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.

In the Smallest of Places

In the Smallest of Places – 24"x36" oil on canvas by Cheryl Peddie
In the Smallest of Places – 24″x36″ oil on canvas by Cheryl Peddie

‘In the Smallest of Places’  SOLD
24″ x 36″ oil on canvas
by Cheryl Peddie

‘In the Smallest of Places’ was a challenge, and a delight to paint. These are flax blooms. If you’ve never seen them up close, their petals are utterly delicate, and their color is an ethereal, almost-undefinable blend of purple and blue. I spent many hours just sitting with the canvas, as I did with a brush in hand putting paint down. It was so important to consider how to convey their light, airy feel yet still show that as a group, they have volume and movement. The reference was taken at a friend’s cabin at Carpenter Lake, Montana. (Just northwest of Eureka) This lovely clump of flax was just on the edge of the deck and patio area. I got to watch over it every morning as I enjoyed my coffee and the morning sun.

Day 16 – Painting for Parkinson’s – The ‘Apple’ Blossom Special


The ‘Apple’ Blossom Special
– Two, 4″x4″ unframed oils, each on extra-deep canvas –
– by Cheryl Peddie –

These paintings have just SOLD!!
(That was a new record – less than 2 minutes from post until sale! Thank you L.!)

NEW! Special Order requests now being taken: Given the incredible reception my ‘Painting for Parkinson’s’ paintings have been receiving, I’d like to invite anyone interested to make special requests. Please contact me directly at (403) 270-9755 to place your order. Depending on demand and canvas size requested, I will attempt to complete all special requests within 4 weeks of initial order. And, like all my paintings for this project, I will donate 50% of my sales to the Parkinson Alberta Society.

Thank you!Cheryl Peddie


Steve’s apple tree was loaded with blossoms last spring. I took a number of pictures and these little gems are the first results. Enjoy!


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!

*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!