Fine Line Designs Gallery
Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin

Sherrie Thomas

While I paint many different kinds of paintings, the landscape is my first and greatest love. Rarely is it difficult to find something in the landscape to paint; the difficulty is choosing which one. Most of my paintings have a beginning being painted plein air (outdoors) because I’ve found that nothing compares to seeing the subtleties of the subject and working in its environment. Somehow, the sounds, smells and feel of an area are transmitted through the oil paint and brush and onto the canvas. Colors are also richer and more complex in real life. On the days where it all works, it‘s an amazing feeling to capture it on canvas and preserve that segment of time.


Larger canvases are painted in the studio. I find working in the studio enjoyable because it’s an opportunity to slow down and analyze what I’m painting. Outside, I react to the scene, seeking to convey the emotion of the moment. Indoors, I use my knowledge to construct the painting while striving to keep the emotion of the plein air study in the studio painting.



Boys Chasing Girls


Cherry Tree- Autumn


Cherry Tree- Winter

Perfect Day for Sailing


Cherry Tree- Spring

Cherry Tree- Summer

Sailing on the Southerly Breeze


Sailing Solo


Spring Awakening

The Sailing Lesson


The Beginning of Cherry Pie

Woodland Triliums

Cherry Jam


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Fine Line Designs Gallery
10376 Highway 42 (on the north edge of Ephraim) • Ephraim WI 54211
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