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Friday, September 30, 2011

NEW PAINTING - LITTLE BOY BLUE in the CORNFIELD

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This child is full of energy! I caught a rare tranquil pose for the split second he stopped running around and slyly turned to see if I was still behind him. For my original watercolor painting, I worked from his photo, since there was not a chance that he would remain still long enough for me to paint him!
This fine art reproduction is a charming portrait of a young child raised in a farming family.

KNOBBED WHELK WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig

I love to paint nature's treasures, like this whelk. A terrific and thoughtful gift for a vacation or beach house or to create an island parasie in your own home. It would look great along with my Chambered Nautilus, Murex, and Sea Urchin paintings.

Colors of Love
"A perfect name for one of the beautiful creations seemed to fit them all, so I used its name for my title. Please take a moment to study each of these wonderful items and see if you agree," says Curator Marge Mills from PersonalDesignz.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE UNDER 25 USD

by Barbara Rosenzweig


Thoughts of winter bring to mind all of the fun I had building a snowman with my brother when I was growing up and then with my children! We used whatever was at hand, even my scarf and mittens!, to decorate him. I hope that you enjoy this bit of winter whimsey.

Christmas Gift Guide for Under 25 USD
"Enjoy easy shopping on Etsy....Christmas is so close...2012 is coming very soon," says the Curator from mediterra.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MORNING COFFEE & FRUIT

by Barbara Rosenzweig

Sitting quietly with my morning coffee, I started playing with my food - something my mother emphatically told me as a kid not to do! But the color combinations were so lovely and the arrangement so appealing, I decided to paint this serene scene. My original framed painting would look great in your kitchen or make a wonderful housewarming gift!

Periwinkle Breakfast
Curator Diana from familycraftstudio says, "mmm.....breakfast....." What a terrific collection of periwinkle handmade and fine art!

BLUE HYDRANGEA

by Barbara Rosenzweig


This painting is inspired by one of the most beautiful flowers in my garden, the blue hydrangea. I love capturing the intricate details of every petal. Nature's designs are amazing!

Hydrangea Blues
"As the last warm blast of summer air departs New England, I have one vibrant blue hydrangea left in my garden. I wish it would last until spring, just to remind me of the summer wind!" says Curator Anne Marie from sweetbriarfamily.



Tangles Up In Blue For On Fire Team
"A collection in blue from the many talented ON FIRE TEAM members! Enjoy, Share, Promote!" says Curator Deirdre Baker from HandmadeUnderground.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SUNSET WITH PELICAN PHOTOGRAPH

by Barbara Rosenzweig


"Sunset with Pelican" is a Fine Art Photograph that shows the brilliance of a dramatic orange sky. The pelican adds a wonderful dimension to this Gulf of Mexico scene. This photo was taken on Anna Maria Island in Florida and will make a great addition to your home.

Letting go....
Curator Tonka from MeNeTi said, "After the darkness brightness comes... With the special feature of OnFireTeam and Team BG members!" Enjoy these wonderful creations!


Tupelo Honey - On Fire Team
"My favorite song....and some gorgeous honey-colored items from the On Fire For Handmade team!" says Curator Andrea from bluehighways.

RED & BLUE RIBBONS ABSTRACT PAINTING

by Barbara Rosenzweig


Colorful Blue and Red Ribbons wind their way over a medley of yellow, pink, blues, turquoise, red, and green. What great fun to have this strikingly bold original abstract painting in your contemporary home!

Bohemian Rhapsody On Fire
"Beautiful Crimson On Fire creations tell a wonderful story of beauty each in their own way..... Enjoy them all," says Curator Marge Mills from PersonalDesignz .

Monday, September 26, 2011

DISTANT SHORE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This painting creates a feeling of looking off across the ocean to a distant, barely perceptible coast with its golden cliffs. The stylized waves were inspired by 18th – 19th Japanese artist Hokusai’s “The Great Wave.”

