Catherine Schmid Murphy
"I just like making things."
- original acrylic pour paintings on cardboard
- this is an art form I encourage everyone to try
- pours are casual art
- salvaged corrugated cardboard is a favored substrate
- these are studies and design boards, meant to be handled and moved about the house at will
- smaller pieces in particular, are meant to be leaned on a table or shelf
- paintings have no frames and no hardware unless otherwise specified
- at gallery works are displayed on small stands or hung, unframed, by wire attached to the back
- larger works are on salvaged campaign signs made of a corrugated plastic
- a few pieces are done on wood and traditional canvas
- please use and enjoy these!
hand painted towels
- acrylic paint is thinned with water and used to paint directly on dry fabric
- paint is allowed to dry for several days and is then heat set
- the result is long lasting color that holds up well to household use and laundering
- linen and cotton are the best fabrics
- you can do this easily at home; here is a video example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP6KEO0ZOVs
custom print towels
- towels made of fabric, custom printed with some of my art
- fabric printing done by spoonflower.com; you can print your art there, too!
- designs based on my own art
- print-on-demand items available at links below
- Handes of a Woman Shop on Pixels here: https://pixels.com/profiles/2-catherineschmid-murphy/shop
- Handes of a Woman Shop on Fine Art America here: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-catherineschmid-murphy/shop
Catherine Schmid Murphy
Woman in Blue Dress Embroidery Design
Woman in Blue Dress Embroidery Design is based on my original watercolor portrait called Colene add this embroidery to a purchased blank towel, bag, pillow cover, top or dress size as shown is 5" wide x 9.5" tall pictures include the embroidery on a grey hand towel, the original watercolor and the formatted design design is formatted to be ma...
Hand Painted Flower Art Towel
Small linen towel with hand painted burgundy/red flower and free-motion embroidery 100% linen ( item is mistakenly tagged as cotton) machine wash and dry, press if desired video shows one of these art towels used as a pocket on our blank denim market bags Also shown, but listed separately, are 2 natural linen place mats and 2 green and yellow ...
The Spirit is Moving Art Print Towel by Catherine Schmid Murphy
Listing preview: Towels in this design currently in production, picture is of the art itself, one of my pours. Fabric is in and shown in this video. Product photos to follow. You may pre-order one if you want; give me 2 days to get it out the door.
Abstract Flower Art Print Tea Towel - now 5 star rated on Amazon
5 star rated in our Handes of a Woman shop on Amazon Handmade, our blue and orange strainer-pour flower by Catherine Schmid Murphy makes a great abstract art towel. Part of our art-on-the-counter collection, this towel is made to be seen stretched out on the counter to dry. The idea came from my sister-in-law and mother-in-law. This is the best ...
Pink Abstract Art Print Towel Collection by Catherine Schmid Murphy
based on my pink ribbon-pour painting, this towel collection has a digital-mirrored effect and there are 6 patterns available suitable for hand towels in the kitchen or bath; also work well for casual napkins for picnics or TV dinners price is for 1 towel all over color and pattern is ideal for hiding stains in busy households pattern 1 horizo...
Orange and Black Art Print Towel Set of 3 by Catherine Schmid Murphy
Art is easy and affordable to collect when you can put it to work as a towel! Black ribbon pour towel, perfect for fall, Halloween, or lovers of tattoo art, is a detail from my abstract pour painting. It has great all over color and pattern, ideal for use in a busy household. Designed to be viewed stretched out to dry as art-on-the-counter, the ...
pour 117 study purple flower
Pour 117 'study purple flower' is an acrylic pour painting of a flower in shades of purple and pink on foam core board. It is about 8" x 8" x 1/4". The piece can be set on a shelf unadorned or you may frame and hang as you wish.
pour 126 sunset
Acrylic pour painting of a simple sunset over water on corrugated cardboard. The sun and sky are in warm reds, the water in cooler blues. About 4" x 8" x 1/8".
pour 219 fresco
Pour 219 'fresco' is a multi-colored acrylic pour painting on cardboard. The paint is thick with texture and cracks. It is wired for hanging unframed. Can also be set on shelf or small stand. About 7 3/8" x 10 7/8".
