Friday, June 29, 2018


I am a Thank God It's Monday person. 
 This is the time of year that I have to slow things down, with my art that is.  It's a time to work on some commission pieces I have due, but also forces me to take a vacation.  Vacation time is more stressful- if that makes any sense.  I love working so much and I actually feel a bit sad to have to break away.  My husband works really hard and deserves any time off he gets.  I work really hard as well, but it's different when you are creating things, mixing colors and patterns -excited about the whole process from start to finish.  what might be!
July is also a reflective month for me.  My mother had a stroke at the end of January.  90 years old mother of seven ranging in age from 70 to 50.  She has bounced back in many ways and has had some ups and downs over the past 6 months.  I am amazed at what the body can endure.  She is somewhat stable now but a part of her is gone.  It's pretty difficult to accept the changes or even the fact that she may not be here much longer.  I am really trying to see her in a positive light at this moment, right here/ right now and not dwell on how it use to be.  It's hard to do, but the other way is a waste of precious time.  One of the many lessons I've learned from Sam. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

One Fine Day~ New work

 SOLD Completed on 6-26-2018  One Fine Day.  Totally inspired by some of Matisse's brilliant paintings that speak with color and pattern.  I wanted to create  a large expressive contemporary piece  that really has an impact on a room.  30x20  oil painting on a gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides.   Thanks for looking!  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

What I'm working on

I started this week a  20x30 piece.  Gracie not included!  Felt like doing a more bold expressive colorful piece.   Working strictly in oils on canvas and really loving it.
Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

New Painting "Colors May Vary" 14x18

SOLD  Excited to share my new painting  with you today.  I do so enjoy painting birds, animals and nature.  This piece is 14x18  painted with oils, acrylics on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  
Thanks for looking !  For sale on my website Click the link 

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Landlord's Daughter ~New

I decided to make a few changes to this epic piece this week and I am so glad I did. The composition has better flow and I've included a yellow lab into the mix.  (Missing our Abbey-girl)  This painting is 18x24 and painted with oils and acrylics on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.
Thanks for taking a second look!  
Enjoy your weekend.  Catherine

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Stable In Pink ~new work

Completed on 6-6-18  Stable In Pink is my newest painting now available. 
I never realized how many Flamingo fans there were out there!  It's an amazing bird who can sleep in this yoga pose! 11x14 on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  oils, acrylics 
Thanks for looking .   Click on this link to view on my website