Is OnFire Rolling in the Deep for Blues???
"This is a wonderful treasury based on the wonderful song "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele!! These wonderful deep blues are creations from members of the OnFireForHandmade and Handmade Harbor teams!" says Curator Mary from EuphoricCharms. What an honor to have my Distant Shore painting included!

MAGNOLIAS IN GOLD

by Barbara Rosenzweig

These softly colored pastel magnolias are set in a golden background giving it a glow that is luminous. This elegant painting will look absolutely stunnning in your home, especially if it's Tuscan decor!

Linked to Mellow Yellow Monday and Pink Saturday.

Too much color? I don't think so.
Curator Eline Oftedal from elineof  created this beautiful collection of handmade and fine art items, including my Magnolias in Gold watercolor.

HOT PINK ROSE

by Barbara Rosenzweig

I love roses of all colors, but this hot pink flower in my garden is stunning! I just had to paint it! This framed original watercolor will give you pleasure for many years to come.

Onfire's Zooming by in their Pink Cadillac...
Curator Annie Becwar from inkieannie says, "Don't blink or you miss the onfire team....Enjoy!" of her stunning collection. I'm honored that she included my Hot Pink Rose watercolor!

LOVERS ON THE BEACH

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This distant view of a loving couple touched my heart. Hugging each other, looking out at the vast ocean, feeling totally alone, they are ultimately together. This romantic fine art reproduction is just waiting for someone to love it and take it home!

On Fire - Where? Somewhere over the Rainbow
Curator Rosemarie Hanus from Spawnofflame  included "Rainbow beauties from the On Fire Team!" So glad to be part of this great team!

BLUE HYDRANGEA

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This painting is inspired by one of the most beautiful flowers in my garden, the blue hydrangea. I love capturing the intricate details of every petal. Nature's designs are amazing!

Maybe Your Baby's Got The Blues "On Fire"
Curator from MyGemstoneDesigns  says that her collection features members from On Fire, LACWE and Handmade Harbor teams. I'm happy to be part of this group!

SUNSET, MOUNTAINS, AND LAKE

by Barbara Rosenzweig

Trees silhouetted along a lonely lake, mountains in the background, and a soft pink sunset made this scene irresistible to paint! A wonderful choice for your home or office in its sleek, contemporary black metal frame.

U2's Beautiful Day Is On Fire
"This one is based on the song Beautiful Day by U2. All these items remind me of a beautiful day somehow," says Curator Anne from Metalworksjewelry.  I'm so glad that my Sunset, Moutains, and Lake watercolor painting is part of Anne's beautiful day!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

TROPICAL RAIN FOREST

Back in the day when I taught science to Middle School children, I created a website for my students where they could tour different ecological regions of the world through my travels.

Cairns, a city on the northeast coast of Australia, is part of a huge tropical rain forest.
It is also the closest city to the Great Barrier Reef. There, as in other rain forests
throughout the world (like Costa Rica, the Amazon, Puerto Rico, and Thailand), it rains
briefly, several times a day, with hot temperatures and poor soil. The vegetation
is lush and the kinds of animals are amazingly varied.


If you'd like to see those photos with explanations, click on the link below to see to some areas of the tropical rain forest in Cairns, Australia.

Please let me know what you think of this feature on my blog.

http://www2.umtsd.org/TeacherPages/Rosenzweig/tropical%20rain%20forest.htm

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch - what make you fo beyond the norm.

Cicely Tyson

Saturday, September 24, 2011

LOVERS ON THE BEACH

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This distant view of a loving couple touched my heart. Hugging each other, looking out at the vast ocean, feeling totally alone, they are ultimately together. This romantic fine art reproduction is just waiting for someone to love it and take it home!

On Fire for Blues
"I love all shades of blue and found so many wonderful artists in On Fire for Handmade Team. Wish I could fit more than 16 at one time. Enjoy!" says Curator Shelly from Shelly6262.  Check out this super collection for great gift ideas!

