Saturday, February 27, 2010

Winner Of My Fine Art Giveaway!

Congratulations to Lisa Porter. I will be announcing my March giveaway mid March. thanks for following.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sitting Lilly

My newest painting, "Sitting Lilly." This piece is 8x10 done with acrylic paints on stretched cotton/linen. Ever since I returned from Sicily, I have been in an orange faze. I especially love it against the turquoise tones in this painting. There is just something about orange calla lilies. My art work looks great framed however this piece doesn't require one because the sides have been painted. Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY. Just join my blog and you will be entered into the drawing. See previous post.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Time For February Giveaway!!!

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands."
Maya Angelou.
I am a little late posting my Giveaway for February. This month I am offering a set of my very popular note cards. The winner will receive an assortment of my paintings beautifully reproduced on blank note cards packaged in a sweet gift bag. A wonderful hostess gift or for any occasion.
SIMPLY become a follower of this blog and you will be entered into the drawing. (If you are already a follower you will be automatically entered) Saturday, Feb 27th I will pick a winner. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Charlotte's Web

Well here it is as promised. Based on New York designer Charlotte Moss. She is not only an accomplished interior designer but she is also involved in many good causes, which interests me even more. I am quite pleased with the finished product. I sent her an image of the painting. I hope to hear from her soon. This piece is 11x14 done with acrylics on stretched cotton and linen. It will be for sale in my Etsy shop soon.


In between my big projects, I love to work on some abstract things ~like this. Just a lovely flow of colors that glide across the page complimenting one another. This painting is 11x14 and the sides are also painted so no frame is needed. Available through my Etsy shop.
BTW the project i mentioned should be completed today, wait until you see it!!!!!

It involves Cavalier king Charles Spaniels, pagodas,
one very well known interior designer!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Back to Work and Yellow Lab Diva

As I was gathering up my tools and materials heading into my studio, I couldn't help taking this photo. She is something else. There was a time when she waited until we went out or up to bed before she would get up on the couches but not anymore. She looks right at me in a superior way at this point. Abbey is almost nine now. I really don't mind but it's the blonde hairs everywhere I hate having to vacuum every day. I guess it's a small price to pay for what we get in return. Long Live The Queen!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mr. White's Room

Lately I have become obessed with Interior design blogs. Gee wonder why?? I came across an image that struck me and then based a painting around it. The interior designer is Mathew White of White and Webb in New York. This painting is 11x14 done on stretched cotton and linen with acrylics. I love his

Friday, February 5, 2010

Room Designed By Melissa Rufty

I get a lot of inspiration from art and interior design blogs. One of my favorite blogs did a profile on New Orleans designer Melissa Rufty. This is one of her many lovely interiors that I decided to paint. This particular designer combines color and pattern that I find fresh and interesting. Beautifully old world classic yet very now.
I think it would be fun to occasionally pick a designer and paint a room they have designed.
This painting is 11x14 done on stretched cotton and linen with acrylics.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mediterranean Nap Original painting by Catherine Nolin

Here is my newest painting inspired by my love of bold pattern and color and of course cats. If you are wondering if my cat looks like this one, since I seem to paint this type of cat a lot, the answer is that I don't actually have a cat! I have had many felines over the years and striped tabby's are my favorite. I plan on getting another one some day but Abbey our yellow lab didn't do too well with Barney our last tiger cat. Barney took off when we brought Abbey home. My kids say they have actually seen him living in another neighborhood. He just couldn't handle a young goofy yellow lab puppy so he packed up and left. Now, I am afraid if I bring home a little crazy kitten , Abbey now 8 years old, will take off and move to another neighborhood. I can't have that.