Tuesday, August 15, 2017

 "Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard."
Haruki Murakami, 
I'll never give up wanting to hear my son's voice.  I think about that all the time.  
I've begun a new piece that is really starting to come together.  I've relaxed my style a bit .  I am less concerned about straight lines and angles and more about color and composition.  It's very exciting .  I suppose I have come full circle with my process.  I am searching for color and pattern, objects and places.    

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Lightness Of Being- New Work


SOLD    Completed on 8-4-2017.  This new  piece consists of  the contents inside my head.  Ideas just kept popping into my mind all week as I worked.  I heard that title somewhere a few weeks ago and I thought it would make a great title for my painting.  I used a more painterly approach and with a lot of heart and soul.  My son Max ,who is also a painter,  said to me the other day that when you are excited about what you are painting it shows.  Thanks for looking.  It's 18x24 on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  No Frame is needed. 
http://catherinenolin.org/artwork/4255057-The-Lightness-Of-Being.htmlhttp://catherinenolin.org/artwork/4255057-The-Lightness-Of-Being.html

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Lightness Of Being


This is the name I have chosen for this next piece.  I feel in a way I have come full circle in my approach and process.  Looking forward to posting the finished art.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Decorator's Pets- new original painting


Completed on 7-22-2017.  This is what I imagine an interior designers house would look like.  This piece is 16x20 created on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  
Thanks for looking.  Catherine 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Table Top Cat- New painting


Completed 7-15.  Table Top Cat is 12x16 painted on a wood panel with painted sides. I am on a roll these days.  I painted this piece just because, why you know why by now. (: 
for sale on my blog and etsy shop.  Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The QUeen Of EVerything


Her majesty The queen .  I have really found my niche in regards to portrait paintings.  I enjoy creating these fictional Renaissance  women so much!  I am especially pleased with her!  She is 12x16 painted on a cradled wood panel with painted sides.  The photo does not do her beauty justice!
For sale on my website at   www.catherinenolin.org   

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

 Took a mini vacation- tried to relax at home,( hard to do when you work at home!) Spent a couple of days in  Cape Elizabeth Maine to see family, which definitely inspired me.  I am so ready to go back to work but one last day today I am spending with Sam, my youngest son.
First on my agenda, is spending some time organizing for my licensing deal but I so much would rather be painting.


Edward Hopper's 2 Lights painting then and now.  My sister lives on this street.

I plan on a couple of pieces and I am not sure which order but I am feeling another "Queen Of Everything" painting.  I like to think I coined that phrase five years ago but I've heard it in songs so who knows!  I also want to do a  "Farm To Table" piece but not what you think! I've had that idea since my son and his partner started their organic farm a few years back.  I need to create another  "The Art Collector"  as well.  A much more updated version.  All these ideas should keep me going for a while.
I am enjoying  the sweetest bunch of bunnies living under the thistle in our yard right now. (Our yard is mostly weeds and clover) I had eye contact with a gorgeous red fox at dusk the other night. Thankfully not near my yard of bunnies!  This is a magical time of year.