I haven't shared any Christmas paintings lately because I've been working on these...

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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:20:19 PM
I haven't had a chance to work on christmas paintings for my family (I was doing something special for every person I give a gift to) because this past weekend I had my first art show ever. It ended up being a lot of gifts and a little art, not what I expected but I did ok anyway.

These are some of the pieces I created for the show.


I'm really into feathers and love painting them. I painted during the show an painted all feathers. Sold one big one before it was even trimmed down or framed!



I love to paint rocks too!





I really got into painting botanicals too. I love all the little bits of nature to make a collage.



One of my all time favorites, Aspen Forest. The original is 20" x 10". I'm thinking I'll paint another only larger and this time with some owls in it. I love tiny detail work, but to do that you have to pain large pieces.




One of my favorite pieces. I like painting birds a lot. This is a winter wren. I didn't know for sure if I liked it until the very last bit when I put the snow on with gouache. I made this into Christmas cards and prints and did well with it.



Everybody is ga-ga over this one. Funny thing is, I almost didn't paint it as it was the last piece I did before the show. Sold out of cards twice and prints twice.


I found out that people don't want to spend big money on the orignals (the bigger pieces). They want prints, cards, small stuff. That really surprised me. I'm a "go big or go home" kind of girl. LOL.

Anyway, I just wanted to share since I hadn't shared any of the others. I'll have some new things to share soon. I'm working on a bit family tree for my in-laws. It has EIGHT portraits on it. Yikes. One of them is ME. Never have done a self portrait. LOL.

Still haven't figured out what to paint my other little sister. She's so damn practical. Trying to paint my bil/sil's kids and wow, kids are hard. Totally kicking my butt.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:23:10 PM
ooooooo...I really like "Aspen Forest"!

Beautiful work, freebird!!



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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:23:34 PM
Love these!
I wish I had your talent! I'm more than a little envious.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:23:39 PM
Beautiful!! You are so talented.



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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:24:48 PM
You have a wonderful talent! TFS your beautiful work!

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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:24:54 PM
Love! Your feathers are amazing.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:25:03 PM
Wow! These are beautiful! I really like the winter wren one. TFS!

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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:26:29 PM
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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:26:38 PM
I love them all!


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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:28:36 PM
Holy cow, I'm seriously impressed. Aspen Forest is phenomenal! And I could totally see the snowman painting on some Christmas cards at Hallmark.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:30:42 PM
I'm definitely not a bird or nature person, but your work is just beautiful to look at! Congratulations on a fantastic job.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:31:08 PM
I love them all, but I could easily see aspen forest hanging in my living room

You are extremely talented.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:32:18 PM
Very nice work!! I like the black and white feather the best.






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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:33:01 PM
I love all of these - wow I wish I had some talent like this. My favorite is the Aspen forest and the holy and the bird, the snowman is cute to.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:33:36 PM
You have such a gift, thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:39:11 PM
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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:42:02 PM
Beautiful work!


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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:42:28 PM
Those are amazing! I love the heart/rock one. Where can these be purchased?


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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:44:29 PM
oh my goodness!

how come i didn't know you painted?

absolutely beautiful. all of them!

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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:44:41 PM
They're ALL absolutely beautiful!!!

Amazing talent!


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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:46:24 PM
Ohhhh, WOW. Oh my goodness! BEAUTIFUL!

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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:46:33 PM
They are all really pretty! the feathers and the rocks are my favorites



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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:51:08 PM

Your artwork blows me away!!!!!

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Posted: 11/15/2012 7:53:22 PM
Gorgeous.

I have a friend that does painting on feathers. You should try.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:02:09 PM
I am in awe of your talent. When I saw the feathers, I thought they were photos. They are beautiful!

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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:02:58 PM
Free~Bird: WOW!!! I'm in awe!! The feathers looked like real photographs. Amazing. And all of the other paintings are just wonderful!! I love the one with the snowman and your birds are outstanding. For some reason, I, too, could see a few of these on printed blank cards. I guess that's an insult? I'm sure it would be big business to sell so many of them. Is it possible to sell the original ones as artwork too??? You're just SO talented!!









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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:03:48 PM
Amazing talent!

You should start a greeting card line, seriously. I love the bird on the snowman.



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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:05:23 PM
I just have one word for your talent...WOW!



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Gorgeous work!

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Wow, those are absolutely amazing!



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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:08:52 PM
those are freaking amazing!! LOVE them, you are very talented! Is it watercolor?



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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:09:01 PM
Awesome - tfs!

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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:15:25 PM
You do amazing work! Any chance you'll be opening an Etsy store? I think you'd have plenty of customers just from this thread

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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:20:09 PM

You do amazing work! Any chance you'll be opening an Etsy store? I think you'd have plenty of customers just from this thread


I've been thinking about opening an etsy store with the things I have left. I've just been really busy this week.





I have a friend that does painting on feathers. You should try.



I paint in watercolor, I'm not sure that's possible! My mom tried it in oils when I was a kid and couldn't get it. It's really hard! You friend must be very talented.


Thanks everyone for the compliments!
Someone at the show said "you should work at hallmark". Hallmark, if you're looking at this thread, I'm totally available. LOL.

I'll be working through the winter on 25 large pieces to present to the local museum for a potential show in 18-months to 2 years.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:28:23 PM
These are phenomenal!

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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:33:34 PM
Really beautiful work! I especially love the feathers. Awesome!





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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:34:15 PM
I love them all! So pretty!!

My mom sold her art at art shows and gift festivals too. She found the same as you, that people mostly bought little things. You might look into doing t-shirts too. She sold a lot of t-shirts.

Excellent job!!




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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:36:05 PM
Thanks for that tip Pennyring! I'll look into t-shirts.
Honestly I don't think I want to do one of these shows every weekend but maybe 2-4 a year I'd do.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:38:37 PM
Wow...absolutley amazing. You are very talented.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:43:13 PM
Love the feathers, the aspen forest, but winter wren is my FAVORITE!


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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:50:21 PM
They're all wonderful! I do love the cardinal and snowman best though. Too cute.







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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:52:47 PM
I love your work Lana!


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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:54:59 PM
Your paintings are amazing! You have a wonderful talent. Congratulations on your sales!



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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:57:26 PM
Love the snowman. You are very talented-these are fantastic.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 8:57:51 PM
Aspen Forest is awesome! They are all very pretty. Good job!


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