Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Beyond The Veil

 Just in time.  My son Sam will be home starting tomorrow for five days so I am very glad I was able to finish "Beyond the Veil" this evening.  The colder it gets outside the more flowers I seem to paint.  Here I have combined some of my most favorite things.  This painting is 11x14 done on stretched cotton and linen.  The sides have been painted so no frame is needed.  For sale in my Etsy Shop.

Photo is a little tilted but the painting isn't!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Tree Of Life II

This is my newest piece. Another variation on The Tree Of life. I have enjoyed every brush stroke, every minute of my time creating this painting. It's going to be difficult to part with this one. Although it 11x14 done on stretched cotton and linen I can visualize it much larger also. I could have gone on and on with detail and layers forever! I hope you enjoy looking at this special painting.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tomorrow I will be posting a painting that I am very excited about. I actually have several customers who are interested in it. It's called the "Living Tree II." I was hoping to finish it today but was stuck in Boston traffic a lot longer than I thought I would be. Things have really started picking up in my Etsy shop which tells me the Holidays are a coming!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sleeping Tiger

Just got back from a sister's weekend at the Cape. As many of you know I have five older sisters, and one younger brother. It was a year ago last week that we all went to Sicily, so we decided to have a reunion. I hate to sound cliche but I can't believe how quickly time goes by.
I began this small painting last week before I left and just now finished it. What can I say, I love cats especially tiger striped ones. We always had one growing up. Here I really wanted to work with multiple patterns and lots of contrast. This piece is 8x10 painted with acrylic paints on stretched cotton and linen. The sides have been painted so no frame is needed. For sale in my Etsy Shop.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Girl With Auriculas

This is my latest painting. This flower has been on my mind for a while. I decided to incorporate it into this small painting. 8x10 painted on linen and cotton. For sale in my Etsy Shop.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Winner Of My Fine Art Giveaway is........

Sorry I didn't post this yesterday but things have been crazy around here. The winner is Felicity from Gifts of Serendipity! I see that I have many new followers which is great however, the second step of the giveaway directions was to comment on a print from my Etsy shop. Unless you did both steps you were not entered in fairness to those who did.

Congratulations to Felicity and let me know where to send your print, "The Living Tree." Catherine

Friday, November 5, 2010

Abstract Eagle

This is my new painting. I got a little help from the Byzantine and Egyptian period here. I love the lines and shapes of birds. They can really pull off these colors and patterns. They make it easy. This painting is 11x14 for sale in my Etsy shop. Don't forget about my November giveaway. The drawing is the 10th! Thank you all for such lovely comments and encouragement. Catherine

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November Fine Art Giveaway!

I can't believe it's November. Time for my fine art giveaway. This month I am doing things a little differently.

I am giving away an 8x10 fine art print of your choosing matted and framed!

1. Simply go to my Etsy shop and pick the print you would like to win. http://www.catherine47.etsy.com/

2. Become a follower if you haven't already.

3. comment on the print you would like to win.

I will pick the winner on November 10th by Google randomizer.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Tree Of Life

Well, this isn't exactly the holiday design I mentioned in my last post. I often get side tracked and I'm glad. I started this painting early last week but was going back and forth working on my holiday card design and also a commission and feeling frustrated. Friday after a hike with my husband in the deep woods, and a little inspiration from my hero William Morris I was able to finish. This is my version of the "Tree Of Life" seen so often covering the walls in beautiful rooms. This painting is also a companion piece in a way to "Birds In Paradise" a painting I completed in the spring. 11x14 for sale in my ETSY shop.