Hi all! I am so sorry that I have not kept up with writing at least a little something sooner…just a lot going on lately. My husband had a heart attack about a week back and it just has been so crazy around here. Thankfully, my daughter who goes to college about 45 minutes away, had decided to come home early that day. If she had not been there for him when this happened (I had gone out food shopping) he probably would not be here right now. And, if he had not gone into the hospital when he did, they would never had known about another blockage (about 70%) that would have been fatal.
He had two blockages, one on the right side (100%) which gave him the attack, and the one on the left. They took care of both and has 2 stents in both arteries now. He only has 5% damage to his heart, which they say can be corrected with diet and exercise. He can be off the meds if he does this for a year. I am very thankful and keep telling him and everyone else that he has been given a second chance, and we will go forward and treat it as such. Very, very lucky and I truly believe prayers were answered here.
But anyway, I am trying my best to get back on track, and I am almost finished with my Wix website that I want to put up NOW, but it just needs a few finishing touches, a few more art downloads and then it can go public. I will definitely share the news here first when it goes up. Hopefully by the end of this week! I am also trying to finish some more art pieces that I can share with you that are being worked on. I will try to do this in the next few days. But for now, I will say thank you for your patience and I will try to get something new up here asap. Here’s my thank you to you! Take care! Cheryl
I have always been interested in submitting my best designs to house flag manufacturing companies, and since my old portfolio page is now being moved to a new site, there is no real place to showcase my art right now. For this reason, I am setting this page up to display my art pieces that I think are best suited for that market. I can also add any borders and text if needed. I hope you like what you see here.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you. Cheryl McNulty
I just recently painted this pastel painting of two adorable, little boys that are grandsons to an ex-coworker of my husband, John. He lives in South Carolina, and so I mailed it to him and his wife. It was kind of a surprise.
These are the two reference photos I used for the painting. The little boy with the glasses is older now, so I had to change a few things to make him look older than this reference photo. It was a joy to do both of them and even happier that they loved it. Makes me happy!
I just finished this little guy the other day. I have been trying to think of cute, little ideas for children’s rooms like abc prints and animals. This is one of those ideas. Patchwork animals!
I really just started doing them so I really don’t know how people will take to them, but it’s fun and I love painting them. This is the 3rd one as I have a bear and giraffe on my Etsy Shop as well. Hope you like him. You can find him here at my shop:
I thank you all for your awesome comments on my artwork! I love the ideas for the painting especially. It’s so great to see how everyone sees one picture so many different ways. Actually, I was thinking of apple picking for this little amish girl,and I did think of feeding chickens as well. But so far I think I am leaning towards “Wash day” as I could see her surrounded in brightly colored,amish dresses hanging from a clothesline, and maybe a random cat by her feet looking up at her. I’m looking at reference photos now of how those dresses shadows and creases look if they are hanging on a line. It’s all done in steps…how’s the grass going to look?…how will the cat look, will it be all white or striped?…all little steps that make for a hopefully pretty painting.
So far this is how far I’ve gotten. I promise to be done by the end of the week, maybe even tomorrow if I stay at it. I am really liking this watercolor though. I love the way it flows and the more layers you use the brighter and richer it becomes. Hope you like it so far, and fear not, after this…I think I will do several others, and they just may be apple picking…and feeding those chickens! Great ideas! 😉
Just another posting of another Christmas print that I created a while ago. It was originally made for my husband as a design for a birthday card as his birthday is on Christmas. The card originally said, “Merry Birthday To You!” and the figgy pudding was like the birthday cake. I liked the design so much I decide to change it up a bit and put it out there for everyone to enjoy.
Wow! I can’t believe I have finally finished this painting. This took me some time as I was at first busy with painting some rooms in my house, and then a graduation came and went, and the painting just sat against my desk half done. I hate doing that, too. Starting a painting and then not finishing it, only because it breaks up the creative flow you had when you first started. It’s more difficult to get back into it again,and I think every time I saw the painting there waiting…I was almost afraid to start in on it again. So one day I just said to myself I wasn’t going to start another project until I finished this, and I kept at it until I felt I was finished. It’s funny, you never really feel like it’s perfect, you just know there is nothing more you could add or take away that will make any more of a difference. At least for me…I always think it could have turned out better doing this or that. But I guess that’s all about the learning process…and then you start another one and say this will be better than the last. I do like the way this one turned out though. I just love her face and peaceful expression, and that’s the thing that I always try to attain. I hope you like Rebekah In The Barn. It sure took some time for her to arrive! And now…onto the next one…whew…:) If you are interested, this will also be available on Etsy soon.