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Stay tuned for a week of nature art


Back to the landFrom about age 13 through 23, art was one of my passions.  I painted intricate watercolor landscapes of closeup natural worlds, and the art ended up in at least eight states (and, I think, in Japan).  The paintings shown here are some of my favorites that are on those walls far away. 

Once I moved to the farm, though, my homestead became my canvas, and I stopped painting.
  While cleaning out behind my desk last week, I came across some of my paintings, hidden away in a portfolio to protect them from the dust.  I don't like having my art on my own walls because I'm hypercritical of my own efforts (and there just aren't many spare walls in our trailer that aren't full of shelves for books, canning jars, and so forth).  So I decided to see if these kittens...ahem, paintings...could find good homes if I cut the price in half and shared them on the blog.

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UndertowI'm picking out one main painting and one or two studies to share with you each day this week at noon EST.  I've tried to choose paintings for each day that go together.  They're mostly unmatted and unframed (I'll mention if the art has either treatment), and you can buy one at a time, or can save by buying all together.

Be sure to check back right at noon each day if you're interested, since they're first-come, first-served.  However, if you've bought paintings from me in the past and want a sneak preview, email me and I'll let you get first dibs.

If nothing else, I hope a week of nature art will brighten everyone's day!  And hopefully these original works of art will find someone to appreciate them, perhaps as holiday gifts?

This post is part of our Nature Art lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I love your work! Watercolors are difficult! Will love to see more.
Comment by lyn Sun Nov 24 13:20:48 2013
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your paintings. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to purchase one. : )
Comment by Rys Sun Nov 24 15:10:22 2013
I didn't know you could paint like that!
Comment by Everett Sun Nov 24 18:33:30 2013
Wow! Those are very nice, the first two especially so. If I did not also have more paintings than wall, I might be in the bidding!
Comment by Faith T Mon Nov 25 09:24:57 2013

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