One Day of Glory – Cherie Giddens
One Day of Glory
32 x 27
Evening at the Falls
28 x 21 Framed
I began with wet-into-wet color to tone the paper with the color of the prevailing light against the cliffs. These colors of crimson were allowed to shine through every detail of the painting.
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.
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.”