I captured this beautiful scene on a trip to Mexico last spring. We were fortunate to get a private tour of Cozumel while we were there. Our tour guide drove us all around the island and stopped at a variety of beautiful spots. This was on the east side of the island, if my memory serves. It was amazing to have such solitude amongst the vastness of nature. So grateful for the experience. I’ll be showing this painting for the first time on Sun, Nov 23 at the Cochrane Arts Central group art sale. Join us from 11-4 to see more of my new work.
Lilac and Gold
22″ x 28″ Oil on canvas. Framed.
By Cheryl Peddie
I captured the reference for this oil painting on an evening excursion down Highway 22 in the autumn. I painted a small study of this scene a few years ago, and felt the pull to revisit it and give it a larger canvas. This time, the lilac coloured shadows on the brush in the middle ground attracted my attention. They were a challenge and intriguing to paint. This painting is now framed, and available to purchase at Evanescence Gallery in High River.
Streetscapes in Oils and Acrylics
Sun, Oct 26 – 10am-5pm
Streetscapes are often a subject matter that beginning art students avoid. It’s a shame, because they’re so much fun and allow artists to use a wide range of color not often seen in more natural environments like landscapes. In this one-day workshop, I’ll help you learn to simplify all that you see, and create a fun, urban scene in oils or acrylics.
What to bring: All your painting supplies (I will provide a list once you register, so you don’t forget anything!), and a good selection of urban-oriented photographs to choose from.
I’ll provide: painting cookies, coffee, tea, plus lots of encouragement, guidance and one-on-one instruction
Class Fee: $100. Class size: Max of 8 students.
Or, call Cheryl Peddie at 403-201-6532.
Visa, MC, Cheques, Cash welcome.
Update Sat Oct 17/2014:
This Class is FULL – I have a waitlist available in case of any cancellations. Please call 403-201-6532. Thank you!!
‘Come Along, Bessie’ 12″x16″ oil on canvas by Cheryl Peddie
Who knew a city girl like me could paint cows?
As we wait in anticipation for our possible new family member, Mindy, (a 4yr old Maltipoo) I have the fuzzy ones on my mind. I worked on these little pieces over the last few weeks.
To purchase, please email me at cheryl(at)emergecreative(dot)ca. Visa & MC. Accepted. *Spam reducer – replace bracketed words with corresponding punctuation.
22″ x 28″ Oil on Canvas
by Cheryl Peddie
So glad this snow is on my canvas, instead of in on our sidewalks!
I will be painting live, from 12-4 pm at the:
‘High River High Tea’
Monday, May 19th
Evanescence Art Gallery
61 8 Ave SE, High River, AB
Refreshments • Door prize • Fashion Show
Admission by donation
In order to attend, you must RSVP!
Tickets can be purchased in person, over the
phone or by email with a credit card prior to May 17.
403-652-2512 or evanescencegallery[at]gmail[dot]com
I’m delighted that I was accepted into a new gallery this month. Evanescence Gallery, in High River, is now representing my work. Owner Arlene Westen is an amazing person to speak with and learn from about art. Arlene carries a gorgeous collection of artwork, including works by Don Hamm, Pam Weber, and a host of other talented artists. Still can’t believe I get to share walls with them… thank you again Arlene!
By the way, I’d recommend a trip down to High River any day, to visit the gallery, do some shopping, have lunch and enjoy the warmth of the community members. The weekend after Arlene accepted my work, my husband and I drove down to High River for lunch and to visit Evanescence. Arlene recommended we stop at Alta Vita restaurant and oh my gosh… my spaghetti and meatballs were scrumptious.
I’m looking forward to spending many summer days painting on location in High River and doing painting demonstrations at Evanescence. Be sure to visit here, and the Evanescence Gallery website for upcoming events.
So, in reflection of the wonderful chats I’ve had with Arlene and with anticipation of many wonderful new experiences to come, my new paintings above convey ‘community’. A couple of these will be at Evanescence some time soon. Hope you enjoy them.
Thanks again for reading,
PS – Please join me in bringing your support (and spending money!) down to High River – it’s a treasure trove of yummy finds and they deserve all the support we can give.
‘Through the Forest and the Trees’
16″x20″ Oil on canvas by Cheryl Peddie. SOLD
This one brings a smile to my face because it is the product of some good-natured teasing by my framer. After doing a beautiful framing job on my last art show, Lead Designer (aka ‘The Framing Goddess’) Melanie Figueroa with Atlantis Fine Framing & Art Studio commented that all the pieces I’d done for this show, were either horizontals, or squares. There wasn’t a single vertically-oriented painting in the bunch!
I promptly got out a new canvas and painted this piece, to begin balancing things out!
Thanks for reading, it means a lot to me that you’re here.