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Cheryl Magellen
Bouse, Arizona

Cheryl Magellen opens a window into a stranger’s world through her striking portraiture. With each piece, she develops intriguing characters and cultivates a sense of narrative. She offers her attention democratically, believing that every face deserves to be painted. Consequently, Cheryl relishes in the idiosyncrasies and differences of individuals through her paintings. From painterly to precise, Cheryl can adapt her style to suit her subject. Feathered hats, saloon ensembles, and other American old western motifs, tinge her stories with mystery and an element of fun.

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River Country
by CHERYL MAGELLEN


Oil painting on wood
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2014

8" h x 10" w x .25" d
0 lbs. 9 oz.

$350


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Although my photo reference was of the entire figure, I was inspired by the woman's soft gaze under the shade of her feathered hat. This piece is on a wood panel and will need a frame for display.

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!

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