I just wanted to share this beautiful video of the Amish that I happened to find completely by accident, but I can’t seem to stop watching! When I can’t relax, or get inspired to do my artwork, I watch this and I want to get right back to painting again. It’s a nice relaxing 3 minutes. Please watch and let me know what you think!
Hello all. Of course I know it has been awhile, but I am still alive! I am trying so many different painting projects right now, and although I seem to be all over the place, I somehow make it work. I have so many ideas in my head all the time. I wish that I could get all of these on paper NOW! But alas, I cannot. Unfortunately.
Anyhow, this is a painting I created awhile back, but I fixed it up with more color and softened it just a bit and put it on my Etsy Shop for Christmas. I just love angels, and since Christmas is coming up fast, I thought this would be the perfect painting that could symbolize the miracle of Christmas.It seems as though this little angel is about to give this little baby an angelic kiss. A painting of pure love and devotion. I also think it could be used in a nursery as a guardian angel print.
I hope you like this one and hope to have more ideas up here soon. Until next time! Cheryl
I finally finished my painting, and I am pleased with it. I finally found a good reference for a calf and I believe it worked out perfectly. I hope you all like it.
As always, I liked the white background, but wanted to add more detail. I just didn’t want to add so much to the background to take away from the figures themselves. I finally found a way to add just enough at the bottom and sides to depict the foliage and hills in the distance and tree branches above to make a sort of frame surrounding the figures. I must say I was so excited when I figured out how to do this! Now I also have some space to place a small inspirational quote if I like. I am happy with this and can’t wait to start another…but this took way too long!
Anyway, I have also just placed this on my Etsy Shop if you are interested. If you like the print and do not place an order online, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work something out. Have a great day!
Hello and I know it’s been awhile. I am so sorry. I just came back from a week out to North Carolina and I have been so out of sync…but I am getting there!
I have been starting to paint some farm, fruit signs that almost look like the vegetable ones I am selling currently on Etsy. The vegetable signs seem to be so popular, so I figured I would also try several paintings of fruit. I will show you when they are finished and ready to put up on Etsy.
But in the meantime, as many of you know, I have a passion for doing pictures and paintings with amish themes. I am currently working on a watercolor painting of an amish girl walking with a calf through grassy field. It’s just a sketch right now, but I will show you what I have soon… But while this is in the works, I figured I’d show you these photos I create and sell on Etsy. They are prayer caps and straw hats used in photos with quilts and I add inspirational quotes when I think they would add to the photo.Some I haven’t put up on Etsy yet, but will be soon…Enjoy!
Hi all! I am so sorry for not keeping up on this blog lately. I am now getting ready for my daughter’s graduation from college and I have been busily painting rooms and fixing things around the house like crazy. It actually feels good to see change,I must say. And who can beat the look and smell of fresh paint!
Anyway, I just thought I would share with you this painting which has been sitting unfinished like this awhile now. It’s another Amish Girl and she is supposed to be watching a baby chick on her lap. I really love the face on this little girl and I can’t wait to finish her, but she has to wait just a little bit. Every time I go into my room she is staring at me and I want so badly to just sit there and get down to business. I will…I will !
I will post again when I am finished with her.
Here is also another painting I finished. I have been doing random watercolors just to keep up with my artwork and to put something new in my Etsy shop. These watercolor paintings are less time consuming than the pastels, so I try to fit a few in before I start my fixing and painting of the house. This one is in watercolors and it’s a little girl looking out over the mountains under a beautiful rainbow. Inspired by the very thing I love to do, observe nature! I hope you like them. Be back soon!
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.
Here is a link to my Etsy with this print:
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!
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!