Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New Original Painting created 4/2015
In the middle of working on this new piece, I went to Black Fox Farm in Montville Maine. My niece and her husband are the owners. I have been meaning to visit but my schedule has made it almost impossible to get a way these days. Now that my son Max is starting his own farm using a piece of their land for his first season, I dropped my paint brushes and headed up with my sister. As usual it was an inspiring trip up country! We saw a few baby goats being born, and checked out the beautiful jersey cows grazing , and chickens too. I'm glad I went and brought back new energy to complete this fourth Tree Of Life .

It's 18x24 painted on a cradled birchwood panel with painted sides. I looks great with or without a frame.
Thanks for stopping by. http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/3751694_Tree_Of_Life_IV.html

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Lost Garden~My new painting

The Lost Garden was completed on 4-11.  The inspiration for this painting started from some old books on renaissance art that I cherish. I saw an image of a pope with a lovely tall hat/ head adornment which then became the top of my gazebo. I have loved the lush greens of  Henri Rousseau and of course old vintage botanicals.  The symbolism in old paintings I find very beautiful, like a visual poem.  The swallow references, red coral and particular flowers all have meaning.  This pieces is 16x20 painted on cradled birch wood with painted sides.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Daisy's Summer On Nantucket~new painting

My newest painting.  I decided to go a bit whimsical with this one.  Had a glimpse of spring yesterday which was encouraging. Looking forward to the Cape and the Islands this summer. 
11x14 painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. Thanks for stopping by. To purchase click either link. https://www.etsy.com/listing/228638011/original-painting-daisys-summer-on?ref=shop_home_active_1