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Friday, December 30, 2011

RUSTY TRAIN DETAIL


Lonely sitting on side tracks, this old abandoned railway car is a rusty reminder of times past. Magestic against a cloudless cobalt sky, I couldn't resist painting it! This painting would be a great gift for the rustic man in your life!

Gauzy
lunaessence from LunaEssence  created this unique collection. I hope that you like my unusual Rusty Train Detail painting. Enjoy each selection.

STAWBERRIES & SILVER SALT SHAKERS


 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.

Juicy Red Eye Candy!!
Hazel Wollbrinck from MyGemstoneDesigns created this wonderful collection of handmade and fine art, including my Strawberries & Silver Salt Shakers.

BEACHED SAILBOAT


What a majestic sight! Walking along the beach on Florida's Gulf Coast, I spotted this beached catamaran sitting alone, silently, gently tilting with the soft waves. This gem would look wonderful in your home, a reminder of a special vacation or just a peaceful vision.

WIND AND SAND
mandala57 says, "Seashore longings inspired this collection of natural colors, forms, and objects..." I hope that you enjoy this wonderful selection!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

SEA URCHIN


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

On Fire for Valentine's Day Gifts
"Featuring just a few of the wonderful On Fire for Handmade shops with great gift ideas for you to choose from," says Shelly from Shelly6262 .  I just love the fabulous colors of this collection!



Burgundy Desire!
BlissWorksStudio from BlissWorksStudio created this stunning collection! It's amazing how my sea creature, the Sea Urchin, fits in here! Enjoy!

BOWL OF BERRIES


This lushly filled fruit bowl is a feast for both the mouth and the eyes! The rich colors of strawberries, pomegranates, and blueberries will fill your kichen with vibrant colors and textures.

2012...Wishing for a "Berry" Happy New Year
Maggee G from CardsbyMaggey created this fabulous collection of handmade and fine art from Etsy. I hope that you especially enjoy my Bowl of Berries painting! Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SNOWY EGRET ON THE ROCKS


I enjoyed watching this beautiful bird, with its white delicate feathers blowing in the wind, balancing on the rocks looking for fish! This whimisical painting will be wonderful in your beach house, vacation home - everywhere you want to create that special beach feeling.

Snow Days
"Who can resist blues at this time of year???" says WrappedWithWire from WrappedWithWire  My Snowy Egret looks right at home in this fine collection!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

RED ORANGE DAYLILY


Daylilies are super hardy in my summer garden. I love the brilliant colors and captured them in this fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting - the day before hungry deer made a quick meal of them!!!

Careful...There be dragons in the secondary colors!
"It was difficult to find items with just orange green and purple, the secondary colors, but the ones I did find are so lovely. :)" says Maggee G from CardsbyMaggey .  My Red Orange Daylily had just the colors she needed. I hope that you enjoy all of the selections!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

POMEGRANATES


The pomegranate is mentioned in ancient texts of the Bible and Homer. It's valued for its beauty and versatility as a fruit with medicinal qualities, It also is a symbol of prosperity, fruitfulness, and ambition, with many myths and religious meanings ascribed to it. That's what drew me to create this watercolor, showing the stunning fruit growing on its small tree. I hope that you enjoy the fine art reproduction made from my original painting.

New Growth for the New Year
"Enjoy these organic, growing images from the On Fire for Handmade team!" says Molly Kimball from ElephantBeads . My Pomegranates fit right in with this great theme!

Friday, December 23, 2011

FLORAL COLLAGE


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.

Linked to Savvy Homemade Monday, Look Whoooo's Snapping, Tell Me Tuesdays, Handmade Tuesday,


WOW!
Dianna Wood from TheWoodsSecretGarden created this fabulous collection of olive greens and pinks! So glad that she selected my Floral Collage to accompany these unique items!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

GIRL INTO THE SURF


My wonderful scene shows the pure girlish delight at being on the beach. I tried to capture this child's independent strut into the surf to fill her bucket! Can you smell the salt air, hear the surf, and feel the sand between your toes?

