A New Painting finished, “The Discovery”

I recently finished an acrylic painting titled, “The Discovery”. The idea for this painting came about from a photo that had been taken of my daughter while vacationing in Jamaica for a week. She was in dire need of time off far away, and when she was there, she seemed to find herself. She was free, happy and showed part of herself we hadn’t seen since she was a child. She totally enjoyed everything and every moment she was there (and even got tattoos, temporary ones, but tattoos nonetheless) to emphasize her discovery of self. Thats the sun and moon on her back. Very spiritual.

The way she is facing the beautiful horizon, her tattoo facing us, and the beautiful blues of the water and sky are like her promising future. She could never go back and be the same person again. She’s changed now.

I believe a print of “The Discovery” would be great for anyone that feels they found their inner being or for someone that has come back from an Island, such as Jamaica, and feels changed in some way. I hope you like this new piece. Something different and challenging. Please check out my Etsy shop, where you will find this print and many others. Thank you so much!

The Discovery

Anna In The Orchard, An Amish Watercolor Completed

First let me say thanks to all those who gave me some awesome input for ideas for finishing this painting. It was extremely helpful.  It’s also nice to know that you are interested in my work. Thanks so much!

Well, I finally finished…I think. I just might add a couple of peaches in the branches above Anna at some point…not sure. But, I did use some muted trees for the background and the simple leaves for the foreground so it framed Anna somewhat.

The butterfly here needed to look more realistic than cartoonish or simplistic, like I’m so used to drawing, because it would have been out of place otherwise with such a realistic, little girl.  I really didn’t want to put anything else, but sky around her pretty face. The space here works well too, in case I decide to place a small quote or saying for a cute note card at some point.

Unfortunately, I had gone too far with this painting when I saw the idea for the wagon. I could have done that I think,  but maybe for the next one.  I’m sure there will be more orchard paintings….hmmm…apple orchard….pumpkins….uh-oh…more ideas!  Thanks to all and hope you like the completed picture!

Also, prints are sold on my Etsy at  www.cherylmcnultyart.etsy.com!


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.


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!