Gearing up for the Santa Fe Studio Tour


Come one, Come all!!! The Santa Fe Studio Tour is almost here again!  I will be joining Wendy Foster and Joyce Robins at Wendy Foster Creative Studio located at 815 Early Street.  We are hosting a "Sparkling Studio " preview Friday night October 8th at 5-8pm.  Santa Fe Studio Tour runs October 9, 10, 16 & 17 from 10-5pm.


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Still Here!


I am still here and working, albeit slowly....I am going to participate in the Santa Fe Studio Tour this year which takes place in October.  I have decided to concentrate on my Days of the Dead women and girl portraits.  They are becoming more painterly as I go along so I'll keep you posted and hopefully remember to write in my blog!


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Happy New Year 2021


After a long winters night, and a very long 2020 we have made it into 2021.  My painting has slowed down a bit but I am still here.  Thinking about new directions, new ideas for new works.  New beginnings to all of us!  Happy 2021!


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A new sunny day


A beautiful sunny day to reflect past paintings and contemplate new ones.  I had painted this horse flying over the Taos Rio Grande gorge and didn't think it was finished or I might change it altogether.  I really like how the gorge is painted, I'm just not sure about the rest of it.  Any suggestions?


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Autumn is Here


Oskar with Mask
Autumn is here and the leaves are turning.  I have picked to show you my Papier Mache sculpture of Oskar with his Dia de los Muertos mask on.  He's a little early but since I'm always late that's okay.  I created him in Santa Fe, NM several years ago inspired by the little daschund Oskar who I house sat for.  He was quite proud of himself and a very determined little guy.  See more of my papier mache in my sculpture section of my website.  Thanks for looking.


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Hello Dog


This collection of dog portraits I painted several years ago and first was selling them one by one.  I decided I liked the whole group together so now they are for sale as one piece.  Dogs have always inspired me with the variety of breeds and their loving antics.  I don't have a dog anymore but am the happy 'grandma' to three funny dogs.


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Year end Sale


I have decided to have a Year-end sale of 25% off, but I still need to add tax and shipping if needed.  I have a lot of work as you can see and would love it for them to find their homes.  Send me a note if you find something you want.  Happy Holidays and here's to a wonderful upcoming New Year 2020!!!! Cheri


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Snow is falling, winter is almost here


I find myself humming Christmas carols in the store, the car, my house pretty much everywhere, anytime.  The snow has already fallen a few times in Santa Fe, NM and I hope we get some in Everett too.  Such a lovely sight, and it always, every year inspires me to create a new snow painting.  Happy Holidays to you all!


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Autumn is here, the leaves are changing and so am I.  Time to reassess my ideas, my plans, my self and on.  What is the most important thing?  As an artist, I find that if I don't paint I don't feel well and I haven't been doing a lot of painting lately.  Time for a change, time for something new, time for new ideas.


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Finishing up work in the studio


I had this oil painting on the easel for over a year maybe two, just waiting for me to put the finishing touches on it.  Done.  At last.  The picture here is a similar piece so I will get the new old one photographed and put it on my website.  Sometimes things just take a little bit longer than planned.  Oh well, I always finish what I start however.


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oil painting, acrylic painting, sculpture, public art, new mexico,  horses, landscape

 Cheri O'Brien • Seattle, WA425-308-2061
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