Friday, April 11, 2014

Sleeping on the job.


I will be working on some commission pieces over the next few months.  Today is a good day to regroup and head off to the art store for some new supplies.  I love buying paint and new brushes.  I've decided to skip the Beacon Hill Art Walk this year.  I have participated in the event for at least 11 years now but I just don't have the inventory.  I know that's a good thing but I will miss showing my work.   On another note my son  Zach will be exhibiting his paintings there for the first time! I am very excited for him and know he will do well at this venue.  
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

An Artful Eye-New Painting



While I was painting this piece I imagined Rita practicing her pose for the artist who was scheduled to arrive shortly.  I love so many things about this piece.  I included some lambs since I heard  15 were born on my niece's farm in Maine last week.  What a site that must be.  I also decided to add a mother swan and of course three babies.  This painting is for sale in my etsy shop and my website.
You can click to link to take you there. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wild Flower Daydream~New Work


Wild Flower Daydream is my latest painting. Completed 4/1/14.
Agnes lives deep in the woods of Maine. On any given day, in the summer, you can find her among the wild flowers. This painting is 16x20 created on a birch wood cradled panel. Sides are painted to match and it's wired and ready to hang. Thanks for looking..
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Friday, March 28, 2014

   I went for my simple walk with abbey as I do every morning.  We walk one time around my" Leave it to Beaver"  neighbor since Abbey now 13,  has typical yellow lab arthritis and bad hips.  We thought for sure she would be gone by now after her difficult winter.   A visit from the mobile vet and some pain meds and she is doing ok.   Today on our walk  I couldn't help noticing different nauseating  fragrances of "Bounce"  as  passed  different houses on our block.  No offensive to Bounce users but I am very chemically sensitive and the less chemicals the better.  Although the day is quite gray,  I feel spring in the air.  I am working on a really interesting piece.  I went to bed dreaming about working on it today.  I am hoping to finish it by the end of the day but that might be impossible- We'll see






Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rocky and Max~New Painting


In case you are wondering, Max is the Great Dane in the painting.  Max is also the name of  my 22 year old son who is home visiting for two weeks.  I decided to finally add a guitar since my husband has become somewhat of a "Rock Star' as 52.  He told me he was tired of living in house with so many "creative artist types".  He decided to find his own passion for something.  I must say,  he is pretty serious and committed to learning the guitar and getting better and better.  Anyway, this playful painting is 11x14 painted with acrylics on cradled birchwood panel.  The sizes have been painted to match and it's wired and ready for a "Rocker" or Great Dane lover.  
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Art is to console those who are broken by life. Vincent van Gogh


           
This painting has sold.  To view painting that are still available click this link:
                                                                                                             www.catherine47.etsy.com