Author Archives: Sherry Meidell

About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Artist on a Mission – Books from a Friend

I Love Diane Turners Oil Paintings. I have a couple of her originals hanging in my home. She calls the mountains above our home “her mountains”. These are mountains that have caught my eye everyday of my life since I … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission -The Power

Where does the power come from? The Power to create? Why do I have this driving urge to capture a scene with paint and brush. Why do I carry my sketch book around with me and with quick marks of … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – When is a Painting Done?

When is my painting finished? That is a question that only you as the artist can answer. The above painting is not done but as I looked at it from a distance I love the white in the painting.  So … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – The Students Instructing the Teacher

, ‘You can learn a lot from those that you try to teach. You can learn of courage to leave family and fly to a place so different from your home. Perseverance to keep learning a new language when your … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Iosepa

Its nice to learn a bit of the history of a place, to hear of the people who have walked where you are walking today.  Joseph F. Smith came to Hawaii on his first mission as a young 15 year … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Chance Encounters

We had to get our car checked in Kaneohe which meant we had about two and a half hours waiting time with nowhere to go. The lady at the car repair place was kind enough to give us a ride … Continue reading

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Bundle

          Bundle of blankets and soft sweet-smelling cheeks. Cheeks that I will never meet on this your day of birth. So far away from your grasp around my fingers, No chance to hold you tightly in … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Footprints in the Sand

When you walk along the beach close enough to the water to get your toes wet, any impression you make is washed away by the power of the waves. Footprints in the sand can be covered by a shifting in … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission-Light

Without light there is darkness. Light in a painting creates value. Without light there would be no shadow side of an object. When light is blocked, we get cast shadows which create depth and interest in a painting. When you … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission-“People”

Person Number One: My husband and I were checking out a lighthouse in San Pedro, California while we were delivering our car to Long Beach and going to see the National Watercolor Show. “Not one bit. It hasn’t changed one … Continue reading

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