6"x6" Oil painting - 'Life is a Journey'

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6"x6" Oil painting - 'Sunshine'
‘Sunshine’ – 6″x6″ oil
6"x6" Oil painting - 'Life is a Journey'
Life is a Journey – 6″x6″
oil painting of a woman chopping garlic
Chopping Garlic – 6″x8″
Painting: Chimenea - 4"x4"
The Chimenea – 4″x4″
oil painting
Gone Shoppping – 6″x8″

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,

Cheryl Peddie

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.

Hope in Bloom

oil painting of lilac blossoms
‘Hope in Bloom’ – 8″x10″ oil on canvas by Cheryl Peddie

Hope in Bloom
8″x10″ oil on canvas
by Cheryl Peddie

‘Hope in Bloom’ began as a painting of the blossoms on the Schubert Cherry tree in our back yard. I was up early one morning and caught them, just as the sun was beginning to rise. I’m a nut for purples and blues though, so the white cherry blooms morphed into purple lilacs!

The final result is a little more abstracted than I expected, but that’s okay with me. I like the way the light is flickering through, giving the petals the illusion of movement. The roof of our neighbors across the back lane is visible in the background – I made it a little darker than it appeared to allow the paler colors to take center stage.

Day 23 – Painting for Parkinson’s – A Sunshine-y Day

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‘A Sunshine-y Day’ – $80 –
Waiting for the ‘Melissa’s’ road race to begin
5″x7″ unframed oil on extra-deep canvas
by Cheryl Peddie

This painting is 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 first drawn to the extraordinary lighting in this little scene. I remember the morning – autumn and chilly. We were in Banff, and waiting for the start of a half-marathon my husband was running that day – the ‘Melissa’s Road Race’. These trees were lit up, and the fall leaves were glowing brightly – reds, yellows purple-y blues and greens – all glistening against the morning shadows. I can’t remember what building this was, but it was equally beautiful with tall, narrow windows and stunning stone work all around. It was a good day.

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!

Day 3 – Painting for Parkinson’s – ‘The Latin Corner’

TheLatinCorner-web‘The Latin Corner’ – 8″x10″ Oil on Canvas; Unframed
– by Cheryl Peddie –

This painting has SOLD!

New! I can also now accept credit card over the phone. And as always, cheques & cash.
Contact me directly at (403) 270-9755 or cheryl@emergecreative.ca Thank you!

I will be donating 50% of this painting’s sale price to the Parkinson Alberta Society!

Phew! Finally done. And loving the end result of this little piece. The Latin Corner was a little pub/restaurant (?) that used to ‘live’ on 4th Street SW in Calgary. I used to work in that neighborhood ‘in the day’, and I’d often walk up and down 4th because of the great restaurants and cute shops. I loved the awning on this building and the red facade. One thing made me laugh as I was painting this piece – some how I seem to have uncovered this bizarre skill for painting cars. The car in this photo is only the second one I’ve done. The first was in my Day 1 piece, ‘With Gratitude’. I’d thought that one was a fluke, but given I did it again I’ll take claim of in being a bona fide skill. Huzzah! Thanks for reading – you all are yet another reason why I love to paint. Cheryl.

Please note that this piece will require approx 3-4 weeks after creation and prior to shipping, to allow paint to dry and cure. Thank you!

Day 2-1/2 – Camera Shy

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Day 2-1/2 – I’m Painting for Parkinson’s. Just putting the finishing touches on my Day 3 painting this morning. I almost got it finished in the workshop I taught on painting streetscapes last night, but not quite! So it’s not quite ready for it’s glamour photos yet. Please visit again later in the day for it’s unveiling! Hint! It was a restaurant that used to be on 4th Street SW, with a big blue awning. Thanks so much for reading. Cheryl

Day 1 – With Gratitude – Painting for Parkinson’s

With Gratitude - Painting for Parkinson's by Cheryl Peddie

‘With Gratitude’ – 8″x10″ Oil on Canvas
by Cheryl Peddie
I will be donating 50% of this painting’s sale price to the Parkinson Alberta Society!

This painting has SOLD!!

New! I can also now accept credit card over the phone. And as always, cheques & cash.
Contact me directly at (403) 270-9755 or cheryl@emergecreative.ca Thank you!

