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Southwest Series : Fragments " Natural Movement " Original, One-of-a-Kind.

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22 " x 30 " unframed watercolor on 300 lb Rough watercolor paper Inspired by nature and the southwest. The under part of the tortoise was included after viewing some fossil remnants which, of course, fascinated me. Had to include the vertebrae, another form which appears often in my work. I find it so interesting that all species vertebrae are of a similar shape, a wonderful one as far as I am concerned. This piece is one of my personal favorites. Like the design elements and the flow of the piece.


5 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewed by 04wfumom
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mar 13, 2018
    This watercolor reminds me of the many outings that my family has made through forested areas that have been destroyed by fire. Despite the devastation, the forest show signs of life very quickly. Makes one aware of the hope that exists in places and people that have been been destroyed. They can be restored. Paula's paintings speak to me in so many ways.
    SALE Southwest Series " Arizona Madrone Amidst The Fire Blackened Forest" Original, One of a Kind Watercolor

  • Reviewed by Laura
    5 out of 5 stars
    Feb 21, 2018
    Absolutely stunning painting - I feel incredibly lucky to have Paula's work grace our walls!! She is delightful, kind, and clearly inspired by the shapes, textures, and colors of the world around her. It was carefully and lovingly packaged and arrived in pristine condition. Thank you, Paula! I will be back for another one soon!
    Terracotta Series: " Of the Earth " - Original, One-of-a-Kind

  • Reviewed by Erin Maura
    Buyer photo Erin Maura, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for Android.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Feb 5, 2018
    Finally got to the framer to get these beautiful watercolors framed and protected. Love these even more in person, and can't wait to see them framed and hung on the wall. If you're considering buying a painting just do it! You won't be disappointed!
    Southwest Series: " Chiricahua Closeup" original one of a kind watercolor

  • Reviewed by sauermachtlustig
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jan 13, 2018
    This gorgeous original watercolour painting is absolutely STUNNING! I am ‘Over the Moon’ :-). Paula is an extremely talented artist. I feel honoured to have already three of her amazing painting’s. Safe, secure, professionally packaged from U.S.A. Arrived in excellent condition, beautifully presented with a very lovely gift. Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed. Paula was very kind to arrange again the shipment to Austria. Excellent correspondence. A really, really lovely lady. Sincerely, Margit
    Laguna Atascosa Series " American Copper Impression"


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Orders will be shipped promptly after receiving payment confirmation. UPS will be used or the USPS depending upon destination. The items will be insured. Currently my large pieces are not listed for shipping outside the U.S., however, I have shipped to Canada, Australia, Denmark, and Switzerland. I would be glad to ship elsewhere. Just contact me. The costs are quite high, but the pieces are priced very reasonably. Let me know should you be interested in having a large piece shipped. Thanks. We will explore that together.

Southwest Series : Fragments " Natural Movement " Original, One-of-a-Kind.

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