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.
This lovely oil painting is now available in print on paper, canvas, metal and acrylic in standard sizes and in original sizes. Add a frame and enjoy.
Reflections is an oil painting on panel of a pond alongside the road in Vermont. I loved the way the water reflected the intensity of the tree shadows and green leaves on the smooth water surface. The mountains glistened in the distance. Original art has sold. Painting is by Laurie Rohner.
A botanical wildflower watercolor illustration of colorful garden flowers by Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds. This is a very popular print.
A crisp clean botanical garden flower print of flowers in shades of blues purple and raspberry on a white background. Comes in many sizes from 10 x 8 to 34 x 28 inches.
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 2″ border for framing.
The Vector frame is made from solid wood with a contemporary, angular profile measuring 0.87″ wide x 0.87″ deep. A gesso coating gives the moulding rich color and a smooth finish. Premium shatterproof acrylic protects the art print, while an acid free dust cover on the back provides a custom finish. Includes wall hanging hardware.
Framed gallery quality Giclée art print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks.
Lots of prints and things at Between The Weeds over at Society6 in a bunch of sizes on paper or canvas framed or unframed. I love working with Society6 because they offer the best in printing and customer service.
New garden watercolor illustration ready for spring.
Spring garden flowers with bees and butterfly hand painted in this botanical art original by Laurie Rohner. The colors I chose for this painting range from creamy Daffodil yellows to Crocus purples with spring greens and soft Violet blues in the mix. Notice the bee tucked in the daffodil and a lazy butterfly on the leaf oh and don’t miss the that other bee heading back to the hive, I guess. There is a hint of blue skies.
Title: Alive in a Spring Garden.
Medium: watercolor on paper
Paper: 140 lb. Strathmore watercolor paper
Paper and Image size: 6 x 18 inches
My original watercolor nature botanical flower illustration art, inspired by botanical gardens and nature hand painted and hand drawn. My nature art illustration paintings of botanical garden flowers, wildflowers, birds, wildlife, and landscapes are affordable and ready to frame. Shop at Whitefield’s HERE
All rights are not transferable with sale of painting.
“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.” ~John O’Donohue
This is a print available at Society6 for you to buy. There are a few other products you can see with this image.
This is a peaceful place I would occasionally go to and collect my thoughts. I have discovered the huge disconnect with nature in my life. It is impossible for me to live without my connection with quiet scenes and clear skies with the aroma of wildflowers, ferns, the smell of woods after the rain. Simply to walk in the woods with the smells around me awakening my soul and watching animals and birds and companions, my dogs, is a must and has to be very much a part of my life. I would wither away if I had to live in a city but put me in a field with wildflowers or a river gently moving along and I am blissfully happy.
My studio and home is in a lovely neighborhood with friendly enough people but I never felt connected. It is not home and I have not been able to do the things that ground me and connect me to what I need most. Nature.
I have lost many people in the past several years to accidents and disease. I have attributed these feelings to the loss and pain of grief until I realized that was just a part of it. The huge disconnect to the one thing that always made me feel secure and protected was being able to go and be one in nature. I have always had a place I could walk, sit, garden, be in. I have never been able to do that simple pleasure here. It has made me feel scattered and if I am to feel connected and whole this has to be created in my life again. The pain and grief were not for people, not all of it, it was the disappearing soulful nature of me. I have grieved for that person only I am still here. Just waiting to illuminate my light to the world around me.
Now that I see what the pain is, the solution is really simple. Get busy and fill my life with that very thing that missing. I am moving to Vermont and I have found the perfect little house, a perfect area in Vermont. I know it is my house. I can feel it is my happy place. What I find very special about this place in Vermont is when leaving Vermont I saw a double rainbow not once but twice and it shown over to this little town. I hope it was a sign and now that I see I hope all will be well. The universe does not have a time-table like we do but eventually if we stick with learning and growing ourselves we just might someday understand a wee bit more.
A dream is all of this, an echo, a magical creation. – Buddah
Water Oasis is a peaceful landscape painting by nature artist, Laurie Rohner. A magical creation, can you hear the water gently filling the pool of tranquil water.
Notice the moss growing on the rocks and the gazing pool of water in the foreground and can’t you hear the birds calling in the fauna growing on the sides of the stream? Imagine you are standing watching the bubbles form as the water gurgles down the rocks into the gazing pool. Very serene and peaceful painting and excellent for baths or meditation rooms.
Title: Water Oasis
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Palette: yellow, yellow green, violet,blue,sepia,hunter green,pink,leaf green,payne gray,umber.
Canvas Size: 18 x 18 inches.
Image Size: 18 x 18 inches.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title date signed certificate enclosed on verso.
Ready to hang!