Saturday, September 6, 2014

Guardian angel new work

Just completed on Sept.  6th.  Guardian Angel 8x10 on stretched canvas. With painted sides.  Ever since Sam was born, I have wanted to believe that he had a Guardian Angel.  My mother gave me that classic print to hang in his room of the Angel watching over two children on a rickety bridge.  I can recall so many moments confirming  that indeed there was  an angel keeping him from great harm.  A lot of close calls that really make a person know there is something greater than ourselves.  Recently Sam has been going through such a rough patch behaviorally.  It has been dental related which is something we dread because it is never ever easy.  However, we have encountered a most recent Guardian angel who has figured out what is wrong and is willing to fix all his dental problems so we don't have to wait months for an opening with the hospital.  Sam has been so brave and patient during this time.  I am so grateful for stumbling upon this "angel dentist. "  
I had to create a painting around this idea.  It's my way of reaching out I guess in search of that greater power.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cleaning Out The Studio sale

A few of my original paintings have been reduced as part of my "Cleaning Out The studio Sale."  Making room in my studio for the fall holiday season and bursting with inspiration!  I am wrapping up a few more commission pieces but should be posting some new paintings in the next few weeks.  Thanks for stopping by. Have a great long weekend.
Click the link below https://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherineNolinArt?section_id=13717919&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

Monday, August 25, 2014

An Inquiring Mind-New painting

 
An Inquiring Mind was completed on 8/25 It's painted on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides. Continuing with my owl obsession here. They are just amazing creatures. Thanks for checking out my work!

For sale here-https://www.etsy.com/listing/201139880/owl-painting-still-life-painting-an?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Meet Virginia -New Painting

Completed 8/20. "Meet Virginia" and company. I grew up in a small humble house but we had fancy wood paneling in our living room that my father insisted on when we remodeled in the 70's.
I remember babysitting for our neighbors who had the cutest little dachshund just like this one. This painting is 16x12 painted on stretched canvas with painted sides. Thanks for stopping by to meet Virginia!
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Silent Observation-New Work




Completed 8-8 Silent Observation is 16x12 painted on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. The sides are painted. I enjoy painting animals in unlikely places. I especially love foxes and gold finches too. Thanks for looking.
Click The Link to purchase-   https://www.etsy.com/listing/199239201/still-life-painting-silent-observation?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Eve's Bouquet-New Painting

Completed on 8-2 Eve's Bouquet is 8x10 painted on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides. Inspired by the northern Renaissance masters that I love. Thanks for looking. For sale here click the links
https://www.etsy.com/listing/198533998/original-painting-eves-bouquet-8x10
and http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/3570035_Eve_s_Bouquet.html

Saturday, August 2, 2014

How true this is....

"I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain."
Jonathan Carroll