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Maria Cherry Gallery


Southern American Realism

WELL Pump From Old Doaks Farm

"Been On Pump Today"


"The Study, Photo & The Painting"


"Siding For A While"


"These Shadows"


"These Shadows"


"Sample Shadow"



From time to time, we will be featuring a new painting in progress and show the

progression from start to finish. This is an egg tempra just started. This scene

was located in Leipers Fork, Tn. The rock was cut limestone from the civil war era.

The final image when finished will be done from a Cruzscan from which we print

our Giclee' reproductions from at 1440 DPI.

update 2/3/2011 about a days work since above photo a little more work on pumpkins and now the limestone rock is beginning to take form.

update 4/15/2011 Finally finished the egg tempra "Sundown"I haven't actually been working on it since first posted having one commissioned piece with a deadline that had to be finished. I usually stay on one painting from start to finish and not work on any other paintings, but sometimes situations dictate otherwise.

"Rat Patrol"

This is a painting I started about a year ago of the AA/A altered dragster. I started the building of this car back in 1969. I did almost all the work myself including the paint. It featured then a rare aluminum block 510 Chevrolet engine. My first love was cars and drag racing before I decided that I wanted to paint. I'm basically painting this car from memory, although I do have a few old photos of it. Lots of chrome which I loved. I sold it almost as soon as I finished it to finance my first 4-color art reproductions deciding it was cheaper to paint than race cars. It did win competition eliminator class at the summer nationals which was held at that time in Bowling Green, Ky. I never saw the car again after it left my driveway. I missed racing so much, I couldn't even go to a race for fear of wanting to start all over again. Now maybe I can get the painting finished at least.