Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Completed on 9-25 painted on a birch wood panel with painted sides. St. Francis has wide appeal with both the animal connection and of course his story. We had a Giotto poster of him growing up at the entrance to our basement that I loved and my mother became a member of the Franciscan order when I was a teenager. Another connection would be that my son Sam's school is located at a former Franciscan seminary. I've painted different versions over the past 5 years. http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/3851391-St-Francis-Of-Assisi.html
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Not promoting any of my work, just wanted to express gratitude this morning for many things that are"going right." As many of you know my son Samuel now 21 years old, who has both autism, ulcerative colitis, and a cerebellum disorder is transitioning to an adult residence after 7 difficult years in a residential school. We have made some big changes in his diet and therapies and he is having a much better 2015 so far. The staff has been amazing and loving all along. I really need to stop and reflect on the improvements because to the average person they may not seem like much, but to us, a smile, a hug, allowing staff to brush his teeth, using his communication book appropriately to request something instead of self injury is huge and makes my heart soar. We still have a long way to go but I am grateful to see the world in a different way and will never give up improving his life.
Friday, September 18, 2015
SOLD/Completed on 9-18. I've been really into Chinoiserie style again. I find the fabrics and wall coverings so intriguing. I can truly express my love of design and color when I create this type of painting. I originally was going to call this just The Emperor's New clothes but then my husband said since I had the King Caviler pup in there that I should call it The Emperor's New Dog but I decided King would be perfect and sort of confusing as the same time.! This piece is 11x14 painted on a cradled birchwood panel with painted sides. Thanks for stopping by my work. View it on my website by click on the link.....
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I completed this painting on 9-7. I am so pleased the way this painting came together. I started out with just an image of a woman looking out a window and then the rest fell into place each day. It has already sold . Thanks for looking.