December 26, 2015

A New Website is Under Construction!

I'll admit, I've put this whole project on the back burner, as it has been so very busy on the painting front. It's still busy, but I've been sick at home with the flu, and it's afforded me some time to do a little work on the computer.

Feel free to look at my work here, but know that it has all been sold.

Please contact me at caitlinschwerin@yahoo.com with any requests or questions.

Depending on how diligent I am with doing my part with my new web designers, and how persistent they are with me, the NEW website should be going live soon.

Thanks so much for coming to my website and I appreciate your interest in my art!

July 7, 2015

Trouble in Paradise.

Well, I tried unsuccessfully to add some work to the website.

What I succeeded in doing was accidentally populating my available artwork with pieces that sold a long time ago.

Sorry. My website is temporarily down and I'm working to fix it.

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Changes.

They are always happening, right?

Well, with exception of my website.

I've been sitting on my laurels because I can't make any decisions on what to do about updating it. I would like to sell prints of my work that I have available, but it is a process to make a new or adjoing site and populate it, and I have just been so busy painting that I get overwhelmed. Too overwhelmed to make decisions. I wish I had a fairy website designer who would just look in my brain and make it happen.

Well, that won't happen. I have to discuss and plan and decide and make it happen.

Thanks for letting me vent.

I'm going to try to post a couple of new works in the next couple of days.

July 12, 2014

Trees, Maps, Brushstrokes and Sea-foam Green.

Something happened a couple weeks ago.

I was tidying up my studio to start work, and I ran across my old Portland map. It was tattered and torn and came apart in my hands as I was picking it up. Now, I'd always thought about using maps in my work, but maps are so precious. And I use the ones I have. All two of them.

So it was obvious that the time had come. There were a few paintings I either had issues with, or was no longer communicating candidly with - which means they were no longer being worked on, but were on my mind. I gently tore that map into little bits and applied them to a couple of those paintings. And...Oh My Gosh. It was like a party - lots of happy dancing and clapping...excited squeals... In fact, after my first one, Durham, OR, I kind of went bananas and have been bananas ever since.

Although painting in the lines and using rulers is part of my artistic make-up; NOT painting in the lines is great for the spirit!! And AAA is going to be getting a lot of my business concerning maps.

Plus there are so many possibilities! Places I've been, places I want to go - places YOU have been or want to go or to remember...It's all so romantic. And maps are so pretty and tangible and direct. All things I enjoy.

Here is one that used to be Luminositrees. A particular painting I struggled with and loved and didn't know what to do with. It is now in my bedroom and I love it so much I could marry it.

It doesn't have a new name yet. But that's ok. I'm too busy working on other pieces to give it the attention it needs for name-saking. And I'm perfectly happy with it hanging namelessly on my wall!

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January 21, 2014

New Show at Satori Hair Salon in Chico for the month of February!!

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July 16, 2012

Painting and Poultry

These ladies have been making an appearance in my yard and I love it. Their bock-bocks and gentle coos greet me as I wake with coffee in hand and seed in the other. Today they were around my ankles as I pulled weeds. They roost in the afternoon on logs right across the driveway.

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This one runs in my direction whenever she sees me. They are so cute!

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I've been a little at a loss for what to paint. Coastal things from my trip? Plants surrounding me? Words of wisdom? CHICKENS? All in all, it's not for lack of inspiration, but for too much perspiration. It's been a scorching few weeks, and my painting has had to take a bit of a hiatus.
I'm back in the studio today. The wind is a welcome visitor just like these darling birds.

May 21, 2012

Durham, CA

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Settling into my new studio.

March 18, 2012

New Work~!!

Well, it's rainy, haily, chilly and wet outside.

My paint isn't drying very quickly in this weather, but there's been a flurry of activity during the dappled sunshine that appears every so often. I'm really excited about my new work.

My theme right now is one of "underlying statements", where words are painted, or drawn or squeezed through condiment containers into each piece - as reminders.
Encouraging expressions.
For me. For you.
To redirect our thoughts from the dark, wintery side to a lighter, more positive inclination.

Here is a taste:
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November 19, 2009

Cup & Saucer on 30th & Killingsworth!

That is where my artwork is hanging out. It will be there until the end of November. Then get ready to see some brand spankin'-new work somewhere else - I'm not telling you where yet, because I don't know.

Just get ready.

October 29, 2009

I'm going to try and make writing on here more of a habit.

Starting today.

Wow. I live in Portland now. I just rented a house with a roommate and have a good space to work in in the basement. I have a room and an office and it's a cute neighborhood - lots of neat houses and pretty yards and misty fog at night. I still can't believe I live here.

