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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Shawn at Westminster ponds



My hubby Shawn at Westminster #ponds behind parkwood in #London. This was just before sunset, we hadn't planned to go, we were just driving by and thought, hey lets check it out, #blog #CathyHorvathBuchanan
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

A view of the neighbors



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A view of the neighbors #house at #dusk as on sit on my back steps bbq-ing dinner. #CathyHorvathBuchanan #photo
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cathy Horvath Fine Art Print Giclee

Fine Art Print Giclee by Horvath 8 1/2"x11" Modern Folk Coastal White Flowers Ocean Summer Cottages Tree Colors Reproduction Seacape Artwork

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Fine Art Print Giclee by Cathy Horvath Buchanan, Folk Coastal Flowers & Ocean Summer Cottages Seacape Artwork, now available in my Etsy store
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SoloWorkStudio
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

The neighbours



This looks like an #oldphoto of our neighbours #house, but I took it yesterday with my phone, cool eh? #photo #oldcar  #cathyhorvathbuchanan  www.soloworkstudio.com
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In my Etsy store

PAINTING ORIGINAL Folk Art Acrylic on Canvas Tree Color River Cottages Modern Abstract Landscape Scenic Contemporary Artwork Horvath 12x16

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#PAINTING #ORIGINAL Folk #Art Acrylic on Canvas by Cathy Horvath Buchanan at SoloWorkStudio $195.00 www.etsy.com/....
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Flowerbox window view



A #flowerbox #window view, seen while taking a walk
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My husband and I decided to take a walk after a particularly filling dinner, we always take our camera phones in case a photo op appears....it usually does. It's funny how you can walk past something a million times and not appreciate the beauty, until you are actually on the lookout and open to the view around you. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A busy bee



A busy #bee enjoys one of my #pink #coneflowers. I was outside bbq-ing and while waiting to stir the veggies I took a stroll around the garden to see what was blooming and was very happy to see many bees flittering about doing bee stuff.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

My art

Flowers Clouds by Cathy Horvath Buchanan

'Flowers Clouds' art for our #phone #laptop #tablet & matching screen savers #cathyhorvathbuchanan #flowers #clouds 
http://nuvango.com/cathy-horvath-buchanan

One of my paintings now available for your media devices from Nuvango, features a bright fresh country landscape of white flower blooms swaying in a gentle breeze & fluffy pillows of clouds floating in a deep blue summer sky. Enjoy!!

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Kitchen window



Flowers from my garden in the kitchen window. #flowers #window #garden
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I cut these flowers from a bush blooming beside our driveway, later on I took them as a pretty and colorful surprise for my mom to brighten her day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The beach



Walking the lake erie, port stanley beach at dusk, so relaxing!!! #beach #seagulls #portstanley #lakeerie
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Shawn and I went for a walk on the beach which of course lead to brodericks for some ice cream. It's so lovely strolling through a beach town while indulging in chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, the calories don't count because you're walking as you eat it, lol (or at least that's the theory)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Pinks



Walking to the post office I happened upon these lovely pink blooms #flowers #pink #summer
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Lake geese view

We saw these geese relaxing by the lake as we hiked by. #lake #geese #hike
Lake Margaret is just behind pinafore park and within walking distance of home but it seems like a mini vacation escape walking the trail around the water.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Today is Canada day, a day to reflect on what it means to be Canadian.



#canadaday #freedom #canada
Today is Canada day, a day to reflect on what it means to be Canadian. My father immigrated from a communist country so we grew up appreciating the freedoms we enjoy here in Canada.
Happy Canada Day!!



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

First selfie with my phone art

This is the first selfie I've ever taken. Me in my work clothes covered in paint and my new phone case featuring my artwork. 
I'm very excited to show it off, this is one of nine of my designs available for online purchase at Nuvango Gelaskins.
http://nuvango.com/cathy-horvath-buchanan/
#selfie #Nuvango #moon #gelaskins #CathyHorvathBuchanan #art #phonecase


Monday, June 23, 2014

Photos from my birthday

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Photos from my birthday, it was wonderful thanks to all the special folks I am blessed to have in my life, thank you!!
#birthdays #relaxing #presents #special






















Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dad's Violin




This is my father's violin. I inherited it when he passed away a while back. I would give anything to hear him play it again ,not because he was such an awesome violin player ,but because it made him so happy. Thinking of you today and always dad, with lots of love
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#fathersday #dad #violin

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Deck sitting and chives




Sometimes I sit on our front deck to catch some quick sun while i drink a fruit smoothie, this is also where I have some pots of chives liberated from my moms garden a few years ago. They are in bloom right now and ready to make my potatoes tasty : )
chives #garden #patio #deck

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My comfy chair



My comfy chair for reading by the window, although there never seems to be enough time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like relaxing, but I keep hoping.
#reading #cozy #relaxing
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a comfortable chair for reading
































Sunday, June 8, 2014

My art on gelaskin samples arrived!!

