botanical art, Laurie Rohner

Botanical Peach Iris Print.

Botanical garden original watercolor painting, peach 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.

Watercolor Painting Iris Botanical Detailed Realism Garden Flower Original paintings by Laurie Rohner.
Title: Botanical Peach Iris Medium: Watercolor on Paper

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.
Unframed.

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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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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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Wildflowers bright and cheerful dancing under the warm sun.

Botanical art watercolor is an original nature art painting titled Black-Eyed Susan in the Field. My watercolor is a detailed watercolor of wildflowers bright and cheerful dancing under the warm sun.

Watercolor on Paper
Watercolor on Paper
Bright summer botanical garden or wildflowers beam out at you off the paper makes this art cheery happy and spirit lifting.

Title: Black-eyed Susans in a Field.
Image and paper size 8 x 10 inches.
Palette: yellow, browns, olive, white, cream, soft sage, leaf green
Paper is 140lb watercolor hand molded paper.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title,singed,date on verso.
Unframed

Check out more botanical watercolors and landscapes HERE.
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Busy launching a new site. Check out Whitefield Studio.

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.

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Spread your wings and fly.

Original Illustration to Inspire.
Original Illustration to Inspire.

I did this illustration to inspire and remind the viewer that everyone has wings to fly so spread them wide and use them.

Enjoy the day and see where it takes you.

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When did the nature become a dirty word?

Can you believe it? Can you believe it is Earth Day which is one of my favorite days because I work outside in the garden (weather permitting) and dig in the dirt feeling the soil under my nails and the smell of the earth fill my lungs. That is heaven in my world. 

BUT I want to know when did loving this earth and nature become a dirty word? It was noble to work with your hands and nurture nature. People thought twice before chopping down a 200-year-old tree. Somehow today that is not the situation.

Path to the Birches Oil on Canvas.
Path to the Birches Oil on Canvas.

At the end of my street someone chopped down all the sell-able lumber trees and the small saplings were piled in huge piles to rot. Later I found out the person who owns the land needed some quick cash and sold the trees for lumber. I don’t know about you but when I see a landscape destroyed and left in chaos I get a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. 

As you drive along the country roads I see too much garbage. While living in Vermont this was something you rarely find. I travel with garbage bags and pick up the recyclable to bring back to my home to discard. So again I ask why is it easier to throw it out the window and not in your garbage can? Is it because being in love with nature not a good thing? 

We hear about climate (whatever) and nobody thinks maybe if we left the trees standing things would be better? Why cut a tree down to build a home when there is a perfectly wonderful home ready to be updated and loved again? 

Yes I do think nature is a beautiful word and maybe we should nurture nature and in turn nature nurtures us. We all have to learn to co-exist. In stead of looking down at the pad of your phone try looking around at the beauty of nature. Enjoy! Revel in nature’s wonderment.

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An art studio for a woodland fairy to sit and create along side you.

Just as nature starts to awaken from the long slumber of the winter months the fairies start to reappear. There is much work to do. Are you watching? Have you noticed the flicker of light under the pine branch? Now is the time, help nature and all its wonderful creatures and beings to awaken.

Want to help? How about a fairy house for the fairies to relax and do what they love to do, create magic.

Art Studio Woodland Fairy House

custom sculpted woodland fairy house

An art studio for a woodland fairy to sit and create along side you, how magical is that? Inside there is an easel set for a fairy creation with a stool and behind are rolled up canvases.

handmade fairy sculptures by Laurie Rohner

On the other side is a fairy computer and tablet with a few old-fashioned books in the corner set upon a drift wood table with chair. The floor has a natural woven rug and on the back wall are cedar panels.

The roof is from branches and strewn across are pebbles, cones, sea glass, and raffia in a bow.

The roof is from branches and strewn across are pebbles, cones, sea glass, and raffia in a bow. The cones are separated and form shingles to help prevent the weather from coming in.

Pine cone frame the window on solid cedar wood.

The sides and back also have decorative cone shingles. I glue each and every piece you see in place by hand.

This is a custom handmade woodland fairy house sculpted from wood pine cones sea glass pebbles and natural finds.

Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 7 inches
Weight 5 lbs.

Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.
I also enclose the name of the fairy so keep your eyes out for the fairy.

I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art.

There are more in the Woodland Fairy House Studio, check them out here.

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Sharing some warmth during these cold days.

Woodland Winter Tree Landscape
Woodland Winter Tree Landscape

So how is everyone doing this year in 2015? In the northeast my heart does go out to you. I remember when living in NJ around 1993-94 (not sure of years) there was a similar weather pattern happening and the snow kept coming down. I not only shoveled by hand my drive but then hiked up the hill to shovel out my parents. They were both retired Dad with high blood pressure and Mom too much like me born with the attitude if it has to get done then do it. Still have the same attitude and proud of that gift she gave me. Anyway, it became a game to find where I could throw the snow since the piles were now way above my head. I also remember the camaraderie between neighbors all doing what we could to help each other. Knowing the Bostonian heart well I am sure that camaraderie is alive and well today in your town.

Better sunny days are coming.

Cottage Garden I. Art by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.
Cottage Garden I. Art by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.

Happy Days!

Today in North Carolina it is warmer but by tonight I will be in temperatures I saw in Vermont. Heating systems are not capable of handling such drastic temperatures. Mine has been working overtime with the cold morning temps and found out yesterday I needed oil for the back up system. Well the last time I ordered oil since switching my system to the heat pump was two years ago but now no oil in the tank for back up. Ugh! Called the oil company and the very nice gentleman said there was no way he could make it to my place until next week. Oh No! Then he said listen to me there is something you can do. Go down get a 5 gallon can and fill it with diesel fuel. You can add that to your tank and it will be fine. Bless that man because I did, added several 5 gallon cans and this morning when I turned up my heat on came the warmth.

Help each other if you can and if you cannot help a smile works wonders along with thank you.

Stay warm!