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Monday, January 30, 2012

CLEMATIS BLOSSOM CLOSE-UP PAINTING


Georgia O'Keefe's work is a major influence on my paintings. Like her, I love to paint close-ups of magnificent flowers. This dramatic clematis, with its rust-colored stamens, is stunning against pale petals. It will look fabuous in your home or as a gift!

Blue
Fabulous blues in this collection by Turkishtowel from Turkishtowel . Super to have my Clematis painting here!

Blue and brown go so "good" together
This combination of rich colors by Bonnie Sernesky from BonniesSewCrazy  is gorgeous! Thanks Bonnie for including my Clematis.

BIRCH TREES IN WINTER PAINTING


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 corner right in your home!

Spring Awakening
This is an absolutely stunning collection of greens and browns by Sue Cashman from myladyofgourds ! Thanks Sue for including my Birch Trees in Winter painting!

SEA URCHIN WATERCOLOR PAINTING


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!

Pinky & Perky
Lise from LottiesTrinkets created a lovely collection, including my Sea Urchin painting.

Mauve for Your Home
A lovely collection by Sandra Jensen from sjensenphoto ! Thanks Sandra for including my Sea Urchin!

BIRD OF PARADISE WATERCOLOR PAINTING


Who can resist this tropical beauty! Fabulous colors, great shapes, and unusual textures. Create your own tropical paradise with this vibrant, colorful painting!

Colors of Bird of Paradise on FIRE
Eva Miller from KapKaDesign  created a collection of handmade and fine art, including my painting, items with all of the colors of this magnificent flower!
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Complementary Blue and Orange
LizandTheresa from DanusTreasureTrove  selected wonderful items for her collection! 


Lush & Lovely
Danielle from ColourMeFun created this beautiful collection, including my Bird of Paradise painting!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

PURPLE RAIN PAINTING


Looking out of my window during a storm, I pictured all of the wonderful colors that could be running down it instead of gray! This painting will be stunning in your home!

Nature in Abstract
Maggee G from PhotographybyMaggeeG included my Purple Rain painting in this collection of abstracts.

PALE BLUE HYDRANGEA PAINTING


There's one hydrangea bush in my garden that has the softest of blue tones. I love its delicate petals tinted with just a touch of pink. Picture this with its companion piece, "Pink Hydrangea," making a beautiful duo for your home. Do it! Just treat yourself to both!

Roses are red, violets are blue
"Pretty red and blue/violet items to wear or decorate with," says Mary Anne Fleming from funstorybooks . I hope that you enjoy my Pale Blue Hydrangea painting along with this lovely collection!

Friday, January 27, 2012

RUSTY TRAIN DETAIL PAINTNG



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!


Rusted Shut
williamburge from LeopardLoungeVintage created this fabulous collection of rusty items, including my painting of a rusty portion of a railroad boxcar!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PEACEFUL PORCH PAINTING


Looking for peaceful and quiet moments? This fine art print of Adirondak chairs on a secluded porch create the perfect mood, giving you a sense of tranquility and relaxation!

SpRinG is in the AiR...PaY it FoRwaD...
Victoria Vallieres from MoonDanceTextiles created this lovely collection of handmade and fine art. Thanks Victoria for featuring my Peaceful Porch painting.

RED PEONY BUD PAINTING


I just love to watch the petals of a flower unfold! This peony bud was huge and I couldn't resist capturing it as it was about to burst open. This painting is the perfect gift for the flower lover in your life!

For the people I love....
"This is for my friends and family who love all different things...," says Irina from naturelands . Thanks Irina for including my Redd Peony Bud painting!

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 daughter's scarf and mittens - to decorate him. Can you picture this cheerful bit of whimsey in your child's room?

On Fire for Winter Wonderland of Colors!
"Featuring some of my favorite On Fire for Handmade Shops," says Shelly from Shelly6262 . It's super to have my Snowman featured in this winter collection!

BIRCH TREES IN WINTER PAINTING


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 corner right in your home!

Winter Green
"Wouldn't we all like to see more green this winter?" says JimAndGina from JimAndGina . Thanks Gina and Jim for including my Birch Trees painting!
January Dreams of a Cabin in the Pines
"A little peek of green and brown peeking through the snow outside a cabin window...bliss!" says MysticWynd . Honored that my Birch Trees painting is featured here!

