Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SPELLBOUND

SPELLBOUND

Spellbound painting-without light

Here is another painting I will be exhibiting at MoJo’s Café on August 4-Sept 4th. I used the Renaissance Oil method for this one and added my own collage work. I also added encaustic wax to the background along with a cold processed wax.

Original painting

When I took the painting outside to photograph, the light just poured across her face in a fashion that had me wishing I would have painted it that way. I may go back and add that light. What do you think? Do you like it with or without the light? I appreciate your input. It’s not too late for me to go back and paint in the light and this is not a bad idea for future paintings because this way, I will have the light already there in the picture and can decide if I like it or not. It might be a bit difficult to duplicate.

Full painting with light from sun streaking across

She is 12x24x 1 ½ “ and is on a heavy birch canvas. I have priced her at $245 and she will be available after the show. If you would like me to hold her for you, just e-mail me and we can go from there. I take all credit cards and Paypal.

Close-up

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26 comments:

  1. She is magical and I think adding the light in would only increase the magic. GORGEOUS work!

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  2. With or without the light, I love her. She is indeed so mysterious, enchanting and beautiful. The butterflies also add up to her natural and mysterious beauty. I love this Cheryl!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful painting! I'm not sure about the light, to be honest. But she is fabulous!

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  4. you sure got the name right - hard to take my eyes off her; the butterflies helped, though. c will

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  5. Cher..she is lovely!! I love how the light plays on the piece. It does add a more magical quality to her but either way...as always...your art is breathtaking.

    I love the butterflies....so love butterflies.

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  6. Cheryl she is beautiful. The side view is really difficult to capture but YOU DID IT! She is so lovely with the light and without!
    Big hugs
    Kelly

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  7. Oh, she is beautiful, Cheryl! I agree, she is beautiful with and without the light. However, the light does lend a mystical feel to her. Like the butterflies are "blooming" from light the added natural beams just seem to "paint" a more ethereal feel. You are the master of the painting, the soul of its life ... the choice is ultimately yours! :)))

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  8. What beauty. What magic. I like the way the light bounces off her. I'm impressed that you will be able to paint her with that light showing. I also like her the way she is, but the other way is sheer magic. Really!

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  9. I really like the light, and I do like your idea about harnessing this as a unique hallmark for your paintings! Serendipity?x

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  10. I agree with everyone else, the painting is beautiful either way but with the light it gives her an ethereal quality. xx

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  11. Lovely! Simply lovely. Spellbounding! She is wonderful both ways. But the light adds so much to her. The side view is fabulous. I am looking forwarded to seeing her in person. Trish

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  12. She's enchanting and the light surrounded her with an extra aura of loveliness! Yes, Yes!!! Add the light!!! I truly believe the 'drifting light' across the finished piece was a gift from the Mother Goddess! Blessed inspiration, Cheryl!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  13. That is a tough question--I like it one way..and then I like it the other way too--seriously..you'll have to just make another painting!
    I adore the butterflies too!

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  14. Oh wow, she looks like she's emerging into reality through the sunlight. She beautiful!

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  15. This is really stunning and she fits the title perfectly!

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  16. Hi Cheryl, Isn't it funny where inspiration comes from, when the light hit her she just came to life, my vote is add the beams of light, in any case she is beautiful. hope things are going well with your up coming class!
    hugs Lynn

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  17. I like the light but she is gorgeous either way...hope your summer is going well...I have been too hot to get downtown..or maybe too lazy:)

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  18. I love the first picture the most!
    I think it is really useful taking pictures of my work.
    I love it because something always appears and when I go to sleep on it, it will help me to see even more.
    Enjoy the process!
    X

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  19. Beautiful magic woman painting.
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  20. Aaaah, why can't I live near to you and come visit and see you make these wonderful paintings? I want to make one too. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful work.

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  21. She's beautiful...another part of you. I didn't make it for the opening, but wishing you a successful run...I know many, many will fall in love with what they see. xoxoxo

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  22. Wow! How perfect! Profiles are always tricky, but you have done it! And the ear!!!
    I think this is my new second favorite painting.
    The first being that Frida Masterpiece!
    ♥♥♥

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  23. Its been a while. This summer has been insane! I really like the light in this work. She looks like a Moorish princess or perhaps Egyptian. Beautiful. How is / was your first workshop

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