Monday, December 8, 2014

I've moved to WordPress

Hello to all of you who have followed my Blog over the last few years. I rebuilt my website to include my blog. If you are still interested in following my posts, here is the link Hope you will drop by for a visit. Thank-you all so much. - Kathy

Monday, August 12, 2013

"Red Fireworks"

I've wanted to try painting fireworks for a while. This last July 4th I had the pleasure of visiting my parents in Burlington, Vermont. We drove down to North Beach to watch the fireworks display over the city. We were blessed with a crazy storm cell that didn't rain on us and produced only lightening - no thunder! What a show!! Once the sun set, the fireworks began. I hoped I could get a few photos to take back to my studio to paint. I started with this "Red Fireworks" and I'm now working on another fireworks painting with some different colors. Fascinating and fun.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pink Rose with Dew Drops

Summer is rolling by so quickly. I love looking out my window and seeing the cone-flowers and phlox moving in the lovely breeze. It's a no humidity day. Heaven. I have just finished my latest painting - "Pink Rose with Dew Drops." My first ever dew drops! I'm on a flower path and don't want to get off.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Two Paintings in May

There is a torrent of rain pouring down outside.  I love being out in my garden this time of year but being soggy is not one of my preferences.  So, it was a good time to photograph, edit and blog about my two latest paintings. 


 "RedBud Tree" is something I see out my bedroom window.  The colors were spectacular this year and, because I seem to be in flower mode, I just had to attempt to paint one of the beautiful branches.

"Spirea" intrigued me with it's heavy mounds of flowers. I loved the dramatic contrast of the light so I thought I would give this a try. Looks like I'll be painting flowers for the rest of the year. As an artist, I don't question why. I just follow the feeling.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Glass Flower

It has been a 2 month adventure in paint. I loved every minute, every struggle, every color I discovered. For some reason, I was fascinated with capturing all the detail of this fascinating and complex garden of succulents I found in Florida. The gardener loved tucking little ornaments into the flowers. Magical. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Two new paintings

Hello everyone: I'm slowing down a bit here. Only finished 2 paintings this month! However, I did get my book published so I guess that counts for something. I can't get my fill of sheep. This is "Four More Sheep" because I have already done four sheep and three sheep. I think I'll have to have a sheep show! This "Red Rose" was a gift from one of my students. I couldn't resist. Probably because it is red. My psyche kept telling me "16 x 20!!!" So, I did this oil on a 16 x 20 canvas. I loved working on the painting. I think maybe there will be a series of large flowers in my future. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Happy painting!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Four Paintings in October

October has been a busy month! Publishing my new book, finishing my paintings - and the leaves are starting to fall. Here are the four paintings I have managed to finish in the last four weeks. "Stalking Rooster" developed from this charming rooster who followed my friend and I around Greenhill Park in Worcester, MA for an entire afternoon. "Backlit Sunflower" captured one of those Indian Summer days in New England where the sun was the perfect temperature. Dry, no humidity. Heaven. This statue of "Buddha" sits on my deck and sends blessings to my house. Here he is resting quietly among the string bean blossoms with sunflowers in the background. For some reason, a sunflower "tree" grows somewhere in my yard every year. It's one stalk with about 20 or 30 blossoms on it. A storm brought it down and I saved this wee one in a pot of water. I had just picked some string beans and voila! A still life. You can see "Mini Sunflower and Stringbeans" on my website at http://www.artkatcards-paintings.com. Happy Autumn!