PEARS WATERCOLOR PAINITNG

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This fine art reproduction of my watercolor painting shows pears at the peak of ripeness. This fruit at its luscious best, speckled and richly colored, can be enjoyed right in your own home - year round!

Lotza Halloween
Curator Arlene from ArlenesBoutique created a stunning Halloween collection selected from members of the On Fire For Handmade Team from Etsy.com. I hope that you will check out each of the wonderful items found there in the mosaic below.

Friday, September 23, 2011

STRAWBERRIES & SILVER SALT SHAKERS

by Barbara Rosenzweig

I enjoy using silver to capture colorful reflections, especially the vivid reds of strawberries. This amazingly detailed original watercolor painting will look wonderful in any sophisticated dining area.

Out of season, but still available!
Curator Mieke Van Gameren from theMstore created this visually delicious collection of handmade and fine art items. She said, "Eat and enjoy!" Hope that you especially enjoy my Strawberries & Silver Salt Shakers painting.

A Dash of Salt and Pepper
"Tasteful ......salt and pepper shakers!" comments the Curator from Iridonousa of her wonderfully unique collection! So glad that my Strawberries & Silver Salt Shakers painting was included!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

ABSTRACT SUNSET

by Barbara Rosenzweig

The changing colors of the sky always fascinated me. Here, the sun had just set and the sky's vibrant hues are vividly reflected in the water. This origianl watercolor painting is a soothing addition to your home.

PINK SUNSET WATERCOLOR PAINTING

by Barbara Rosenzweig

For me, this painting expresses the beauty of a serenely peaceful evening sky with its pink, turquoise,and peach colors - colors that are soft and beautiful. What a wonderful fantasy, a soothing focal point for your very special room!

Color Language
Curator Connie K. from ConnieKSalesArt said that she was, "Inspired by the art on Etsy. Beauty color. Amazing artists. Thank you for inspiring me."

PINK MAGNOLIA WITH BLUE SKY

by Barbara Rosenzweig

When I look up at the pink magnolia flowers with a bright blue sky framing them, I know it's spring - the inspiration of my painting! This beautiful painting will make your home even more inviting by bringing the outdoors in!

Pink Dream
Curator from bocko created this stunning pink-toned collection of handmade and fine art items, which includes my Pink Magnolia with Blue Sky original watercolor painting.

SECLUDED LAKE WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig

Serenity, solitude, and peace, with greens and blues, are the feelings I had when I painted this scene. With the small boat pulled up to the shore, pine trees back to the horizon, a lake reflecting the blue sky, what can be a better place for relaxation? This framed original watercolor would be wonderful in a rustic vacation home, as well as a sophisticated apartment!

Serenity
Curator Tracy from BragginRightsBath selected most of the items for her wonderful treasury from On Fire for Handmade members. Happy to be among them!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MUREX SEASHELL PAINTING

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This Murex is one of my favorite seashells! I love all of its soft pink, purple and amber tones, its distinctive spikes, textures, and valleys, and its luminous translucent shell. I tired to capture just that for YOU! This fine art reproduction makes a wonderful companion piece to my Chambered Nautilus, Knobbed Whelk, and Sea Urchin.

Linking to Share the Love Wednesday, Sizzle into Summer Wednesday, Good Life Wednesdays, Alphabe-Thursday, and Macro Friday.



POINSETTIA

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This gorgeous flower is perfect any time of year, but especially at Christmas! I hope that you will find a great home for my Limited Edition Fine Art Reproduction of the Red Poinsettia.

Linked to Macro Flower Saturday.

October Party
Curator Vanya from vanessahandmade  made her selection from 100% OnFire Team from Etsy.com. I'm honored to have my Poinsettia watercolor painting including!

