Students Success Stories – Cherry Painting
Below is a gallery of students’ acrylic paintings inspired by the Cherry Still Life Tutorial. Some of the paintings are students’ first ever, a real achievement!
Jim Nicholson – Fab warms and cools on the surface of the cherry
Lynn Wise – Great observation of the reflected light in the cherry and the way the cast shadows tell the form of the object.
Nicole Keep – amazing colour on the cherry and lovely smokey cast shadow under the stem.
Sarah Orrin – Brilliant glazing on the underside of the Cherry; this is Sarah’s first published piece! go Sarah!
Tony Musick – There’s fab movement in this painting and a lovely pulling together of the complementary colours by the green glazes in the cast shadow and stem.
Judith Shore – The reflected light glow is gorgeous, sitting next to the deep shadow it pulls the shape out.
Ana Avanzini – This cherry feels like it ‘sits up’ the cast shadow and occlusion shadow helps to ground it so well.
Luciane Oliveira – Fantastic texture in the background and confidence in the brushwork. The texture feels like it tells the story of a tablecloth and other objects out of frame
Gloria Wheeler – Love the turning of the form on the cherry and the colour observation is great, there is a real luminosity to the surface.
Dana – Fantastic rendering of the cherry, a great sense of soft lighting hitting the subject
Claudia – The pink underneath adds a nice balance to the warm red on top of the cherry
Emily Willy – Such a soft painterly feel, the cast shadow feels part of the cherry
Derek – This cherry has a real elegance in its shape, and confidence in the line
Dany J – Really like the feathering of the paint application around the cherry, balances nicely with the clean sharp line of the stem
Jerry Malec – Like how the direction of brushstrokes on the cherry and cast shadow differs, to separate the dimensions of the surface
Jenny Freeman – Wow, what a shine! great technique in subtle colour shifts
Heather Grauman – Gorgeous, painterly brushstrokes and nice smokey background in contrast to the cherry surface
Gail Knoles – Love the observation in the cast shadows, how its darker under the end of the stalk and then add a red warmth reflected from the cherry
Monica Walsh – Love the confidence of capturing the different planes of the cherry surface, the form shadow has such a nice variety of reds within it
Margo Armstrong – A real sensitivity across the surface to show the form of the cherry, the white highlight work brilliantly
Joe Pellerin – Fantastic solidity to this cherry, you can almost grab it from the canvas
Morana Kavgic – Great paint handling and love the detail on the end of the stalk, it adds a movement to the piece
Sue Callahan – The pink glazing underneath adds a glow to the cherry
Sharon Hodgdon – The highlight really glimmers, giving a glossy shine to the surface
Ramona – That little blush of green in the cast shadow helps to add intensity to the red of the cherry. Amazingly this was Ramona’s first ever painting!
Tamara Zurunic – Really like how the background has its own character just by a change in texture
Fiona Knox – lovely colours on the cherry and great painterly brushwork in the background
Carminia Gutierrez -a fab sense of light, form and cast shadow.
Mayra Ryan – Great movement in the background and excellent cast shadows
Lisa Ramer – love the bold dashes on the cherry and the pinky undertones
File this painting under ‘no excuses’
Carolyn Cleverly – A fantastic blending of the form and colour mixing in this painting. And the most amazing thing about the piece is that 3 years ago Carolyn became functionally blind. Holding the canvas close to view the reference image and create the painting, a real inspiration.
Ash Levitt – Lovely smooth transition from the reflected light to the body of the cherry
Tatyana Petrenko – Excellent shape of the cherry and subtle observation of the stalk shadow
Thor Hall – brilliant bold colours and colour balance
Tom Schneider – brilliant observation of the shape of the cherry
Jan Creedon – nice form shadow shape on the cherry
Estella Barbosa de Souza – great smokey look to the cast shadow
Helen Going – Great use of glazing in the shadows
Kim Wenning – Cherry for Pieter, this is a poignant piece by Kim, as her first every painting inspired by her Father, Pieter Wenning. Kim’s Great Grandfather Pieter Wenning brought impressionism to South Africa in the 1920s.
