Tuesday, December 27, 2011

After Christmas

Morning dawns over the farm the day before Christmas ©2011 kathi peters
We had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. Christmas day blessed us with a perfect snowfall....Santa found Cob Cottage and all the four-legged family members received gifts. Now we are all getting back to work....and I am in my studio after what seemed to be a long break. Too long.

A vacant home during the winter months.©2011 kathi peters

Nell and I are enjoying walks along our woods trails and found this small nest left after the occupants headed south. I think it might be a chickadee nest?? Or maybe Nuthatch's? I will be doing a painting of this nest....I do feel the need to do work other than equine art...!! I think I will try it in oil???

So new work will soon be available....and soon it will be a new year with new goals. I have been "thinking" a lot of late.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Wishes From Cob Cottage

©2011  Kathi Peters

It is a very damp cold gray day outside. A drizzling rain is covering our farm [and most of Maine] with ice.So in between wrapping Christmas presents and taking care of office paperwork, Nell and I decided it was time to get into the Holiday spirit and have Nell pose with her Holiday outfit.....she as always thought she could be one of Santa's reindeer!!
                                                        BEST WISHES EVERYONE!!! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Poultry Oil Painting

"Maine Rooster"   Oil on Copper    8 x 6"  ©2011
Wet paint drying in the studio as we speak. In a few days it will be ready to be varnished and ready to go! Over the next week or so my time in the studio will be sporadic. But am I excited about new work coming.
This small poultry oil painting is available on my website in the Small Works Collection Portfolio.
Now ...time to feed the horses!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Not Looking A LOT Like Christmas

Moss and Birch    ©2011     
Our snow came.....and then went. Now it stays cold and gray out....even when the sun shines, the gray of bitter winter permeates the air. I am in the studio now where I contemplate the next work. It is warm here, so here I will stay until it is time to go on a brisk walk with Nellie or tend the horses. Chores are done quicker now...we are down to two horses...an easy chore.

Our brook runs free. ©2011

It has been cold,even for Nellie.We were spoiled by the warm weather that fall afforded us.I fight with her to put her barn coat on her......she looks at me with
'boogie' when she sees me coming with her jacket! After the tussle we are off for our walk.In fact, it is time now!

Nellie watches     © 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"His Flock"      Casein on board      12 x 12"  ©2011
Our fields are green The horses feed most of the day in the far pastures and I find it hard to remind myself that it is winter!! The days have been warmer than usual and Nellie have been able to take walks with no need for her to get duded up in her barn coat or sweatshirt. We will enjoy the mild weather has long as Mother Nature cares to bless with this reprieve from winter's cold.

A new casein, titled "His Flock", is up on my website and I am busy now on a few small oils on copper. The casein, pictured above, was inspired by a man I saw a few years ago at a farming event we had attended here locally, and I have been wanting to paint him. But what was he looking at so intently? So I used artistic license and painted in his "flock"......a small flock it might be, but still important to him....a bit like how I feel our Lord feels about us all....his flock. So I would say that this painting is a metaphorical depiction of my beliefs.

This year is coming to a close. I am taking some time to rethink my goals for the  new year [years?] ahead. There will be a few changes in my life, I know....but that being said.....I am looking at my "flock" and pondering life. Waxing poetic I retired to the studio.....with Nellie!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Christmas Show!!

Art work  displayed       "Shades Of Gray #8"   Oil on copper        22 x 22"     ©2010

I want to invite everyone to view the wonderful on-line art show featuring the work of many of the  Women Artists Of The West's talented members...!!!
So many great Christmas present ideas!!
I am proud to be part of this select group of talented artists!