This week the heat was getting to me so I decided to paint a Christmas scene that can be personalized. I wanted to paint something small for a change and haven't done that in quite some time. It was so fun to work on and now I'm ready to start another ...
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"Catherine Holman Folk Art" - 5 new articles

  1. Personalized Original Christmas Painting
  2. Sweet Water Stables Folk Art Painting
  3. Summer Folk Art Painting and How to Have Fun on a Farm
  4. New Folk Art Painting Progression
  5. New Summer Folk Art Painting
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Personalized Original Christmas Painting

This week the heat was getting to me so I decided to paint a Christmas scene that can be personalized.  I wanted to paint something small for a change and haven't done that in quite some time.  It was so fun to work on and now I'm ready to start another small painting this week.  
This Christmas Painting is now available in my Etsy Shop.


 The painting measures 6" x 6" and looks so cute sitting on a table or shelf.  The name will be painted in a light blue with touches of white snow on each letter.


The depth of this canvas, 1.5 inches, makes it stand easily or it would also look nice hanging on a wall.


How's the weather where you are?  Are you ready for fall?



 

Sweet Water Stables Folk Art Painting

I can't believe it's finally finished!  I got caught up in gardening and kept putting off working on this painting.  Yesterday it finally clicked and I got on a roll to complete this summer scene "Sweet Water Stables".  I'm ready to do some camping this summer and relaxing!  
This painting is now for sale in my Etsy Shop.


Summer is always full of activity at Sweet Water Stables.  Peggy is busy with the horses and giving riding lessons while Dave drives into town for supplies. 


The Jones children know how to have a good time at Sweet Water Stables.  Once chores are done they head for the pond to cool off.  April, Tommy, and their neighbor Danny jump right in.   Mary reads and dreams in her favorite spot up in the tree while John sways from the tire swing.  Little Billy is giving Lady and her two new pups a tour of the farm from the red wagon.   Life on the farm is never boring!




Have you been able to do any gardening or outdoor activity this summer?  This has been a summer we won't soon forget!


 

Summer Folk Art Painting and How to Have Fun on a Farm

What have you been doing during this time of isolation?  I did finally work on trying to finish my painting yesterday.  Who would love to live on a farm right now if we have to be at home and make our own fun?  


I'm tired of everyone criticizing everyone online and the media pitting us against each other.  No one is right because this is new and no one knows whats best.  This I do know about myself, if I had children to feed and no income coming in, I would be going back to work.  No, that doesn't mean I want more people to die.  It means I want to feed my family so they don't go hungry.  I have a mother who I miss dearly who is in a nursing home.    That's what I miss the most, my mother.  We are Americans and need to pray for and love each other and do what we have to do to get back to normal and not make this the "new normal".  What do you miss?


 

New Folk Art Painting Progression

 Yes,  I'm still plugging along on this new painting.  The farmhouse was finished and flowers were planted below the picket fence.  A horse drinking from the creek was added in the background and I began the lower area of the painting.



I started painting the pond and the large tree with boards nailed on for climbing.  


A young girl nestled into the lower branch reading a book while her brother swings lazily from a tire swing.



Our terrorist terrier, Daisy did a little mole digging and had to be hosed down.  What's new at your house?



    

New Summer Folk Art Painting

I've put this off long enough and it's time to get down to business!  While a lot of you have been busy spring cleaning and reorganizing, I've been busy working on a new painting.  I have done enough cleaning and organizing to last me for a while now after having the floors refinished and the countertops replaced.  


It's always hard for me to get started painting once I've been away from it for a while.  My sister and I used to take turns visiting our mother in the nursing home every other day.  Since we aren't allowed to do that now, I've decided to try to get my mind off of it for a few hours each day.  I painted this on a fireplace screen years ago that I sold to a dear friend and thought this might just be the perfect way to get going again.  I really don't like painting the same thing twice, but this has been fun for some reason.


Winter and fall scenes always sell the best, but due to the Corona Virus, I needed to paint a summer scene with some sunshine.  I'm seriously ready to get out in my yard again to do some planting once this dreary weather clears up.  I haven't seen any flowers for sell locally except for pansies so I got online to order some flower seeds.  We'll see how well that works for me.  Have you been able to buys plants?



I'll keep you posted on how this painting is coming along!  Let me know how you're doing and how you're keeping yourself busy.


    

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