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Foggy Day Vermont Landscape Original Oil Painting by Laurie Rohner Recently Added.

A foggy day in Vermont is an original landscape realism oil painting on board/panel by Laurie Rohner. One of the amazing things that happen in the valleys of the Green Mountains is how the fog will settle in the niches and crevices, shimmering etheric and mystical. This painting is from my front window while living in Jeffersonville, VT.

Title: Foggy Day in Vermont
Medium: oil on linen panel
Size: 7 x 5 inches
Signature on the front, on back title date and signature.
Unframed

Painting is varnished and ready to be framed. 

Carefully packed for shipping with a Certificate of Authenticity enclosed.

Ask about a frame for this artwork in black or white.

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Angry People. Stay calm and keep on walking.

watercolor illustration by Laurie Rohner
Think of a peaceful place and let the anger go.

Let me share a story with you.

Yesterday an email hit my inbox from Etsy. It was for a custom order. I opened the email and found this young women ranting with profanity about how I had sent her a twitter feed and to stop it. Now I admit I don’t know how things work but I do know that this was her issue – not mine. I replied back explaining I had nothing to do with her feed being filled up with my etsy posts – 5 to be exact –  and she was not to contact shop owners through the custom order request. I said I was sorry this happened and wish her a better day. She then shot me another scathing email how she has reported me to twitter – hum don’t understand why – and that she is not the one responsible for this problem. I received 3 more irrational emails from this young lady. I did not reply because this would only feed her irrational rantings. Instead I sent an email to etsy about her with the emails she had sent and I blocked her from my twitter feed. Finally I sent her an email and told her what has happened thus ending her rants.

A few hours have passed, why did this person do this? I pondered that thought and believe that she was attracted in some way to my energy.

Do you think thoughts have energy?

Considering what is happening in my life and the way I was feeling about myself I can understand my part in this story. Though I did not see it in the beginning I have to thank this young women for showing me how my thinking had become negative and self doubting. I had opened the door and allowed that energy in – the door now shut I move on.

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There is nothing wrong in protecting yourself against abusive people and reporting them when they act out. This is a consequence of their negative thinking, their thoughts or their mental energy. What is needed is taking responsibility for your part – unwanted yes – learning from this marvelous lesson and letting it go with light and love.

As an artist you are in contact with many different people and I try to accommodate my customers with respect. I give my full focus to the project at hand. Since I feel creative energy is infused into any creative work I am mindful of my thoughts while creating. How can you do your best work if you are at the mercy of negative people and negative thinking? I don’t see how you can. Look at the circumstances and then let the thoughts and people go. Then get back in the studio and create.

Have fun!

Business, Laurie Rohner

Etsy Versus Something Else?

whitefield card for shop

I have struggled with this question, stay with Etsy or leave? I say go. I have worked with square marketplace and with weebly for some time. I enjoy the marketplace at square. It is simple to use and to set up with options to embed your marketplace and product in your website. My website also has an online store using PayPal but I like the direct deposit I have set up with square. When Etsy sent me an email asking me to link my PayPal account into Etsy direct pay I decided time to sever the store from my marketing strategy.

Most aren’t aware of the deceptive practice this implies, which is you pay PayPal and Etsy a combined percentage of nearly 6% per sale. Plus there is a security issue I am concerned with, Etsy is not the most secure site but PayPal I am completely confident using their shopping cart. I want my customers a safe shopping experience and if I am not confident using Etsy then why should I ask them to be?

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New Work

There is trial and error with setting up stores and websites and sometimes you head down the wrong path. Today with a bit of study and some experimentation with what works with your art or products you can finally see a direction to head.

Botanical watercolor at Laurie Rohner Studio
Botanical watercolor at Laurie Rohner Studio

Check out my different websites and shops. See what I have done and maybe you can use my information to expand your own art or product.

Quotes

Do you sell on Etsy?

Did you know Etsy went public and offered stock options on the NY stock exchange? Fabulous for Etsy but this leaves the shops asking why? Etsy was a new exciting way for artists designers and all creatives of handmade quality product to sell to the world on one easy platform. The brilliant creator of Etsy sold the company and since that day it has never been the same. What made Etsy different exciting and the place for all to shop for fabulous handmade original product vanished. Many of my customers will not shop there anymore. Now it is a place like all the rest, over-run with knock off mass-produced. If you were willing to go the route of what Etsy has pushed as wholesale you might still be able to stay on top of the herd. I doubt it.

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Etsy is a business but I am a business too. They have the right to do and work the way they see fit. I am also a business that can choose what and where I sell my product. After a considerable time I studied and analysed the cost and time needed to keep my shop on Etsy finding my Etsy shop is running in the red. Bottom line is, Etsy is not working for me anymore.

