Saturday, May 27, 2017

What's Going on these days.- Sale?

 This has got to be my favorite time of year.  Life is just easier when it's still light out at 7:30, our grass actually looks in step with our neighbors lawns.  I can smell the lilies of the valley fragrance in the air on my walk, bunnies running all over my back yard!  Since I sit a lot when I work I am forcing myself to try and walk every day now.  It's easy for the time being  but when  winter is back I know I will struggle again but there is nothing bad about exercising- I keep telling myself!
I am in a really good place inspiration ally right now as well.   I see possible paintings everywhere I go, from grocery store to visiting my 89 year old mother I have plenty of material! I have made some price adjustments to a few of my original paintings still in my shop.  I don't like to call it a "sale" but worth checking out. at  www.catherinenolin.org   I will be working on some more slightly abstract- surreal pieces as well as some musical themed paintings.  I recently did an interview with a pretty hip blog which should be coming out in June and I have signed a contract with a licensing company which will be an exciting venture for me- wrapping paper, towels, home furnishing etc in the works.  I'll keep you posted.
Thank you for all your comments, support and interest.  Have a great long weekend- Catherine.








Monday, May 22, 2017

On my easel


Sorry for the  blurry photo ~feeling a bit lazy today.   Sometimes I'm so tired of technology!  Anyway,   I'm working on a 16x20  panel my  "LA Woman. " Under painting underway.  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Open To Interpretation- New painting


Completed on 5-18-2017  "Open To Interpretation "  is 16x20 created on a wood panel with painted side.  This piece took me on a long journey.  During the process,  I went to such an inspiring opening in New York City. The work of Linden Frederick's.   The exhibit was paired with short stories penned by some of the most celebrated American authors.  We met several of them and were quite star struck to say the least!  Richard Russo, Lois Lowry, Luanne Rice, and Lawrence Kasdan to name a few.  My son Max is being mentored by Linden so it was especially exciting for us all. 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What's going on....

 Hello Friends and Collectors
This week my husband and I along with our son Maxwell are going to Linden Frederick's opening in NYC.  I am so excited to see his work especially since Linden started mentoring Max last fall.  For those of you unfamiliar with Linden. -
Linden Frederick grew up in Upstate New York and studied art at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and the Academia de Belle Arte, Florence, Italy.  His sensitive, nearly narrative landscape and scene paintings were first exhibited in New England in 1985. 
Since moving to Belfast, Maine in 1989, Linden Frederick has been included in exhibitions at the Farnsworth, Ogunquit and Portland museums of art in Maine and in gallery exhibitions in Maine, New York, Texas, New Mexico, South Carolina and Pennsylvania. 

I can't wait to go!  The influence Linden has had on Maxwell's work is amazing and it's only the beginning!
As for me,  I am getting involved licensing my work.  I've just begun the process and it's uncharted terrority for me.  I continue to work with the California based needlepoint company and have just submitted many new images for design.   I will also be the artist spotlighted this summer on People's Pixels.  I'm working on a few pieces at once these days.  Sneak peaks coming!
My lilacs in the pretty light

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Curious and Wise - new painting


"Curious and Wise" was completed on May 2,2017.  It's 11x14 in size with painted edges.  I continue to love painting owls.  I think this is my 6th owl piece?  I also love curious objects , lover's eyes and vintage items.  The perfect marriage!  For sale on my website as well as my Etsy shop.  You can click the link to view there . http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/4203138-Curious-and-Wise.html