“Cradles Rock!”

"Don't Lick the Painting" oil on cradle by Judy Richardson

"Don't Lick the Painting" oil on cradle by Judy Richardson

Cradles Rock
Original miniature oil
and watercolor paintings
by Jenay Elder, Charlotte Peterson
& Judy Richardson

Local artists Jenay Elder, Charlotte Peterson and Judy Richardson have created this “rocking” featured exhibit for the month of December at Art and Soul Gallery.  Come by to see it!

Sometimes a limiting parameter is just the ticket to foster creativity. i.e. If you usually paint on paper, then try painting on a rock. You’ll always be surprised to see what happens.
So what is a “cradle” and why do we paint on them? A cradle is a solid birch wood panel on a wooden frame for hanging, like a wooden box canvas.

Mountain Lion

Cradles offer the oil painter a solid surface allowing them to use luscious, thick paint application! This has been an inspiration in creating these pieces. The sturdy support resists flexing and cracking. Oils are a stable, archival, durable paint that doesn’t need a varnish.

The watercolor painter applies a UV protection giving an archival finish without glass.

Cradles can be hung with or without a frame singularly or in groups. Cradles will also rest on a shelf or table adding to a contemporary modern décor.

Jenay, Charlotte and Judy will be on hand to talk about their work December 4th, first Friday, from 3 – 7 pm. Swing by or make an appointment to see these delightful oil and watercolor paintings. You can view other works by these artists on the gallery’s website and YouTube channel. The exhibit will remain on display from December 3rd – January 2nd.

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About Art & Soul Gallery

Established in 1998, Peter Stone’s Art & Soul Gallery is home to the original work of 30+ curated local and regional artists from Oregon and Northern California. These award-winning artists offer an expansive collection of watercolors, oil, pastels, and mixed media paintings to beautify your home as well as jewelry, woodwork, textiles and more to enhance your every day life. Additionally, we offer full service custom picture framing and music lessons.