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"