Pastel Painting “Bess In The Rose Garden”

Hello! It’s been crazy busy, and I figured I would just keep put up one of my latest paintings while I had a second.  Getting ready for Christmas and trying to get things together for my Etsy Shop! I will be selling more of my original paintings soon,  and I am also frantically making sock snowmen to get ready to sell as well. I will show them to you as soon as I can!

Anyway, I decided I would try something different and I have wanted to do a vintage/victorian painting for some time now and this is how I came up with Bess. I hope you like her. I really liked painting this one.  I want to do more now!

Well, I will be posting again asap, so please check back.  Until next time….

Bess In The Rose Garden by Cheryl McNulty

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Amish Garden, A New Landscape Painting

Hello!  I just wanted to show you a new painting I decided to try.   I usually paint pastel portraits, but recently I have been watching random artists on You Tube painting pastel landscapes at amazing speed, by just throwing color on paper…not even blending! It’s like they just keep placing color over color and it ends up turning out amazing.  There is no real detail, but it’s more like a muted, colorful meadow…or  colorful, grouping of trees, etc. And the freedom!  The freedom of just looking at a small picture and painting what you see, not really caring about detail! I want that!

Well, I decided I would give it a try…somewhat.  I found a small picture from my last trip to Pennsylvania, sat down at my easel…and without even a ruler to measure the house in the picture…I just started going at it!  I just took a hard pastel and laid in all my shapes of where the trees were..the house…the birdhouse…and then started throwing color up on the paper. At one point, like with every painting…I was ready to give up. But I stuck with it. I also took the sunset sky from another picture just to give it more color.

Needless to say,  when I was done, my husband thought I was a genius!  He was like, “You are already done? That’s beautiful! I want to live there!”

I do love the colors, but I still need resist adding more and more detail!  I just have a hard time with that! I will try more paintings and see how they turn out. But, I will be putting this up on my Etsy store soon…I may even sell the original.

Anyway, hope you like the attempt!

Next!!!!

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Amish Garden Pastel Painting

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The photograph I painted from

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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