Friday, July 25, 2014

Flowers For Gracie-New painting

It's been a while since I've done a floral piece.  I had started this a while ago but with commission work pending I had put it aside.  The colors are very vivid and were so fun to work with. I have definitely been looking at a lot of Matisse's  paintings and it shows  through. This painting is 16x20 painted on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.  The sides have been painted to match.
Thanks for looking.  For sale click the link.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cathderals Of Our Own -New Painting 18x24

I have been going through a difficult period personally in my life and creating this painting has helped me through it.  That might sound cliché but it's really true.  I also think it's one of my best so far.  I have spent many long hours working this piece and again photographs don't tell the whole story. Colors are actually more vivid than the photo.   The title is from a Billy Joel song I love. This is a larger piece for me.  It's 18x24 painted on stretched canvas.  Available for sale click the link below.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Butterfly Effect-New Work

Butterfly Effect completed on 7/15 painted on stretched canvas with acrylics. This is a larger than usual piece for me . The intricate design of butterflies, moths and the like are so fascinating to me. Like little oriental rugs of brilliant color and pattern. Thanks for looking
For sale on www.catherinenolin.org as well as
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My paintings are featured in this beautiful magazine.

   My work is featured in the latest issue of Styling Magazine  Australia.  You can click on the link to take you there.  The article featuring my paintings is towards the back, starting on page 160. 


http://issuu.com/stylingbycotyfarquhar/docs/styling_magazine_no.4_-_2014


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Look Within-New Painting

completed 7/9 " Look Within" is 9x12 painted on stretched canvas. I love anemones and of course old vintage bird images. The sides are painted so no frame is needed.
Thanks for stopping by. For sale on Etsy and my website   This painting has SOLD
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Back In the Studio

Well, I am back in my studio or should I say my new studio.  I finally moved from my basement studio with artificial lighting and tight quarters to a large airy room on our second floor home with tons of natural light coming through the cathedral windows. The old studio served me well for 6 years.  I almost feel unworthy of this great space.   I appreciate all the work my husband did  to get me in here.  His back isn't what it use to be! Anyway, I took about 10 days off to care for my son  Sam who by now you know has autism and other complex health issues.  The week started out great however by Weds. something seemed to be wrong.  He is nonverbal so this makes helping him so very difficult and sometimes heart breaking for me.  He has had tremendous dental issues over the years and they are the most feared.  We were able to bring him to the dentist yesterday and he has several major issues that can only be treated in the OR and now we have to wait for a slot.  They were able to do a few things to take him out of major discomfort for now.  Sam has endured so much over the years. When I dwell on his condition,  I grow angry thinking, why does he have to have all these other problems, isn't autism enough God? Somehow though, he is able to cope and we all get through it. He is truly a suffering saint as my mother would say. Wonderful people are taking care of him who truly love him and want the best as well.   Instead of allowing myself to remain in a state of panic and worry about what is going to happen, today I choose to reflect on all the positives in his life.  The negatives will not help him.   This is a picture from Monday I took him to my sister's restaurant for a lobster
 

 
in  Portland Maine.  It was a great day!

Monday, June 30, 2014

"MIracles Happen To Those WHo Believe In Them." Bernard Berenson

This is a painting I did three years ago now which has sold.  It's always been a favorite image of mine. It is available as a print in my Etsy shop.  www.catherine47.etsy.com It's called Sleep Study.  It's available in 5x7 and 8x10
 I am actually looking for a miracle today.