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Check out my newest flowers on wood.

hand painted wood illustration with flowers

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.

hand painted illustration watercolor of flowers Flower Painted Wood Illustration

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

flower illustration on woodPink Flower Illustration on Wood

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.

More to come…enjoy!

Laurie

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Have you heard Etsy is raising its fees? Again.

There is a flurry growing with the sellers at Etsy. Etsy is raising their transaction fees to 5% on seller’s product including shipping charges. At first I wasn’t too upset. I then went on their forum and discovered maybe I should be. In general, a seller who sells high priced items or heavy items can expect to pay more than 5%. Therefore sellers (me) is going to be handing over much more money to Etsy. Because I sell items priced over $100 and more (which is covered under insurance with Etsy) I have to add additional shipping insurance to my shipments driving what Etsy collects higher. Heavier items are not cheap to ship and again the higher the shipping charge the more I pay Etsy. See my dilemma? Now granted you sell on Etsy with no monthly fee only .20 cents per listing. But in actuality they are charging 5% of your sales as their monthly fee. So if you sell $500/month that would be a monthly fee of $25. The more you sell the more Etsy makes. Does Ponzi scheme come to mind? Maybe.

When I broke down my Etsy charges that Etsy collects I pay about 11% and not what I originally calculated 7%. I am running a deficit of 4% on most of my sales. I have had to raise my pricing and add handling fees just to overcome the excessive charges. Now if Etsy was allowing for customizing your shop and advertising as they once did most sellers on Etsy probably would NOT mind. Ah Etsy is NOT doing this instead is offering enhanced options and Pattern websites at an additional monthly fee. The fees are above and beyond the standard fees you are charged with a standard shop. Really?

Etsy is a publicly traded company. Since this happened the focus is on shareholders and COO/CEO/CFO’s (which is fine) but remember us the sellers. We line your pockets with our creative ideas and long hours tolling away in our studios and small businesses. Lets face it, sellers on Etsy, we make the money for them and Etsy treats us aporantly. I think there is another option out there, don’t you?

Let me know what you think and if you discover another exciting way to sell your fabulous work online.

Between the Weeds, Farmhouse Home Decor, Hand Painted Furniture, Laurie Rohner

Just sold this great custom painted shelf.

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Watercolor flowers adorn this custom crafted hand painted shelf.

My client loved a painting I did and wanted to have the same style painted on this shelf. I was very happy painting these fabulous flowers around this shelf. I think it turned out great. Wrapped it up today and sent it on to sunny California.

After taking the pics of the shelf I found myself truly pleased at what was created. A little voice said you have to do more, I agree.

Painted Farmhouse Shelf
Hand painted farmhouse style custom shelf.
Between the Weeds, Etsy Shop, Paintings, Watercolors

White Peony Watercolor

I can’t wait, my peonies in my garden are budding and getting ready to bloom. Brushes paints and camera are ready. In the meantime here is another gorgeous peony I painted for you to see.

White Peony Floral Watercolor Original Garden Flower Painting with Nature Detailed Realism.

floral watercolor original garden flower
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Description of my painting.

 

Detailed original nature art watercolor painting of a white peony. I love peonies. These are wonderful garden flowers and so much fun to paint. Notice the subtle shades of pink, lavender, blue flower petals contrasted against the intense center of the flower. I chose a dark background to enhance the flower petals.

I have this painting listed unframed but feel free to ask me about framing. Comes with matte glazing and black frame for an additional $300.

Tile: White Peony
Medium: watercolor on 300lb paper
Painting Size: 8 x 10 inches
Signature on front – Signature title and date en verso.
Unframed

All right reserved and remain with artist.

I ship this painting via USPS priority mail with added insurance.
Neatly wrapped in plastic sleeve, brown craft paper and cord ready to present as gift.

More flower watercolors available at Between The Weeds Etsy Shop, please stop by and browse through my work.
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Pink Peony improved.

This watercolor of a pink peony worked very nicely on a white background yet I never felt it was finished. After much debate I decided to work the background in and more definition added to the pink peony flower.

pink peony original watercolor

Pink Peony a botanical garden flower floral watercolor original artwork by Laurie Rohner is detailed realism, a favorite of many. I show the subtle shades of pink burgundy blue and brown as the light hits the petals.

