. I want each stroke to stand on its own and not get lost in overworked places. Fresh!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

589 Teacup with Rose


Teacup with Rose
oil on canvas
8x10
$176

     Roses do not last long in my neighborhood because the deer just love them. This little bush grows on an upstairs deck, so it was safe for a few blooms. It looked very pretty in Aunt Hazel's china cup.



 

593 Yellow Zin


Yellow Zin
oil on canvas
8x10"
$176

     What a lovely winter day with lots of snow for the puppy to play in! This zinnia is from last summer. Glad I photographed them while I could. They sure are gone now.