Linking to Tell Me Tuesdays, Handmade Tuesdays, Share the Love Wednesday, Wow Us Wednesdays, Fall into Fall, Primp Your Stuff Wednesday, Fabulous Friday

Christmas at the Beach
"I am in Colorado, looking out the window at a foot of snow and its still snowing! I am longing for warmer weather and the beach. If only I could spend Christmas at the beach this year...," says Dawn Hitchcock from DawnHitchcock . My watercolor "Girl into the Surf" looks right at home here!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

PINK HYDRANGEA


My garden is full of bright summer color, but softer tones come from my pale pink hydrangea. This painting is beautiful in country, modern, or your own special decor and makes a terrific companion piece to my "Pale Blue Hydrangea." The delicately charming hydrangea will be lovely as a treat for yourself or a thoughtful gift for a flower lover!

Love Blooms in Pink
VintageEye from VintageEye created this beautifully pretty in pink collection. I'm so pleased that my shabby chic Pink Hydrangea was included. 

SECLUDED BEACH


My peaceful beach welcomes you to get away from it all! Picture yourself on a private island with no worries, cool breezes, swaying palms, crystal clear water, and lots of sunshine. This serene fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting will give you hours of pleasure right in your own tropical paradise at home!

Tropical Vacation....
Dee from RubyLake selected these terricif items to represent a tropical dream vacation. My Secluded Beach watercolor fits right in!

ANY TWO 11X14 PRINTS FOR $49


You choose ANY TWO 8x10 matted to 11x14 prints. Either purchase THIS listing and let me know which 2 you would like in the "message to seller" OR convo me first to let me know,and then purchase this listing. The cost will be $49 for two matted prints - a savings of S9!

My fine art reproductions are on archival, acid free paper, matted and ready for framing in a standard 11x14 frame.

Ringing in the New Year with Sunshine!
Kathy Hardy from DornickDesigns created a wonderful collection featuring sunshine-filled items! I'm happy that she chose my Special Offer of Any Two Prints for $49.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SEA URCHIN


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!

Dreamy Violet Love
Antonia Ford-Roberts from vintagerhino  created some wonderful "juicy color for the dreary winter days!"


PASSION
Sigalit Alcalai from SigalitAlcalai created this wonderful collection. Happy to see my Sea Urchin watercolor there!  Enjoy

Monday, December 19, 2011

BIRCH TREES IN EARLY SNOW


Barren birch trees partially buried in the early snow look dramatic against the dark mountains beyond. I love the quiet that comes after a snow storm. This quiet peaceful original watercolor painting of Nature's Beauty will make a serene and comfortable addition to your home.

Ring in the New Year with Beautiful Handmade Products
Carolyn Klosowsky from KandKFloralandDesign created this stunning collection of wonderful blue gift items for you to enjoy! Happy to have my Birch Trees in Early Snow among them!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

POMEGRANATES


The pomegranate is mentioned in ancient texts of the Bible and Homer. It's valued for its beauty and versatility as a fruit with medicinal qualities, It also is a symbol of prosperity, fruitfulness, and ambition, with many myths and religious meanings ascribed to it. That's what drew me to create this watercolor, showing the stunning fruit growing on its small tree. I hope that you enjoy the fine art reproduction made from my original painting.

F R E E S H I P P I N G ! ! ! ! !
Gayle from whatshername created this collection with Etsy items that have free shipping. Glad that she included my Pomegranates here!

CONTENTED COW


I just couldn't take my eyes off of this delightful cow. It seemed like she had a definite personality as she wandered through this field of wildflowers bending down only to smell the yellow ones! This original framed watercolor will be a warm addition to your home!

24 Hours - Country Style
Beneath Northern Skies from BeneathNorthernSkies is "sharing beautiful things and spreading EtsyLush love!" Enjoy each one! 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

BEACH BABY


This adorable baby was mesmerized by the ocean waves and had no fear as the surf rolled across the beach. This fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting will brighten up a child's room or a home at the shore! Remember family vacations at the beach?

