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Sunday, February 26, 2012

French Farm Gathering Flowers

This lovely scene is of French Farm just up the road from me. Neighboring cows are brought up to be put out to pasture, while the lady of the house gathers flowers from her expansive gardens. Acrylic painting is 8" X 10" with a champagne wood frame with overall size being 12" X 14". Buy at $425  Click on the link to buy:

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Mother Ducks and Babes

Watercolor commission. SOLD.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Resting Egret

This is a wood block print, number 6 of 10, with this being the only red print. It is of a resting egret on branch in front of a pink sun. Printed on hand made paper. Image size is 12" X 9" and is mounted on acid free dusty rose mat, within a 17" X 14" red metal frame. Buy at $185 by clicking on the Etsy link:

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Manhattan West Side Window Boxes (SOLD)

This is a pen & ink and watercolor of the neighborhood where I had visited on Manhattan's West Side. The flower boxes in the windows of the brownstone, along with the building details are exquisite. Painting size is 7 1/4" X 4 15/16".

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Red Cottage Summer Garden (Click here to buy)

This painting was painted outdoors (en plein air) in the garden on a bright summer day. Lillies, rudabeckia, pink phlox, and bee balm fill the garden with color. Size is 4" X 6". The colors are much more bright and cheerful, but I can't get the upload to show that. Painted in oil on canvas panel. Buy at $95.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Misty Beach (Click here to buy)

It's been raining here for at least a week. Everything is soft and misty. We are enjoying the beautiful colors outdoors and the smell of the wet earth. Watercolor size is 9 1/4" X 6 1/2".
Buy for $55.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Misty Mountain Landscape (Click here to buy)

This watercolor is painted of mountains in mist with water below. A feeling of serenity envelopes you as you gaze into the painting. Size is 9" X 6 3/8". Buy at $55.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pemaquid Point Light, Muscongus Bay, Bristol, ME (SOLD)

This is a painting done from one of our trips to the Maine coast. It was a lot of fun to explore around the many buildings here and climb down and then back up toward the lighthouse on the rock ledge below. It is a bright and colorful painting, with exquisite color in the shadows. Painting size is 10 3/4" X 7 1/2", mounted in a matching tan archival mat, with outer dimension 16 1/2" X 13 3/8". Includes UV glass and gold wood frame.


Morning At Swanzey Lake (SOLD)

I grew up spending summers swimming at Swanzey Lake with my mother and sisters, while my father worked. Once in a while, he'd take time off to come with us and let us dive off his shoulders. Those were wonderful carefree days spent on the tranquil lake. We even waited out lightning storms on the pavillion under the protective roof, where on a summer evening, lakeside dances were held. When the storm cleared, we were the only ones at the beach. The sand would be hard and cool from the summer rain. We'd just throw down the blanket and run back in the water, splashing and swimming. Every day, my mother would give us ten cents each to buy a fudgicle at the concession stand located at the bottom corner of the pavillion. Ah, those were the days.

This painting auctioned for $300 for the West Swanzey Community Church steeple fund raiser. It is included in a calendar with other artists' work.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Legal Lowdown: Artists Need to Be Aware of These Four Issues

Friday, July 9, 2010

Amanita (SOLD)

These Amanita mushrooms grow in miniature! They are absolutely adorable. I expected a lawn fairie to come popping her head out any minute. They look like they belong in a fairy tale.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Goat Island Light, Cape Porpoise Harbor, Maine (SOLD)

This sunset painting was done after a trip to Kennebunk to view Goat Island Light with my husband on one of our many trips to the Maine coast. It is now in a happy home.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Summer Cottage (Click here to buy)

This oil painting was painted en plein air of the summer home across from the lake shore. It is viewed from behind a lower vantage point of phlox.
Size is 10" X 8" in a gray barn wood frame with canvas liner. Outside dimension: 14" X 12". Best buy at $125.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Alliums and Lupines (SOLD)

This delicate oil painting was painted in the artist's garden. It is reminiscent of antique oil paintings. The painting is framed in a dark wood frame, outer dimension is 7" X 5". Image size is 6" X 4".


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Josh - Strategy: Commission Portraits

This is a montage, using various elements to create a unified composition. This is the story of Josh; runner, and medal winner. It is called Strategy, as he is sitting before the race, contemplating his running stategy in the heat of the afternoon sun. Medium used is a non-erasable black pencil. Cost varies depending on medium and content. Image size: 9" X 12". Framed size: 16" X 20". Approximate cost for a similar portrait is $485, excluding frame. Contact artist by email for individual cost. Click "Rena Rockwell- Larger Paintings" link in the right column for further information.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Ben - Ascending: Commission Portraits

This is a colored pencil portrait titled Ascending, as Ben is climbing a rope "ladder" to the top. Capture your loved one in his or her sport in a sports portrait instead of a classic pose. It is a source of pride to the receiver of such a portrait, as it shows the person doing what they love most. Image size: 8 1/2" X 10 3/4". Cost varies depending on content in portrait and size. Approximate cost is $485.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Eggplant Still Life (Click here to buy)

This watercolor painting is done from an eggplant from my student's garden. I was drawn to the intricate delicacy in the stem and the color variations in the eggplant. Image size: 5 5/8" x 4 1/4", outside white mat dimension: 8" x 10". Gold tone metal frame and glass, 8" X 10". $120.


Chauncey Farm Pumpkin Scarecrow (click here to buy)

This pen & ink and watercolor is of the pumpkin scarecrow at Chauncey Farm where we go every year for our pumpkins and fresh vegetables. It is located at an old circa 1800's farm.
Image size: 10 3/4" X 8 1/4", gray/green mat outer dimension: 16" X 12".