Monday, January 23, 2012

MORNING COFFEE & FRUIT


Sitting quietly with my morning coffee, I started playing with my food - something my mother told me as a kid never to do! But the color combinations of the berries were so lovely and the arrangement so appealing, that I decided to paint this scene. My painting would look great in your kitchen or make a wonderful housewarming gift!

Monday Morning
LISA RENTERIA from HappilyRandom says, "morning time, red, brown, blue, and yellow theme." I'm thrilled to have my Morning Coffee & Fruit painting here!

PINK MAGNOLIA WITH BLUE SKY


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

Valentine in Red and Purple
ILEANA Munteanu from enchantedbeads selected this great collection for Valentine's Day gifts, including my Pink Magnolia painting!

BEACH BIRD - ROYAL TERN PAINTING


This adorable beach bird was so much fun to watch and paint! I hope that you want to take him home to have for your very own!

Black & White and ....
PerfectArt from PerfectArt created this imaginative collection of handmade and fine art items, including my Royal Tern painting!

EXOTIC BIRD OF PARADISE PAINTING


Who can resist this tropical beauty! Fabulous colors, great shapes, and unusual textures. Create your own tropical paradise with this vibrant, colorful painting!

Bird of Paradise
Shoshi Nahmany from shusha64 created this tropical fantasy of a collection, including my Exotic Bird of Paradise painting! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

PLEASE VOTE FOR MY SUNSET WITH PELICAN


I hope that you will check out the Great Finds contest and vote for my "Sunset with Pelican" photograph! Scroll down on the left of the site below to vote, if you like, for my Barbara Rosenzweig photo!

So many wonderful items! This is a tough choice, but I hope that you will check out my photo, too. Don't forget to vote for your fav!
http://www.madeformebyoaklie.com/GreatFinds.html
Orange Paradise
Stella Sargantani from MLivista created this absolutely stunning collection of ORANGE handmade and fine art items. Honored to have my Sunset with Pelican photograph included!!

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.

I Dream of the Ocean
Tony and Suzanne Hughes from Seedbeadwonderland created this dreamy ocean collection, with my Beached Sailboat painting! Enjoy!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

BLUE HYDRANGEA


This painting is inspired by one of the most beautiful flowers in my garden, the blue hydrangea. In this fine art reproduction of my original watercolor painting, I loved capturing the intricate details of every petal. Nature's designs are amazing!

Walk With Me My Love
"A soft blue collection reminding me of a romantic walk on a cold wintery day," says Marina Lubomirsky from marinalubomirsky  . Thanks Marina for including my Blue Hydrangea painting!

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.

The Secret of the Sea
"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it's always ourselves we find in the sea" -e.e.cummings.  Enjoy this stunning teal blue collection by Jessa Irene from SimplyJessaIrene , that includes my Snowy Egret on the Rocks.

Friday, January 20, 2012

MAGICAL CASTLE FANTASY


This abstract fantasy painting appears like a dream of a castle, perhaps under water, in a forest with scattered moonlight. This magical scene is a fine art reproduction of my original oil painting.

In a Land of Magic
Maggee G from CardsbyMaggey selected these enchanting fine art paintings and photographs, including my Magical Castle Fantasy painting. "Can I stay here and never return to the real world?"

RUSTY MOTOR


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

Rusty Views
Zyles from Zyles created this absolutely gorgeous collection. Here rust looks amazing, especially with my Rusty Motor painting!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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!

Linking to Handmade TuesdaysShare the Love Wednesday, Wow Us Wednesday

Burnt Sienna and Blue
Penny Gazewood created this stunnng selection of warm colored handmade and fine art items. Enjoy!

PURPLE RAIN PAINTING



Looking out of my window during a storm, I pictured all of the wonderful colors that could be running down it instead of gray! This painting will be stunning in your home!

The Color Purple...
Long Tall Sally's from LongTallSallys says, "Purple is as Purple does..." This stunning collection includes my Purple Rain painting.

SEA GRAPES


Sea Grapes are the shrubs found on the tropical beaches that I've explored. They have wonderful leaves and multi-colored grape-like berries! Seeing this painting makes me dream of warm ocean currents and soft sand between my toes. This is the perfect addition to your vacation home - or the paradise you create in your own room!

A Different Twist For Valentine's Day
Arlene from ArlenesBoutique created this stunning blue and green Valentine's Day gift guide. The lime greens of my Sea Grapes fit right in!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

YELLOW TULIP


The Yellow Parrot Tulip's brilliant red stripes on lavish golden yellow petals make this flower a real knock-out! My brilliant painting comes right from the flowers in my garden. This painting creates a stunning focal point for you or the garden lover you know!

