Cola's Cottage

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Finished painting

I am so grateful to all of you who visited my blog and left such wonderful comments about my painting. It was exactly what I needed to complete this painting. Since I last posted I have been working hard to finish it, and besides showing it to my family to critique it, I think it is done! I always like to set it aside for a few days and then I can look at it with "fresh" eyes, so I may change it a little.

This is a painting of my daughter Alison and her friend Alexis who is also the daughter of my friend Tracy. Tracy and I are partners in our seasonal sales that we hold in the studio. One day we hope they will participate in creating with us as they are both very artistic. I am very fortunate to have them as adorable subjects to paint!

It has long been a dream of mine to have my art in print and to be a plate artist. One day when I have a good portfolio I will send it in to Bradford day! For now I am happy to be creating in my studio and having my online business and seasonal sales. I cannot wait to begin another painting. It will be a companion to this one. I love to paint roses and flowers along with children. My passion for flowers and gardening carries through from the earth to my paintings. I thank God for His many blessings and giving me this gift to share through my paintings. Thank you to all of you too for letting me share it! Very soon I hope to offer this in print on my site along with my other print of Alison. I will keep you posted on that!

Blessings ~ Nichole


  1. Nichole ~ It is the most beautiful painting, though I know you have to have great subjects ~~ your children and painting are just beautiful!


  2. Nichole, it is absolutely beautiful! You could be a plate artist now girl! Amazing! God Bless You! Becs

  3. Cola,
    This is the what we need in times like these. Innocence captured and shared. This is a lovely painting and its finish holds all that its start promised.
    You go girl!!!
    Theresa @ Cottage Violets

  4. Nichole, it is gorgeous. Do you paint in oils mostly? Your artist buddy!

  5. Nicole,
    It's beautiful. Congratulations on finishing it.

  6. Oh My! how amazing, You are so talented, and I am sure you are proud of the painting and the girls.
    I am having a give away on my blog and web site, come visit me.

  7. Just BEAUTIFUL! Nichole, you are so amazingly talented!

  8. Hello Nichole,Just stoped by again to visit and see this beautiful painting again.What a talent you are.I can't get over how well you paint.XXOO Marie Antionette

  9. Beautiful painting. Good luck with your business. With your talents I don't see anything holding you back.

    Have a happy day


  10. Ohh, they are so cute. two little flower fairies. I really wish I could paint like that!

  11. Oh Goodness, that is just so beautiful!! What an amazing talent you have, girl. Children are so sweet in a painting. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

    Aunt May's Cottage

  12. OH It's just breathtaking! I adore it. What an incredible talent!!

    Blessings... Polly

  13. Hi Hon,just stopping by to say hello.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  14. Oh my gosh I am in awe Nichole ~ You do beautiful beautiful paintings ~