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Posts from the ‘Small Watercolors’ category

I was recently asked to donate a small work of art for our local Deschutes Children’s Foundation for their annual Art and Wine Auction in May. Since it is spring, I decided to paint small flower works. The first one turned out so wonderful, I painted another, and felt like I could paint about 10 more!

Impressions, 7x5, $110

Impressions, 7×5, $110

 

Sunnyside Up, 5x7, Unavailable

Sunnyside Up, 5×7, Donation to Deschutes Children’s Foundation.

I’m donating the beautiful yellow flowers for the auction, and selling the tulip painting. You can purchase the tulip one for $110, unframed. If you want the yellow flowers, make sure to attend the fundraiser!

Feed the Beast, everyone. Give back to your community and help others.

Cheers!

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Okay, okay…it’s a little corny, but I figured, hey, with this spring-like weather on Valentine’s Day? I’m a little cheesy.

As I painted this bunny, I thought about his expression. He is chewing on something. Maybe a thought. Maybe a piece of an herb. Perhaps it is something slightly bitter. He’s mulling it over, as it leaves an strange taste in his mouth. Like an ornery thought, or a wild hare (pun…), it won’t go away. It won’t let him go. He’s planning a crazy move. My kids have looked just that way before they do something naughty.

Watch out. He’s gonna get his funk on.

Bazillowres copyright

Bazil, 7×5 original watercolor and gesso on recycled plexiglas. $110

And, as it just so happens, it is my 2-year anniversary on WordPress today.I set up my blog on this day in February, 2014. My very first blog post was March 10th. At that time, it had been 3 years since I stopped painting. I decided to begin again with a blog as inspiration. I had a goal of starting one new painting and finishing a painting every week. I promised myself to blog about the finished painting every Sunday, with a short story about the painting. It would give me a reason to paint, and hold me accountable to produce work that was not only going to be visible to anyone on the internet, but also improve my skills as a painter, by simply painting every week.

To that end, after 2 years and 99 posts, this blog has kept me focused. I still have the goal to start one painting and finish one painting every week. I’ve improved not only my painting skills, but my writing skills as well. My readers have increased in numbers and have kept me busy with their positive likes and comments. I have met many new friends with this blog and other social platforms that have spun out of it. Over the past 2 years, my business as an artist has grown until I am busy enough to have trouble finding time to write! I am selling paintings, prints, and greeting cards, and have added a monthly Watercolor & Wine Class that fills quickly and has been extremely positive and fun. Much of that success has come from right here…

To any of you thinking about starting a blog for your business, hobby, or just for fun, I would say go for it! You don’t have much to loose, and much to gain.

Can’t wait for more to come! Great paintings, an Italy trip, new friends, and more sales!! Thank you all so much for your continued support.

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This season…actually, this week, today, this hour, this minute, is time to be thankful.

Winter Sparrow, original watercolor on Plexiglas, Private collection

Winter Sparrow, 7×5 original watercolor on Plexiglas, Private collection

Love and happiness to you and your family. I so appreciate your support, whether you commented, liked, followed me, joined one of my classes, purchased cards, prints or a painting. You are incredible and so appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you and enjoy your family, friends, and the holiday season!

Let me know if you need any last-minute gifts. Cheers!

Sarah

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For the upcoming mini show at Hood Avenue Art, a sneak peak of a painting in progress!

Quail in progress, 5x7 original watercolor on Plexiglas

Quail in progress, 5×7 original watercolor on Plexiglas

These little quail are usually clucking through our back yard, on their way to some important task. The male always perches on a rock or stump and surveys the progress of his harem moving through the grass. Love these quail.

I’m not sure what I will name this little gem. Comment if you have ideas on a title!

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What…another week went by? Aaaaannnnddd here it is, our weekly small painting sale. My Thursday paintings vary in price from $30-$50. This painting is $40 today! As a nod to Halloween and Trick or Treating, here is “Very Beary”:

Very Beary, 8x8 original watercolor on textured #300 watercolor paper, $40 today. Matted with foamcore backing to fit into your 12x12 frame

Very Beary, 8×8 original watercolor on textured #300 watercolor paper, $40 today. Matted with foamcore backing to fit into your 12×12 frame

“Very Beary” is available today only for $40. Shipping outside Bend $12 additional. First come, first serve! Send me an comment.

Custom order your greeting cards of this or any other image through sending me a comment and placing an order.

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Pine cones are beautiful! I tackled painting one this week, thinking it would be very difficult, with all the different levels and detail, but it actually came together easily!

Even though it is a nice, warm fall in Central Oregon this year, I know it will be cold enough soon, and thought this would be a fitting subject for my Thursday small painting post. I’m offering this painting at a discount today only. Regular price $50-$75, but today, $40 for this original (not a print) painting on gesso-covered watercolor paper. Look at the gorgeous blues!

Pine Cone Winter, 8x8 original watercolor on gesso-covered 300# watercolor paper. $40 today only. Comes with mat board and backing to fit into your 12x12 frame.

Pinecone Winter, 8×8 original watercolor on gesso-covered 300# watercolor paper. Regularly $50-75, $40 today only. Shipped with with mat board and backing to fit into your 12×12 frame.

“Pinecone Winter” is available today only for $40. Shipping outside Bend $12 additional. First come, first serve! Send me an comment.  Click Fine Art America sbhansenart for reproductions of this print. Custom order your greeting cards of this or any other image through sending me a comment and placing an order.

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Daisies! I can’t help it! ….must…paint…daisies…

I had fun painting these happy white flowers yesterday from my favorite daisy photo, incorporating a freehand watercolor border of sap green and deep purple background.

Daisy Detour 8x8 original watercolor on gesso-covered watercolor paper. $50. Includes matting and foamcore, ready to fit into a 12x12 frame.

Daisy Detour 8×8 original watercolor on gesso-covered watercolor paper. $50. Includes matting and foamcore, ready to fit into a 12×12 frame.

I named it Daisy Detour, because every time I see sunny daisies, I have to follow the daisies! They are so cheery!

Happy Thursday everyone!

To purchase, send me an comment. I accept PayPal and will email a PayPal invoice. Shipping extra. Prints available, sizes starting at 8×8 for $25. 4×5 greeting cards available as well.

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