So, I've got new work that's going up on Sunday the 1st at Cup and Saucer on 30th & Killingsworth. Lots of space that I intend to tastefully adorn.

After this show, I am hitting the pavement and the interweb for a job. I'm nervous. Excited. It's been a while since I've had to interact and get up early. Wish me luck.

April 21, 2009

Last Shows in Chico....

So, the time has come. I'm packing my bags and moving to Oregon in July.

Please come and join me for a barrage of shows in May, and a final studio show in June.

May 2nd at Monk's

May 16th at Savannah James

May somethingth in Forest Ranch.

Early June: Tin Roof Bakery Opens and my art will be on the walls.

June 20th: The last open studio show in Chico.
...And it will be in Durham.
Everything must go except those that don't!

April 11, 2009

Hello!

Lots of new things are happening.

Keep a watch out. I'm going to blow up your calendar in May.

January 14, 2009

HELLO!!!!

It's been a long time coming, but I finally got help on getting online. Thanks Luke!!

There should be a multitude of new work up on the site by this evening. Expect Birds, Barns, Lots of Trees and some unexpected gems that are still unexpected to even me. :)

Also...There is a closing art reception at Monk's on February 5th at 7pm. It's a Thursday. If you are on my mailing list...you will be getting an invitation shortly!

September 23, 2008

Interviewed in Artworks Magazine!!!!!!!

I don't have the hard copy yet, but here is one of my dreams realized. I have a delightful write-up in Arworks Magazine, based out of Carmel - and I am just reeling with bliss.

The hard copy of the magazine can be ordered online - and may be available in some book stores.

I am so stoked!!!!!!

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September 16, 2008

Computer Problems

Well, it looks like it finally happened. I lost all my work and everything else on my computer. Its going to be a while for me to be able to load up new work and update my website.

More to come....soonish.

March 17, 2008

Getting up to speed

Be patient with me as I'm going to be updating my site this week.

I am working on a show that will be at Tumbleweed, the reception is April 12th, 2008. I'll be in the studio working furiously until then.

I do realize that there are some paintings on the site that have been sold that aren't marked that way yet. Give me a few days.

Thanks!

January 13, 2008

Happy New Year!

My muses as of late are a rich and motley group. Salt licks of worn Cuban facades, and a new line of creatures and their worlds inspired by my wonderful Christmas present from my brother - PLANET EARTH. Thanks so much, Will. I love it! For so many reasons.

The Cuban interest comes from a fabulous book of photographs I purchased at Savannah James. It's an incredible book.

Expect the website to be updated by the end of the week.

August 27, 2007

Hearts, Crowns and Stars

I guess it's safe to say that my new series...or, the new period...(phase?) is a smattering of hearts and regal crowns with a side of stars.

I guess that sometimes, when times seem weary, the best remedy is to establish an alter ego of sorts. A happy, sparkling, romantic self that sees whimsy and smells plumeria-scented winds.

I'm happy to paint within the lines for now. I love the imagery and the places those images take me. They are sweet, they make me grin to look at them, and I am so enjoying painting them.

All my new work will be located @ Savannah James and will accompany me to the meet and greet that takes place on September 1st from 12p - 4pm.

Hope to see you there!

June 20, 2007

I'm gracing the pages of a beautiful e-zine!!

Please check out Convergence - a publication of poetry and prose and artwork.

I'm very proud to share this......to have it to share!!!

Oh, and by the way...it took me a while to figure it out. Just click on the painting, and it will take you to the magazine contents!

April 28, 2007

Spring.

It's warm and windy and the days are delicious. I am up late painting, following a very different yarn; towards a more opaque and muted palette. Light sides. It's kind of refreshing, this little deviation. I'm getting increasingly excited and panicked about my upcoming shows. ..That's always a good sign.

January 20, 2007

New Artwork At Salon Chico!

All the pieces that are works on paper are found at Salon Chico. They are all framed and darling as heck.

You should check them out. And tell Vince I said "Hello!"

December 30, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone had a safe and memorable holiday. I did. I feel refueled and ready for the new year. Get ready for some unbelievable new work - I can feel it brewing. This new year feels very, very promising. :)

October 23, 2006

Thank you all, so much!

My most humble thanks to everyone who warmed my house with their presence this Open Studio Season. It was a total success - with time to talk to almost everyone, great weather, some happy tears, and a lot of wonderful "adoptions" that took place. You have all given me license to keep doing what I am doing, and the means to do so.
My walls are bare but my heart is full. The best part...one of the best parts is that I get to meet everyone that takes a painting home. It's an incredible opportunity that I hope I get to do for the rest of my life.


