Day 8 – Painting for Parkinson’s – They Spell it ‘Dubble’!

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‘They Spell it ‘Dubble!’
14″x18″ Unframed Oil on Canvas
by Cheryl Peddie – $325 –

Click here to Buy ‘They Spell it ‘Dubble!’ Now with PalPal.

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!

Well who knew they spelled it ‘Dubble’? All hail Walter E Diemer, the accountant (just like my Dad was!) who invented Dubble Bubble! This still life made me remember the gumball and candy machines at Woolworth’s Department Store. Woolworth’s was in our Grosvenor Park Shopping Centre on 8th Street in Saskatoon. My brother and I would head there on foot with – oh – maybe $1.00 each. That would buy us a bag of chips (25¢ Hostess chips when it was still in the tinfoil-like pack), and an assortment of candies like Dubble Bubble, or a (glass) bottle of Crush soda. Those were the days.

But I found this cool gumball machine and still life at Gratitude Café in Kensington, when I was having lunch there last fall. I took many photos of the shop and tucked them away until I was ready for a painting challenge! I decided it would make a fine subject for the painting demonstration I did at Galleria in Inglewood, this last Saturday.

Now, anyone who’s bared their soul enough to paint in public knows that the most prudent subject matter for a painting demo is something that doesn’t require a lot of compositional concerns or complex shapes. Well this had both. But I threw caution to the wind and did it anyways! I’m shaking my head at this now, wondering where on earth I got the courage (naiviteé?) from! But we had a good crowd gathered as I chatted about my process, shared tips about painting in oils, and talked about all things creative. And I found out mid-painting, that what I thought was spelled ‘Double’, was indeed, actually written ‘Dubble’. (A mistake that I have learned since, is a common one!) It turned out to be a great afternoon, and I’m so happy (relieved!) with the final result.

Thanks to everyone at Galleria in Inglewood for your warm hospitality (as always!) and all the folks who turned out to watch me paint. Looking forward to next time; all my best, Cheryl.

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

From Sun Feb 24 through Sat Mar 23, I will be creating one painting per day
and donating 50% of my sales to Parkinson Alberta Society.

Day 2 – Painting for Parkinson’s – The Ceramic Teakettle

The Ceramic Teakettle‘The Ceramic Teakettle’
11″x14″ Unframed Oil on extra-deep canvas
– by Cheryl Peddie – $220 –

This painting is available for sale for the month of Aug, 2013 at:
Euphoria Café, Calgary AB
5403 Crowchild Trail NW

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!

This is another vignette I painted from my visit to Gratitude Café in Calgary. It was an interesting piece to watch develop. When I began it I had high hopes – lots of volume in the teapot and I was happy with the shape of it. However something derailed part way through, and the chances of it turning into one of my four-sided frisbees threatened for most of the afternoon. Finally, after suppertime passed I finally sat down with it and said to myself “Okay, let’s wreck it.”. Granted this is a weird thing to say. But oddly I’ve made this decision so many times in the past while painting. And the mindset it provides me with after saying it creates something of a miracle each and every time. I think that it allows me to finally let go of my expectations of it. And of myself. To admit to myself that yah, this ain’t going well. And if it gets ruined, I’ll even welcome it. After all it’s just one more learning experience. It doesn’t mean I’m a lousy artist. Doesn’t mean I’m wasting my time or that I’ll become the laughing-stock of all my artsy friends. The end of the story is that it didn’t get ruined at all. I’m delighted with how it turned out, and happy to have another painting to add to this month’s stash. Thanks for reading. 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!