Monday, December 29, 2014

Lolly pop art for The Ronald McDonald House

These fun whimsical lolly pops were just part of the Tolyland exhibit at the MCL Grand in Lewisville and will be donated to the Ronald a McDonald House.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lone Star Holiday SOLD! to the highest bidder!

Lone Star Holiday
5 feet diameter
SOLD $625.00
Judge Becky Kerbow and Commissioner Bobbie J. Mitchell placed the winning $625 bid for the 5-foot wreath titled “Lone Star Holiday”.  The wreath will be displayed at the Lewisville Government Center where Judge Kerbow and Commissioner Mitchell’s departments are located.
  It was an honor to reoresent CoServ and participate in the Highland Village Wreath Auction and Tea raising funds for counceling services for area youth.  

Mouth Watering Hamburger Painting Selected for the VAL 2015 Calendar Sponsored by local Lewisville Area Restaraunts

VAL has 2015 calendars for sale for $15.  The calendars feature paintings depicting dishes available at th local restaurants listed below.  My mouth watering Hamburger Painting is the July entry.  Please support these establishments and purchase a calendar.  Proceeds support arts education.
2015 Calendar 1
We thank those sponsoring businesses: Christina’s, Good Times Cajun Cuisine, Square One Cafe, Johnny G’s, Mama” Daughter’s Diner, Village Grill Restaurant & Catering, Pho 7 Vietnamese Restaurant, Salerno’s Italian Restaurant, Bistecca and Italian Steakhouse, New China, Starwood Cafe, Tacos Regio Monterrey, Certa Pro Painters, Carmen’s Magic Touch Hair Salon, Premier Gallery.
2015 Calendar sponsors

Acrylic Collage on Canvas
18" x 18"

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Burger Paint

You can go to the Blick Art Materials Facebook page to vote.

This is my entry for their Good Enough To Eat Contest.  I call it "Burger Paint"

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Girl In Red Dress on La Rambla

I went to Spain once.  I loved the culture, the people and the paella! I came back with a paella pan, which is awesome by the way, and a lot of photos. My husband and I soaked in a lot of culture, art, architecture and history while we were  there, but my favorite days were when we walked down La Rambla.  The leaves on the trees danced with the pale blue sky and their shadows on the patterned walk way below and washed everything in shady, sparkling, dappled light.  My favorite spot for people watching and my inspiration for the oil painting posted here; Girl In Red Dress on La Rambla
Girl In Red Dress on La Rambla by Cheryl Harris White
Oil on canvas
24" X 36"

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Trees Of The Field

This is a new piece done with India ink. I loved how the trees look like they are singing joyfully. They are all lined up, as if they are playing follow the leader and dancing. As I was working on this, a song I haven't sung since I was a teen at First United Methodist Church of Carrollton kept running through my memory.  It was called TREES OF THE FIELD and here is just 1 verse of the Lyrics..

You shall go out with joy
And be let forth with peace,
And the mountains and the hills
Will break forth before you
There'll be shouts of joy
And all the trees of the fields
Will clap, will clap their hands

Trees Of The Field
by Cheryl Harris White
India Ink on Canvas Paper, Framed
12" x 48"

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Paint On My Walls ROCKED the Art Festival yesterday at CHALK FEST in Lewisville! I felt so blessed to be able to share my art with people yesterday.   I sold so much art, I had to ask my daughter to bring more up from my studio at home.  Earning money from my own creativity felt good, but what I most enjoyed from the day was connecting with the people.  People are sooooo interesting.  I truly enjoyed visiting with each and every person that I met in my booth yesterday.  It's so amazing what people will tell you if you just ask a question or two and start to listen.  I had a lot of people tell my my work was beautiful, but nothing compares to the beauty I saw inside the people of LEWISIVLLE, TEXAS!   Sharing my passion for color, light and life with them was an honor.  A big thank you to The Colony and the The City of Lewisville for partnering together to throw this event.  Great job everyone!  I loved it and I will be back! 
And now for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!  The winner of the Dripping Autumn Painting Raffle was The Wells Family!  Such a pleasure to meet them today in my studio and award them their new painting.  

