An Amish Watercolor

Since I am trying to stay away from my pastels for a little while, I have been sketching ideas for watercolors and colored pencil.  It has been hard to get back in the swing of things and coming up with great ideas, but this one popped up in my head. It’s an amish girl (of course) and I am trying to figure out what I want her to be doing in this picture.  Is she doing laundry?  Is she feeding the cows or the chickens? I really haven’t decided and that’s why she is still half drawn in pencil.

I don’t want this to be an overly done painting, just a couple of details and slight background with more focus on just the way her dress falls and the simple bun in her hair. A simple, little painting, but hopefully, beautiful regardless.  I will post the completed picture as soon as I finish it. Hope you like the way it looks so far!:)

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There Is Nothing Stronger, A Powerful Quote

Here is a colored pencil illustration of one of my favorite quotes. It was done awhile back, but I thought I would share it again, as it seems to be a favorite of many people out there.
I think the innocent, little girl holding the bunny was perfect here as she cradles the most gentle of creatures I could think of. I think it illustrates the quote rather well. I hope you like it.

There Is Nothing Stonger In The World Than Gentleness

There Is Nothing Stonger In The World Than Gentleness

Here is a link to my Etsy with this print:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216903783/nothing-stronger-8-x-10-print?ref=shop_home_active_1

I am now on Etsy!

Hello all! I just wanted to let everyone know that I am now on Etsy and I am trying to post new items everyday. This is taking some time, but please have patience with me. I will be selling mostly prints and cards and hopefully some other products as I go further along. If there is anything you would like to see or items you think I should sell please let me know. My Etsy address is http://www.etsy.com/shop/cherylmcnultyart

I hope you check it out. Thanks all and have a great New Year!collageforblog

God Never Gives Us, A Picture From My Past

Hello, everyone! I am in the process of doing more pastel pictures,but in the meantime, I dug up this colored pencil picture I had done several years ago. It has a Fall look to it, and I just love the quote, so I thought I would just post it. If anything, the quote is much needed today with all the horrible news lately, don’t you think! Enjoy!

God Never Gives Us

God Never Gives Us

I Hope You Dance…Again Colored Pencil Drawing/video

I had posted this once before, but am doing so again. I had almost forgotten I had even done the picture. It was done several years ago.

Do you remember this song?  Once you hear this song, you never quite forget it.  The words stay with you.  They did for me.

I had to illustrate what the song was saying to me.

A little girl dancing down the road to her future,  not knowing all that lies before her, but dancing anyway.

I hope you like this.  🙂

I Hope You Dance

A Little Pixie (Again)

Here is an illustration of a little pixie roaming about the flowers.  It must surely be after a summer shower, just look at that rainbow!  After looking at this again, it makes me want to do more of these.  This was rather fun to do. This, also, is most probably one of those illustrations influenced by Johnny Gruelle, who did the Raggedy Ann series of books.  I did a post on him awhile back. Just love his work.

Hope you like this one!

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I’d Rather Have Roses, An Oldie But Goodie

I have nothing new to show you (for now), so I figured I would put up an older picture I did about the love of simple things.  This quote reveals so much about how I feel about materialistic things in my life.  It is true that you could give me an expensive watch as a gift, and I would be afraid to wear it and so it would stay in a draw forever.  But give me flowers, or a simple clay pot that I could put candles and greens in as a centerpiece, and I’d be happier.

I am sure I am not alone in this and so I thought I would share this quote with you.  Hope you like it…to all who have not seen this yet!

I’d rather Have Roses