Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I am officially live on Etsy and my shop (CarolineStummerArt) is open! Slowly getting more prints and paintings posted for sale, so check back later if you don't see something from my blog available at this time :)

Thank you!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Ocean- watercolor 18 x 24 inches

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Untitled- watercolor 11 x 17

Lukas silhouette collage- 11 x17

Amelia silhouette collage- 11 x 17

"Doilies in Denver"- photograph by Caroline Stummer 2015

Thursday, November 14, 2013

In Bloom

Oil on Panel
12" x 12"

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Great Horned Owl
9.5" x 12"
oil on panel

9.5 " x 12"
Oil on Panel

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Felt flower Clips on Etsy for your lil Sweetie Pie!

The latest hobbie I have, set aside from my Pinterest addiction, is making these felt flower clips...the painting thing I just don't have time for now days- having a 7 month old and a 3 year old (Amelia turn's 3 on the 7th!) is proving to keep me beyond busy! I have a new found respect for parents with multiple kids.... Anyhow, here is my new creative outlet being displayed for sale on Etsy (-:
Felt Flower Clip

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mural for Emma

My sweet little niece, Emma, has this in her room thanks to me, her coolest auntie! (-;

Lukas's nursery

here it is and ready for Lukas, he's sleeping next to us in a bassinet for now but will transition shortly after he graduates to 4 months old into his own room.... Growing so fast! He's 3 months and a week old now! Anyhow I painted the mural and made the baby mobile out of felt etc...

Lukas's nursery

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Project Nursery

I finally posted Amelia's nursery on Project Nursery (now that she's 2!), though I am making some changes this weekend to transition her crib into our baby boys room (due on Oct 15), and she will have a day bed and new mural up in her room (-; so I will post those as well....AND, the baby boy's nursery pics as soon as I have it completed!! Check it out (-;

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pregnant Again! And this time it's a boy (-;

I don't paint as much as I used to, and especially when I'm pregnant but thought I should share the latest. I am getting commissioned to do a large painting and I have 2 months to complete it so I'm very excited. I will post a picture once it is completed. Oh, and I am pregnant again! It's a boy this time, so we are excited to be able to stop after 2... if it was another girl I would want to keep going! Love being a mommy so much- it's the best experience, nothing tops motherhood. My daughter just turned 2 and my future son is due on Oct 17th. Planning on another natural birth- hope I can do it again! Wish me luck! :-O

Friday, January 7, 2011

"Winter's Coming"

2 ft x 2 ft -Oil on Panel

"Flying High"

5 inches x 7 inches -Oil on Panel

"Mod Bird"

5 inches x 7 inches- Oil on Panel

"Yellow Bird"

5 inches x 7 inches -Oil on Panel

"Blue Bird"

5 inches x 7 inches
Oil on Panel

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Finally Painting Again! Yay!

November 4- 2010:

Yippee! A new painting is coming soon! It's 2 ft by 2ft in size and very cool so far. I am a little surprised it's turning out nicely since I've been out of practice for so long... but I did play it safe and stayed away from portraits, didn't want to be too ambitious! I think my next one will be a portrait of my daughter. I'm planning on doing a First Friday as soon as it's finished so I'll post details and a picture of the painting soon! Happy Holidays (-;

Friday, June 27, 2008

"Big Bertha" ***Sold***

I was asked by a friend to take a ceramic pig and paint it or do something creative with it for an upcoming art display he is arranging in downtown Phoenix showcasing several local artists ceramic piggy bank creations.... This is mine- it's a collage with clippings from various magazines, the legs are wrapped in black and whited sequins, and the handle is wrapped in ribbon....and of course I had to add a few quirky clippings amongst the floral prints (it's art...isn't it supposed to be weird?), then I sprayed it all over with several coats of shine and here it is- Big Bertha the Pig!

Was previously on display in downtown Phoenix at:
Pravus Gallery
501 East Roosevelt
Phoenix, 85004

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

photograph from the mystic caverns in Arkansas

this is what I saw when I looked up- slimy formations with water droplets ready to drip on my head....

"The Blues"

Oil on Canvas
12 x 16
March 2008
it looks a little different in person... this along with other new paintings will be displayed this Friday, April 4th at the Long House .

Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Arizona Sunset" ***Sold***

Summer 2007

"Floret Figure"

Oil on Canvas
2 x 2.5 feet
February 2008

"Lazy Owl" ***Sold****

Oil on panel
9.5 x 11.5 inches
February 2008
Not sure what to say about this's another bird painting!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

"Tuesday Afternoon"

Oil on Wood Panel
24 x 24
This was completed on June 30th and shown on the 1st Friday of July at the Long House. I named it "Tuesday Afternoon" after the Moody Blues song...I was listening to it when I painted this, amongst other songs as well- But the name seemed to fit this one best.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

"The Quest for a Nest" ***Sold***

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24

June '07

This is something I began painting with a vision, and once again it took a different turn. I visited an Art Gallery on Marshall Way in Scottsdale recently- It was a contemporary gallery that had a series of paintings on display. The artist took a canvas and divided it into sections in which he painted a different abstract scene in each. I started with that idea, but then I was looking at my "Accidentally Meant to Be" painting sitting next to me as I painted and it influenced the outcome. I typically start out with a clear picture in my head of what I want a painting to look like, but the focus always goes astray, and the outcome is completely different than what I expect, this is what makes painting exciting for me- the fact that I can't even predict myself!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Accidentally Meant to Be"

30 x 40
Oil on Canvas
Painted in January 2005
This I painted in the "AZ Room" of my grandma's condo. I painted it shortly after purchasing "The Wilco Book", in it there are several photographs containing birds and clutter, so with listening to their music and looking at the photographs (still haven't actually read the book to this day!), the painting was born. When the painting was finished but not yet dry and still without a title, I drove to my sisters house to have my mother, who was in town visiting at the time, take photos of my new "bird/Wilco" painting for my portfolio. On my way there I got in a terrible car accident- It was on the 347 heading towards Maricopa. A car had pulled out in front of me in the middle of the highway causing me to swerve and go off the road into the ground below (the road was elevated a bit from the land surrounding it). My car was airborne and rolled 3 times. My painting was in the dirt about 30 yards away from my car. I was OK, but the painting was damaged. I had it restored then did some touch ups and the title was found- "Accidentally Meant to Be".

"Solitary Tree"

20 x 24
Oil on Canvas
Painted in Summer 2005


20 x 24
Oil on Canvas
Painted in Winter of 2004


30 x 40
Oil on Canvas

Painted in Summer 2004

"Condo Clutter"

24 x 30
Oil on Canvas
Painted in Summer 2001
This painting was created in a condo I rented from the cook at the Sugar Bowl in Old Town Scottsdale- at the time I was a waitress there. The condo was 2 bedrooms, so 1 of them I used as my junk room- this is where I painted and kept all my clothes that didn't fit anymore (I used to be 30 lbs. heavier! yuck!!!), cds, records, old shoes that I couldn't quite part with yet, etc. I started creating this painting in the "junk" room by taking objects in my sight and tracing them on the canvas- in this painting there are 2 shoes, 2 cd cases, 3 cds, an acrylic sculpture, and fingers traced out, amongst other objects I just can't remember that were also lying around. I experimented with scratching, dripping, and painting with a palette knife in this also- It was a "lets try something different" painting, and I'm happy with the outcome. (-:


24 x 30
Oil on Canvas
painted in Winter 2000


30 x 40
Oil on Canvas
Painted in summer 2004

Tuesday, May 29, 2007