So - I wanted to touch base and let you all know where I will be hanging my new work, and when. I'm fixin' to have a few new pieces up at the Black Crow by mid-week to replace those that have been sold - so, there's that. I'm expecting 3 or 4 new ones.

I'll be working on a New Line of artwork for Savannah James in downtown Chico (A real treat! You really must go and treat yourself to something special and quite possibley hand-made or sprinkled with story or just really old and beautiful). The address is 236 Broadway, Suite A - and the owner is Sarah. She's wonderful. ANYWAY - I anticipate on having new artwork at her shop near the second week of November. They should be different than my usual stuff - lots of text, found objects, humor...well, similar in concept to my regular work - but there will be a definite diversion, as these will only be sold in her shop.

Stay tuned...I'm thinking about having another studio show in Mid-December. I'll keep you posted.

June 25, 2006

Where I'm at; Where I was.

A little information on where I am currently showing:

Both Umpqua Banks here in Chico. They are all for sale, I am currently trying to fill in some spaces that have been left, but the ones that are there are sweet, and you should check them out if you have a minute, and ...Umpqua is a terrific local bank that you should check out as well.

The Wright Mortgage Company. 434 Broadway. Chico.

Salon Chic-o. 509 Main Street.Chico. Vince, the fantastic man and owner of this super hair salon, has blessed me with his wall space for going on 5 years! His most recent marvel (totally subjective, I know) is to give me permanent wall space, by comissioning me to paint a mural on his back wall. It's a challenge, and very exciting, and hopefully it will be done within the coming weeks. New mediums always mean great success and great failures. Both are learning experiences, and work wonders for more focus.

Nantucket Design Studio289 Clifford Drive North in Lake Almanor. It's brand new, and who wouldn't like to take a day trip or even a camping trip to that area? The water's beautiful and flowing and crystal clear along Deer Creek, and there is always Lake Almanor itself. Nantucket Design is just appearing on the scene, the venue is beautiful, we all know what they bring to the table with their rugs and awesome furniture, and they can make your house look just as enviable as all their delicious window designs. In fact, they are having their Grand Opening on Saturday - July1st - 4pm until ?.... There will be food, refreshments, and a band!

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March 2, 2006

Bragging.

Great article written by Christine LaPado, a local musician who freelances with our own Chico News and Review. Thanks Christine!!!! You're Awesome!
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February 13, 2006

Touching Base

Been working pretty diligently on plans for the new exhibits..big pieces, an idea of prints...even working on some photoshop for smaller, more affordable versions of my work - and they are looking PRETTY GOOD!
Wanted to plug another artist, with fantastic skills as a writer and poet, one that has been a supporter of my work through the years. His name is Troy Jollimore and I'm posting his site. I was very flattered that he would choose to use some of my work to garnish his own. There is nothing like a symbiotic relationship!

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October 22, 2005

My apologies...

Just getting this website up and there are some changes that still need to be made. Like the prices...a great deal of these pieces of artwork are sold. Still fine tuning it. But doesn't it look smashing?! My thanks to Beau of Strangecode for making me such a stellar site!!

October 14, 2005

I just figured something out.

After all these years of painting. I just realized how freeing it is to release myself from an idea.
Let me clarify. I've harbored this painting, two canvases, a her and a him for the better part of 4 months. It has been slated to be a diptych, although I've never found harmony or a balance that seems right. One figure has her hand extended into the other canvas, and while I have recreated backgrounds for her, her counterpart has left me idealess. I've tried to resketch him, alter the colors, add stitching...the works. But he is no longer in the picture, so it has been difficult, no impossible to conjure up any sentiment that would make him work. There they have sat, leaning against my studio wall, waiting for some attention. They were about as appealing to me as cold liver and onions for breakfast.

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October 6, 2005

October 6, 2005

As I mentionned - my direction seems to be straying from the sweet and adorable to a darker shade of umber. I'm throwing in gauze - because it's a super transparent accessory to offer up what I have been going through emotionally. Call it trite. Call it obvious. Call it what you will - but I love it. My stitchwork has reappeared (something I can do while watching TV, being a lazy-bones AND getting a project done), and I'm happy about it, although my thumb is paying dearly.
This style was "acquired" from a wall painting that caught my eye in Barcelona. I couldn't tell you what street, because downtown B. is like some sort of medieval labyrinth, but it was up there - not advertising anything but ART. It was beautiful - and moving. Lots of siennas, and golds, whites, blacks and reds.
Here is the first, within this *series* .
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I will be taking snaps of the works in their "in between" stages. As it is now, it's hard to keep a portfolio of up-to-date photographs, as I am constantly adding or changing the work I have. At least now I will take those pictures I always threatened to take.