I painted this flower from a photo I had taken of one of my peonies blooming in my very own garden. It is the first of a series of peonies being painted in a range of colors. This painting comes unframed. I used 300lb watercolor cold press paper which is thick with a slight texture (as shown in the second photo). The painting is over 8 x 10 inches with a nice border to make it easy to frame.

Title: Pink Peony
Medium: watercolor on paper
Artwork Size: 8 x 10 inches
Paper Size: 9 x 12 inches
Signature: Signed on front; signature, date, title, medium en verso.
Unframed

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Pink Peony a Floral Watercolor and Original Painting.

Pink Peony Floral Watercolor Original Painting by Laurie Rohner
Pink Peony a botanical garden flower floral watercolor original artwork by Laurie Rohner is detailed realism, a favorite of many.

Pink Peony a botanical garden flower floral watercolor original artwork by Laurie Rohner is detailed realism, a favorite of many. I show the subtle shades of pink burgundy blue and brown as the light hits the petals.

I painted this flower from a photo I had taken of one of my peonies blooming in my very own garden. It is the first of a series of peonies being painted in a range of colors. This painting comes unframed. I used 300lb watercolor cold press paper which is thick with a slight texture (as shown in the second photo).

Pink Peony Floral Watercolor Original Painting
Available at Etsy Visit etsy.com/shop/betweentheweeds

Title: Pink Peony
Medium: watercolor on paper
Artwork Size: 8 x 10 inches
Paper Size: 9 x 12 inches
Signature: Signed on front; signature, date, title, medium en verso.
Unframed

If you are not sure how to frame this artwork I would be happy to frame it for you.
Frames I use are silver or black metal with white mats.
The additional cost is about $60 and takes about 2 weeks to frame

Available HERE for purchase at laurierohner.com

Prints available and more of my pink peony HERE.

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Working on floral watercolors.

Since moving back to Vermont I feel the tug or maybe my muse whispering in my ear to get back to my watercolors. Focusing back to creating realism with watercolors and painting botanical flowers and Vermont landscapes.

Original watercolor botanical floral art
Original floral watercolor of red tulip.

A single red tulip garden flower watercolor with detailed delicate realism is an original painting by Laurie Rohner.
My red tulip, a botanical original art floral watercolor, represents my love of botanical artwork. It is so real you feel you can scoop it up and hold it.

Great to give as a housewarming gift but why not give to your sweetheart.
My flower stays alive forever.

Can be framed with mat and frame or mounted on mat under glass.
I also love the new way to frame watercolors by adhering the artwork to a board sealing with non yellowing spray and framing as you would any oil painting.
Happy to help with framing options, please ask.

Title: Single Red Tulip
Medium: watercolor on paper
Paper: 140 lb. Strathmore watercolor paper
Paper and Image size: 6 x 18 inches
Unframed

All rights are not transferable with sale of painting.

If you would like to buy this artwork please follow the link CLICK HERE

 

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It is now official.

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.

Whimsical autumn fall painting
Whimsical autumn fall painting

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.

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Burgundy Wine Tulips – New Original Watercolor.

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Burgundy Wine Tulips Watercolor

Burgundy wine tulips watercolor detailed realism creates a stunning original painting. So realistic you might think you could pick them up.

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Burgundy Wine Tulips Watercolor

Title: Burgundy Wine Tulips
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Image size: 6 x 6 inches
Signature: Signature, title, date en verso.

Great gift for her. Nice size to hang in frame (not provided) on wall.

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Looking for Watercolor Prints?

I have revamped my prints at FineArtAmerica so now you can buy my original artwork along with my prints of the watercolors. I am so excited about this new venture and hope you will take a peak.

 

colorful garden flowers print by Laurie Rohner
A botanical wildflower watercolor illustration of colorful garden flowers print by Laurie Rohner.
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New birch tree print.
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New Woodland Winter Tree Print

Want to see more work in Watercolor Art Prints please click here.