Category Archives: My painting

Values in a painting of Lake Como

by cheri sabraw I haven’t been to Lake Como but my grandson Noah traveled there this  summer and took a lovely photo reference for his grandmother to try to paint. This is the second version. As you can tell, I … Continue reading

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Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam…

by cheri sabraw These two girls above are back in Browning, Montana, with their calves born this past spring. Bison, be they Wood Bison or Plains Bison, look different from individual to individual, just like humans. I find them appealing, … Continue reading

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Homage to an oatmeal cookie

by cheri sabraw Yesterday, the sky was special. I had to take off my sunglasses to make sure of it. The blue was deep and rich, which accented the vaporous bright white shapes of the clouds like a velvet curtain … Continue reading

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San Simeon to Gunnison…notes from an artist

  San Simeon School House, 1909, oil on linen 9×12 2019 by cheri sabraw My oil painting skills are maturing, a testament to instruction by self and by teacher. This small painting above sprung from a reference photo I took … Continue reading

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On the longest day of the year

by cheri sabraw …we ventured into the olive orchard to inspect the trees, their tiny olives, and the gorgeous view. We remembered the erudite and classy Charles Krauthammer, who so many in public life, might try to emulate. His wit, … Continue reading

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My first art show

  by cheri sabraw I did not win a ribbon. I did not sell either of my two paintings. However, one woman, perhaps in her early 80’s, chased me down the hall, as I began to load my art back … Continue reading

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Landscapes that tug at my heart

by cheri sabraw My brother Steve took this luscious photograph while in Montana last summer when he and his son Tyler fished the Madison River. Wouldn’t this scene make for a splendid landscape painting? The lone tree presiding over an … Continue reading

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Studio vs. plein air painting, 2017

  by cheri sabraw I returned to oil painting last year after a 50-year hiatus, setting up  my studio in one of our guest bedrooms. In order to acquaint myself with painting in general, I tried several subjects in acrylic … Continue reading

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My friends, the Clydes (again)

by cheri I’m not sure when my love affair with horses began. I know they were the subject of most of my childhood scribblings, as well as role models for my cantering around the school playground, shaking my mane and … Continue reading

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Capturing the best of life

by cheri sabraw I paint from photography in an effort to capture the essence of the photo and to enjoy myself, my mind far from the stresses of life. In the case of these two paintings, done at the request … Continue reading

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