Vintage Sea Captain Portrait in Pastel

Vintage Sea Captain completed! I wanted to try painting something very different than what I am used to painting…and this was it! I just loved painting him!

Pictures of Sea Captains from the past always fascinated me. Their faces look so worn and rough, but also seem like they have a story to tell. I found an old black and white photo and colorized it the way I think the colors would be, and it was cool seeing it come to life before my eyes. I think I would like to try  more like this in the future. Hope you like him!

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Vintage Sea Captain in Pastel

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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

Jolly Joe, The Ice Cream Man Drawing

Awhile back, I had posted a story about the ice cream man from my past.  I had written the story for a children’s writing class and when I did this, memories came flooding back to me.  It made me want to search Jolly Joe and see if I could find out who he was and his past or something.  I could find nothing on the man.

I wanted to be able to give this story to him or his family to let them know that he was indeed a special man and many people remembered him (just look at my post on him). I recently painted this picture of what I could remember how the truck looked with the bell and asked a local paper if they would put this in the paper with hope of finding someone that knew him, hopefully even a family member.  It should be in the Warwick Beacon soon.  Hopefully this brings me to someone…anyone that knew him.

But for now, here is the picture of Jolly Joe. Enjoy!

Jolly Joe The Ice Cream Man

 

I had put it in a format for submitting t children’s book publishers, but had no illustrations to go with it.

“Sometimes”, said Pooh…an illustrated quote

This watercolor picture I did for a niece who is having a baby in September.  She loved this quote and so I used it just like it came from the book and altered a vintage drawing of Pooh and Piglet walking up a hill.  I tried to color it to look like it was old so it is not bright in color, but adds to it I think.  Ernest Shepard is the original artist of the drawing, I just changed it up a bit.  Hope you like it.

Pooh and Piglet

Vintage Halloween Girl in Pastels

Just finished this picture for a Halloween card, flag, or other.  I like the way this turned out, but I may try my hands at watercolors next time for such detailed picture.  Pastels are great for getting that realistic look to portraits, landscapes and animals.  But for some reason, when you have to do tiny details, it is not the best.  The color is not that intense either.  I know they would be more bold in watercolor.  Maybe I will try this picture in watercolors and see what you think.

Back to the drawing board! 🙂

Vintage Halloween Girl

Three New Pastel Drawings

I just completed these 3 designs this weekend because I needed to add more to my portfolio. The pastel section of the portfolio seemed like it didn’t have enough, so there you go.  I made Santas and a Halloween design, as these sell the best. You can check it out at: http://cherylmcnulty.webs.com/.  I direct art companies here through email.  Tell me what you think so far.  Hope it’s colorful enough!

Thanks all !  Cheryl

Santa With Reins

 

Vintage Santa With Tree

 

Vintage Look Girl In Jack O'Lantern

Another Silhouette

Here is a pic of a silhouette I had done for my sister-in-law for Christmas.  It looks kind of peaceful, doesn’t it.  i told my sister-in-law you could look at it as a vintage picture, a woman reading a book in her long dress (looking out the window) or it could be a picture of me with my hair up and a “snuggie” on!  🙂

Looking Out The Window