Peace on Earth
Andrea and Toccoa Meadows from HeartFeltbyAndrea made these selections to portray Peace on Earth. Enjoy each one!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

RUSTY MOTOR


It was love at first sight - the rich rusty colors blended with the wonderful blues, along with vivid shadows! Who would think that an electric motor could give such pleasure? Treat the man in your life to a great painting that will really liven up his workshop!

Rusty Skies
Ale from ixela created this stunningly colored collection of handmade and fine art gift items. My Rusty Motor fits right in!

WHITE ROSE


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 of my Original Watercolor Painting, you can enjoy the splendor of the rose all year round!

Linked to White Wednesday.

Creamy White Gift Ideas Under $50
Suzanne and Tony Hughes from ExoticTreasuresJewel created a lovely collection of cream-colored gift ideas - all under $50! Happy to see my White rose included here!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Strawberries & Silver Salt Shakers


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.

Fantasy and a Joke!
"A moment of relaxation with beautiful images," says Miriam from WaterColorShop . I'm so pleased that she included my Strawberries & Silver Salt Shakers!

BIRCH TREES IN WINTER


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

Winter Vacations
Andreia from tricotaria  selected these wonderful handmade items and fine art, including my Birch Trees inWinter, for her winter vacations theme. Enjoy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Beach Bird - Royal Tern


A trip to the beach is always delightful! This feathered friend was happy to pose for me. As the sun was starting to set, I watched this Royal Tern, with its soft, gray and white feathers, gaze serenely into the distance, unbothered by me. If you enjoy this painting, please visit the rest of my shop for more paintings and prints.

Inspired by Ocean
Chris Gillis from chrisgillisart created this wonderful collection of "Some great paintings I've come across." So pleased that my Beach Bird is a part of it!

Fruit and Silver Coffee Pot


This elegant tablescape combines the lush colors of fresh fruit with the wonderful reflective qualities of the beautiful coffee pot and salt shaker. What a wonderful addition to a contemporary formal dining or breakfast room!

On Fire Team Treasury Challenge #27
NaLa from jewelrybyNaLa created this wonderful collection! Enjoy each selection! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

TWO RED ROSES


These red roses brighten my garden throughout the summer, fall, and even in the snow! The deep rich, red colors in this fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting will look stunning in your home or the home of the garden lover in your life!

Flowers for Christmas Gifts
mydaughters jewelry from mydaughtersjewelry created this wonderful floral collection. I'm honored to have my Red Roses here!

NEW LISTING - MAGICAL CASTLE FANTASY


This is a surreal painting that invokes a fantasy, a dream of a castle, fantasy forest, and scattered moonlight. This is a fine art reproduction of my original oil painting.

Linked to Made By You Monday, Savvy Homemade Monday

THREE BLUE HYDRANGEAS


Hydrangeas have always been a favorite in my garden. They have an old-fashioned beauty that takes me back to earlier times. I hope that this fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting of a cluster of blue hydrangeas will bring you joy every time you look at them in your home!

Pink and Blue
Annaart72 from Annaart72  created a gift collection of contrasting color and great works of art. 

PURPLE RAIN


I was inspired to create this one rainy 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 fine art reproduction of my original painting will be stunning in your home!

Dazzle HER this Holiday Season!
Anne from MyHelpingHands created this terrific collection with HER in mind!


Purple Rain Purple Rain
Jeannie created this wonderful purple collection. So glad that my Purple Rain painting is included here.

GOLDEN SUNSET ABTRACT


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 fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting is a soothing addition to your home.

Bright and Cheerful Holiday Gift Ideas!
"Make it a Handmade Holiday.. Give a gift of love.. Wonderful Creations by some talented artisans.. All members of the On Fire for Handmade Team," says Anne from MadeforMebyOaklie . I'm honored that my GOLDEN SUNSET ABSTRACT is included here!

POINSETTIA


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

Little Blue Christmas....
Annaart72 from Annaart72 has created a collection of lots of reds! Glad to have my Poinsettia painting included here.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

STARFISH


What an unusual animal! This starfish is so cool - you can chop off one of its arms and both the piece and the rest of the starfish will grow into whole starfish! This fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting makes a wonderful companion piece to my Chambered Nautilus, Murex, Knobbed Whelk, and Sea Urchin.

