Thursday, July 12, 2012

Folk Art Clouds

I've got my head in the clouds today.....

I took a vote the other day on my Facebook page.  Should my next painting be a large autumn scene or a cupcake?  The majority wanted an autumn folk art scene.
So since clouds are rather messy, and I paint from the top down, this is what I did today....

Want to see what house is going to be in this painting?

I think this house is in Long Island.  I'm not very good at organizing my photos.  A  a huge pile of photos is stacked nearby to go through and it's always a hard decision, but something about the photo usually jumps out at me. I invision this painting with a large red maple tree and leaves thrown upon the ground scattering and nesting into crooks and crannies, large pumpkins, maybe jack o lanterns, & possibly a pile of leaves burning.......and then again I may go off in a completely different direction. 

Catherine Holman 


  1. Can't wait to see this finished. What a wonderful start.

  2. I'm eager to see the finished product! This is a wonderful beginning!

  3. Those clouds are wonderful and that house is going to be fabulous. If something about it is leaping out at you, I know that it will be beyond what I can imagine, though I'm seeing the leaves burning. Oh how I wish that I could smell leaves burning again. It's such a wonderful autumn aroma that we're not allowed anymore.

  4. Oh, Cathie! I can hardly wait to see this painting come to life :) And, I love Vee's comment about the burning leaves ... What a beautiful glow that would give and I'm sure that the earthy scent would overwhelm our senses with your talent.

  5. Hi Catherine, love your clouds so far and I look forward to seeing the rest of this painting as you create it. It certainly is a beautiful house ou will be adding. Happy painting.



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