Monday, August 24, 2015

Now is the time for magic, woodland fairy magic.

Now is the time for magic, woodland fairy magic. Let's be a wee bit imaginative and let the volatile chaos that swirls around us to evaporate if not for a second. The Dow in the New York stock exchange hit a record trading loss of 1000 points for a brief second. For just a second there was darkness and then light. Fairies are great at reminding us to not take life and things too seriously. Things never disappear they just change form. The wee woodland fairy house below is a perfect example. It has changed form. I added a few more bits and nature finds to the art studio house which makes it even more adorable. Is that even possible?

Woodland Fairy House Art Studio Complete with Easel Canvas and Computer

custom sculpted woodland fairy houses


 fairy house.



Custom Handcrafted Woodland Fairy Houses and Faerie Cottages are sculpted woodland fairy houses with fairy furniture for gardens outside or inside (though better in). I firmly believe nature holds magic. These creations are unique woodland nature cottages for fairy believers everywhere. Remember, the whimsical connection between our worlds is always present. 

So today take a rest from chaos and join the magical world of fairies at Between The Weeds in the enchanted wood, I'll be waiting along with Briar, fairy extraordinaire. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hand Sculpted Garden Cottage Woodland Fairy House with Hand Crafted Fairy Furniture



Woodland Moss Fairy House

Garden moss fairy house is custom made woodland cottage enchanted with moss twigs and branches. Hand sculpted woodland fairy house for a garden or cottage. My woodland garden fairy house comes furnished with custom fairy sized woodland furniture.
 Woodland Fairy Houses at Between The Weed







Moss, bark and branches make up the structure but you also get a kitchen with a hand sawed wood counter and to the side another counter with stools tucked under.There is a wall dividing the dining area and the kitchen. In the dining area is a flower shaped wood handcrafted table and 4 stools for everyone to gather around. But wait there is also a loft with a handmade fairy moss bed, a side table, another side table and a chair. A woven rug is up in the loft and in the kitchen. There is an eyebrow window upstairs. You even have a wonderful nature art piece over the counter too.
This cottage fairy house is ready for your touches to make it very special and personal. Delight for all ages.

Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.
Measures: 12w x 9.h x 7d inches
Weighs: 5lbs

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Pink Hollyhocks in a Garden Flower Botanical Original Watercolor.

Pink Hollyhocks Garden Flowers Botanical Watercolor at Between The Weeds.



Summers garden nature art botanical watercolor colorful garden and wildflowers titled Summer in the Garden by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.

Watercolor painting pink purple blue flowers with a bee buzzing in this wonderful cheerful botanical garden flower painting. A whimsical original nature artwork and sure to bring joy to anyone in love with gardens.



Title: Summer in the Garden
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: pink, purple,blue, yellow, cream, sage, leaf green
Paper: Arches 90lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
Paper size is 20 x 15 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.
Your painting is safely packed and shipped via USPS or Priority Mail.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NEW Hand Painted Watercolor Furniture with Botanical Flowers.

Don't you love this new look? 

Watercolors are one of my favorite mediums and when I discovered I could use them on other things besides paper, my mind went wild. Now I am using watercolors on clay pots and painted furniture. There is a secret to my method but I think I will keep that to myself.

Hand Painted Writing Table Botanical Watercolor Landscape with Drawer

New Design. Hand painted cottage style writing table with drawer features a watercolor botanical landscape top. This table is from the late 1890's. I thought it screamed for an updated look that still keeps the roots of the table grounded with its wonderful honey brown stained legs and drawer.

The top is custom painted with my new watercolor technique. Dancing under a sky of blue are botanical flowers of hollyhock, daisies and thistles to name a few. The edges are hand distressed.

Not to worry the custom painting is finished with several layers of varnish and waxed. This is a well made sturdy table made of pine. Use this farmhouse table for writing or working on the computer or as a dressing table in the bedroom.

Sorry but this is for studio pick up only.
Elkin NC area. Free delivery.


 hand painted garden pots and more.

Hand painted clay pot with a landscape of garden flowers hand painted around the outside of the Italian terracotta pot. I painted an assortment of garden flowers from hollyhocks and yellow daisies to thistles and Queen Anne lace and a bumble bee.

This pot is a straight flare sided pot with a rolled rim. I see pansies in the future for this little gem of a pot. Great to give to mom or a birthday gift.

Pot size is approx. 5 x 5 inches

Painted with watercolors and sealed with clear lacquer.
Just an Idea - I use clear antique dishes as saucers.

This is a one of a kind Italian terracotta painted pot which is a bit heavier than the typical nursery pots.

Botanical hand painted furniture is fun. 

Give your home a spring cleaning and add a piece of hand painted furniture for a new look. See more of my work HERE

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New spring nature hand painted furniture and garden gifts in Etsy Shop.

