Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Begin Again

 After each painting that I complete I am excited to begin again!  I never have trouble finding inspiration.  It seems to be everywhere for me lately. The picture of Max my son and my sister Joyce was taken at  The Cloisters in New York.  An amazing place which helped inspired me to paint my angel. 
 Today is 60 degree  but the sun has only made a few appearances so far.  I began my day cooking Sam's food for the next several days since he is on a highly specialize diet that only I can properly prepare but I've started writing it down in case I am unable to at my husband's request!  It's a time consuming task, cooking 95% off all the food he eats at his residence but I wouldn't have it any other way. It works and I have it down pretty well.  I just can't seem to cook for my husband and myself!
Going forward, I am starting  a still life with some interesting features.    I also plan on another Tree Of Life  and a piece with a piano again sometime soon.   I am excited to paint now that I've shipped all my print order and paintings for the week.  I love my studio time. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

A village of Angels.


It's been quite a while since I have written anything here.  Things have been so crazy- busy in a good way, but I've missed blogging about my work and how it relates  to my life .  It's funny how paintings and ideas evolve for me which are not planned out but end up making perfect sense!  It's as though something out there, something greater,  is at work shaping things, or at least I 'd like to think so!  A few years ago I painted an angel which I believe resides in China, when Sam was going through a profoundly difficult time.  I was beside myself with anxiety and pain for what he was going through because I was helpless .  Having a nonverbal child (young adult)  who can only speak through self injury is one of the worst feelings of helplessness for a parent.  I suppose painting an angel helped me work through the pain, his pain and knowing it was out of my control and that perhaps something greater than myself was out there ready to grant a miracle. 
Sam now twenty five is doing so much better than I could ever imagine after what he went through for years.  Some of it is truly accepting things I cannot change but also dramatically changing the things I can.  I should say "We" because my husband is a big part of that.  It literally took a village (  of angels)  but he is now  sleeping better than ever, use to sleep only  3 hours a night then up for the day at midnight,  had horrible dental issues but now  we have an amazing  dentist, his ulcerative colitis is kept in check without harsh medications, has loving people, therapists,  taking care of him and the list goes on!   We face many challenges ahead with his limited communication but he has an awareness and  understanding like never before.  I am truly grateful for the many angels in his life watching over him.  So I'll keep painting angels and keep looking upward. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Goodbye For Now

 I can't seem to keep this blog going at the moment!  This was the first place I would first publish my new paintings however, I find it impossible to keep up with this blog along with my website, daily painters, Etsy,  Instagram and FB  and two other sites I post my work.  If you are interested in joining my ever -growing email list, please contact  me at catherinenolin@comcast.net  and I will be sure to add you!  Please refer to my facebook page and Instagram page to see what I am working on as well.
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fox and The Bear ON my easel


I am wrapping up a few small pieces .  The fox is 11x14 and the Bear is 12x16  

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

What I'm working on



I'm working on a couple of smaller pieces which should be ready Friday.  The first piece is 11x14 on a wood panel and the floral is 12x16 on a wood panel as well.  Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Collector At The Villa Large 24x36 Canvas New Work


Completed just in time to hand out treats !  10-31-2018  The Collector At The Villa is a large scale painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides. I've been very inspired lately looking at a ton of contemporary art which translated into this painting.  I can provide more photos since this is a big piece and lots to take in! 
Thanks for looking.  Wired and ready to hang.l 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

what I'm working on


This painting is 24x36 and evolving  daily. Embracing a more surreal and contemporary vibe.  This shot was taken with my phone but I think you can get a feel for it.    Thanks for looking.