Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cleaning Out The Studio Sale!

\ I am having my "Cleaning Out The Studio Sale."  30 to 40 % selected original paintings Some paintings are already beautifully framed.  2013 has been a a fantastic year and I can't wait to get back into the studio next week!  Happy New Year.  Catherine
Click the link below to see what's on sale.  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Being With Sam.

 It's that time of year when my son Sam comes home for the day every day for seven days.  I wish he could stay over night too but he only sleeps an average of 4 to 6 hours  and sometimes only 3.  January 6th he will be turning 20 years old.  I wish I could throw him a huge party but that would be selfish of me since he loves peace and quiet and the less commotion the better.  He is having a pretty good week so far and I am grateful for that. It's really hard work though, emotionally and physically.  He has developed some new health issues that so worry me and make me feel angry.  Isn't having autism enough? Not being able to express himself or be understood?  But then I correct myself and try not to go down that path.  Being with Sam grounds me and inspired me to work hard and do the best I can.  We will address these concerns and figure out what to do about them. I will not let negative, un-hopeful  thoughts take over my mind.  Having a son like Sam has taught me to be a good researcher, patience, to be open minded and figure out a way and never give up.  Being with Sam is all inspiring and I am forever grateful to him.  Thank you for all the lovely comments and encouragement over the past year.  I know this is suppose to be my art blog but Sam is why I started to paint.
                                         I wish you all a happy holiday and wonderful new year .
                                                                The best is yet to come!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Last painting of 2013~

"buona notte il mio amico" means good night my friend. This is my latest painting and final painting of 2013. . It's 16x20 painted on canvas. Sides have been painted so no frame is needed. Thanks for looking.  Cioa!
for sale here.
and here 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

On my easel....

This will most likely be my final painting of 2013.  I am hoping to have it completed by Tuesday.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I Love You New- custom painting

This is a commission I finished today.  I did a very similar one last year as well.  The family this painting is for,  has two adorable Havanese dogs which I incorporated coming and going.  I will be winding down now for a few weeks.  My son Sam will be home for the Holiday break  and I need a good week to get my life organized and  do some shopping.  I still have print orders and my etsy shop is always open.   I may try and squeeze in one more piece though!!!1
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Reflective December-New Painting

Reflective December is my latest painting.   There is a size correction!  It is 16x12 I apologize for posting 20x12 .  It's painted on a birchwood panel, the sides are painted to match and it's wired and ready to hang.
Thanks for looking.  It is available for purchase in my etsy shop and my website.  Both links below. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What I'm working on ...

Hello Friends
Lately I have not been faithful to updating my blog.  The days seem to zoom by and it's hard to keep up with the season.  Anyway, this is my latest painting that I am hoping to be done with tomorrow.  It's 20x12 which is a new size I really like working in.  The photo is a bit blurry but the piece is coming along very nicely.  I usually do one "holidayish" painting each year.  Kind of Nutcacker,Sargent, winter theme! 

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