Look at the new spring painted furniture and wonderful garden painted gifts I have added to my Etsy shop, Between The Weeds. It is all about flowers and nature with a twist of magical whimsy. New watercolor hand painted furniture on flower pots, stools and boxes.



Thanks for stopping in and come back for all the new things being photographed today.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Technique Watercolors on Painted Clay Flower Pot



Painted clay flower pot is a watercolor illustration with colorful garden flowers under the blue skies. Find thistle, coneflower, blue bachelor buttons, white lace and wildflowers growing among the grass.

This is a new technique that allows me to apply my wonderful illustrations. This is a distinctive decorative garden pot ready to give as a gift or keep it for yourself.

Pot size: 7 x 5 inches
These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece.
All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.




As promised here is a wonderful addition of this new technique using watercolors. Check out more of my work HERE.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Art Studio Woodland Fairy House

Art Studio Woodland Fairy House
Custom sculpted woodland fairy houses handmade fairy sculptures by Laurie Rohner.

 Woodland Fairy Art Studio


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


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. 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.

 Buy fairy houses at Laurie Rohner Studio

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

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

BUY HERE.

You can check out my other woodland fairy houses HERE.

Watercolors on painted furniture.

I will paint on any surface if at all possible with watercolors. Watercolors are underrated. I find when you combine watercolors and gouaches and apply them to a specially primed surface you can paint with them anywhere. 


This box was one of the first paintings and has been sold, I did love this box. I have some new items that I am adding to the shop at Between The Weeds. Some are just for studio pick up and a few are small enough for me to ship. 

Check out my shop here.

I work with hand painted illustration on painted furniture adding botanical flowers bees words and animals. Anything the furniture is telling me to paint. For the most part every piece of painted furniture speaks and I listen. Sometimes I will hold onto a chair dresser or even a board waiting for the whisper of what it is needed for the work. This week spring is coming. I have so many things blossoming in my studio. Now I have to find the time to photograph my work so I can share it with you.

Do stop by often to see the new work.
Enjoy!



Thursday, March 12, 2015

Captured within this spring nature watercolor is the warmth of the season.

Imagine you are standing in the warm sun on a spring day and before you are white birch trees with spring green vibrant leaves. Feels good. Captured in this watercolor is the same feeling and you can keep it with you whenever you gaze upon the painting.


Spring Fields Watercolor Nature Landscape



Spring Field is an original watercolor painting depicting the lush spring green fields framed by white birch trees and a long forgotten rock wall. This is a nature landscape watercolor by artist Laurie Rohner.



The hues are a gentle mixture of blues and light green with a splash of navy and white for a wonderful contrast. 

Title: Spring Fields
Medium: watercolor on board
Image size: 8 x 10 inches
Signature on front - Laurie Rohner
Signature and dated en verso.



All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.


Check out more of my work at Between The Weeds Studio.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Is there anything better than exploring trails with a dog?

I love this time of year, Spring. Is there anything better than exploring trails with a dog?


Walk the Dog is an original forest watercolor painting depicting the lush spring green leaves just starting to appear on a warm spring day after an afternoon shower. This is a nature landscape watercolor by artist Laurie Rohner.




I never had a worry when I walked my dogs in the woods and this painting is an homage to my beloved standard poodle Jenny. She loved to investigate the forest as much as I did. I hope her energy shows through and sends you love and peacefulness with this little watercolor.




The hues are a gentle mixture of blues and light green with a splash of sepia and warm browns for a wonderful contrast. 

Title: Walk the Dog
Medium: watercolor on board
Image size: 8 x 10 inches
Signature on front - Laurie Rohner
Signature and dated en verso.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Visit Between The Weeds Studio for more of my work HERE.

Monday, March 9, 2015

New Farmhouse Wood Pocket Organizer Painted Sage Spring Green.

Something new I just added to the shop. This is a cute farmhouse wood pocket organizer painted a subtle sage spring green and just slightly aged to give it character. 

Hand Painted Farmhouse Decor by Laurie Rohner Studio.
The pockets are made from 1/2 wood stock and back and sides from standard wood stock (3/4"). Notice the scroll work on the front and sides. Hang it on the back of your door. 

Organize your mail, gloves, dog leads and so much more.

Hangs from the top hole. 
Overall Measures outside 12 x 14 x 4 inches
Organizers Measure inside 10 x 2.5 x 2 deep inches.

Hand painted and hand finished with clear varnish and bees wax. One of a kind work is custom handmade by Laurie Rohner Studio. All rights are reserved. 

Available at Laurie Rohner Studio store Between The Weeds.
BUY HERE.



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wildflower in garden shows flowers dancing under the hazy blue sky.

Wildflower in Garden Illustration Watercolor Original Nature Art

Wildflowers in the Garden by Laurie Rohner
Wildflower in garden shows flowers dancing under the hazy blue sky in this watercolor illustration. A nature art original botanical mixed media painting is painted by artist Laurie Rohner.

