Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year dear blogfriends!




Wishing you all
 a
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year!


We will see if I have time to post some more before next year comes. I will have my mom down for visit a couple of days after Christmas and past New Year. Christmas I will spend together with a cousin and her family and my auntie. Bless them all for allways being there for me when my own kids are off for their daddys every second year for the holidays! What would we be without our families...

Since my youngest girl (13) left to stay full time with her dad on june 2nd. (yes I know I haven´t told you about this tragedy -just bits and pieces about it, but you know how I have been feeling ) my family has grown  even more fond to me. The family is the most important in life, and I am so happy to have my two other kids still around me. Even if my oldest is living in his own place as he is now grown to be 23. He comes home for dinner almost every sunday, and we keep in touch alot on the phone and other visits as well. And my oldest daughter (15) stays home with me one week and at her dads one week.
 I love them so much my heart aches.

Well, here comes my paintings. One more from the same reference as earlier. A much smaller one and more abstract. Fast and fun to paint! Here I tried using maskingmedium on the white paper, and then lifted some with the brush around the white marks to make the edges a little softer. In the water I used sandpaper for the white reflections. NO white colour in this one. Only the white from the paper.

Alltidhult abstract
Size: 12,5 x 17,5 cm


Calm bay
Size: 12,5 x 17,5 cm

My daughter Anna thought I should paint some more in this painting below. Maybe some water in the center. But I kind of like it the way it is now. The light coming in between the two mountains. And also the way I painted it -doesn´t show much here though- I rubbed the colour off A LOT with a moist hard brush, so that the texture of the paper shows abit between the pigments. I did this everywhere exept on the mountais and sky. It gave the painting a kind of different look. I almost forgot to post this. It has been in my drawer for several weeks now!

Between mountains
Size: 51 x 40,5 cm

46 comments:

  1. Je vous souhaite un joyeux Noël, chère Catharina.
    Vos aquarelles sont superbes!
    Bises :)

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  2. Dear Catharina. I wish you a 'God Jul' with your dear ones , family is the most important, I agree .All the best for you and keep enchanting us with your lovely works.

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  3. Oh Catharina, children... I know. I am glad you are feeling better now and that you experienced so much support from your family. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2014! xx Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy :) Wish you the same!

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  4. Wishing you a Merry Christmas too Catharina

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  5. Feliz Navidad para ti y los tuyos Catharina !!

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  6. Beautiful way to end the year! Wishing you a happy Christmas and New Year!

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  7. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you.

    The paintings are lovely. Particularly fond of the first.

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  8. Querida Cathy: Deseo que pases estas Fiestas Navideñas en armonia y paz, y que el nuevo año te brinde lo mejor en cuannto a tu vida personal y artistica. Muy bonitas tus pinturas. ¡¡¡Feliz Navidad y Excelente Año Nuevo!!! Un abrazo!

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    1. Thank you so much Mercedes, I also wish you all the best for the next year. Happy christmas to you!

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  9. Dear Catharina, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Tito :) I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year too! hug!

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  10. It is amazing how our paintings reflect our deep hidden feelings and emotions.
    Happy holidays, friend!
    I am glad your are with your family and I am sure the little girl will become wiser when she grows up.
    And please keep going with your art!

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    1. Paintings are all feelings. I hope she will too Irina, I hope she will...
      I promise to keep on painting.
      Hope you will have a nice christmas and a perfect next year!

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  11. I can feel with you and this tragedy must have been so hard for you. Once somebody told me the quality of a relationship is much more important than the quantity ... so I wish the quality of the relationship to your youngest daughter will grow. Your pictures are wonderful! My favourites are the boat on the sea - very peaceful - and the colorful mountains - they look so wonderful relaxing to me. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your family!

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    1. It still is very hard. But somehow life must go on. I have to accept that I can´t do anything. I am so lucky to have my paintings to make me relax a while from life around me. My own favourite here is the mountains. I´m happy you like them :) Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great holiday!

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  12. Love the paintings Catharina! I'm sending you warm wishes for a holidays and an extra hug! Take care and see you in the New Year!

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    1. Thank you Laura :) Wish you the best for the holidays and the new year! See you too!

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  13. Hi Catharina. I am sorry you have had some tough times recently. So I wish you lots of happy times in 2014 and a Merry Christmas with your family. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Laura. Merry christmas and a happy 2014 to you too. :)

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  14. Such beautiful paintings! And the first one is my favorite because of its looseness! Wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year to come ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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    1. Glad you like the paintings Pia :) Happy holidays to you!

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  15. Beautiful paintings, such a lovely soft palette. Happy Holidays and blessings. oh and thank you for visiting my blog.

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    1. Than YOU for your visit Cathy :) Happy holidays to you!

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  16. Sorry to hear about the very difficult situation you have to deal with. It is nice to have such good family and friends to help you through it - and your lovely paintings!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happier New Year!

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    1. Thank you Wendy for your sweet comment!

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  17. You are so right about family. I am soon to loose my elderly parents when they move away from the area to live with my sister. This will be their last Christmas here so I'm going to make sure they have a great time. All of your paintings are superb but I especially love the peacefulness in the second one. Merry Xmas Catharina.

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    1. I hope you´ve had a great christmas together with your parents John. Thank you so much for your visit :)

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  18. Lovely pictures, I particularily like the slightly abstract one. Merry Christmas!!

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    1. :) Glad to have you here Kev! Thank you!

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  19. Felices fiestas para ti y un año nuevo lleno de felicidad.

    Tus obras son preciosas

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  20. I am very sorry Catharina about your story, must have been so hard for you. But is very important to have your nice painting, good family and friends to keep going your life. Very warm wishes for happy holidays and New Year 2014 !!!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting . I wish you a happy new year!

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  21. I really love your abstract painting--it's very pleasing! And the boat scene is lovely too--such a feeling of peace and atmosphere.
    I'm sorry for the pain you are feeling. It comes through in your writing what a strong family you have. Your son comes home every week, and someday your daughter will come home to you too. Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you for your kindness Laura. I hope she will.

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  22. Feliz Año Nuevo 2014!!
    Abrazos, Sonia.

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    1. Thank you Sonia! Wishing you a great 2014!

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  23. Metti la mano sinistra sulla spalla destra e la mano destra sulla spalla sinistra.
    Hai appena ricevuto un abbraccio a distanza. Buon 2014.

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    1. haha Thank you!! Wishinh you too a great 2014. Hug.

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