Monday, October 31, 2011

Swinging Susan

My mother was quite glamorous in her day. I love looking at glossy black and white photos of she and my father out with friends usually at swanky dinner clubs. Reminds me now of something out of Mad Men. She was always beautifully dressed but in almost every photo her eyes were closed! Always anticipating the flash I suppose. I have painted her here swinging above a lovely garden with an Islandus falcon keeping watch. This painting is 11x14 painted on stretched canvas with acrylics. The sides have been painted so no frame is needed. Wired and ready to hang.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Bird Watchers

This painting has sold .
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In the studio ~ What I am working on..............

This new piece should be completed by tomorrow.  There is a story here to tell.   As you can see, Leo, my new assistant, has become a  bit of a distraction.  My studio with all it's nooks and crannies is a major playground for him.  Hope you are having a great weekend! 
 Catherine and Leo!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Magical Thoughts

From magic to abstract art this little painting has a lot going on.  Just some random thoughts bouncing around in my head the past couple of days.  8x10 painted on stretched canvas with acrylics.
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Wedding Bell Blues

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nature Network

All winter my husband and I were talking and planning out our garden for the upcoming season. 
As I get ready to turn on the heat I realize how fast it all went by.  This weekend we were suppose to put the garden to rest but felt a bit unmotivated.  My two sons did manage to take down a rather large air conditioner.  The leaves have completely covered the grass but that too will have to wait another week.  Anyway, when I look at this piece that I painted in early spring it reminds me of our garden and the beautiful birds that showed up and sang songs each day . 
This painting  was 16x20 and has sold.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Piano Lesson

Leo our new kitten is making it difficult for me to get things done but I managed.  This is my new painting. Meet Margret , (Leo is on top of the piano) she is waiting for her lesson to begin but her teacher seems to be late.  Maybe he is lost in the topiary garden?  This painting is 11x14 painted with acrylic on stretched canvas. 
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chinoiserie Style

This painting has sold  but the print is available in my etsy  shop.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Emperor's Room_Original Painting

This is my newest painting.  All things Chinoiserie!  I enjoyed putting together all the elements of this decorative style.  This painting is 14x11 painted on stretched canvas with acrylic paints.  For sale in my Etsy Shop

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Years Eve in New York

This is a reproduction from an original painting. 

Meet the newest intern at Catherine Nolin Art Studio

When I told my husband I was thinking about  hiring an assistant, this isn't exactly what I had in mind. Meet Leo, as in Da Vinci.  Since  Monday is my birthday, I wasn't too surprised to see a box with a big bow left at my front door yesterday.   The thought of a kitten never crossed my mind. I was thinking smart phone or maybe even Ipad!  Scott really stumped me this year and I am thrilled.  
  As I was trying to paint yesterday, Leo was having  a great time playing with my paint brushes and rolled up scrap paper and bubble wrap. ( An art studio for a cat is  probably a close second to catnip.)  I have a feeling I won't be getting as much done with this particular intern unless I can teach him to use the printer and go to the post office. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Leopard In The House

This is my latest painting.  It is 20x16 painted with acrylics on stretched canvas.  I seem to be in my "animal period" these days. I am having a good time creating these dream rooms.  There is a lot going on here I know.  It's up for interpretation. I'd like to hear from you! Catherine
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Monday, October 10, 2011

St. Francis

This was a piece I had done this past spring.  It was purchased by a couple who had just returned from Assisi. 
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Madeline Dreams Of A More Simplistic Life

This is an original painting .  20x16 painted with acrylic paints on stretched canvas.  For sale at
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Friday, October 7, 2011

What a difference a day makes.

What a difference a day makes.   Last weekend, while at the movies   I started experiencing some vision issues in my left eye which I ignored.  A few days later   I started noticing some numbness on my left side of my face at which point I began to worry a bit but still kept going about my day.  It wasn’t until my husband came home from work that evening did I end up going to the ER upon his request (demand). 
 To make a long story short, I was admitted so that they could do a series of tests to rule out that I wasn’t having a stroke or even the beginnings of an aneurism!  The thought that my life could change in an instant was horrifying.   The thought of not being able to function and do all the things I do never crossed my mind until that moment.  Many of us take our health and our bodies so for granted each day.   After staying overnight in the hospital all the tests were negative   According to the neurologist, it may have been a migraine variant.  It was certainly a wake up call for me to stop putting off the 30 minute walk I said I was going to start doing each morning (about three years ago) since I’ve gained some weigh and I have a sedentary job.  As a painter, I sometimes sit for hours and hours getting so caught up in my work I have no idea how long it has been!  The day I left the hospital was a new beginning for me.   Thanks for listening but I have to go now for my walk!
PS. I am working on such a great new painting I can’t wait to post it. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Is Anybody Listening?

This is an original painting
11x14 painted on stretched canvas with acrylic paints
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Curtain Call

                                            14x11 painted on stretched canvas with acrylics.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wild Blue Yonder

                                            20x16 painted on stretched canvas with acrylics. 
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