Along the sides of the roads in Vermont wildflowers are in abundance and I am in heaven. It is inspiring to drive along with Jessie as co-pilot stopping and picking a few blossoms so I can paint them later. Above are two illustration watercolors on paper applied to wood shingles from my old 150 yr. old barn.
Flowers are illustrated on paper and glued onto a 150 yr old wood shingle I saved from my barn. The flowers are delicate and detailed of loosestrife, daisy, aster and wildflowers. The drawing is sealed with lacquer spray and a black leather cord is ready to hang your art.
Wood measures: 14 x 3.5 inches
A delicate delightful illustration of pink and purple flowers on paper. I apply the illustration to a 150 yr old wood shingle from my wonderful old barn. I attached a hemp cord to the illustration and tied with a bow.
Illustration measures 8 x 2 inches.
Great for the bath bed kitchen or nursery. Give as a housewarming or hostess gift. Love it.
I really did NOT want to shut down my shop at etsy but felt very betrayed by their business practices. My solution is this and maybe you can utilize the same. I am only selling small art and prints, small painted furnishings and small garden themed gifts at etsy. The stock in my Etsy store will be changing as my listings come up for renewal. The items I will keep in Etsy, low priced and light to ship. Due to the additional shipping charge added by Etsy I have added a flat handling fee to the shipping.
Now the great find is squareup shops. You can visit mine HERE. These little gems are easy to set up and all you do is pay square (etsy offered connecting to square at a higher rate) but when you go directly to square the processing fee is low or about the same as PayPal and that is it. NO MONTHLY FEE, NO TRANSACTION FEE, Etsy! You can add shipping charges or set a flat rate. You can set up sales tax. The big thing I found is you can add a shop link to any website or you can add a domain name to your squareup shop. You can order a chip card reader for all phones with a great processing fee too.
If you have any questions about Square please feel free to ask me. I will try to answer them.
What a month. But after some unrelated conflicts I finally stopped by my town office in Brandon Vermont and applied for my permit to have my studio open. Paid my fee and now my studio is officially a business in Vermont.
I feel like I put the cart before the horse. You see there was someone who harassed me. Threatened me and my business and since I knew I needed to stop by Brandon’s Town Office it pushed me to go.
I always try to find positive energy in turmoil and if this individual was not inserted into my life I would not have gone yet. Also in doing so I met some wonderful people working in the town and got a chance to network in my town.
So thank you for the conflict universe. I am so grateful. A friend keeps focusing on the conflict that started this and my thought is stop, let it go. Don’t take my joy. I feel elated and joyful, positive in the recent choices I made. Mostly I am thrilled delighted and content.. Making the move back to Vermont is very right for me.
As a thank you if you order $200 or more I will send you with your order a bit of Vermont, an antique roof slate with an authentic maple leaf. The leaves amazing red, orange and salmon variations.
Beautiful whimsical wild garden flowers are blooming in the garden in this original acrylic painting. Do you love discovering what new blossoms have appeared today? I know I do.
This is a painting of some of my favorite blooms. Find butterfly bush, hollyhocks, columbine, teasel and trout lily are just a few. I chose acrylics on canvas with ink. This painting is much like my watercolors which is a big favorite.
Title: Wild Garden Flowers
Medium: Acrylic and Ink on canvas
Canvas Size: 24 x 24 inches
Unframed – Sides are painted.
Ready to Hang.
I am offering a Free Gift along with your purchase I will send you flowers painted on slate. Please note this offer is for any purchase of $200 or more.
The first change of the year is my decision phasing out my Etsy Shop. So when you go to my Etsy shop Between The Weeds you will read this:
My Etsy Shop is phasing out. I hope my wonderful clients will visit my websites below. You can find everything from art, painted furniture, prints and printed decor through my web sites at the best prices I can offer.
Prints of garden flowers landscapes and original nature art available in many sizes at affordable prices. Find custom printed throw pillows, tapestries and fun catch-alls and totes here too. Hand Painted Furniture with nature botanical garden flower illustrations on farmhouse style custom made by Between The Weeds.
Thank you for visiting today! It is a pleasure to share my work with you.
