Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Off The Grid - Eve Strikes a Pose- my new painting

Creativity I am in a good place these days.  The ideas are flowing and not enough time to catalogue them all! Here comes  "Off The Grid- Eve striking a Greek pose. I am not happy to report that  I hardly ever get outside so maybe that's why I love to paint nature scenes and tropical flora. My husband is always telling me to get out of the studio and take a hike.  His advice is never wasted because I do become easily inspired even in my little ole neighborhood.  I do feel grateful  that I can create my own world within my studio and I am there. 
This piece is 20x16 painted on a cradled birch wood panel with painted sides.  click the link to view on my website or my etsy store.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a great summer!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Deacon's Wife -New painting

Completed on 7-18 This is my first painting after a 10 day break.  I have been looking at lots of renaissance art and reading about the symbolism used and what it all means.  Everyday objects, fruit, certain flowers and animals all have purpose beyond their obvious beauty within the paintings.  This piece is 16x12 painted on a cradled birch wood panel with painted sides.  Thanks for stopping by. Click the link to view in my shops.http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/3808924-The-Deacon-s-Wife.html

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vacation for Sam

Today is day 6 of my son Sam's vacation.  Once again I find myself very inspired in the midst of chaos and stress.  Each day has been a little different.    Monday was the toughest but things seem to be getting better as far as his behavior is concerned.  This  week always  puts things into perspective for me.  Saturday is the last day and Monday I will be back to work.  I am going to do another St. Francis painting but this time a little bit more mysterious.  I want to do some very large pieces as well so stay tuned. Hope you are having a good summer.  The weather here has been really great so far and the garden is looking lovely.  Lots of bunnies this year and they haven't eaten our veggies yet!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Bloom-new work

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”Forrest Curran 
This is my last painting before a little break.  It's a small piece 8x10 painted on a cradled birch wood panel with painted sides.  My sister and I have been walking regularly now.  She lives in one of the nicest old neighborhoods in the town.  The houses and gardens are like no other and one house has such gorgeous poppies.  I am a huge fan of old vintage flowers - Bessler, Mary Delany etc. Thanks for looking and I 'll be back on the 13th or so!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chinoiserie Style-my new painting

Completed on 7-1- I love Chinoiserie accents and interiors. Who better to pair with such surroundings! This painting has a lovely jewel-like quality which I think is from the various layers of red paint I've applied that complement the contrasting black and whites of Mr. Panda. 16x12 inches on a cradled birchwood panel. Thanks for stopping by.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Curtain Call-new painting

Completed on 6-25.  16x12 painted on a cradled birch wood with painted sides. Someone asked me if this was a statement regarding global warming!  It was more about wanting to paint a  polar bear and giving him a great botanical background and maybe subconsciously global warming.  I am hoping to do a few more pieces before I take my annual "Sam Break."  Sam will be home for 10 days starting on the 4th .  Click the link to view on my website or etsy shop. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Piano Lesson-New Work

The Piano Lesson" is my newest painting. By far my favorite instrument . I could listen to classical piano for hours and I do! I took lessons when I was about this age but I had played by ear first so I didn't pick up reading music that easily and eventually quit after a few recitals. This piece is 16x14 created on a cradled Birchwood panel with painted sides. Thanks for stopping by.  click the link view in my shop http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/3791072-The-Piano-          Lesson.htmlhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/237958855/still-life-painting-interior-scene-the?ref=shop_home_active_1