Amish Watercolor Continued

Hello!  Yes, I am still trying to complete this watercolor and I can’t wait to get it done. It’s at the point now where I kind of know what I want to do, but I don’t want to overdo or underdo…if that makes sense.  So I paint what I can and look up reference material over and over until something hits me.  Do I paint a full background or do I just suggest and mute the background.  Do I just leave it simple and focus on the subject…like this girl’s pretty, little face?  So this is why it takes so much time, besides getting things printed for Etsy, printing things for the shop in Strasburg, Pa (which is going great by the way!),managing the house…etc…etc.. But, I am almost done…I have to be!  I need to start another! Hope you like what you see so far and if you want to leave a note…do you think this should have a background, light background, no background? Let me know what you think.  Thanks and I will post the finished piece soon.

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Anna in the Orchard A Watercolor Continued

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Anne Of Green Gables-Megan Follows Painting

Finally finished a pastel portrait that has been sitting unfinished for awhile. I have always loved Megan Follows as Anne of Green Gables, and couldn’t wait to try to paint her. She was just perfect for this role. So happy she is completed. I’m trying to decide weather I want to sell not only prints, but the original of this one. I have not tried selling any of my original paintings as of yet, but have been considering it for awhile now. It’s just so hard to part from my paintings, but besides the ones that I want to save for my children, they cannot just sit up in files in my drawer, and I know that. So, I believe I will start soon.

Now….

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Anne of Green Gables-Megan Follows

I would love to try Allie and Noah from the Notebook, of course, another great movie! We’ll see….

Anne Of Green Gables-Megan Follows Another Pastel Portrait

I just started another pastel portrait and can’t wait to complete it.  I have always loved Megan Follows as Anne of Green Gables. No matter who plays Anne Shirley in the future of remakes of this wonderful movie, Megan Follows will forever be the only true “Anne”….for me.  Absolutely wonderful!

She is just one of many on my list of favorites to paint.  I will post the painting when it’s completed.

Anne Of Green Gables Pastel Portrait

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The Reference for the painting

Pebbles and Lace

Hello!  I am just so happy to announce that some of my prints are being sold in a new shop that opened in Strasburg, Pa. Just last week. Becky, the owner of Pebbles and Lace, found me through Etsy and asked me if I would like to sell prints in her shop.  Well, I just jumped at the chance and I can’t thank them enough! I can’t wait to go visit and check out all the beautiful things in her shop! It’s also nice to actually have my prints sold in an area I love so much and feel so much a part of, but unfortunately, live so far away from.

Someday….someday…

So if you are ever in the area in Pa., go check out Pebbles and Lace Gifts.  It’s on 11 East Main Street in Strasburg, Pa.!  Enjoy!

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So Sorry It’s Been So Long

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

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Thank You!

New Painting Farm Fresh Peaches

Hello, it’s me again.

I’ve been trying to keep up with painting and trying out different themes, and lately it has been centered around fruits and veggies. Food Art and Kitchen Decor always seems to do pretty well on Etsy, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. It has been interesting to try and see how realistic I can try to get these paintings to look, and I hope I get even better at it. I have so many more I want to try! And then maybe… I should try and see if some local farm stands will take some of these…..hmmmm.

Anyway, this is the first of many more farm signs for fruit and veggies, and this one is for Peaches.  Hope you like it!

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Farm Fresh Peaches Farm Sign kitchen Art

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Farm Fresh Peaches Farm Sign kitchen Art

Pastel Portrait of Kenzie

This is a new portrait I just completed of my niece’s daughter, Kenzie.  The reference photo used was when she was much younger, so I had to add little changes like more hair and wisps of hair behind her neck. Believe it or not, this portrait took me awhile because of the bow on her head!  That was the most difficult part.

Anyway, it was all good.  I dropped it off to the happy parents and wouldn’t you know, as small as Kenzie is, she kept staring at the reference photo and the pastel portrait that they had placed on a shelf, and her eyes kept darting back and forth like she knew it was her. She was smiling too, and that makes it all worth it!  Another one done! Next!!!

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Portrait with reference photo

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The completed portrait