My new brand for Between The Weeds Studio and Laurie Rohner Studio

What is working is my web site. I have two. First at Laurie Rohner Studio and the second at Between The Weeds. I have integrated the two web sites together and have started branding my image and work. Now when I promote my work only my work is promoted. No check out other work on my site directing a potential customer off to another shop. I cannot say more explicitly, you need your own web site. How much money do you give Etsy a month on listing fees? There are a bunch of web site you can create and you probably wont spend as much. I use weebly but also  have checked into wix and square. I just love weebly and have used them from the beginning.

Images help promote your work.

Stop trying to get your views up on Etsy, that will not help. Stop trying to list something everyday. Stop using any of the other old outdated tricks of days long ago, again not working. Sit down make a list of what you want to showcase on a web site and get one built. Believe me if I can do it, you can do it. Make it a fun project and not a chore. Have inspiration flowing and be creative. Another great plus is you can change it around when you want.

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If the goal is joy, this pink peony oil painting is the answer.

The basis of your life is absolute freedom, the goal is joy, and the result of that perfect combination is motion forward, or growth. Your goal is to find objects of attention that let your cork raise.  –Abraham Hicks

When I smell a peony my whole being elevates and wrapped in the sweet light aroma of a the flower, no problems disease troubles are present and I am filled with joy of being. When I painted this bloom I did so as a reminder of the joy. It stirs my senses and tugs at my heart and with that energy I can move forward and out of the vibration that has created discomfort. I can absolutely confirm this painting will not only get your attention but will help you move forward so your cork, too, raises.

10 x 10 inch Nature Art
Single Pink Peony – Oil on Canvas

Botanical Oil Painting Pink Peony Garden Flower Canvas Original Nature Art

Botanical oil on canvas painting of a garden flower titled Single Pink Peony is original nature art painted by hand of Laurie Rohner.

I love peonies. My artwork shows all the different shades of pinks contrast against the dark jungle green with detailed realism. What a spectacular painting for today’s farmhouse cottage or loft style homes.

When I lived in New Jersey I couldn’t wait for my peonies to bloom. Being a florist at the time I was also an advent gardener and I had a complete section which consisted of a variety of peonies. This painting I did from a photo of one of my prized peonies.

Title: Single Pink Peony
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Palette: petal pink, soft cream, red, raspberry, deep green oxide, hunter green, umber, soft green.
Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title, signed, date, information on card enclosed on verso.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

The painting measures 10 x10 inches on wrapped canvas (3/4″ deep) with staples hidden under wood on the back. These paintings have beautiful color and a great finish from high quality oil paints.

The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The painting continues around to the sides – framing is not required.

Buy art, original oil painting on canvas nature art, inspired by gardens and nature, use as wall art. Original art for sale online here at Between The Weeds at Etsy. You will love my individually hand-painted art work. Great for gift giving. Ready to Hang.

Great in nursery baths kitchens beds and use with any decorating style.
Give as a birthday gift or new home buyers gift.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is then safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

I ship everywhere please before you order ask for international shipping actual charge to your location. The price for shipping everywhere is only an estimate.

For more info about paintings
Web:
http://laurierohner.com
http://paintedfurniturestudio.com

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If everyone did exactly what they want to do?

Hypothetically, people worry about everyone being selfishly oriented. “If everyone did exactly what they want to do, what kind of world would this be?” And we say, a really, really good one. Because if everyone did what they wanted to do, everyone would feel free. And if you feel free, you feel empowered. And every negative emotion that exists—hear this—every negative emotion that exists is because there is some sense of loss of freedom somewhere in there.

—Abraham

Original watercolor painting by Laurie Rohner
Watercolor Pink Foxglove Botanical Flower Original Nature Art Garden Painting

Original large watercolor, pink foxglove is a detailed garden painting and an original botanical flower nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner. Botanical nature art at its best.

Foxglove -digitalis – are an interesting flower to paint because they have many different blooms. I chose to show each one uniquely painted with detail depth as in nature. Imagine this flower surrounded by dozens of these botanical garden flower stems, it is nature giving us a smile.

Title: Pink Digitalis
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: deep green, pink, pink, poppy red, soft yellow, white, cream, green,brown.
Paper Type: 140lb rag hand molded watercolor paper
Paper Size: 30 x 11 inches
Image size: 30 x 11 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on verso.
Unframed.

I paint using a process called glazing. It is layering pigments down on top of each other building depth of pigment and emotion through color. The process is labor and time intensive. This painting took approximately 56hrs to complete. There are about 10 layers of pigment on this painting.

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Nobody else knows your reason for being.

