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Cherie Giddens

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  • Pretty N Pink – Cherie Giddens


    Pretty N Pink

    Framed 30 x 40

    Transparent Watercolor & Acrylic

    The extravagance of the Peony inspired this large portrayal of their soft petals. I began with watercolor to capture the blooms. The painting was then mounted on a board with additional paper added for texture. Acrylic paint was then used for strong contrast to surround the blooms of “Pretty N Pink”.

  • Out of the Blue – Cherie Giddens


    Out of the Blue

    Framed 24 x30



  • Thawing in the Glow – Cherie Giddens


    Thawing in the Glow

    Framed 30 x 38


    Spring in the Colorado mountains is alive with the sounds of rushing rivers and streams over flowing with snow melt. As a watercolorist, these scenes shout to be painted. The white paper serves as a perfect format for the endless subtleties in the shadows of the ice, snow and aspens.

  • The Lookout – Cherie Giddens


    The Lookout

    Framed 28 x 33


    “On a cold winter day at sunset on the Colorado river, a large blue heron appears. These birds are year round residents along bodies of water in Texas. I used the almost dry, river bed as a backdrop for the painting and included the seasons of color and of sepia tones to represent the transcendent presence of the heron’s lookout.”

  • One Day of Glory – Cherie Giddens


    One Day of Glory

    32 x 27

    Framed Watercolor


  • Comin’ Out – Cherie Giddens


    Comin’ Out

    Framed 16 x 20



  • Predator’s Perch – Cherie Giddens


    Predator’s Perch

    37 x 26 Framed


    I chose the American Kestrel as my subject because of the beautiful feathers. This predator’s natural coloring, a camouflage in the bird’s habitat, portrays God’s wisdom for each of His creatures; Each perfectly suited to their task.

  • Quiet Winter Shadows – Cherie Giddens


    Quiet Winter Shadows

    Framed 32 x 40



    Nothing seems to reflect light and shadow better than snow. While painting this winter scene I played with the glow of sunlight that creates color in the white of the tree trunks and the snow revealing the reds, yellows and blues everywhere.

  • Taos Gorge Overlook – Cherie Giddens


    Taos Gorge Overlook

    Framed 28 x 22



    The “Gorge”, formed thru violent eruptions and force, is a transformed landscape of awesome beauty. The sepia tones represent past times melting into the NOW. Not unlike the beauty of a transformed life in the hands of God.

  • Summer Breeze – Cherie Giddens


    Summer Breeze

    34 x 14

    Framed Watercolor

    I wanted to capture the feeling of riding the breeze over the river in a row boat. I uses the long vertical format to emphasize the effect of the river’s current. The cool water and green grass and trees were always a summer’s delight.

  • Boulder Dam – Cherie Giddens


    Boulder Dam

    Framed 24 x 18



    This painting began with layers of textured papers to build a foundation of hills and valleys. I added warm, soft color contrasted with cool dark color to create the rocks in the water.

  • Village Worship Remembered – Cherie Giddens


    “Village Worship Remembered”

    31 x 25

    Framed Watercolor


    This scene can still be found in the mountains of New Mexico. I used the local color of the adobe walls and tin roofs with a separate painting behind it in sepia tones to emphasize the village’s heritage of worship.