Thursday, June 22, 2017

What I'm working on.....


My new project is really taking shape today.  Cats are always a favorite subject.  I am so amused by their behavior.  Dimensions of the painting are 16x20.  More guest appearances in this piece  to follow..... 

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Bird Watcher New painting


Completed on 6-16-2017  I love watching the many birds that stop by my yard.  I love to hear their songs.  Such sweet gentle creatures going about the business of the day while I paint. I was totally inspired by the Botticelli exhibit at the MFA lat weekend.  This painting is 12x16 on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.
Thanks for looking!  Click the link to view on my website. http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/4230340-The-Bird-Watcher.html

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What I'm working on.....


I've started working on an 12x16 classic portrait.  She will be the "Bird Watcher"  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Manhattan Pianist


Completed on June 8, 2017.  18x24 on a cradled wood panel.  Thanks for looking !
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I decided to have a little fun with this piece and tell a story.  

Meet Valerie Puglisi     She's an Italian American concert pianist who came to love and live in Manhattan 1994.  She comes from a long list of family  musicians.   Her Uncle Salvatore is the much beloved Italian Maestro in Venice who inspired her love of music as a child.   Her parents were avid art collectors and she grew up playing beneath large gold framed  carved Matisse and Picasso paintings.  Although she has yet to marry, the prospects haven't been good in the big apple.  The demanding hours of her career make it next to impossible to   have a social life anyway.  Her trusted companion and music critic, Francis is always there.   You can find her any evening studying her compositions before a performance.  
The End  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tomorrow! Music, Interiors


Tomorrow I will be posting this painting for sale.  I am pretty excited.  I've spent long hours on it but it's all been a complete joy.  I am so pleased with how it came together and love working in this larger size (18x24)  I have a few more changes to make in the morning. I have put my heart and soul into this painting. My kids always tell me I say that about every painting I do!   Regardless God willing see you tomorrow! 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Today's Progress


Today I worked the distant room.  I decided to go with a NYC skyline which I haven't done in a long time.  Stay tuned!