Today was the day. The first day of my ‘Painting for Parkinsons’s project. I will be creating one painting per day for the next four weeks, and donating 50% of my sales to Parkinson Alberta Society.

This was my view out Gratitude Café in Kensinton, while I was eating lunch there late last fall. Choosing this piece seemed fitting for this day, because as I look back I can see how many kind folks there have been, supporting my painting and art career along the way. So, I hope this project will allow me to pay that support forward to other families who are struggling with Parkinson’s.

This one’s for you Dad. Love you lots, and blowing you kisses all the way up to heaven. All my love, Cheryl.

Please note: Painting will require 3 weeks after creation and prior to shipping, to allow oil paint time to dry and cure! Thank you!

Feb & March Workshop Dates are Set

I’m excited to announce two more painting workshops set for this winter & spring. I’d love for you to join me:

RedUmbrellas-webTues, Feb 26 – 6-9pm: Streetscapes
Most folks love streetscapes. But many are apprehensive to try painting them because of all that detail! We’ll explore ways to simplify them and still create pleasing compositions. Hint: It doesn’t always involve those teensy tinsy brushes!

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Wed, Mar 20 – 6-9pm: Unfussy Florals & Foliage
Just in time for the first day of spring! Florals and foliage can easily become stiff, and lose their sense of natural liveliness. We’ll work on ways to depict the delicate freshness of the blooms, while balancing it with their fullness and volume.

Price per workshop: $35 plus GST
What to bring: pencils & sketchbook; art supplies; photo references or any still life objects you’d like to paint from
Located at: Atlantis Framing – 4515 Manhattan Rd SE, Calgary
To register or for more info: Call Atlantis Framing at 403-258-0075 or me, Cheryl Peddie, at 403-270-9755

Thanks so much for reading – you all are yet another reason why I paint. Best, Cheryl.

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Galleria in Inglewood – All decked out
in Christmas tree finery. A selection of my paintings
are on the wall in the background.

All things ‘Christmas’ and myself get along really well. I don’t go crazy about it. I still wait til December to put up my trees. (Yes, plural) But I’m in love with it all, particularly the Christmas lights – that was my Dad’s and my favorite ‘thing’ together. So, since I’ve begun doing more art shows this year, I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with doing Christmas arts and craft fairs. Well, some folks might say it’s more than a bit. I likely won’t argue. I am an artist after all. Which naturally entitles me to be a little … ‘quirky’.

Anyways I thought that with December coming up fast I should give you all the rundown of my remaining Christmas shows and demos:

Queensland Art Sale
Sat, Nov 24 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
649 Queensland Drive SE
For more details visit: www.qldartsale.com

What the Craft Artisan Fair
Sat, December 8th – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Center (917 Centre Ave N.E.)
For more details visit: www.whatthecraft.ca

Painting Demonstration at Galleria in Inglewood
Sat, Dec 15 – 1:00 – 4:00pm
907 9th Ave SE, Calgary, AB – Tel 403-270-3612
www.calgarycraftedgifts.com

And of course, my Wed afternoon art lessons have begun at Atlantis Fine Framing Studio. To register or for more information, call Atlantis Fine Framing at: 403-258-0075.
www.atlantisframing.com

Hope to see you all some time through the holiday season. Thanks for reading, Cheryl.

Destination: Home & Design Show


‘Ouzo Greek Taverna’
7″x9″ Oil on Canvas – Framed
by Cheryl Peddie
To purchase please call Galleria in Inglewood
(403) 270-3612

I’m packing up my gear and getting ready to move into my booth at the Calgary Home & Design Show for the next 4 days! I’ll have a variety of my new artwork available for purchase, including ‘Ouzo Greek Taverna’, the painting above. I’m proud to have created this painting, as this little gem of a restaurant closed a while back. It’s good to know I’ve captured a little piece of the history of 4th Street in downtown Calgary.

Come by and join me at the show – I’ll be in booth 512, just across from the ‘M(Art)ket’. We’re in Hall C of the BMO centre on the Stampede grounds.

Show hours are: Thurs Sept 20: 4:00pm – 9:00pm • Fri Sept 21: 12:00pm – 9:00pm • Sat Sept 22: 10:00am – 9:00pm • Sun Sept 23: 10:00am – 6:00pm. For more show details visit calgaryhds.com/CHDS/ShowInformation/189.aspx.

Hope to see you there!