Nobody else knows your reason for being. You do. Your bliss guides you to it. When you follow your bliss, when you follow your path to joy, your conversation is of joy, your feelings are of joy — you’re right on the path of that which you intended when you came forth into this physical body

—Abraham

Nature Art Flower Photography
Photography by Laurie Rohner

This is a Peruvian flower on a plant given to me by a botanist friend. He had given me just a clipping with instructions on how to care for this plant. He said with little care this plant once established would display spectacular blossoms with enticing aroma. I have separated this plant twice and it has moved with me several times but it has never given up and each year it blooms. This year I have two plants that are blooming. The bloom’s scent is magical and not overbearing. It is a flower that lifts you with beauty and aroma. The  blooms only last for 24 hrs and then shrivel and die.  The plant is nothing spectacular with large spiky green leaves but inside the leaves comes forth these buds. Nature does not think why it simply knows it must and maybe we should take a page from this amazing plant. Inside all of us is a blossom and only you know what the blossom will be. Follow your bliss. Know you are always on the right path.

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Illusions.

“The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ~Albert Einstein

Original Nture Art Abstact Painting by Laurie Rohner
Spring Nature Art Serene Bliss Fluid Abstract Acrylic Painting

The fluid flow of this abstract nature art acrylic painting is serene blissful illusion. I painted it in shades of creams and brilliant blue with dashes of leafy lime greens and navy blue layers blended subtly. This is my version of what spring is with rain showers and waterfalls bringing forth the crisp green of grasses and leaves. This painting is titled ‘Spring’ hand painted by Laurie Rohner.

Spring Nature Art
Titled: Spring Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches

Titled: Spring
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Palette: cream,cobalt blue,cadmium green, denim blue, white, yellow, umber.
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap
Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches
Image Size: 10 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on enclosed card in back.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

The painting measures is on a gallery wrap canvas (1.25″ deep) with staples on the back. This painting is beautiful color and a great finish from high quality acrylic paints.

The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The edges are a continuation of the painting. The painting is varnished. Ready to hang or perch on a shelf or small easel.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is then safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

For more info about paintings
Web:
Laurie Rohner Studio
Painted Furniture Studio

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Life is your canvas.

Today’s little inspirational thought for you to ponder.  Life is your canvas; no one can paint it but you. Each moment is an invitation to create yourself and the life you’ve imagined. Too often we wait for the “big” occasion or “just the right moment” to celebrate life. Your days are just waiting to be enriched with creative thought, joyful purpose, and inspired meaning.

Woodland Oil Painting Vermont Landscape Fairy Forest Nature Art

Oil Painting on Canvas by Laurie Rohner
Woodland Oil Painting Vermont Landscape Forest Fairy Trees Original Canvas Nature Art

Woodland Vermont forest landscape oil painting on canvas of Fairy Trees hand painted nature art by Laurie Rohner. This original artwork gives you the viewer a look into the landscape of a serene enchanted forest where fairy play.

Inspired by the Impressionist style, my original oil painting shows a wooded landscape opening filled with ferns and sweet tall grass and surrounded by lush scented pines and spruces. It was a special place I would walk to in Vermont.

Titled: Into the Woods
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Palette: umber,dark chocolate, green, yellow green,browns.
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap
Canvas Size: 8 x 8 inches
Image Size: 8 x 8 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on enclosed card in back.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

The painting measures is on a gallery wrap canvas (1.25″ deep) with staples on the back. This painting is beautiful color and a great finish from high quality oil paints.

The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The edges are painted a rich chocolate to resemble dark wood. The painting is varnished. Ready to hang or perch on a shelf or small easel.

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Your wings exist fly.

“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Nature Art Feather Illustration
Feather Watercolor Illustration Woodland Nature Art Quote Original Artwork

Watercolor feather illustration of woodland nature art quote ‘ Your Wings Exist Fly ‘ is original artwork by Laurie Rohner. I love to spread inspire and share hope and possibility. This is a reminder that we all have wings to fly wherever we want to go in life. Sometimes it is hard to find them but they are always there, that’s it see you found them.

Buy art, original watercolor nature art, inspired by autumn and nature, use as wall art. Original art for sale online here at Between The Weeds at Etsy. You will love my individually hand-painted art work. Great for gift giving. Can be framed later.

This is an original watercolor painting not a print or reproduction.
I combine drawing with pencil and watercolor painting, then with ink.

Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image size is 5″ x 7″.
Paper size is 5.5″ x 7.5″

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it.

Sale includes the one signed art work only – additional cards, frame, mat etc. are not included in sale.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has its own unique and individual qualities only an original watercolor can give.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Arches Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors – and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors are renowned for their superior color permanence, balance and amazing color range.

All my art including this artwork are original miniature watercolors suitable for framing, enjoy them in your home or send as a unique gift to that special someone.

For more info about Laurie Rohner Studio visit.
http://laurierohner.com
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