Coral and Pink Abstract Painting with paint drips by Cortney North

What’s new with me and inspiring art studios

Do your weeks feel as though they last 4 days instead of 7? That has been my normal for a bit now and I’d like to change that setting (but still get just as much work done)! I’m not sure what happened to last week and then I looked up

Houzz Finds: Bird Bathroom Ideas

Given the title of the post, you may wonder why I care about designing a bird bathroom. It is a fair question albeit not quite accurate. What I mean by ‘bird bathroom’ is bird-themed bathroom. I have an interesting (people like my husband would call it an odd/unusual/strange) fascination for

Turquoise Waters Fine Art Print Close Up

New Prints in Shop: “Turquoise Waters” and “Autumn Impression”

I completed these paintings a number of years ago, back in 2013 to be exact. I still enjoy viewing them, so they made the cut for prints that would go up on the Etsy shop. “Turquoise Waters” is a style that brings me a lot of happiness. It is soothing

Houzz picks: Eclectic exteriors and some tropical therapy

I’ve been on a modern design kick. It was a sudden change a few months ago and I’m still a bit surprised by it. I was set on French country mixed with contemporary plus some rustic, then out of nowhere I began to enjoy ultra-modern spaces. Some of the designs

Cortney North Abstract Fine Art Painting, small version of 'Quietude'

New Prints in Shop: “Imagination” and “Quietude”

Last week I was focused on getting new prints in the shop. It just so happens that both originals of these prints are displayed in our home. My husband is very partial to “Imagination” and I’m partial to “Quietude.” We had a discussion recently about listing original paintings for sale

Varying Oranges arranged in a striped pattern

Peach, Coral and Pumpkin: Bedrooms in Orange

I love colors! But there is an exception and I’m going to let you in on the secret. It’s one many people don’t know about me. I don’t like the color red. It is a visceral reaction – one I wish I didn’t have given I live in the land

New Print: ‘Effervescence’ 12×12 Fine Art Print

The holidays have passed and the new year has begun! I’ve been preparing since last fall to re-open my shop and I’m excited the day has finally arrived. I’m curating my older prints, so only a few will carry over from the days of old. Late last year and into

Middle of painting

Today’s post will be a shorter one since I’m in the middle of a large painting. This one, in fact. It is going to require many, many layers to get the depth that I want. I have no idea how many it already has. If you made me guess, I’d

Painting Palette Pictures

The sides of the paintings are almost complete. It took more coats of paint than I realized and – due to the very dry air – the paint dried almost on contact with the canvas. It was a balancing act between keeping the paint wet enough to spread and not

Museum Find: Physic Garden Art Installation

High Museum of Art in Atlanta featuring installation by Molly Hatch My career in art began with ceramics and I suppose that my relationship to it might be compared to having a first pet, first child, first of something important. I learned a great deal about art through ceramics and