SUNSET WITH PALM TREE

by Barbara Rosenzweig


"Sunset with Palm Tree" is a fine art photograph that highlights the gorgeous colors of early evening on the Gulf of Mexico. This was taken on Anna Maria Island in Florida and will make a great addition to a vacation home, as well as that special place in your room or office!

Beach
"I hope you love the sun, the summer and the beach as much as I do!" says the Curator from shoppingosdoceu.


Waterfalls and Sunsets
Curator Heidi Heuser from elegantyoubeads created this unusual collection of stunning items!


Taking it Easy
"Serene beach scenes and endless summers...," says Curator Lisa New from alanabobanna of her relaxing collection that includes my Sunset with Palm Tree fine art photograph.

Monday, September 19, 2011

MAUVE PANSIES PAINTING

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This original painting of the softly subtle colors of these Mauve Pansies will bring the garden indoors into your home!

Blue and Burgundy "On Fire"
Curator Hazel Wolbrinck from MyGemstoneDesigns created this wonderful collection! So glad that my Mauve Pansies painting was a good fit here!

BLUE HYDRANGEA WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This painting is inspired by one of the most beautiful flowers in my garden, the blue hydrangea. I love capturing the intricate details of every petal. Nature's designs are amazing!

I'm On Fire and Blue for You
Curator Jewels from Lusmysticjewels created "Beautiful Blues for You," with her wonderful collection of handmade and fine art items, including my Blue Hydrangea watercolor painting.

SEA URCHIN WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig

Another example of Nature's treasures from the Sea! The lasting color, the beautiful shape, the bumpy texture where its spines were attached, makes this sea urchin skeleton a facinating sea creature. This fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting makes a unique gift for a shore home, especially when grouped with my other shell paintings!

Burgungy will set you ON FIRE!
Curator Jane from cardsbyjane creasted a collection of items that are richly colored in burgundy. Lots to choose from and enjoy!


On Fire - B is for Burgundy Blue
Curator Barbara from TouchOfSilver created a wonderful collect of handmade and fine art items, including my Sea Urchin watercolor painting. I hope that you enjoy it!

BEACH WALK AT SUNSET

by Barbara Rsoenzweig

Beach Walk at Sunset is a fine art photograph that conveys the serenity of walking on a Gulf of Mexico beach. This was taken on Anna Maria Island in Florida and will make a great addition to a shore house.

Linking to Mellow Yellow Monday.

Grey Day in Tampa Bay
Curator Gail Kent from gailkentstudio said, "Bring on the sun rays with lots of happy yellow!" Her collection is BRILLIANT!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

On Fire for Handmade Featured Artisan of the Week

This weeks Featured Artisan is Debbi La Rue - Flower & Bud Handcrafted Jewelry!
You can find Flower & Bud on:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

PURPLE RAIN WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig

I was inspired to create this one day while looking out of my window during a storm and picturing all of the wonderful colors that could be there instead of gray! This will be stunning in a modern as well as traditional home!

Linked to Pink Saturday.

B & B ON FIRE
Curator Janet Long from Unrise has a wonderful selection of Blues and Burgundies, with my Purple Rain watercolor included!



Purple Rain
Curator Rebecca from NotMyBag created this uique collection that I hope you will enjoy!

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR VOTE!



Many thanks to all who voted for my Devil’s Trumpet!

That painting was the winner and I appreciate the added exposure your support has given me.

Fondly,
Barb


BIRCH TREES IN WINTER

by Barbara Rosenzweig

In a surprise early snow, some trees on the mountains still have their leaves, but the birch trees are already bare. This majestic painting will create a peaceful, serene look at Nature's Beauty right in your home!

Cold
Curator Jane from littlebugjewelry created a collection that feels cold just looling at it!

BOY INTO THE SURF

by Barbara Rosenzweig

 My exuberant scene shows the pure childish delight at being on the beach. I tried to capture his sense of freedom and absolute joy! It will brighten up any child's room or a home at the shore! This is the perfect companion piece to "Girl into the Surf!"



