Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Glass Of Red Roses" Oil Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Glass Of Red Roses"
© Nora Kasten/2011

Oil painting on linen on board  (12"x9")     August, 2011

"This is the third painting I'm delivering to The Brown County Art Guild in Nashville, IN on August 28, 2011.  I'll also be delivering the painting "Seven Cousins" to my good friends and the cousins grandparents, The Vaughts, that day also.  I'm leaving on my motor trip to Indiana tomorrow morning.

There are two small homes I will see on Monday, August 29 in Plainfield, IN.  I'm not convinced that buying another home is the right thing to do now but it can't hurt to look . . . see what options are available to me.  One thing to consider is that summer here in Naples, FL is much nicer than Indiana.  Also, it looks like it will be a long time before my home here in Naples sells and I really don't want two homes at the same time.

I would like to share that today was an especially good day for me and very much appreciated."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Home Tour

Oil Painting (30"x30")

Oil Painting (12"x24")

These two paintings along with one more will be delivered to The Brown County Art Guild, Nashville, IN on August 28, 2011.

"I've learned that the virtual tour of my home for sale has stopped working so I'm posting another link below"

Virtual Home Tour

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oil Painting "Glass Of Red Roses" by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Glass Of Red Roses"
©  Nora Kasten 2011

Oil painting on linen on board  (12"x9")    August 13, 2011

"It is one year ago, today, that my Beloved Karl died.  And today is the day I begin painting again. . . . .  here is today's effort.  I found that signing the painting was hard for me to do and felt very awkward.

This small painting was painted using a brush and palette knife.  I also used the grays that Barbara Flowers has on her palette, trying to tone down my colors.   The grays are from Gamblin and they are:  Portland Grey Light - Portland Grey Medium - Portland Grey Deep.

Sincere thanks to all of you who have accompanied me through the darkest year of my life and have given me hope so many times when I couldn't find it on my own.  Saying "thank you" is not enough, I realize, but my thanks are genuine and heartfelt for you all."