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 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!

Fresh off the Easel

‘Memories to Keep’ 36″ w x 24″ h
Original oil on gallery wrapped canvas
by Cheryl Peddie – NOT FOR SALE

(The perspective is a little off, so had to leave a bit of the wall behind my easel in!) Had a tough time naming this one. This piece is of a desk in my parents’ home. The little zippered case to the left of the lamp is actually my Dad’s old grooming bag. Dad passed away last fall, but he left us many treasured memories of his life and love for us all.