Saturday, May 23, 2015

What I'm working on

It's been quite a week.  Hopefully now the stress levels will be down around here.  I am aiming to have this painting done  Monday or Tuesday.  I decided to included a yellow lab since we had one for 14 years and I never painted her in any of my rooms.  I think she fits nicely into the scene here.  More to come.  Thanks for looking

Monday, May 18, 2015

COMMISSION

This is a custom piece I finished yesterday. I loved recreating Da Vinci's painting as well as the Henner piece and the portion of the Zurbaran still life.  This Pennsylvania  family has a deep appreciate and love of art.  This commission will join an already impressive collection of fine art.
I look forward to posting some new original work over the next few months. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Sea Captain's Wife- Update

I decided to give this painting a little "make over" if you will.  A little fringe on the oriental  rug, a pattern on the red chaise.   I also adjusted the price  to 785.00  It's 16x20 painted on a cradled birch wood panel with painted sides. 
BTW The French doors are straight- in the photo they looked a bit skewed.  My son does all my photography now  but he wasn't available for this one  so I took it and couldn't get it straight on!
I have a few commissions to work on over the next few months and hope to post some new work in between as well.  Click the link to view on Etsy
 
my website -http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/3706953_The_Sea_Captain_s_Wife.html

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Consider The Flowers~New Painting

S O L D  This is my newest painting now available in both my Etsy shop www.catherine47.etsy.com and website www.catherinenolin.org.
I am pretty excited about this piece.  The colors are rich with lots of depth.  The woman has a renaissance flare  I also love to capture.  I have referenced a Gaugin painting which I admire very much.  Consider The Flowers is painted on a cradled birch wood panel with painted sides.
Thanks for stopping by.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015









New Original Painting created 4/2015
In the middle of working on this new piece, I went to Black Fox Farm in Montville Maine. My niece and her husband are the owners. I have been meaning to visit but my schedule has made it almost impossible to get a way these days. Now that my son Max is starting his own farm using a piece of their land for his first season, I dropped my paint brushes and headed up with my sister. As usual it was an inspiring trip up country! We saw a few baby goats being born, and checked out the beautiful jersey cows grazing , and chickens too. I'm glad I went and brought back new energy to complete this fourth Tree Of Life .

It's 18x24 painted on a cradled birchwood panel with painted sides. I looks great with or without a frame.
Thanks for stopping by. http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/3751694_Tree_Of_Life_IV.html
https://www.etsy.com/listing/230704747/original-still-life-painting-tree-of?ref=shop_home_active_1

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Lost Garden~My new painting

The Lost Garden was completed on 4-11.  The inspiration for this painting started from some old books on renaissance art that I cherish. I saw an image of a pope with a lovely tall hat/ head adornment which then became the top of my gazebo. I have loved the lush greens of  Henri Rousseau and of course old vintage botanicals.  The symbolism in old paintings I find very beautiful, like a visual poem.  The swallow references, red coral and particular flowers all have meaning.  This pieces is 16x20 painted on cradled birch wood with painted sides.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Daisy's Summer On Nantucket~new painting

My newest painting.  I decided to go a bit whimsical with this one.  Had a glimpse of spring yesterday which was encouraging. Looking forward to the Cape and the Islands this summer. 
11x14 painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. Thanks for stopping by. To purchase click either link. https://www.etsy.com/listing/228638011/original-painting-daisys-summer-on?ref=shop_home_active_1