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Watercolor on canvas of poppy and garden flowers.

Flowers in watercolor on canvas.

Watercolor of flowers on canvas

Watercolor poppy wildflowers and garden flowers, an original nature art painting by Laurie Rohner, is painted on canvas and sprayed with a varnish to protect this detailed floral watercolor.

Find a single red poppy in amidst the wonderful wildflowers and garden flowers. Purple mint blooms, thistle grow with a bumble bee gathering nectar and dill grows wild in this delicate wild nature art. Add this to your farmhouse or to the nursery or bath.

This painting just simply makes you feel good. Take in a breathe and smell the flowers.

Title: A Single Poppy

Medium: watercolor on canvas

Canvas size: 8 x 8 inches

Unframed

The sides are painted so no need to frame, just hang and enjoy!

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Scanner or Camera?

What a question right? I work with a large spectrum of products, from fine art to prints, painted furniture to murals and more. I wanted to make it easier for me to add my smaller artwork. I looked into varied options and read a review about scanners. As he exclaimed reproducing images old school can not be beat. A good camera is necessary for larger work and of course 3D work, such as my painted furniture and murals. Let’s face it you are not going to slap a wall down on a scanner.  So what is my goal?

Tufted Tit with branch watercolor

I have refocused my work and want to produce smaller work. Not simpler or of lesser quality just smaller. Some in watercolor, some in oil and I want to add my work to my FineArtAmerica web site. A scanner made sense. So after researching the wide range of scanners I found an Epson V370 Photo. Now I am scanning my heart out. Love this scanner and the scan and stitch option fabulous. My images are clear and the colors are smack on.

Horses Under Maple in Fall Watercolor

Prints come in various sizes, buy the print framed with framing options galore or have it printed on canvas metal or wood.

Printed option on great products.
Weekend Tote
yoga mat
Yoga Mat
autumn-maple-with-horses-grazing-fleece blanket
Fleece Blanket

Hope you stop by the print shop at Laurie Rohner Studio and find something fabulous for a gift or for your home. Need help choosing a frame? Happy to help.

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Red Poppies Nature Art Garden Flower Watercolor Illustration

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My watercolor painting is an original botanical garden nature art painting of red poppies, wildflowers and garden flowers in shades of red and pinks with a touch of purple and a few white daisies. The title of this whimsical painting is Red Poppies by Laurie Rohner. Each flower is painted by hand and then I apply ink. This is a delightful whimsical botanical illustration and is affordable.

Title: Red Poppies
Medium: Watercolor and Ink on Paper
Palette: green, pinks, soft green,lavender,sky blue,purple.
Paper: 140lb. rag paper.
Image/Paper size is 6 x 6 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

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Inspirational, Laurie Rohner, Quotes, Thoughts are energy

Let’s clean up our energy.

I am a big believer in the field of energy always swirling around us, through us, and emitting from us. Thoughts actions and nature makes up part of the field. What is believed in our minds and hearts can manifest in our lives and world – good or bad. In effect bad things do not happen they are created by ourselves or others. There is no random cause and effect. So once I absorbed the thought, idea and wisdom of this new concept  – for me that is – I started receiving different information about how to live differently.

watercolor river landscape by Laurie Rohner
Summer on the Lamoille River in Vermont

The very first action anyone should do is clean up your thoughts. It is amazing how the people and your life changes. The toxic people tend to start to disappear. In their place comes interesting new wonderful people. I found nature even changed. Birds start to show up around the house which is something I love. Best of all is you feel lighter and better about you.

Second is clean your home. Get rid of all that stuff cluttering your life. It only holds you down. How can you fly under all that weight?

Your Wings Exist Fly
Watercolor Illustration by Laurie Rohner

The next action I do is take a white candle and burn it. I visualize what I envision my life. From that flame I light a white sage smudge stick and walk around my house asking my guide and angels to guide me, protect me and to release all negative energies from my life. I love the smell of sage but opening up some windows helps to move the negative energy out. Be sure to work counterclockwise and smudge all windows doors and each level of your home. End your smudging with thanking your guide and angels, bless the energies a safe and wonderful journey and stub out the sage smudge stick.

Happy cleaning!

Laurie

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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!

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New Flower Watercolor Illustrations

New botanical flower illustration watercolor art, inspired by botanical gardens and nature hand painted and hand drawn by Laurie Rohner.

Poppies Bumblebee Watercolor Illustration Garden Flowers

Poppies Bumblebee Watercolor Illustration Garden Flowers
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New garden watercolor illustration ready for spring.
Poppies, pink hollyhocks, blue larkspur,Queen Anne Lace are just a few garden flowers hand painted in this botanical art original by Laurie Rohner. The flowers I chose for this painting range from spirals of hollyhocks and larkspur to bee balm and cornflower. Notice the bumblebee heading over to gather some more nectar.

Title: Cottage Hollyhock Garden.
Title: Cottage Hollyhock Garden. close up of illustration

Title: Cottage Hollyhock Garden.

Title: Cottage Hollyhock Garden.
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.
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Business, Laurie Rohner

Etsy Versus Something Else?

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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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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.

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New Wildflowers in the Garden Watercolor Illustration.

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Wildflowers in the Garden

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.

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Closer look at the detail of watercolor
Title:Wildflowers in the Garden Medium: watercolor, ink on paper Image size:15 x 20 inches
Watercolor Wildflowers in the Garden Illustration Detail.

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
Unframed

Comes professionally wrapped.

Quotes

Do the best you can.

It is all anyone can do, the best they can. I am amazed at the amount people are happy with not doing and when someone calls them out on a mediocre job they are indignant. How dare you! Not me. Or I am doing what everyone else is doing  so why do any more? Do the most. Do the best. Do all you can with not one reward. Do it because you will not do anything halfway. Do it for yourself. There is a great feeling of doing the best you can.

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Amaryllis Watercolor by Laurie Rohner

Why am I saying this? After a couple of weeks switching up my web sites, changing around my internet/TV service and still having a house on the market it struck me.  I worked with many people from all around the world (not by choice) and not one person could give me a straight answer. Is it me? Or did the human race become complacent and stop doing their best.

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Painted Furniture Nature Box Keepsake by Laurie Rohner

Working for yourself is difficult. Working as an artist/designer/entrepreneur at times daunting, for one person wearing too many hats can be tiring. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have had to learn web designing marketing and promoting products and myself in a world where texting is more used than the spoken word. You adapt and you work hard at always giving it (your business) your best.  Whatever the business is if you are marketing selling promoting and creating an agreement with someone then YES do your best.

 

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Creative Work.

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Watercolor| Oil| Furniture

New is my print work offered on tapestries, shower curtains, throw pillows for inside and outside, mugs, clocks and tech accessories are a few of the products with my artwork. I also offer my art as prints on paper or canvas with framing options. Visit Here.

Totes shower curtains and wall tapestries plus more.

All my print work originates from my original watercolor oil and acrylic paintings. I like to depict nature with realism and whimsy with botanical garden flowers, woodland enchanted wood and woodland birds or creatures.

I am in awe of nature and she is forever teaching me more with her beauty and magic. You could never be in a bad mood sitting under a tree in nature.

Nature illustrations draw by hand on custom crafted furniture with flowers or animals using my new decorative watercolor painting techniques for furniture. I have painted garden pots and wooden totes for the garden lovers, fairy wish wooden keepsake boxes and handcrafted painted storage boxes and whimsical woodland necklaces handmade from nature too.

Woodland Winter Tree Landscape
Woodland Winter Tree Landscape

Original paintings and hand painted furniture with flowers hand painted designs are always at Laurie Rohner Studio. Check out more of my work HERE.