pour 214 dragon and baby
Pour 214 'dragon and baby' is an abstract, acrylic pour painting on cardboard that looks to me like a baby dragon looking at its mom. About 5" x 10".
pour 179 tide pool
Pour 179 'tide pool' is an abstract acrylic pour on cardboard in purples, about 6"x 11.5".
pour 178 the yellow vase
Pour 178 'the yellow vase' is an abstract pour painting that looks like a yellow vase of red flowers. Acrylic on cardboard. About 5" x 10". Look for wall art, pillows, mugs and other items with this image here: https://www.handesofawoman.com/pages/handes-of-a-woman-products-on-pxels-com
The King is Coming Art Print Towel by Catherine Schmid Murphy
Note: Under construction. Towels in this design currently in production. Picture here is of my artwork itself and you can see the fabric for the towels in this video: The original artwork for this towel is Pour 87 'the King is coming.' It is an acrylic pour on cardboard about 4" x 6" and the original is part of my private collection. Fabric ...
pour 64 'erin's pick'
Pour 64 'erin's pick' is a negative space acrylic scoop and pour on cardboard. About 6" x 13". Original went to Erin, so products with this image available from Pixels.com here: https://www.handesofawoman.com/pages/handes-of-a-woman-products-on-pxels-com
pour 107 orange and black ring
Pour 107 orange and black ring on cardboard is an acrylic ring pour on cardboard, about 3.5" x 5.5". Original no longer available; however products with this image are available here: https://pixels.com/featured/pour-107-orange-and-black-ring-catherine-schmid-murphy.html?newartwork=true
pour 235 dragon trail
Pour 235 dragon trail Acrylic on salvaged corrugated plastic sign, 18" x 23" x 1/8". Warm colors on a creamy off-white background. Fully dry and ready for varnish. Note: A 1x2 stock frame will be added to the back for hanging and will add 3/4" to the depth.
pour 236 black ribbon, acrylic on salvaged corrugated plastic sign, 18" x 24" x 1/8". Note: A 1x2 stock frame will be added to the back for hanging, increasing the total depth by 3/4".
pour 237 amateur night
pour 237 amateur night acrylic on salvaged corrugated plastic sign, 18" x 24" x 1/8" Note: There will be a 1x2 stock frame attached to the back for hanging and this will add an additional 3/4" to the depth. Multi-colored paint was poured as a ring, tipped and air-swiped. Shown just dry and awaiting varnish. Will be ready to ship just after the ...
Red Sky in Morning Pour Painting by Catherine Schmid Murphy
Red sky in morning, sailors take warning, shows rough seas against a red sky. abstract seascape pour painting 204 colors are soft reds, blue and black acrylic on corrugated cardboard about 6 3/8" x 7 7/8"
Abstract pour in red, blue, yellow, black and white. Canvas was loaded with stripes then tilted. Acylic on cardboard. About 6" x 12".
pour 202 quilt block
Multicolored stripe in a quilt block configuration; greys with yellow accent. Neutral all over color designed for our Pixels products. Acrylic on salvaged corrugated plastic road sign. About 9.5" x 11.5" x 1/8". Pairs well with pour 201 fat quarter grey. For other products using this design click link below: https://pixels.com/featured/pour-202-...
pour 201 fat quarter grey
Multicolored stripes in shades of grey on a white background in a pieced-quilt motif. Design board with all over color for our products at Pixels.com. Pictures are in different light. Acrylic on cardboard. About 14" x 15".
Pour Painting 195 Meteor by Catherine Schmid Murphy
acrylic pour painting by Alabama artist Catherine Schmid Murphy multicolored ring pour looks like a meteor lot of fun colors on this one acrylic on canvas 16" x 20" x 1/2" hardware included for you to place in your orientation of choice
pour 74 destruction of the ring
Tolkien fans will here be able to find the final destruction of the ring. Acrylic on 3/4" plywood. There is an earlier work on the back. About 9" x 10" x 3/4".