Warm Colors of Spring
Marina Lubomirsky from marinalubomirsky created this wonderful collection of spring-colored handmade and fine art items, including one of my first watercolor paintings, the Yellow Tulip!

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!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/63019949/watercolor-painting-seashell-still-life

By the Sea
Tanya Kohl from NeatThreads  made this wonderful collection of items from the sea, including my Sea Urchin painting.


My Valentine
Veronika from VeraNasfa created this stunning gift collection for Valentine's Day. I love seeing my Sea Urchin painting in this eclectic mix!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

PINK HIBISCUS


I love getting right into the most dramatic part of the flower! The deep contrasts, the vibrant colors, the unique textures and folds all make this painting a knock-out!

A Bellfower Caberet - Spring 2012 Color Trends
Tracy from BragginRightsBath created this super collection featuring items fitting the latest color trends. So glad that my Pink Hibiscus fits right in here!

COSMOS FLOWERS


Pinks, blues, and whites are the colors that dominate this painting of delicate cosmos. You can almost see the petals shimmering in breeze, reminding you of summer. What a perfect gift for the garden flower lover in your life!

Spring Flowers
Bonnie Sernesky from BonniesSewCrazy made this wonderful floral selections that includes my delicate Cosmos Flowers painitng! Enjoy this touch of spring!

Monday, January 16, 2012

SUNSET WITH PELICAN


This Fine Art Photograph shows the brilliance of a dramatic fiery orange sky at sunset. The pelican adds a wonderful dimension to this Gulf of Mexico scene. Taken on Anna Maria Island in Florida, this photo will make a great addition to your home or a special relaxing gift for family, friends, teachers, and co-workers.

A Feast of Color
petposies from PetPosies created a feast for the eyes with these handmade and fine art items!



2012 Spring Colors - Gifts for Her Guide
"My interpretation of the PANTONE colors chosen for Spring of 2012...enjoy :-D" says Donna Arena from DonnasArtisanDesigns . Wonderful to see my Sunset with Pelican photograph here!

RED & BLUE RIBBONS


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!

Linked to Savvy HomeMade Monday

Come on baby light my fire!
Colette and Chris from CandCCeramics selected these wonderful gift items! I love that she included my abstract Red & Blue Ribbons painting!

STRAWBERRIED & SILVER SALT SHAKERS

STRAWBERRIED & 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.

Passion Fruit
Erika from LilGypsyTreasures has created a stunning collection of red handmade and fine art - including my painting :-D - gift items, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

DOUBLE DEVIL'S TRUMPET


The rich deep purples and indigo blues on a dark background give this painting of the exotic Trumpet Flower an elegant look. This will be a sophisticated addition to your home!

Called Datura and Brugmansia, most of this beautiful plant contains toxic hallucinogens. It's also well know as an essential ingredient of love potions and witches' brews. This painting is a must-have conversation piece!

She flirted with lavender....
Jessa Irene from SimplyJessaIrene selected a fabulous collection of rich purple handmade and fine art items, including my Double Devil's Trumpet painting.

Friday, January 13, 2012

GOLDEN SUNSET ABSTRACT


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 painting is a soothing addition to your home.

Anything and everything watercolor!
"Supporting fellow artists on Etsy!" says WithLoveMiyuki from WithLoveMiyuki . Enjoy this wonderful art collection!

MAGICAL CASTLE FANTASY


This abstract fantasy painting appears like a dream of a castle, perhaps under water, in a forest with scattered moonlight. This magical scene is a fine art reproduction of my original oil painting.

Castles in the Sky....
"...or, Thoughts of Valentine's Day? I'm just doing 'fanciful' today....and, I'm smiling. Are you?" says Leslie from cherryblossominblue  Wow! So many neat castles here, including my Magical Castle Fantasy painting.

DOGWOOD TREE IN AUTUMN


I planted a dogwood tree over 40 years ago and still love painting it. In the fall it has beautiful red berries and leaves starting to crinkle and change colors. Add this painting for a wonderful touch of Nature in your home.

2012 Color Trends
Iridonousa from Iridonousa created a collection of the latest color trends for 1012. So glad that she selected my Dogwood Tree in Autumn! 

NEW PAINTING - PINK TULIP


Tulips say Romance and Elegance. My new painting of a single tulip says both with its antique gold filigree and rich green backdrop.

