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.


The left side of our brain wants to label things. That is a tree and this is how you draw a tree. And so you draw a triangle with a rectangle stump and your left brain says that looks good. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Patience in Painting

Painting is like life and life is like painting. Some of the same lessons apply to both. I recently took a workshop from Stan Miller. His painting methods require time and careful observation. Sometimes in life we want immediate results. … Continue reading

Posted in watercolor | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Finding Beauty Each Day

Some artists have a hard time finding something to paint. I find paintings all around me. There is so much beauty in this world. All you have to do is take the time to see it. You learn something from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Painting More Than You Can See

There is the visual part of art, the trying to reproduce what you see out there in the world. It is also good to add the emotional part of the painting. You’re trying to paint two dogs by looking at … Continue reading

Posted in watercolor | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Paintings, Paintings Everywhere.

Sometimes you sit back and go wow. I’ve got paintings all over the place. There were paintings up at Eccles in Ogden at the Utah Watercolor Society Two Star Signature Show. (Received Honorable Mention) There is a painting at the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Do You Want To Say With Your Art?

So the picture above was taken from the inside of the back door of my son and daughter-in-law’s house. It says exactly what the creator wanted it to say. You can read the emotion in each word. So what kind … Continue reading

Posted in Art Shows | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Because There Was No Room For Him In The Inn

In Luke 2:7 it says: “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for him in the inn.” But there was a stable and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

What Im Grateful For This Year

Finding my Seasider hat buried in a black canvas bag when I cleaned my art studio.. I’m glad that art studio sounds better than Art room. I’m glad for two eyes that see sunshine streaming through morning windows. I’m thankful … Continue reading

Posted in Thankful | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

If You Are Going To Draw From Life, You Need A Life To Draw From

You might have noticed the foreign object on the babies head. It may not be foreign to you but to a mother of all boys, it’s a new decorating idea from a creative daughter-in-law who now has a beautiful place … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Getting Out of the Studio (Into the freezing early Autumn Snow)

The above picture is deceiving. Its a lot warmer than it was three days before. But the event was well worth a bit of shivering. It was an opportunity to get out and talk with friends and meet new ones. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Utah Watercolor Society, watercolor | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment