Awhile back, I had posted a story about the ice cream man from my past. I had written the story for a children’s writing class and when I did this, memories came flooding back to me. It made me want to search Jolly Joe and see if I could find out who he was and his past or something. I could find nothing on the man.
I wanted to be able to give this story to him or his family to let them know that he was indeed a special man and many people remembered him (just look at my post on him). I recently painted this picture of what I could remember how the truck looked with the bell and asked a local paper if they would put this in the paper with hope of finding someone that knew him, hopefully even a family member. It should be in the Warwick Beacon soon. Hopefully this brings me to someone…anyone that knew him.
But for now, here is the picture of Jolly Joe. Enjoy!
Jolly Joe The Ice Cream Man
I had put it in a format for submitting t children’s book publishers, but had no illustrations to go with it.
This watercolor picture I did for a niece who is having a baby in September. She loved this quote and so I used it just like it came from the book and altered a vintage drawing of Pooh and Piglet walking up a hill. I tried to color it to look like it was old so it is not bright in color, but adds to it I think. Ernest Shepard is the original artist of the drawing, I just changed it up a bit. Hope you like it.
Just finished this picture for a Halloween card, flag, or other. I like the way this turned out, but I may try my hands at watercolors next time for such detailed picture. Pastels are great for getting that realistic look to portraits, landscapes and animals. But for some reason, when you have to do tiny details, it is not the best. The color is not that intense either. I know they would be more bold in watercolor. Maybe I will try this picture in watercolors and see what you think.
I just completed these 3 designs this weekend because I needed to add more to my portfolio. The pastel section of the portfolio seemed like it didn’t have enough, so there you go. I made Santas and a Halloween design, as these sell the best. You can check it out at: http://cherylmcnulty.webs.com/. I direct art companies here through email. Tell me what you think so far. Hope it’s colorful enough!
Here is a pic of another silhouette I decided I’d try. I like the way this came out,too. These are fun to do and I like the fact it is a silhouette and not a colored picture or drawn. That would only take away from the figures. Interesting. I’m going to try to do more. Hope you like it! :) Cheryl
Here is a pic of a silhouette I had done for my sister-in-law for Christmas. It looks kind of peaceful, doesn’t it. i told my sister-in-law you could look at it as a vintage picture, a woman reading a book in her long dress (looking out the window) or it could be a picture of me with my hair up and a “snuggie” on! :)