Watercolor Close up
Red poppies and bee balm next to thistles and black eyed susans but wait there is some mint too. Oh how nature is singing with all these flowering wild beauties.

Title: Wildflower Garden
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Paper: Arches 140 lb cold pressed Arches Special MBM
Paper size is 12 x 16 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Comes professionally wrapped and ready to give as a gift. Ships USPS mail.

 Illustrations
For more of my illustration art please stop by Between The Weeds Studio and browse through my work.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Give a Hand Painted Card as a Gift with Herbs in a Cottage Garden.

Herbs in a Cottage Garden Botanical Watercolor Illustration Hand Painted with Peppermint and Primrose.


Herbs in a cottage garden is a botanical watercolor nature art blank card original,check it out. Find peppermint and primrose in shades of lavender and soft yellow among the blades of grass. This nature art card is blank inside ready for your notes.

Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.

Title: Peppermint and Primrose
Card size: 5 x 7 inches
Medium: Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore cream card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.

Mint and primrose among the blades of grass.

What a lovely way to say thank you for being you on Mother's Day Birthdays or any time of the year. Great to give with a frame ready to be popped in and hung as a loving reminder.

You will love my individually hand-painted art cards. Great for gift giving. Can be framed later.


This is an original watercolor painting not a print or reproduction.
I combine drawing with pen and watercolor painting.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials - Strathmore Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors - and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

WOODLAND FOREST LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING FAIRY TREES NATURE ART

Woodland forest landscape oil painting on canvas of fairy trees is an original nature art by Laurie Rohner. This original artwork give you the viewer a look into the landscape of a serene enchanted forest where fairy play. 
OIL PAINTING FAIRY TREES NATURE ART
Titled: Into the Woods
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Palette: umber,dark chocolate, green, yellow green,browns.
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap
Canvas Size: 8 x 8 inches
Image Size: 8 x 8 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on enclosed card in back. 
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

The painting measures is on a gallery wrap canvas (1.25" deep) with staples on the back. This paintings is beautiful color and a great finish from high quality oil paints.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

I guess you could call me a change addict.

Already a month into the new year and things are being created to meet my new vision I have for my studio. 

I am so excited with this new direction. I guess you could call me a change addict. Creation is always changing. Our lives whether we like it or not always in flux and ever changing. Some things I could do without but mostly loving every fabulous moment. My dear mother would love to go outside on a very brisk cold day and say it makes me feel alive, that is how I feel with every nudge life creates for me. Change makes me feel alive.


I have changed things on this blog. 

I am focusing on my illustrations. I am journeying down new roads and it was due to one simple phone call. Someone asking me about trees and illustrating her story. Wow never thought about illustrating but when I took a look closer I think I always have. I illustrate nature. On boxes, furniture, pillows, pendants and art all with that wonderful illustrator's eye. It took her asking to open my eyes and mind to something I am thrilled to embrace and explore. Ah...where will this path lead? Nope don't know but I am thinking my friends upstairs do. 


With paint brushes, pencils, pens, paints and paper ready I am sketching and working on some new illustrations. 

A nature art watercolor original painting is an illustration of the forest or woods. Notice the three ladies standing guard over the forest scenic landscape of the woodland. This illustration watercolor is titled Vermont Woods.




You will love my individually hand-painted art cards.Shop at Between The Weeds for hand painted cards.

What a lovely way to say thank you, Birthdays or any time of the year. Great to give with a frame ready to be popped in and hung as a loving reminder.

You will love my individually hand-painted art cards. My nature art cards are original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. Great for gift giving. Can be framed later.

 Contact me.

Stop by the shop or studio anytime. Ask about custom work.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

How much power one little word can have.

I am amazed at how much power one little word can have over how we may think about anything. I was listening to a new podcast at The Inspiring Artist, by speaker Samantha Bennett from The Organized Artist Company, I found fantastic ideas. The one that seemed to pop out today was to stop using but and insert and. Simple and so precise.  Think about how many times a statement an action a dream is started only to find it fall away depleted and forgotten because of that tiny word but got in the way. For instance I want to sell my art BUT I have no experience. Now insert I want to sell my art and I have no experience. And becomes the connection to the answer and not the ending of your goal. No experience doesn’t mean your art isn’t any good and everyone has to start from somewhere.

Follow Your Heart 8 x 10 Watercolor by Laurie Rohner


Follow Your Heart (the heart is the image made with entwined vine and red trillium flower) is an original nature art illustration by Laurie Rohner. I enjoy spreading a little inspiration through my watercolors with inspiring words, sharing my hope that everyone can see the possibility for a great life.
Title: Follow Your Heart
Medium: watercolor on paper
Paper: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image size is 5 x 7 inch.
Paper size is 5.5  x 7.5 inch
Palette: red,purple,navy,deep leaf green
Unframed.
Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it. I suggest mounting the painting on a matte and framing under glass.

Check out all my art and more at Laurie Rohner Studio’s Between The Weeds Shop.

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