Getting ready for Fall, like everyone else!

Getting ready for pumpkins,cornstalks,apple picking,beautiful leaves…and the smells! Pumpkin Pie…Pumpkin Coffee!!!!  This heat here in RI would make anyone want Fall!  Here are some paintings and illustrations to get you in the mood! Selling some now as prints on Etsy. www.DSC06043Cherylmcnultyart.etsy.com :))))scarecrowregszfx2 (1)scarecrowjmpfxScanscarecplfxscarecrowdydrmfx (1)

Trying Something A Little Different

Here is a pastel painting that is not like anything in my portfolio.  I need more summer and nature pictures for the portfolio and this is what I have down so far.  I am pretty happy with the results so far…I just need to add a couple of birds to the post with wildflowers to the background and foreground and I should be all set.  I can’t wait to see it completed.

I have included the reference photo I took in my backyard.  I just made the colors more vibrant in the quilt for intensity.  I will post the completed picture as soon as I am done.

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Another Amish Pastel In The Works

This is the picture that was inspired from a photo of my daughter, Caitlin, when she was small. She will be transformed into an amish girl smelling a flower in the garden with a butterfly or two.  I seem to be stuck in the garden of flowers as I am not sure what colors I want to use…so I sit and stare…and try to picture it in my mind.  I will try and finish this by mid-week at most.  Then, I will share it with you, I promise!  Any ideas…please share!

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Another Angel In The Garden in Pastels

Again, my love for angels made me try another one, and of course, I am running out of titles as I love to place them in the garden many times.  I could actually have “Angel In The Garden” several times now,but until I can find another name for this, here is another angel in the garden :).  I am also not sure if I am finished with this yet, but I think I may be.  Just wanted to get this out there. Hope you like it.

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Amish Girl In The Garden Completed

Here is the finished piece of Amish Girl In The Garden.  I hope you like it.

I don’t know if it was because I received many reviews on this piece in it’s beginning stages, that I was afraid I would disappoint in it’s finishing stages.  I just wanted to keep touching it here and there, until I finally said to myself that I just had to get it out there and leave it alone and go on to the next one!

But anyway…I hope you like it.  I blurred the edges on this one a little bit to give it more of a soft appearance.

On to the next oneImage… whew! 🙂

Amish Girl In The Garden, A Pastel In The Works

Hello everyone.  The weather here is yucky and so I am blogging and then going upstairs and painting with my pastels!  Because it makes me happy!  Here is a picture in the works right now.  This started to be an angel, but decided to try an amish girl instead.  I love the amish culture and the peacefulness and quiet of the country there.  The amish girls in their colorful dresses just add to the beautiful landscape.

I can’t wait to see how this looks finished.  She will be framed in flowers as if she is in a garden, and a butterfly will be flying toward her.  I will update with the finished picture!  Hope it is a great pic!  We’ll see!

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Lancaster Morning and Angel With Flowers

Here are two new pastel pictures I have been working on.  Since Christmas, it has been so hard to keep working on my art, but I finally started up again.  I tried my hand at a landscape with Lancaster Morning.  I took a photo I had from our last trip to PA and added an air balloon to it.  Then, I just had to do  one of my best-loved subject…angels. I like the way this came out so soft and looking like Spring!

Hope you like them!  Back to the drawing board…so I can show you more. 🙂Image

 

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