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The Unexpected Joy of Losing Your Balance

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Creativity

There are times when it seems there is an abstract painting calling out to me to give birth to it. Often I am too busy with course planning or other things in life to pay attention. This time I listened. I have for quite awhile noticed my dislike of the word "balance". It seems to me that balance in life fights against a passionate immersion into creativity. This painting is a celebration of the idea of leaving balance behind. Can you sense that in the painting? What do you think of this concept?

"The Unexpected Joy of Losing Your Balance" acrylic by Cheryl O - 24" x 30" - $612. + HST available from the artist

Abstract painting by Cheryl O

Line and Wash

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in Creativity

This demonstration shows basic line and wash technique.




Posted on Jul 13, 2014 in Creativity

Just got back from 2 amazing weeks in Italy. Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Lake Como - and the wonderful Italian countryside dotted with charming medieval towns. So many delightful photo references - expect I will be painting every moment possible! The watercolour below was done during the trip on watercolour paper. Door - Venice, 8" x 11".


Bear Ice

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Creativity

There has not been much activity on my blog of late. I am 'unplugging' for awhile - and expect to be back to twice per week blogging again after July 11. Thanks for understanding - and I hope you are having a good summer too!



Posted on May 26, 2014 in Creativity

This commissioned piece is 12" x 12" - $288. + HST Contact Cheryl if you are interested in a pet portrait.


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