Jan
24
2011

"Mother Nature's Child" by Cheryl Whitestone

Mother Nature's Child 24" x 36" Oil Paint on Linen Currently this painting is being exhibited at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens Georgia, through mid Feb. 2011. This is a portrait of  a little girl who had been out on a hike with her mother, a photographer. They had found a meadow and picked the wildflowers that she is wearing and holding. Her mother taught her how to make the garland for her hair by weaving the flower stems together. I had been taught to weave garlands as a child many years ago too. The flowers are Shasta Daisies, Coreopsis, Red Clover and some others I can’t identify. I wonder how many people still do th... [More]
Jan
14
2011

Possibility II by Cheryl Whitestone

Cheryl Whitestone       Possibility II 5"x7" Oil on Panel On Exhibit and for sale at The Georgia State Botanical Gardens, Athens, GA Reception January 16th - show runs through February 27th. Everyday Magic~ Nature makes me happy and soothes me. I had wanted to do a painting of blue eggs, but did not have any visual references. I have found my work is much better when I can paint from life, this way I can study shadows, highlights, color and all the subtle nuances and details of my subject. Fortunately a pair of small grey birds decided to accommodate me. They built this nest complete with excelsior, pine s... [More]
Jan
12
2011

A Tale of Two Vacuums by M Theresa Brown

When I realized that the well dressed, polite man standing outside our front door was selling vacuum cleaners, I inwardly sighed. But I decided, "What the heck, why not?" He would never talk us into buying something as unnecessary or as expensive as one of those door to door vacuum cleaners. But I respect people trying to make a living and cold calling has to be among the hardest in terms of challenges, so we opened the door to him. OK. We were impressed. The salesman was a professional wizard at his demonstration, his presentation and marketing skills. Compared to our aged model vacuum, his vacuum cleaner did everything but sing and dance. ... [More]

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