Friday, May 16, 2014

Come see me at Chalk This Way In LEWISVILLE

9 AM to 6 PM Saturday in Old Town Lewisville between church and main st. Paint On My Walls art work for sale! Cards and crosses + lolly pop art + oil + acylic + mixed media + many items under $10.00 + Dripping Autumn painting raffle!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Two Tall Mosaic Birch Paintings Ready for Chalk This Way

 I finished these two Oil paintings just in time for the Chalk This Way Art Festival coming up this weekend.  I used a lot of thick oil paint applied with a palate knife in a mosaic pattern.  They are very large; each one about 8 square feet and they look amazing on my red entry way wall.   Almost too amazing to part with.   Come see me in the tent at Chalk This Way in Lewisville to see these up close in person. The festival hours are from 9AM to 6PM. Location is around MCL Grand and Lewisville City Hall, at Church and Charles Streets, Lewisville, TX 75057.

Tall Mosaic Birch I                  Tall Mosaic Birch II
Oil on Canvas                           Oil on Canvas
24" x 48"  $400.00                                 24" x 48" $400.00

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Paint On My Walls new blog header

I have been experimenting with a lot more collage elements in my work lately.  So, I thought this would be a fitting new header for my blog.  Most of the letters are made of actual photos of my paintings, and the tree trunks and grass are from paper scraps.  The trees are done with layers of ink and acrylic paint applied with a sea sponge.  I love taking old photos or paper scraps that would have normally been thrown away and using that as a foundation in art work.  It just seems to be a great way to make something beautiful even more meaningful and adds story behind the work.  
New blog header for Paint On My Walls!
Mother's Day 2014
I have tried several different mixed media adhesives so far and the one I like the best is Aleene's Matt decoupage.  It is much less sticky than regular mixed media adhesive and easier to manage.  When it is dry it creates a good surface to add more layers of paint or ink on top.

Also; I am getting ready for an art festival next weekend.  Chalk This Way takes place at Lewisville City Call and MCL Grand area, 100 North Charles, Lewisville, TX 75057.  To find my booth, just look for the Paint On My Walls sign above.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New York City Collage

This one was for my daughter Courtney.  She has been to New York several times and LOVES Broadway.  Some of the scraps from theater flyers and maps from her trips were used in this collage as well as magazine articles and paper scraps.  Combining them with the paint really captures the excitement of the city.  More like this to come. Enjoy!

New York City
by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic Collage on Canvas
24" x 36"

Four Square Birch Oil Paintings

These 4 oil paintings remind me of confetti.  The trees seem happy to me, like they are having a party in the woods to celebrate the coming of spring.

Oil on canvas board
Framed in Black
8"x8" each
$40.00 each
Top Left  is Square Birch I,
Top Right is Square Birch II,
Bottom Left is Square Birch III,
Bottom Right is Square Birch IV,

Spontaneous II - Three Artist Show at MCL Grand in Lewisville throughout May, 2014

Left to Right:  Myself, Cheryl Harris White,  Scott Kilgore, Vanessa Lee
Spontaneous II Artists
“Spontaneous II” by the Visual Art League of Lewisville
April 19 – May 24
Spontaneous II Exhibit 150A collaboration of the member artists of the Visual Art League of Lewisville will be on display in the North Wing Gallery of the MCL Grand from Saturday, April 19 – Saturday, May 24.  The exhibit will feature art work from Cheryl White, Vanessa Lee White and Scott A. Kilgore.  Cheryl White is a versatile artist who uses acrylic, oil, mixed media and collage. Vanessa Lee White is a photographer working in abstract and sculptural photography and Scott A. Kilgore is a photographer with an eclectic mix of photography from nature to sports cars. For more information on the Visual Art League of Lewisville visit
Photo credit: Vanessa Lee White, Cheryl White, Scott A. Kilgore

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Spontaneous Trees I and II on display now at the MCL Grand in Lewisville

Theses two bright square paintings were a successful experiment I did with india inks. The tree shapes and blue background were done by covering the canvas with water and india inks and allowing them to become whatever shapes they wanted.  After it was dry, I saw trees... and developed their forms with acrylic paint.  I like the abstract look of the branches and trunks in front of the tree shape instead of up inside the trees, partially hidden.  They are the star of the show.  These are currently on display in the the north wind of the MCL Grand in Lewisville.  Enjoy!

