Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Beach Bride" Oil Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"Beach Bride"
©  Nora Kasten
Oil on linen  (40"x24")   From the 2001 Archives


"Last week we saw the movie "The Artist".  It was a great movie and the wonderful lead actress, Berenice Bejo, reminded me so much of Kathy, the beautiful "Beach Bride" I painted over ten years ago.   The actress looks so much like Kathy.  She's pretty like Kathy but also she portrayed her mannerisms and personality so wonderfully.  It was really a treat for me to see the  movie and remember Kathy.


The home Karl and I shared finally sold last month, January, 2012 and I've moved into the place (home) that is right for me now.  There is a room with an easel, all set up for me to paint, and that's what I intend to do.  There is the beginning of a painting on the easel now (a lady sniffing a bouquet of flowers) but I'm not sure if I will finish it or destroy it.  I'll keep you posted."


13 comments:

Angelique said...

I am so happy for your Nora, and this painting is just beautiful!

Susan Roux said...

So wonderful to find you here again! This is a lovely painting, Nora. I hadn't seen this one. It makes me want to watch the movie...

I think you should put a blank canvas on the easel and just start dipping your brush in paint. Perhaps the "abstract you" will pour out first. Don't set expectations. Just let the colors move you. (Orange and purple are a great start..!) Go baptize the new studio and make sure you have fun!

You already know, I'm thrilled your happy. Hugs my good friend.

Carol Blackburn said...

So nice to see you posting again, Nora. Congratulations on the sale of your house, it must be bittersweet for you but something you had to do. Glad you like your new place and there is company to share it with. Looking forward to seeing what you produce on that canvas. Hugs, Carol.

Elizabeth Chapman said...

This is a beautiful painting!! I hope to one day paint with oils...SO happy to hear that your happy now. Can't wait to see what emerges on that blank canvas. Happy painting!!

Nora Mackin said...

This is a beautiful painting Nora, may have a beach wedding come up here soon. Happy to hear your life has taken such a good turn. Waiting now for your latest creation.

billspaintingmn said...

Nora! So glad to see you post!

The painting is wonderful. Everything about it says positive things to me. I will have to see that movie.

You show by example, I read hope, happiness and heaven, thank you my friend!

NORA KASTEN said...

Angelique, susan, Carol, Elizabeth, Nora and Bill . . .
It means so much to me that you'll still check my blog after all this time. Each one of you truly are a Blessing to me and I wish for you happiness and Blessings too.

Kathy Greenan-Baker said...

The beauty you see in others is a reflection of the beauty they see in you. Thank you ~ Kathy

NORA KASTEN said...

Kathy, thank you and I hope you know how much I've missed you.

hmuxo said...

This is a beautiful painting!!! I am glad that you recommended "The Artist" I was debating whether or not I should see it!! I hope to see more of your paintings soon.

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