100 painting challenge!

IMG_2958I’m doing a ‘just for fun’ painting challenge over the next few weeks under the title “what the cat saw….” in my own wee naïve art style.

It will keep you amused and me too!  I hope you enjoy my whimsical collection and please be patient with me as I build my brand.

All mini paintings will be for sale in my ETSY shop and I’m happy to take commissions on request

watch this all emerge on my Instagram page with daily updates

 

see my website http://www.cherylmorrice.com

The Ideal Home Show 2018, Glasgow

The Ideal Home Show in Glasgow has now passed and was a big success!

It was my first Ideal Home Show, but not the first time I’ve had a fair stand at the SECC – always a great venue.

Over the 4 days, I displayed my large oversized artworks and some smaller pieces.

I set up a painting station too on the stall where I happily splashed away on the canvas , much to the amusement of a lot of children.  I asked them to help me with ideas for the paintings.

Always learning and growing and working out the best ways of doing things; What did I learn from this event?   I don’t think I will continue the larger artworks to the extent I have as they don’t sell as easily as my smaller pieces.  Also, I will need a bigger car!

I love painting the small box paintings – I believe in making affordable art and they’re so handy for transporting and make fabulous little gifts to give.

I also have a new -found love of my naïve art, whimsical art style.  I wasn’t too sure how this would go down, but had very good feedback. I love creating little characters in Scottish inspired scenes.

Its all learning and reshaping…

Watch my website this month as I start my 100 painting challenge!

http://www.cherylmorrice.com

Favourite artist: Gary Bunt

My Christmas pressie to myself has finally arrived – a book of paintings and poems by Gary Bunt, UK naive artist.

I love Gary’s work. I love it because it’s just so simple but with some punch.

I bought this book ‘By the Grace of God’ because Bunt has some great and funny paintings and poems about Jesus and the Kingdom.

I recently discovered the world of ‘naive art’. I didn’t actually know it was a genre of art.

There’s a whole world of naive art out there – centuries old!

It’s redeemed me from striving and thinking I have to be some kind of ‘really good artist’ , making boring pairings that look lifelike to be successful.

‘Naive’ artists have no formal art training and paint in their own free style, any subject they choose -that’s me!

I feel a whole lot free’er to paint in my own style – which I always thought was a bit childlike – anyhow, now I don’t really care and I’ve found new joy in painting for fun.