Alberto Griselli – Alberto’s first every acrylic painting! great work
Gwen Gill – Fab rendering of the cherry and delicate handling of the stalk glazing
Rachael Culver – Convincing fine cast shadow of the stalk
Mary – The reflected light on the left of the cherry really gleams
Rhonda Ferridge – Lovely painterly brushstrokes on the cherry
Tresa Heath – Lovely soft edges on the cast shadow
Viviane Reyes – Fabulous shape on the cherry and a real sheen to the surface
Wendy – Love the subtle glazes in the Cast Shadow
Julie Kennedy – Fab blending on the cherry
Kavitha Abhilash – Great drawing and observation of the reflected light.
Phil Rennie – Nice painterly brushstrokes on the cherry
Simon Lovell – Great shape and colour on the cherry
Rachel Wirt – Lovely transition from the bright reds to the darker shadow tones
Ella – nice form shadow on the shape of the cherry
Rob – Good colour balance between the green glazes and reds
Karri Robison – Lovely drawing and colour mixing
Nico Roets – Fabulous painterly surface and sheen to the cherry, great work Nico!
Kristin Gilchrist – Great balance between the pink glazes and deep red of the cherry
Jennifer Perez – lovely colours in the shadows
Veronica Colvin – Fabulous blending on the cherry surface.
Marlene Leto – Marlene had been watching tutorials for years but took the leap with her lovely cherry painting, in her own words “It’s not hard to do once you dare start” she also had a painting buddy in her daughter Nola (see below)
Nola Leto – Nola is just 7! and has created this fabulous impressionistic cherry, brilliant work Nola
Shreya Sanyai – delicate handling of the stalks shadow and brilliant red hue.
Ben Owen – Ben’s first ever painting! brilliant observation of the cast shadows
Jinitya Basarah – Picked up the brushes after 20 year break! great painterly style.
Freida Marie Stewart – Brilliant subtle rendering on the cherry body, it really gleams!
Alica Sahu – Lovely pink glazes on the underside of the cherry.
Aimée Jeanne Bourgon – lovely transition into the shadow tones of the cherry
Sarmed Mirza – great painterly texture on the cherry
Sid Pasumarthy – First ever canvas painting with acrylics! Delicate handling of the stalk and cast shadow
Brad Vomocil – This was Brad’s first ever painting! Brilliant brushmarks on the cherry
Ali Campbell – Ali’s first ever painting! what a fabulous result!
Rebbeca Potter – Great subtle handling of the shadows
Jim Precious – This was Jim’s first ever painting! nice blending on the cherry.
Kim B – Great painterly style
Oga B – Brilliant mix of the pinks & red, lovely colours in the cast shadow!
Ghadeer Assiri – In Ghandeer’s own words “This is literally my first painting I bought my Acrylic Painting set two days ago!”
Melanie Park – First painting since Kindergarten! whoo hoo
File this painting under ‘no excuses’ – Lois is 95! fantastic work!
Rhonda Wilson (first painting ever! fab work!)
Lorraine Larson (this was Lorraine’s second ever painting! whoo hoo)
Shahana (first Acrylic painting!)
Sophia Yi Qing
Martha Roberts (first painting since high school!)
Dr Connie Hurley
Grace Lee (first attempt at painting with acrylics! whoo hoo)
Eileen van der Merwe
Kim Norman (with a little encouragement from Ashleigh Norman!)
Sandi – An Artistic Bent
David Smith – Lovely drawing and observation of the stalk shadow
Maria T. Meade, www.drawingandpaintingwithmaria.blogspot.com
If you’ve been inspired and want to share your cherry painting then drop me an email and let me know.
More Student Success Stories:
Student Success Stories – Apple in Light & Shadow
Student Success Stories – Copper Pot Painting
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I can’t wait to get back home after xmas holidays with family in Melbourne, so that I can take a pic of my cherry & send it to you, I was so proud of it that I also did the apple but made it all red, so then i gave both to my sister to proudly hang in her kitchen. My goal is to paint your white flowers in a vase, & your Venice scene across the water to, – I cant remember the name of the buildings! ! Since getting inspiration from your site, I’ve ventured into watercolour, what a hard medium to understand, but I’m determined, now that I’m fully retired & turning 72 in early 2020, tine is of the essence! Best wishes & I wish you & all your family good health & happiness for Xmas & the New Year,
Regards Lennie R
Looking forward to seeing your cherry Lennie! have a wonderful Christmas.
Merry Christmas! Pleased to see my cherry there. It was the first of your online lessons that I did and since attempting it I haven’t looked back.
That’s fab to hear David, and a great painting you did.