I was thrilled and surprised to receive a sample pack from gelaskins featuring my artwork.
They look great!! It's so weird to see my paintings on products that people can actually have, I'm so pumped : )
http://www.gelaskins.com/cathy-horvath-buchanan
#gelaskins #cellphone #tablet #laptop #deviceart
My artwork on gelaskins product

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Moon Over Cottages- pinned from gelaskins


 





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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Swan painting in my Etsy store

Abstract Swan Water Reflection 12" x 16"
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas


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An original acrylic on canvas painting full of fresh spring colors. A tranquil swan ripples the fluid mosaic reflection of two quaint white cottages nestled along the river's edge.
This pastoral scene is now available in my etsy store.
From my studio to your walls. Enjoy.
Cheers,
Cathy : ).
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Yipee!!, my art for your phone, tablet & laptops



Just newly out, my artwork as skins & hard cases for your phones, tablets & laptops. I'm so excited to be working with gelaskins to bring you these lively, colorful decorations for your all your devices. Come check it out

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Tree walk by

I snapped this photo of this tree in the garden of a nearby church. I loved the organic form of the tree against the structured lines of the building and the difference in textures between the brick vs the stone of the foundation.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Kitchen work

A shot of my kitchen, working on my laptop at the table beside the window. I actually have an office but continually find myself in the kitchen.  Could be not only the pretty ravine view and my friend Edgar the fake crow, but the easy access to coffee and snacks : )

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spring in the forest

I was out on my deck photographing some paintings and took a shot of the trees and blooming periwinkle just off the steps. After having so much rain every thing is growing like a weed, actually I think it mostly is weeds.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Flowers for mom with lots of love

These are the flowers I gave my mom for mother day, she loves pink and I do to : )


Mother's day

I made a little photo collage for mother's day.  The plants are really popping today the leaves are unferling, opening up and saying ahh....I love you mom!!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Paint of many colors

I was using my new phone to just randomly snap photos and took a picture of my paint pallet.  Pure color!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Etsy Treasury

I've posted an Etsy treasury filled with delightfully artistic special things, if you see something you like, please head on over the Etsy shop and check it out
Cheers,
Cathy : )

Monday, April 28, 2014

Etsy Treasury - Giclees with WOW factor

One of my giclee art prints has been included in the etsy treasury giclees-with-a-wow-factor  alongside some other very fantastic looking giclee prints, all in different art styles, check it out on etsy

Spring has sprung

Finally after a long winter the flowers are blooming.  These are some daffodils that have opened up their sunny bright faces in my front garden.  The rest of the garden needs some work but hopefully the April showers will bring more flowers come May.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On Q today, artist Theaster Gates

I was listening to Q today and there was a very interesting interview with a Chicago based artist named Theaster Gates who's newest project is healing to revitalizing a neighbourhood call Dorchester Street
theaster-gates-best-of-q interview
Mostly is about how to see beauty in those places around you even if it isn't  in the best part of town, especially if it isn't the best part, the history of the many types of people who have inhabited the place adds to the beauty.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Illuminated wall art with Dianoche Designs

I am pleased to share a new product featuring some of my artwork through Dianoche Designs.
Illuminated wall art, it looks like a regular canvas wall painting during the day, but it is has a light that comes from behind so that it can be illuminated during the night. A very neat idea. 
I currently have three images licensed with Dianoche, and they can be ordered in several sizes :11x14, 16x20, 23-30, 29x30 and range in price from $149- $449
For more info here is a link to My art at Dianoche 

White cottages and colorful trees cast long, late day shadows, all doubled in rippling river reflections. In the background a breath-taking view of looming purple mountains. Mountain scenes seem like a great excuse to use the richness of purple. The bold contrast of bright reds, oranges, yellows and greens against a large area of purple can't help but make you feel happy. I also wanted to convey the feeling of large open airy space. Cutting the picture in half horizontally with the water reflection gives a sense of depth and distance into the painting and creates a harmonious repetition of elements.

A vision of a winter landscape featuring tall trees and colorful cottages sitting upon a hilly snow covered ridge, overlooking deep blue ocean chill. When painting this winter scene I wanted to break up all the white snow. To do this I employed the use of colorful little cottages reminiscent of the type of multi-hued homes found in Newfoundland, the east coast of Canada. Long purple-blue shadows give contrast to the white while the organic curving lines of the trees work against the straight lines of the cottages.

Bright white cottages, colorful autumn trees and a repetition of fence posts shimmer in rippling reflections, a green grassy shore and pathway lead down to the water. To me, this is a vision of autumn last colorful explosion before the snows of winter cover everything in white, nature in all her glory. The water reflections add an abstract element and reinforce the composition using the repetition of the design.


New needlpoint canvases from my paintings

I am excited to to share the link to some of my art that has been newly listed with Maggie Co.  
The company is based in California and features a variety of hand-painted needlepoint canvases that sell in retail stores across the United States and Canada. 
I am very pleased to be working with Maggie, (who is a wonderfully friendly lady), I hope stitchers will enjoy our new offerings. 
Here are the hand painted needlepoint canvases, click this link  My art at Maggie Co  to see them all... cool eh?



This hand painted stitcher's needlepoint canvas features a roadway winding through a sunny colorful cottage dotted countryside. Base on my painting "Sunny Roadway", let your thoughts travel as you relax and unwind making this colorful happy project.
This is truly a folk style stitchery needlepoint canvas, based on my painting "Town Welcome" this image invites viewers in to an idyllic small town view. This project would work well hanging in a front entrance way so all the entered felt welcome into your home.
Bright red poppies offset by spears of lavender, this colorful floral landscape is based on my painting "Poppies & Lavender Fields". A cheery happy project to pass the time and enjoy. 
A roadway meanders through the center of this small quaint town, multi-hued cottages shadowed by tall colorful trees. This project features lots of straight lines and flat colored surfaces offset by curvy organic trees shapes. A needlepoint stitchery project based on my painting "roadway Town View"

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A night church town view, this stitchery project has lots of brightly colored trees against folk art black background star studded sky. This embroidery project is based on my painting "Church night Path"

A hand painted canvas based on my painting "Windy Seaside Huts", these brightly colored huts with the swirling sea behind would make a great needlepoint project to hang at your summer cottage
This "Seaside Cottage Retreat" needlepoint project would make a great companion piece with windy huts project shown above, you can think of warm seaside breezes as you stitch away
Stay up late at night stitching away on stars and a full moon. Based on my painting "Moon over Roadway" this project would look great hanging in a bedroom, a sleepy night-time view as the last thing you see before drifting off for the night.