Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Clematis: In My Garden
30 x 35 cm. image
46 x 51cm.  frame

Cool Cows
36.5 x 27.5 cm.
63 x 53 cm. frame

Tourists in Tuscany
33 x 24.5 cm.
57 x 50 cm. frame

Pink Passion
16 x 11 in. image / framed

Barn Study
10.5 x 10.5 in. image / framed

Somewhere in Greece ...
20.5 x 9 in. image/ framed and hanging in my sister's place

I was going through some older paintings I'd had framed. I am taking them to the gallery at the center where I teach, and hopefully they will find a new home! But when looking at them, I realized how much more I like my older work. It seemed easier to create them in those days, and was more fun, too. I believe I have let myself get too caught up in the  competitiveness of marketing. Time to let that go, and find my love of art and drawing and painting again!!!

I haven't posted in a while as my camera has been in for repairs, but soon ...

Thank you for dropping by!


  1. Take art too seriously does cramp your style. I like my older pieces too! They are freer, less uncut reed with theory and how-to garble. These should be gone in a flash; they are impressive every one.

  2. Kathryn, it's really nice to see your earlier work. Funny, but I like some of my older pieces too! I just love "Cool Cows" and "Pink Passion"! They all should be in the gallery! Very nice!

  3. Every one of them is magical and beautiful..,,everyone of them!

  4. Absolument merveilleux, chère Kathryn !!

  5. These are all outstanding, Kathryn. I love how you captured the "old time" look in Tourists in Tuscany...
    and your Barn study is fantastic.... I don't think you'll have a problem finding new homes for them!!!

  6. It is very easy to get caught up in all of that and sometimes it can end up being quite stressful! They are all gorgeous paintings! I hope they all find a new home soon, but meanwhile you can always hang them and enjoy them until it happens :0)

  7. The more successful the more commissions; the more commissions the more you paint what others want;
    the more you paint what others want the less time for you.

    Like the 'old' paintings very much and I'm sure others will too!

  8. They are all so lovely. Be prepared to have an empty car driving home. :)

  9. Kathryn- I think all your art is wonderful. You are an amazing artist. So glad you shared your flashback. I am sure these will find homes. Hugs

  10. All these paintings are fabulous, they absolutely deserve being framed.I agree with you, it is so easy to get too serious , when all that painting should be about is passion and fun. xx

  11. Love your work! I could not pick a favorite!

  12. John Simlett has summed up what I was going to say. I've had a break from commissions for a year now and that has rekindled my enjoyment and I'm experimenting more than I've been able to do in years.

    I love your older pieces, particularly Clematis, Pink Passion and of course Tourists in Tuscany as I have a soft spot for your Geese :-)

  13. I really love your older paintings, especially the flowers! Hope you'll find the fun and passion again!