I hope that you enjoy my gold filigree technique. I used gold gesso, a very thick water-based paint, rolled it out with a brayer, used a special filigree stamp, then stamped it under my watercolor and, for parts, on top of it. Try it. It's fun!

Linking to Pink Saturday.

Spring Around the Rosie, Pockets Full of Pink
Annie Becwar from inkieannie selected a wonderful collection of pink handmade and fine art items! So glad that she included my new Pink Tulip painting. Enjoy!

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.

Simply Gorgeous
"This is a gorgeous collection from the OnFireTeam. Enjoy!," says oneofakindbabydesign from oneofakindbabydesign . I'm so pleased that my Beached Sailboat was included in something called "Gorgeous!"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WHITE ROSE


As one of my favorite flowers in my garden, the white rose is a knockout! Art is always a wonderful gift - for the gardener, flower lover, or someone who enjoys wedding white!

A charmed Life
Tracy from BragginRightsBath created this beautiful selection of bride accessories. It's wonderful to see my White Rose painting included here!

SUNSET WITH PELICAN


This Fine Art Photograph shows the brilliance of a dramatic fiery orange sky at sunset. The pelican adds a wonderful dimension to this Gulf of Mexico scene. Taken on Anna Maria Island in Florida, this photo will make a great addition to your home or a special relaxing gift for family, friends, teachers, and co-workers.

The MUSIC of COLOR
Iridonousa from Iridonousa made these wonderful selections for her collection. So happy that she included my Sunset with Pelican photograph!

PURPLE RAIN


Looking out of my window during a storm, I pictured all of the wonderful colors that could be out there instead of gray! This painting feels like you are looking through a stained glass window and will be stunning in your home!

Pretty in Pink
"Pink is known as the color of LOVE... sigh," says Vivian from CrownJewelsGoddess . So glad that Vivian selected my Purple Rain painting for her LOVEly collection!

Monday, January 9, 2012

PINK SUNSET


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!

Perfect Pastels for Your Valentine
"Here you'll find gifts appropriate for all ages. These items are sure to give your valentine a warm fuzzy feeling!" says sisustudios from sisustudios . It's wonderful that she included my Pink Sunset in this stunning collection!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

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!

Wine & Dine, Valentine!
CC from bluewhitewear created this terrific Valentine Gift collection! So glad that my Two Red Roses painting is a part of it!

CHAMBERED NAUTILUS


The Chambered Nautilus' beautiful brown jagged lines and its pearlized "eye" always inspire me. This Jewel of Nature makes a very special gift for a vacation shore home, especially when grouped with my other shell paintings! Or you can create a tropical paradise right in your own home!!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/63019949/watercolor-painting-seashell-still-life

Down by the Seashore 
"I love the beach... the breezy ocean waves, the salty sea air, watching my kids building sand castles, running in and out of the breaking waves, searching for seashells, t's amazing how the ocean is the most serene, calm, and beautiful place...," says Kelly Mazzotta from kellymjewels . I'm thrilled that Kelly included my Nautilus painting in this beautiful beach collection!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

MAGNOLIAS IN GOLD


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

Linked to Pink Saturday.

Magnolia
"I am thinking spring this morning," says JudyStalus from JudyStalus. What a great collection of magnolias!

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 painting is a wonderful choice for your home or office.

I think that I will never see a poem lovely as a TREE
"A  collection of handmade creations from the onfire team featuring trees," says petposies from PetPosies. I hope that  you enjoy all of these wonderful selections!        


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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.

It's a story about a Fairy Tale...
Sigalit Alcalai from SigalitAlcalai selected great finds for her collection, including my Sunset with Pelican photograph. I hope that you enjoy each one!




 At Day's End...
Summer from SummerWilson8 created this stunning collection. My Sunset with Pelican fits right in with this theme.

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 daughter's scarf and mittens - to decorate him. Can you picture this cheerful bit of whimsey in your child's room?

Snow Day
"Didn't your mother tell you not to eat yellow snow?" says Beth BealfromTheBeasKnees. What a terrific collection! Hope that you enjoy it, including my whimsical snowman!     

Monday, January 2, 2012

MAUVE PANSIES


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

Pink and Red OnFire for Valentines Day
Kaylene Sue from JardinDeLillian created this beautiful collection of pink and red handmade and fine art items. I hope that you enjoy all of the selections!          

PINK MAGNOLIA WITH BLUE SKY


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

Flowers, beautiful art!
Betty from romanticcrafts created this wonderful collection of fine art flower painting. I'm honored to have my Pink Magnolias with Blue Sky included!