Time Does Fly When You're Past Young
 "A great collection of life. Time does fly for all of us when you're past young," says Curator Anne Quinn from hatsbyanne1942.



Acceptable happiness
The Curator from MindAndHandsTogether hopes that you will enjoy her creative collection!

KNOBBED WHELK WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig

I love to paint nature's treasures, like this whelk. A terrific and thoughtful gift for a vacation or beach house or to create an island parasie in your own home. It would look great along with my other sea shell paintings.

Gift from the Ocean
Margalit Hajaj from Margalita created this wonderful collection of handmade and fine art gift items. Enjoy!

CHAMBERED NAUTILUS IN SEASHELL COLLECTION

by Barbara Rosenzweig

These beautiful seashells make a wonderful collection, each with its unique and beautifully intricate pattern. It makes a unique gift for a vacation shore home or you can create a tropical paradise right in your own home!

She sells sea shells....
Curator Heather Beckmann from qweenbeee says, "A fun and tropical collection of sea shells for any adventure!"

Friday, September 16, 2011

FLORAL COLLAGE

by Barbara Rosenzweig


This unusual large floral collage is a mixed media piece. I enjoyed using textured art paper, some torn into shapes to mimic bamboo, watercolors, and a stipling pen to create depth and contours. This collage was inspired by the minimalist paintings of Asian artists.

"Olive" You! EtsyLush in Olive Green
"I Love Olive! I hope you do too! Perfect for the new fall colors. Fabulous items from the Etsy Lush Team!" says Curator from CreationsbyCynthia1.  Delighted that my Floral Collage was included here!

DISTANT SHORE WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig

This painting creates a feeling of looking off across the ocean to a distant, barely perceptible coast with its golden cliffs. The stylized waves were inspired by 18th – 19th Japanese artist Hokusai’s “The Great Wave.”

Blue Alchemy
"Beautiful blues from favorite shops and artists," says Curator Anne Pierce from WeeLambieKnits. I just love the intense blues of this stunning collection!

NEW PAINTING - WHITE ROSE 2



As one of my favorite flowers in the garden, this white rose is a knockout! I continue trying to capture the wonderful pastel shadows of this beautifully fragrant blossom! With this Fine Art Reproduction, you can enjoy the splendor of the rose all year round!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

BOY INTO THE SURF WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig


My exuberant scene shows the pure childish delight at being on the beach. I tried to capture his sense of freedom and absolute joy! It will brighten up any child's room or a home at the shore! This is the perfect companion piece to "Girl into the Surf!"

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
Curator Stephanie from BlackbearyMountain created a wonderful collection of great items that will put a smile on your face!

SECLUDED LAKE WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig


Serenity, solitude, and peace, with greens and blues, are the feelings I had when I painted this scene. With the small boat pulled up to the shore, pine trees back to the horizon, a lake reflecting the blue sky, what can be a better place for relaxation? This framed original watercolor would be wonderful in a rustic vacation home, as well as a sophisticated apartment!

The Birds
The Curator Colette from InVintageMode selected many handmade and fine art items for this truely unique collection. I think that you will find it full of surprises!

SNOWMAN WITH RED SCARF AND MITTNES

by Barbara Rosenzweig

Thoughts of winter bring to mind all of the fun I had building a snowman with my brother when I was growing up and then with my children! We used whatever was at hand, even my scarf and mittens!, to decorate him. I hope that you enjoy this bit of winter whimsey.

Feeling Blue
"Today is my son's 14th birthday and I am celebrating with my favorite color and the color of September," says Curator Gina from naturallymephotos. There are a lot of great items and some that I hope will make you smile, like my Snowman with Red Scarf and Mittens painting.

PEARS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

by Barbara Rosenzweig


This fine art reproduction of my watercolor painting shows pears at the peak of ripeness. This fruit at its luscious best, speckled and richly colored, can be enjoyed right in your own home - year round!