BALLOON FANTASY


Balloons always fascinate, especially if you are a child. Wonder and fun, that's what I tried to capture in this fine art reproduction of my original oil painting. Although it's not a watercolor, like most of my work, this oil painitng is a true expression of childhood joy in any artistic medium.

Linked to Handmade Tuesdays, Share the Love Wednesday, Wow Us Wednesday, Fall into Fall, Primp Your Stuff Wednesday

Friday, December 9, 2011

POMEGRANATES


The pomegranate is mentioned in ancient texts of the Bible and Homer. It's valued for its beauty and versatility as a fruit with medicinal qualities, It also is a symbol of prosperity, fruitfulness, and ambition, with many myths and religious meanings ascribed to it. That's what drew me to create this watercolor, showing the stunning fruit growing on its small tree. I hope that you enjoy the fine art reproduction made from my original painting.

A Few of My Favorite Things....
"These are a few of my favorite things from some of my favorite Etsy shops and artists....
~Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!" says Pam from whimsicalvintage .

SELCUDED BEACH


My peaceful beach welcomes you to get away from it all! Picture yourself on a private island with no worries, cool breezes, swaying palms, crystal clear water, and lots of sunshine. This serene fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting will give you hours of pleasure right in your own paradise at home!

OnFire for New Creations
"Perfect gifts for everyone on your gift list! Thanks to some of the OnFireTeam Members for letting me show off their creations! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!" says jenniferlynnstudio from jenniferlynnstudio .

TROPICAL BROMELIAD


Strong and vibrant, these tropical colors make this fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting of an exotic bromeliad plant a real knockout! It will be a sensation in you sunroom, guest room, vacation home - any special place where you want a bright punch of color!

Exotic Tropical Color for Christmas
I'm so honored that my Tropical Bromeliad was the inspiration for Sigalit Alcalai's from SigalitAlcalai  beautiful treasury!



Tropical Merry Christmas
"If you are feeling a little chilly...this might help to warm you up," says NorScott from NorScott. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

PALE BLUE HYDRANGEA


There's one hydrangea bush in my garden that has the softest of blue tones. I tried to capture the delicate petals tinted with just a touch of pink. Picture this with its companion piece, "Pink Hydrangea" making a beautiful addition to country, modern, or your own special decor. Do it! Just treat yourself!
This is a fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting.

Linked to Fall into Fall, Alphabe-Thursday,

Gifts for Gardeners
"Gifts for the Gardener. Already Dreaming of Time in the Garden," says Steph from simplyhomesweethome . I love that I'm included in this garden lovers collection!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

PEARS


Pears at the peak of ripeness, that's what my watercolor painting tries to capture. Enjoy a fine art reproduction of this luscious fruit in all its beautiful, rich colors - right in your own home - year round!

Yellow Highlight
Kedul Kreation from KedulKreation created this colorful collection featuring yellow gift items. I'm so pleased to have my Pears Watercolor Painting featured here!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SUNSET WITH PELICAN


"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.

I've Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day
"Such a grey and cloudy December day......My dreams of sunshine will have to be fulfilled in this 'radiant' collection!" says Bonnie from BLBPhotografia . My Sunset photo is in excellent company!


Akuna matata
"What a wonderful world!" says Stephanie of her fabulous collection. I'm thrilled to have my Sunset with Pelican included here!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowman with Red Scarf and Mittens


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 fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting with its bit of winter whimsey.

Linking to Savvy HomeMade Monday, Tell Me Tuesdays, Handmade Tuesdays, Wow Us Wednesdays

It must be Christmas! I can only see Red, Green & White! Oh My!
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," says Teresa Penrose from PenroseDesigns .

Snowy Egret on the Rocks


I enjoyed watching this beautiful bird, with its white delicate feathers blowing in the wind, balancing on the rocks looking for fish! This whimisical painting will be wonderful in your beach house, vacation home - everywhere you want to create that special beach feeling.

