Monday, December 15, 2014

Caterina's World-New Work

completed 12-15. This is my last painting of 2014-I think! It's sort of a self portrait if you will, although all paintings are if you think about it. It's 16x20 painted on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides. Thank you for viewing my work. Happy holidays.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014


It's that time of year again.  I have reduced the remaining pieces in my "Cleaning Out The Studio sale." I am posting one more new painting before the Christmas break.  I am pretty excited about it, something a bit different and more expressive.  I am hoping to finish it today but I've been so busy with prints and note card orders I may not have the chance.  I am looking forward to the break with my son and rest of my family.  2015 is filled with new and interesting projects and  I am grateful and ready!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Comfort and Joy~New painting

Comfort and Joy was completed on 12-9. I decided to do a subtle holiday painting with some familiar characters. Mr. Cardinal knows that Theo the kitty is asleep under the table so he's keeping a safe distance. I love black top hats! It's painted on stretched canvas with painted sides. I hope you are enjoying the season.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Taking a moment here to give an update for those interested.  I am having a 20 % off cleaning out the studio sale on selected original paintings in my etsy shop. This is the link - 

I am once again offering to frame my original  paintings.  I have had many requests over the summer and fall and I actually like to frame! The prices range from 40 up depending on the size.  I have access to beautiful wood carved gold frames at a reasonable price and want to pass that along to my good customers as long as I can.  If you purchase a piece and would like me to frame it for you just email me at   and I will give you a price and timing.  I can also send you a photo of some of the frames I use.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Holiday Season. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lovely Distraction

 This is my work space.  It started out really nice and organized but I can't ever seem to keep it that way.  Scott always comes in and shakes his head and wonders how I can find anything, never mind create works of art! I'm pretty busy and I don't really care I guess.  All I need is my easel,  my paints and I could work anywhere if I am inspired.  These two guys are somewhat of a lovely distraction as well.
I am working on a few commissions right now, one will be heading off to the Land Down Under and the other to the Big Apple! As usual,  my son Sam will be coming home for the Thanksgiving break and then for a week at Christmas.  This is my busiest time of year and yet I have the least amount of time.  This happens every year but somehow it all works out. 
I'm pretty excited about 2015.  I have been asked to illustrate a children's book on climate change . It's quite an honor for me.   It's part of a bigger global project involving some amazing artist's and writers.  More info to follow.  In case I don't have a chance to write another blog post, I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with your loved ones. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rumble In The Jungle-New painting

My husband and I are quite obsessed with our two cats.    I am posting way to many pictures of them  on instagram .   I catch myself watching them play for way too long especially when they are in my studio.  Like miniature leopards with their spots and stripes  Way too cute! Continuing with my animal theme I thought it was time to paint another leopard.  I would have a real one if I could! This painting is 16x12 painted on stretched canvas with painted sides. With the holidays approaching this painting would make a lovely gift for a children's room or any cat fan!  For sale on my website and etsy shop.  Click links below to purchase.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Perfect Space-New painting now available

Completed on 11/8. I was taking Sam home from a visit down a winding road and a huge deer ran in front of my car. I was able to stop in time. It shook me up but didn't seem to faze Sam. It was very beautiful -I always like those moments are a good sign. I was inspired! This painting was created with great love.  click the link to purchase- or