There's No Place Likd Home!
"Warm fall colors for your home!" says Curator Anne from madeformebyoaklie of her wonderful collection of stunning handmade and fine art gift items. I'm thrilled that she including my Pears in this fabulous selection!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PEACEFUL PORCH WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig

Looking for peaceful and quiet moments? These Adirondak chairs on a secluded porch create the perfect painting for your home to give you a sense of tranquility and relaxation! Its vivid colors will brighten your rustic vacation home or your own hideaway sanctuary!

If you were here, would you take me there...
Curature Danielle from SimplyEmidana created this wonderful theme and included my Peaceful Porch watercolor as one place that she would like to go! I'm honored!

BIRD OF PARADISE WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig


This striking Bird of Paradise was spotted near Machu Picchu in Peru's cloud forest. Its vivid colors caught my eye! This original framed watercolor will be an exotic addition to your home paradise!

red and black autumn
Curator Sibel from SibelDesign created this terrific collection which included my Bird of Paradise watercolor. I hope that you enjoy all of the neat selections!

SUNSET WITH PELICAN

Fine Art Photograph
by Barbara Rosenzweig


"Sunset with Pelican" is a Fine Art Photograph that shows the brilliance of a dramatic orange sky. The pelican adds a wonderful dimension to this Gulf of Mexico scene. This photo was taken on Anna Maria Island in Florida and will make a great addition to your home.

Linked to Alphabe-Thursday.

Fire it up!
"Fire it up this fall with creations by the On Fire for Handmade, Etsy Promo Love, Luna Essence Arts and Crafts World and Handmade Harbor Teams! Woo Hoo!!" says Curator Anne from madeformebyoaklie  of her stunning collection. Enjoy!



On Fire - on fire for handmade team
"If I were fire, I'd be on Etsy," says Curator Tina Williams from jpogodesigns of her stunning red-hot collection! Thrilled that she included my Sunset with Pelican.

CHAMBERED NAUTILUS WATERCOLOR

by Barbara Rosenzweig


These beautiful seashells make a wonderful collection, each with its unique and beautifully intricate pattern. It makes a unique gift for a vacation shore home or you can create a tropical paradise right in your own home!

Ah summer, please don't go....
Curator Laura Glass from LauraGlassArtQuilts created this wonderful collection and included my Chambered Nautilus watercolor. I hope that you enjoy exploring each of the items in the mosaic!

Monday, September 12, 2011

STRAWBERRIES & SILVER SHAKERS

by Barbara Rosenzweig


I enjoy using silver to capture colorful reflections, especially the vivid reds of strawberries. This amazingly detailed original watercolor painting will look wonderful in any sophisticated dining area.

The Fruits of On Fire
Curator Sonja from cheekyjewelsbysonja created this stunning collection of handmade gift items! I was honored to have my Strawberries & Silver Shakers watercolor painting selected for this beautiful Etsy Treasury!

BEACH WALK AT SUNSET

Fine Art Photograph
by Barbara Rosenzweig

Beach Walk at Sunset is a fine art photograph that conveys the serenity of walking on a Gulf of Mexico beach. This was taken on Anna Maria Island in Florida and will make a great addition to a shore house.

Orange You Glad You're On Fire
The Curator from Lusmysticjewels created this wonderful collection featuring items that are orange! I'm so glad that she selected my Beach Walk at Sunset photograph for this stunning Etsy Treasury!

Share the Love - Featured Artisan

This weeks Featured Artisan is Sharri Powell - Most and Mist! Gorgeous creations created with love.
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

SNOWMAN WITH RED SCARF AND MITTENS

by Barbara Rosenzweig

Thoughts of winter bring to mind all of the fun I had building a snowman with my brother when I was growing up and then with my children! We used whatever was at hand, even my scarf and mittens!, to decorate him. I hope that you enjoy this bit of winter whimsey.

Linked to White Wednesday.