Hello all! I am so excited as I have been practicing my pastel and pastel portrait painting by painting my daughters portraits. I have learned so much by doing them and watching You Tube over and over on pastel portrait painting. I have been wanting to paint another Amish painting for so long and I have started this one, Amish Girl at the Farmstand. The colors in her face have come out so realistic with this new method of colors I have been trying, and I love the result. Now I can’t wait to see the whole picture done!
I don’t know if you can see it, but there are faint pencil lines where I am going to be painting canning jars of fruits or vegetables in front of her and I think I may blur the background with trees and a white barn. I can’t wait to get back to this and show you, so stay tuned and let me know what you think! I also have another one in the works and this is an amish girl in the corn, but I’ll show you her as I get a little further along on it. Enjoy and check back!
Also, I am now selling ACEOs (and more) on my Etsy shop, little affordable works of art (prints) you can collect like trading cards…it describes it more on my shop in my announcement if you’d like to check it out here:
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!
Yes, I finally finished Max’s picture, and when I was done…I felt a little sad. It felt like I could actually touch him…and his eyes are just how I remember them…like looking into your soul.
So here he is, and hope you like him. If you would like me to do a pastel portrait of “your” pet or someone you know, please e-mail me and I can give you all the info on price and to what I would need as a picture to use as a reference. They make great gifts for people for Christmas, especially if you don’t know what to get for someone, and the portraits last a lifetime! My e-mail is email@example.com if you have any questions. You may also go to my portfolio site at http://www.cherylmcnulty.com, where I have samples of portraits I have done with the originals to compare. Any design you see on this site can be made into a card, print, canvas print or whatever. I just take a design and send it through Zazzle, and make anything…so just ask and I will see what I can do.
I am also just starting to do watercolor pictures of angels with cats/dogs/pets, for those who have passed away. They can be comforting to the owners, I think. I can take the picture of the pet with added wings and paint it to look just like the pet with an angel. I will put up a picture of one asap. Thank you and hope you like my Max! He’s on my wall right now! 🙂
Well, we just came back from a trip to Lancaster for about 6 days, and it was awesome and well needed. I intended to get some great photos so I could add to my pastel collection and do some great paintings. I tried dearly to get as many horses faces and cows, as I really want to try these the most. And do you know what we saw out in a pasture this year in the many back roads and farmlands???? Camels!!! Yes, camels…I had to look twice. I looked it up when I came home and I read that some Amish are now trying using camels milk in products. Wow!
Anyway, we had a great time and even got together with the Amish family we keep in touch with. We had dinner at Yoders in New Holland and the food was the best. It wasn’t overly crowded or over-whelming like Shady Maple down the street. We had great conversation and it is always interesting to see how alike we are in many ways as much as we are different.
Well, here are a few pictures from the trip…and I guarantee I will putting up more Amish-themed pastel paintings very soon, among others, and I may be offering prints for sale as well…so please standby, OK? Enjoy!
Yay! I just started posting items on “Shop Handmade!” It looks like it will take me a while to post what I want, but it’s a start. I will be posting prints and blank note cards of prints you’ve seen in my posts. I titled my store “McNulty Arts”-so professional! And so it goes…..:). Cheryl