Spontaneous Trees II
by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic and India Ink
20" x 20"

Spontaneous Trees I
by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic and India Ink
20" x 20"

Monday, April 21, 2014

First Place Asel Award Winner

I was honored to win recognition for one of my Posey paintings this month at the Visual Art League of Lewisville Monthly Meeting.   It is a group of such talented and varied artists whom I have had the privilege of learning and working with.  Many of them have realized amazing artistic achievements and I just LOVE the inspiration that comes from coversations I have had with each of them.  

This piece was done with acrylic and collage.  I actually tore up a hymn book for some of the flowers and glued them to the surface with mixed media adhesive.  I really liked how the old hymnal pages soaked up the paint.  

This was a mixed media technique I actually learned from Misty Oliver's Art Journaling workshop and I just tried applying it on a canvas board on a whim.  It turned out beautifully.

This painting along with 10 others are currently on display in Spontaneous II - A Three Person show in the North wing of the MCL Grand.  Free to the public and open Tuesday through Saturdays, 1-5PM from now through May 24th.  
Posies in a Pot I
First Place Asel Award Winner
by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic Collage
11" x 13"

Posies in a Pot II
by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic Collage
11" x 13"

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Crosses, Glorious Reminders of Life and Love

Easter to me is the most precious day of the year. It’s the day the first believers discovered the tomb was empty, after Jesus had suffered and died on the cross and had been put inside it three days earlier.  Easter is a day to thank God, who had enough love for us to allow his son to be executed to cover our sins.  It was the only price great enough to allow us, imperfect people to connect with God, Holy, Perfect, Loving, All Knowing God.  Depending on the pain and experiences humans have had during their trek through life here on earth, the cross can symbolize different things, some of them negative, especially if one only knows part of the story.  I know the end of the story.  The same resurrection power that raised Christ from the depths of the tomb  is waiting for me when my journey here on earth ends.  So, to me, the cross is not a symbol of death or pain, it is a glorious reminder of life and love.  I celebrate that here with these colorful Easter crosses.   

Acrylic Collage Easter Crosses
Various sizes, between 8" and 16" tall

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 NASB
 The crosses are all made of wood.  To make them I painted the back's black and on some of them had to attach a nail hanger.  The fronts are done with a collage of actual dried acrylic paint that I peeled off my palates and saved.  The palate paint would have other wise just been thrown away and wasted, but instead, I have given it new life.  I used Mixed Media adhesive as the medium which is very messy, but the end result is a smooth shiney finish that really makes the colors pop.  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Art Post Cards

I think it is so important to feed your creativity as an artist, and creating a post card is a great way to do that quickly and inexpensively.  They are small, so if you don't have a lot of studio time, it is a great way to feel like you have accomplished something artistic which is not only beautiful, but also useful.    I purchased blank post cards made of heavy water color paper at Asel Art Supply.  They have a new location in Denton by the way!  You can use water color or any paint on them if you want, but these were done with India Ink and they are lovely.

3 Steps to Bluegrass Bronco

Last night we had a spectacular turn out for the opening reception of our Wild's of Texas show.  I enjoyed meeting so many new people and catching up with my fellow artists.  One of the questions I got at the show was about the process of creating one of my pieces.  So, here it is, step by step incase anyone wants to try their hand at their own artistic creation.  

Step one (bottom) After I gessoed the canvas and laid on a layer of acrylic with a sea sponge, I planned my design.  I use chalk because it is easy to remove and change.
Step two (middle) I filled in the spaces with color and some highlights.  I taped off the point where the horse's hooves hit the ground and used the edge of a palate knife to add splashes of paint.  This anchored my horse to the ground.
Step three (top) I continued with layers of color and outlined with Bob Ross Liquid Black Acrylic.  The thick black lines added drama and created a feel of quick motion for the painting.
This is currently on display in the gallery at the MCL Grand Lewisville for the rest of April and May 2014.  Enjoy!
Bluegrass Bronco
by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic on Canvas

Step 2 for Bluegrass Bronco

Step 1 for Bluegrass Bronco