Sherri Aldawood
Mesa, Arizona

Sherri Aldawood didn't intend to always paint flowers, but over time her love of gardens started to permeate her art. She focuses on the light and color of the flowers on the canvas. Sherri prefers alla prima, working with wet layers of paint instead of letting them dry. She keeps the paint as wet as possible by using walnut and clove oil to extend the drying time.

Artist and Customer Comments

Sherri Aldawood 1/16/2016 | 11:22 AM

I'm so happy you love it. Thank you!

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L Wells purchased this artwork. 1/16/2016 | 11:03 AM

It is hanging on the wall. I love it

Out of the Darkness

Oil painting on stretched linen
Signed on front

16" h x 12" w x 1.25" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.


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This was my first experience painting candlelight. I loved the strong warm and cool colors that it created.  

This piece is on gallery wrapped linen with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched linen

Linen fabric is the preferred surface for paintings. Linen is favored over cotton for its strength, durability and archival integrity. Linen is a rare surface in the United States because of its high cost. When a linen artwork is labeled stretched, it means the linen has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched linen artwork typically does not require framing.


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