Monday, November 29, 2010

Bragging Rights

Every once in awhile we, as parents, get bragging rights to some amazing things our kids do. I would just like to share with you two art projects done by my boys Nolan and Quinn. Hope you like...

Nolan Shergold Watercolor 2010
Quinn Shergold Acrylic 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Daily Painting - Apples

Just for fun a daily painting of some apples set up in my still life box. Acrylic on 18 x 24 Canvas - A little bigger than a daily painting should be, but I had fun!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Attila Richard Lukacs - Portrait

I did this painting as part of my final project for my History Of Design Class at U of C.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Giving Back To Community

I find that as we swiftly go through life I often need to pause and figure out what is most important. One of the things I get great joy out of is giving back to community. These are a couple of projects that I have been working on over the summer. A memory box program that supplies the hospitals with hand painted boxes for the mothers to take home and cherish the memory of their deceased newborn. The other is a wildlife conservation fundraiser where we painted feathers that are to be put up for auction.

Friday, July 9, 2010

WESTERN ART SHOWCASE - Calgary Stampede 2010

I will be in the Artist Window July 9 (Today) from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Drop by and say Hello!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tonal Values

The transition of lights and darks on your paper produces an illusion of three dimensions.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Basic Drawing - Two Point Perspective

The art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth and position in relation to each other when veiwed from a particular point can be daunting. Using the two-point perspective where the object closest to you is on an angle, can give the illusion of depth.The perspective will have two vanishing points on the horizon line and the convergence(A point where lines come together from different directions) of the parallel lines will go to either point.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Basic Drawing - One Point Perspective

One Point Perspective - The perspective with one vanishing point. As you can see I was sitting above and my horizon level was higher than that of the camera shot.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jensen Commission Completed

Just finished this portrait of a deceased gentleman. I really struggled with this photo as there was so much forshortening and the facial expression was really awkward. I hope they are satisfied with the end result.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I am very thrilled to be chosen as the new illustrator for the wonderful children's book Series called
 "The Durples"
This picture is the cover of the original book in the series. The second book which I illustrated is called "The Durples Go To School" and will be in print at the end of April - Stay Tuned!
If you would like to purchase a copy of the first book just click on the link below the picture.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Window Painted at Michelle's Place in Crossfield Alberta

If your hungry and want to check out  funky retro window art then head on down to Michelle's Place in Crossfield Alberta for some great Lunch/Dinner Specials and some Eye Candy!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

90 Min Quick Study

Being part of painting group (Airdrie Artists Guild) we decided to implement something to spark the fire at our bi-weekly meetings (We meet the second and last Wedensday of every month). We decided to all bring something to set up a collective still life and we would do a 90 minute quick study. What a blast! I thought I had better post pictures of it because I will most likely paint over the canvas to do the next one. It was great to just let go and give 'er! I did realize though, that when painting that quickly, there really is no time for a pencil sketch. I just sketched with my brush and Burnt Umber(Acrylic). I also discovered that painting in acrylic was advantageous because of the quick dry time. I also noticed that when I was painting that quickly I really didn't think about value or temperature - slap me on the wrist. Oh well...there is always next week! It was very cool to see how everyone's came out so differently yet each one was wonderful! Hope you enjoy...

Still Life Set Up

90 Min Still Life Quick Study By Cheryl Todd Shergold

Friday, January 22, 2010

Inspiration and Resolution - The newest subject matter for an art trading card group that I am part of. When I saw the topic I couldn't wait to put brush to canvas. My mind started whirling.
In the first card I called "Inspiration" I wanted to express how inportant it is for us to calm our minds and connect with nature. Ultimately it is our environment that is deserving of respect. The Bindi dot is the sixth chakra and it represents the seat of concealed wisdom. I tried to create a connection with the eye of the sun and the mind. If we all take time to consider our effect left on earth then we might all try to live a little more simply. The fish were placed in the Yin and Yang position to represent mankinds peace with nature.

In the second card I called "Resolution" I wanted to describe the Earth's way of continually repairing itself. It seems that no matter what Life is always born. Ultimately what I feel is that the Earth will be here for much longer than man will survive. If we can learn to respect ourselves, our surroundings and each other then life's renewal shall be there for mankind as well.

Now I just have to decide which one I am going to mail away!
Here is a link to the group that hosts the trading event 4-5 times a year.