Saturday, April 28, 2012

A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Pairing my paintings with inspirational quotes has become a daily ritual for me, especially lately.  I will be posting some new work in a few weeks.  For now this is a piece I did for a dear customer in Boston many years ago.  Have a wonderful weekend.   Thanks for stopping by.  Catherine. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting — a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.

Right now it's difficult for me to meditate on those words.  We are awaiting a very important medical appointment on Monday for Sam.  It's been so hard to wait  since he's been having such a difficult time and we want answers.  
Inspiration to work has been pretty low up until yesterday.  Perhaps a commission for a young girl, who has been through so much and persevered, has helped.
The painting above has sold.  
Thanks for stopping by.  Catherine

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Eternal Balance

It's been a long weekend.  Sam has been going through a very difficult time and today was the first "good" day he has had in a long time.  It gave me the hope I needed.   Having balance is so important, even when you absolutely love what you do for work. 
This painting has sold.  To see other pieces that are available go to:
Thanks for looking.  Catherine

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Next Wave~New original painting

This is my newest painting.  I just completed it today.  I enjoyed creating the mixture of spiritual symbolism.  Of course,  Leo is in the mix as well. The painting is 14x11 painted on stretched canvas.  The sides have been painted so no frame is needed .  It's wired and ready to hang.    I am starting a series of commissions so I wont be posting new work as often. 
This painting is for sale here
Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Her Majesty The Queen-Owls and Artichokes

This is a painting I did last fall.  It was a favorite of mine.  It's about the same time my husband and I became huge fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.  See the connection?  Anyway, this piece has sold.  I will   be posting a new piece with lots of spiritual symbolism  that I am equally excited about tomorrow. 
Thanks for looking.  Catherine
To view other original paintings I have available go to:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Swinging Susan

The woman swinging  looks a lot like my mother when she was quite younger.
This painting has sold.  To see other paintings I have available go to:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

In the studio ~ What I am working on..............

I am working on another botanical piece using more earth tones.  Next week I am beginning some commission work so I wont be posting as often.  Thanks for looking.  Catherine

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Portrait Of A Young Mother Goose~New Original painting

This is my latest painting.  Feeling happy that I finished it today.  The dimensions are 24x18 painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. For sale through my etsy shop:
or my website
Thanks for stopping by Catherine

Monday, April 2, 2012

Captain's Quarters

I painted this piece in 2009.   One of my favorites .  It has sold but prints are available in my Etsy shop
Thanks for stopping by.  Catherine