‘A Walk in the Park’
Evening walk through Nose Hill Park, in Calgary
5″x7″ unframed oil on extra-deep 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 was not a natural born ‘pleasure-walker’. Well, I didn’t mind it. I just never got the whole ‘let’s go for a walk just for fun’ thing. I admit this seems like a weird attitude for an artist. But to me if you were out for a walk, it was to walk the dog; take photo references for my paintings; get the mail; walk to the drug store or to school. The old me was never satisfied with it, telling me ‘walking’s for sissies’! If I was outside and with legs are moving and I expected myself to be at least burning calories, so I should be running. Right?
Wrong. All that was all my brain talking. And when my body started talking, it drowned out my brain. My body protested by giving me shin splints and pain from unstable hip joints (tsk). My running ‘flight of fancy’? Grounded.
And so with another springtime just a melted snowflake away, I’ve decided I’m going to begin walking again. Problem is, I just can’t see me walking through the neighborhoods. Mile after mile after houses that all look the same – it’s like a cattle shute along some of our roadways in the ‘burbs. Always drove me crazy and makes for such a yawn of a walk. So I guess the ‘new me’ will take the time to make tracks for the parks. I’m lucky because I’m just a 5 minute drive to Fish Creek Park. I think walking in nature will enable me to enjoy it enough, that I’ll keep doing it for its own sake; without an errand to do or photo ‘assignment’ as an agenda.
Walk on, friends! 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!