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Cardinal Original Fine Art Acrylic Gouache Wood Slab Painting

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m excited to show you my newest, and maybe my new favorite wood slab painting. Hello, Mr. Cardinal! So many people have very strong feelings about cardinals and why they like them. It seems like whenever someone tells you they like them, there’s always a story that comes with it. I love that!

I live in Michigan and I’m not a winter loving gal. It’s not that I can’t appreciate a sparkly snowfall, it’s more about the lack of sunshine for me. If we had more sunny days, I know I could embrace winter just a bit more. I love how they stand out against the sea of snow and gray days. To me, they are the sunshine even when we haven’t seen it in awhile.

Thanks for stopping by! Cheryl :)


Wood: Maple • Size: 14" L x 6 1/2" W • Sawtooth hanger is attached for easy wall hanging. • Paintings are signed on the front and back.

This painting is available to purchase in my Etsy shop! This painting is SOLD!
I do accept commissions, please inquire if you’re interested.

Cardinal Original Fine Art Acrylic Gouache Wood Slab Painting by Cheryl Oz

Cardinal Original Fine Art Acrylic Gouache Wood Slab Painting by Cheryl Oz

Cardinal Original Fine Art Acrylic Gouache Wood Slab Painting by Cheryl Oz

Cardinal Original Fine Art Acrylic Gouache Wood Slab Painting by Cheryl Oz

Pileated Woodpeckers Original Fine Art Acrylic Gouache Wood Slab Painting : Wood Slab Series

Good Morning! I finished this painting the other day, and I could hardly wait to post it to show you. I absolutely love the shape of this wood. I decided to do a young Pileated Woodpecker and a female Pileated Woodpecker because I felt like the top area of the wood felt like the baby was peeking out of a tree hole, looking for his Momma. The reds from the woodpeckers heads really pop right off the wood! I love this paint!

My Pileated Woodpeckers original painting was done in Holbein Acryla Gouache on a gorgeous, Maple wood slab. The Pileated Woodpeckers are part of a series of several wood slab paintings that I've been working on for the past few weeks. The wood slab has been hand-selected to ensure the most unique and beautiful outcome for the painting. The paints are a dream to work with: creamy, opaque and so brilliant. The slabs give the paintings a modern, yet rustic appeal, but also suited for any contemporary home for any nature or bird lover.

I do not offer my original paintings that often, so if you're interested in my work, this is a great opportunity to purchase an original piece. No archival prints will ever be made from this painting.

Wood: Maple • Size: 17" L x 5 1/2" W • Sawtooth hanger is attached for easy wall hanging. • Paintings are signed on the front and back.

This painting is available to purchase in my Etsy shop!

Great Blue Heron Original Fine Art Acrylic Gouache Wood Slab Painting : Wood Slab Series

Hi. This is my newest personal project, that I’m really excited about. I posted the Snowy Owl first, because I was exciting about sharing it after I finished it, but this painting the, Great Blue Heron was actually the first of my series. Thank you for taking a look! :)

My Great Blue Heron original painting was done in Holbein Acryla Gouache on a gorgeous, maple wood slab. This was the first painting I did on my wood slabs, and I'm not sure why, but I knew that I would do a Great Blue Heron on this piece of wood long before I started working on it. We see the Great Blues at our family cottage on Drummond Island, MI in the Upper Peninsula. I just love watching them hunt for fish, or watching them soar across the lake with their giant wingspan from the cottage window. The Great Blue Heron is part of a series of several wood slab paintings that I've been working on. The wood slab has been hand-selected to ensure the most unique and beautiful outcome for the painting. The paints are a dream to work with: creamy, opaque and so brilliant. The slabs give the paintings a modern, yet rustic appeal, but also suited for any contemporary home for any nature or bird lover.

I do not offer my original paintings that often, so if you're interested in my work, this is a great opportunity to purchase an original piece. No archival prints will ever be made from this painting.

Wood: Maple • Size: 13" L x 6" W • Sawtooth hanger is attached for easy wall hanging. • Paintings are signed on the front and back.

This painting is available to purchase in my Etsy shop!

Snowy Owl Original Fine Art Acrylic Gouache Wood Slab Painting

For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on a series of wood slab paintings. My husband Jeff purchased a few slabs for me before the holidays. I loved them, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to paint on them at the time. After the holidays, I knew I wanted to dive into something new. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed working on them!

My Snowy Owl original painting was done in Holbein Acryla Gouache on a gorgeous, walnut wood slab. I chose a Snowy Owl for this piece because I knew the whites would look amazing on the darker wood. The wood slab has been hand-selected to ensure the most unique and beautiful outcome for the painting. The paints are a dream to work with: creamy, opaque and so brilliant. The slabs give the paintings a modern, yet rustic appeal, but also suited for any contemporary home for any nature or bird lover. I love the bark on this piece.

I do not offer my original paintings that often, so if you're interested in my work, this is a great opportunity to purchase an original piece. No archival prints will ever be made from this painting.

Wood: Walnut • Size: 13 3/4" L x 6" W • Sawtooth hanger is attached for easy wall hanging. • Paintings are signed on the front and back.

This painting is available to purchase in my Etsy shop!