Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fine Art Giveaway Time!

                                       Happy New Year to all my friends and customers.                              It's time for my Third annual Giveaway at "Catherine Nolin Art Studio "
.  This year I am giving away a Framed Print of your choice. Yes, matted and framed. The winner gets to choose any print from my Etsy shop and will receive it MATTED and beautifully FRAMED!
It's simple to enter.
1. subscribe to my blog
... Simply enter your email for my art updates. There's a box to the right of my blog enteries to enter your email address. That's it! The winner will be chosen next Saturday`January 7th. The winner will be notified by email and will also be posted on Facebook. Good Luck! Check out my Etsy shop to decide which print you would like to receive.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Susan Interrupted

This painting has sold .  If you would like to view more of paintings available  go to:
Monday I will be back in my studio.  My son Sam has been home all week and things have been going very well with him.  He's gone through  a lot and  finally seems to be feeling better.  I couldn't  ask for a better Christmas gift. 
I am so excited to get back to work.  This week has provided me with many ideas for new painting.     New things in  store for my Etsy Shop  as well.  Happy 2012!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Checking in on the one percent......................

I wish you  all  a Wonderful~Peaceful~Joy-filled holiday.  I will be back with new work in a few weeks.  For now, enjoy these two dolls and their privileged life.  For more information on this new painting click here:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Living In The Moment

Tomorrow I will be posting my last painting for a while.  Every year my son Sam, who has autism,  is home for 10 day and it's all hands on deck.  I'll be lucky if I can check my email!  I will miss being in my studio but time with Sam is special.  You can't help but live in the moment.  I am very excited about the work I will be creating in 2012. I will be making some exciting changes to my Etsy shop as well. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Isabella Plays The Mandolin

I love the sight and sound of the mandolin.  Here is Isabella from Florence Italy.  Her father, a wealthy silk merchant, has arranged for her to marry Phillip - whom she does not love. No, I haven't been breathing in too much paint.  Have a beautiful weekend.  Catherine  
For sale in my etsy shop

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sneak Peak of my newest painting.

I thought I was going to be finished with this painting today but between trips to the post office and Staples, it just didn't happen.  It's 16x20 in size.  Not sure of the title yet either.  See you tomorrow. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Staying In~Original Painting

I tried to finish this piece before it got too dark outside so I could take a good photo. I managed to finish in time buts since it's a gray rainy day, it's just too dark to get a good shot but here is the" low light version."  I'll re shoot tomorrow in better conditions.   
Our little kitty Leonardo is trying to get outside any chance he gets but we have decided for his own safety  that he can't be an outside cat. We will bring the outside to him !  This painting is 14x11 painted on stretched canvas. 
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

When We Dance

This painting has sold.  To view other paintings I have available to go:
feel free to email me with any questions

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Manhattan Interior~Original painting

This painting is  available through The River Road Gallery in Wilton CT.
I have other original paintings available in my Etsy shop and website.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Artist's Interior

No this isn't what my house looks like.  I am afraid you would be disappointed if I actually painted  a room in it!  There are no lovely birds waking about or oriental rugs with large vases of beautiful flowers.   Actually I do have some nice vases but the flowers  in  them have seen better days, my rugs are sprinkled with yellow lab and tiger kitten hairs, and you will also find Leo popping his head out of my kitchen sink full of dishes! yikes!       Honestly,   I wouldn't want it any other way. 
I am really glad I was able to finish this painting today.  It is 20x16 painted on stretched canvas.  For sale in my Etsy shop