Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fly Away Jack- New painting


SOLD    Completed on 2-7-2016.  Fly Away Jack is 11x14 painted on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  I love clouds, I love painting them in surreal surroundings.  Fly Away Jack is from a nursery rhythm that Sam still likes to hear.  It makes him smile and laugh and when he does it's like winning the lottery. 
Thanks for stopping by for sale  here 
www.catherinenolin.org and my etsy shop. www.catherine47.etsy.com

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Reader- New work


I'm finally back!  This is my first new piece of 2016.  After a long break and some custom work, I am back to what I love to do best.  This break was very good for me in terms of my work.  Stepping away and doing a lot of things that have nothing to do with painting ( at least on the outside) has hopefully  helped me become a better painter .  I am beyond excited about all the subject matter I am going to be sharing over the next few months.   The Reader is 12x16 painted on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  
SOLD  
www.catherinenolin.org and my etsy shop. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

 Art and Quote for today~www.catherinenolin.org
"How many times can a man turn his head,
and pretend that he just doesn’t see?"
— Bob Dylan

Monday, December 28, 2015

"Cleaning Out The Studio Sale!"




It's time for my annual "Cleaning Out The Studio Sale."  I have a big agenda for 2016 and can't wait to get started!  I haven't picked up a paint brush since the beginning of December .  As many of you know my son Samuel, is home for the Christmas break and he requires 1 to 1 attention.  He requires and deserves I should say.  It's been going well so far  and I am grateful.  It isn't easy both physically and mentally but I always come away with such inspiration to paint.  I have been gathering all my new ideas on sticky notes that I have placed around my computer monitor so I wont forget!  
These painting are available through my etsy Shop  www.catherine47.etsy.com under SALE category and also through my website- www.catherinenolin.org
Happy New Year! 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Return Of The Finch


This is my last painting of the year.  I love the combination of yellow and gray.  My two cats Gracie and Theo provide endless inspiration.   As I am writing this, they are both cackling,  at gold finches at our bird feeder.  They are inside cats of course.  This painting is 11x14 painted on a wood panel with painted sides. http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/3904781-Return-Of-The-Finch.html
I would also like to take a moment and thank you all for your support and wonderful comments this past year.  It has been an amazing 12 months  for my work with many new friends and customers.  I am grateful to love what I do.  I am especially grateful to my husband Scott for always telling me to "just keep painting" many years ago.   
 I wish you all much Peace and Joy ~
Catherine 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Higher Ground - New Painting

Higher Ground is my newest painting.  I enjoyed pulling this piece together.   I thought it was a great title since I love Stevie Wonder and the thought of where that staircase is going? I am constantly looking for God through my art if that makes any sense.   This time of year always makes me a bit anxious for many  reasons and I need to remember to breathe.  Thanks for stopping by .  If you click the link you can view this  painting on my website for more info.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Twilight Collection- New Painting


Close up of Barn Owl
Completed on 12-3 AVAILABLE A bit of an experimental piece for me. I had a large canvas that had been sitting in my studio, I mostly work on wood now, so I decided to execute an idea I have had for a while. The coral is often shown in renaissance art as a sign of good luck and hope. The tassels are just because as well as the rest of the items. Photo is a bit dark with a slight glare- I took it as the sun was going down too excited to wait until the morning! Thanks for stopping by.
http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/3893961-Twilight-Collection.html