She Sells Seashells
Nycole from DanasBigSister created this lovely shell gift items and my watercolor painting Snowy Egret!

PEACEFUL PORCH


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! The vivid colors in this fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting will brighten your rustic vacation home or your very own hideaway sanctuary!

Swirls of Red and Green
Stella Melgrati from theYarnKitchen created this stunning red Christmas gift collection. So glad she included my Peaceful Porch painting! Check it out. 

MACRO WHITE FLOWER


This macro view of the tiny white spiderwort (not an attractive name, is it?), shows the delicate details of its blossom. This lovely painting is framed in a soft gold that enhances this little beauty!

Onfire's Letting it Snow...Letting it Snow....
Annie Becwar from inkieannie says, "Enjoy these wonderful gift ideas for Christmas!"

Birch Trees in Early Snow


Barren birch trees partially buried in the early snow look dramatic against the dark mountains beyond. I love the quiet that comes after a snow storm. This quiet peaceful original watercolor painting of Nature's Beauty will make a serene and comfortable addition to your home.

On Fire for a Green and White Christmas
JimAndGina from JimAndGina says,"...and don't forget the RED! Have a joyous season!"

Saturday, December 3, 2011

POINSETTIA


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

It's a Watercolor Christmas
Sharon Krueger from piebirdsbysharon  made a terrific selection of watercolors for Christmas. See which one is your favorite!


Poinsettia
"I can't seem to keep a live poinsettia to save my life, but these will always look good," says Tree (Theresa) Dellinger from NewRiverQuiltWorks . Enjoy this wonderful holiday collection!

COSMOS FLOWERS


Pinks, blues, whites are the colors that dominate this painting of delicate cosmos. I love how they flutter in the wind and tried to capture that in my painting which will be amazing in your sophisticated home. This is a fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting.

Gift Ideas From Some of My Favorite Shops!!
"Items from all the sister teams and friends. I hope you enjoy :)" says Hazel Wollbrinck from MyGemstoneDesigns  of her beautiful gift collection.

SUNSET WITH PELICAN


"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.

BON JOUR
Mona Abraham from TasteofShabbyChic created this stunningly bright collection of handmade and fine art items. Thanks for including my Sunset photograph!

Friday, December 2, 2011

SUNSET, MOUNTAINS, AND LAKE


Trees silhouetted along a lonely lake, mountains in the background, and a soft pink sunset made this scene irresistible to paint! This fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting is a wonderful choice for your home or office.

Knickin' and Knackin' See What Onfire's Packin' for Christmas
"Here is a suitcase filled with beautiful gifts from extremely talented artisians from not only Onfire but other team members too. Tryin' and Hopin' to spread some Christmas cheer! Enjoy!" says Annie Becwar from inkieannie.   

Thursday, December 1, 2011

SUNSET WITH PALM TREE


"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!

For her mad dash to freedom from holiday
"She was one tray of burned spritz cookies and another party invite away from a one way ticket to Rio. Inspired by ChatteJolie's sweater poncho...not real life," says Laurie from RecentHistory . So glad that she included my Sunset fine art photograph!

BEACH CHAIRS AND UMBRELLA


These beach chairs with a colorful red umbrella means summertime at the beach! This Fine Art Reproduction of my Original Watercolor Painting will help make your home even more of a relaxing paradise. Let this scene take you to your fantasy island!

On Fire for the Many Moods of Blue
"Cool calming blues can help create a mood, a style, a feeling," says Verna Raffety from dammas .

DOGWOOD TREE IN AUTUMN


I've always loved the little dogwood tree that has been growing outside my front door for many years. The shape of the tree, the structure of the brances, the changing colors and shapes of the leaves, and the beautiful red berries have always inspired me. This fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting of this gem of a tree in autumn will add a wonderful touch of Nature to your home.

Merry Christmas to all...
Catherine Templeton from CatherinesJewelry  created a collection "filled to overflowing with Season's Greetings!"