Do contact me if you have any questions!
The sales from my Etsy shop are few and spending more time and energy does not make sense. Etsy has changed. They are not that magical place where people could find quality handmade custom work. It is filled with prints knock offs from China and substandard products. There is still the most wonderful original work found but most serious artists have moved on with their own web sites.
Since I work with FineArtAmerica and Society6 where you can buy any size print, on anything wood, paper, canvas, acrylic or metal, frame it, or buy from the large selection of home decor and accessories with a hassle free return policy at an amazing price why Etsy? Etsy charges for everything and I had to add the additional charges to the final price I charged at Etsy. This really bothered me. I felt like I was cheating my customer, though I was upfront with my policy at Etsy. Etsy customer (I have a record of you) get 10% off on select products.
I have gone back and forth with this for a year. I gave Etsy till the end of the year to prove their value. Sadly the stats proved me right. Etsy has changed. My web sites get an average of 1500 hits a day where Etsy could not break the 50 mark. At one time I had an average of 500 to 700 a day at Etsy. Etsy has stopped listing with Google. Their home page is confusing. Most of the products cater to one demographic, not mine. My clientele tends to be older, affluent and searching for custom one of a kind art and work.
Botanical wildflower garden watercolor illustration ready to frame is new in studio.
A nature watercolor illustration of wildflowers in a garden in shades of pink blue and purple make up this happy painting. You will find columbine, monkshood, coneflower and false indigo to name a few of the flowers in this original artwork by Laurie Rohner.
Title:Wildflowers in the Garden
Medium: watercolor, ink on paper
Image size:15 x 20 inches
Paper: watercolor paper 90 lb.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, Signature,date,title on back
I know everybody has seen these journals around. Wondered what to do with them? Not artistic but want something on the cover?
I am drawn to small books, basically always have been, so when I saw these Cahier journals by Moleskin, I had to buy. I love them. I tuck them in the pocket, purse, leave it on the desk and by the bed just to jot down the next idea that springs into my head. I didn’t want to say just for the women but guys these are for you too.
Small journal with lined paper inside has my hand printed block print to embellishing the cover.
Great to Jot down those amazing ideas. What a great way to inspire anyone to create. I chose an Edison light bulb for my subject and added create underneath.
Cahier Journal is from Moleskin.
This cahier journal comes with Create printed on Kraft chipboard and has lined pages. The back has a little pocket for notes and the pages are perforated so you can rip them out easily.
Great to tuck into purse.
Give to hostess.
Tuck one in a basket for Easter.
Journal Size; 5.5 x 3.5 inches
Image Size: 5 x 3 inches.
Listing is for Create in Kraft Chipboard.
Shown in Kraft or gray options with blank or lined paper.
Fairy House Painted Pansy Clay Pot Miniature Woodland Table Setting Nature Art
A fairy house sits in a pansy painted clay pot is a miniature woodland table setting for the whimsical nature art lovers, and those who keep fairies close. The pot is hand painted with a pansy on the front and back. There is a branch that supports the moss platform where a fairy can set and enjoy a bit of food with you and family at the table.
I used natural elements with twigs whisking up and around the chair and table. You will find tiny rose buds pine cones, a shell, and a few sparkling accents. the base is tied together with raffia and moss is tucked all around.
“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets
Botanical garden original watercolor painting, iris garden flower nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner is a detailed watercolor painting titled Botanical Peach Iris. Botanical watercolor painting of a Garden Iris is detailed realism of a bi-colored botanical garden flower, painted in my unique style of glazing. The painting has up to 10 layers of pigment. The surface of the paper appears is luminescent and opaque, a quality I admire. Unfortunately a photo is not capable of expressing the dramatic effect I achieve with this method.
Shop nature art: Between The Weeds at Laurie Rohner Studio
Title: Botanical Peach Iris
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette:hunter green, violet, blue, orange, pale peach, soft yellow, white, cream, purple, burgundy red, brick red, soft pink.
Paper Type: 140lb rag hand molded watercolor paper
Paper Size: 19 x 16 inches
Image size: 19 x 16 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on verso.