‘In the Wind’
12″x12″ unframed oil on canvas
by Cheryl Peddie
This painting has SOLD!!
New! I can also now accept credit card over the phone.
Contact me directly at (403) 201-6532 or cheryl(at)emergecreative(dot)ca Thank you!
I will be donating 50% of this painting’s sale price to the Parkinson Alberta Society!
I started ‘In the Wind’ as an illustration for a project I was designing for work today. It wasn’t supposed to be so loose, but my brush had a mind of it’s own! I’ve been inspired by pattern lately. I’ve been drawn to all kinds – primitive and bold, modern, ornately detailed, and even simple and spare.
But it was these beautiful florals I’ve seen in a number of places that have been on my mind. I love the shape of them. I don’t know if they are weeds, or some kind of herb, seeds or flowers. But I LOVE them! I love that their very ethereal structure seems to be blowing in the wind, and that they are at once both transparent yet delicately whole. Once I started painting them, I just kept on going.
When I first started painting I obsessed over figuring out where my focal point was. And really, I still struggle with that. But when creating patterns, you get to kind of break that kind of rule. The goal is to create something lyrical. Something soothing and rhythmic. So it was fun to take another ‘should’ today, and throw it to the wind. And allow myself to be carried away too, and see where I landed.
Thanks for reading and sharing this journey with me. All my best, Cheryl.
*Please note that as I create my paintings in oil, they require about 3-4 weeks to properly
dry and cure before I can safely deliver them. Thanks so much for your understanding!