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- Custom Paintings 5
- Pet Portraits 8
- Flower Paintings 17
- Hydrangea Paintings 8
- Orchid Paintings 8
- Bird Paintings 5
- Koi Fish Art 4
- Seascape Beach Ocean 7
- Landscape Trees Woodland 7
- Bird Prints 19
- Botanical Prints 12
- Flower Prints 3
- Greeting Cards Boxed 3
Melanie Gecili on Jul 27, 2016
This is beautiful. Fast shipping and wonderful with helping me choose which print size! Thank You!
lauraaroche on Jul 24, 2016
Painting the Loveliness of Nature: Realistic Landscapes, Seascapes, Flower Gardens and Bird Paintings
Shop Home: ZehOriginalArt.Etsy.com
My day begins outdoors with work in the flower and vegetable gardens and tending the chickens. My day ends much the same way! In between I paint.
As an artist, I am fortunate to live where my inspiration abounds. The farmlands, forests, wildlife, ocean and waterways of rural eastern Connecticut speak to me of the beauty of creation. Painting the loveliness is my response.
Creating a painting can begin with something small that catches my eye - dappled sunlight on a flower, the fluttering wings of a butterfly, a bird that lands on my porch rail. Or it can be bigger - a composition of mountains, a torrent of waves or the blazing trees of Autumn. I snap a picture, do a quick sketch or make a mental note in my head to save it for later.
When my inspirations develop into a painting and touch someone on an emotional level, it is greatly rewarding - especially when my art goes to a new home where it will be cherished! It is equally rewarding to create custom paintings of people, animals and special places. These personalized paintings provide my collectors with a lifetime of warm memories.
To ensure these treasured art pieces retain their true colors, the materials I use to create my original art are designed to last. Professional grade paints, acid-free paper, canvas and mat board keep my original paintings looking fresh and new for generations to come.
For my prints I use a professional lab whose methods and materials I have approved as being outstanding for color match, durability and archival quality. The colors in my fine art prints will stay rich and bright for a lifetime.
People often want to know when I first began making art. Well, it was very early - as soon as I could hold a crayon in my chubby little fist! Since then, I have sold over a thousand original paintings worldwide, created murals and theater backdrops for the public sector and illustrated half a dozen books for local environmental agencies. Through all the years and all the artwork, the joy of creating and sharing the loveliness never fades.
*If you would like a custom piece painted or you have a question, please contact me. I respond within 24 hours. If you don't see a response, check your email spam folder or come back to Etsy.com, sign in and check Conversations in the drop down menu under your profile picture.
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist, Painter
Hi I'm Janet, the designer and creator of the artwork in my shop. I enjoy hearing from customers and personally answering your questions. In my time off, I like to take walks in the countryside or at the beach, sing with a choir and dance ballet.
NY Fine Art Print Lab
Kenmore, NY, United States
My prints are made by a family owned and operated business which produces high quality fine art prints for artists. Professional archival inks on Somerset Velvet watercolor paper keep the colors bright and fresh for decades!
Peconic Bay Originals
Cutchogue, NY, United States
My greeting cards are made by a small manufacturer and wholesale distributor located on Long Island. Representing a select group of artists, they sell cards to coastal gift shops all along the US Eastern shoreline from Maine to Florida.
Australia Fine Art Print Lab
For my customers ordering from Australia, prints are shipped from my fine art print lab in Brisbane, Australia. The prints are the same high quality as all my prints and are shipped within 3-4 business days.
UK Fine Art Print Lab
To save time and customs fees for my UK and European customers, orders from these countries are shipped from my fine art print lab in the UK. The prints are of the highest quality and are shipped within 3-4 business days.
In order for your your art purchase to stay fresh and new for many generations, I use acid-free materials and professional permanent colors in my originals. Prints are made at a professional lab using the highest quality archival inks and papers. You can be confident that your investment will bring you a lifetime of beauty for your walls.
If you have a question, please contact me. I respond within 24 hours. If you don't see a response, check your email spam folder or sign in to Etsy and check Conversations in the drop down menu under your profile picture.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
Shipment is made when the payment clears. Please be aware that e-checks take 5-7 days to clear.
OTHER: Use this if you wish to have an invoice sent to your email from PayPal or when making a deposit payment for a custom order. Orders will be shipped or scheduled after payment is made.
MONEY ORDER: USPS money orders are accepted. You can purchase one at any US post office and mail it to the address on your purchase receipt.
CUSTOM ORDERS: I am happy to collaborate with you on a custom painting or print. A 50% deposit is required before the work is begun. Please contact me with your ideas and I'll set up a custom listing for you.
SALES TAX: Items sent to a Connecticut address have a 6.35% sales tax added to the item.
PACKAGING: Prints and originals are packaged securely to keep them safe during shipment.
INSURANCE: Shipping Insurance is included for no extra charge. Please contact me right away if you experience an issue with shipping.
CUSTOM ORDERS: shipping time frame varies - please ask and I'll give you an estimate.
INTERNATIONAL: For orders outside the U.S., allow extra time for the item to go through customs inspection. VAT or customs duties are not included in shipping charges. Please contact your customs office for fees as you may need to pay them upon delivery.
* UK Customers: Please be advised that original art purchases shipped from my studio in the US may be charged a 20% VAT by your customs office when the cost of the item is over £15. There may also be an £8 handling fee from the UK post office.
Refunds and Exchanges
CUSTOM ORDERS: Above all else, I want you to be happy with your custom artwork! You will receive an image of the completed painting to approve before shipment. I will be happy to make reasonable modifications if necessary - your satisfaction is important to me!
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a watercolor and an oil painting?
*A WATERCOLOR is painted on heavyweight paper with transparent watercolor paints which gives it a fresh, crisp look. Because it is painted on paper, you will need to protect it with a mat and frame with glass front. Framing finishes a watercolor beautifully and makes the entire art piece larger.
*An OIL PAINTING is painted on canvas with oil based paints. It has texture and a rich look. I paint the side edges of the canvas so you don't need to frame it unless you wish to. Oils take one to two weeks to dry. To save time, I ship the painting before completely dry in a special box which protects it. You will need to keep it in the box for a week or so until dry to the touch. At that time, you may hang it with the enclosed wire.
How long will a painting or print keep its color?
To keep the colors bright, I use acid-free materials and professional permanent colors for my original paintings. Prints are made at a professional lab using the highest quality archival inks and papers.
This means that the prints will not discolor over time. Original paintings will last for generations! You can be confident that your art piece will bring you a lifetime of satisfaction.
How do I take care of my painting?
*WATERCOLOR paintings and PRINTS on paper will stay looking their best when enclosed in an acid-free mat and backing and then framed with a glass front. Keep artwork out of direct sunlight.
*OIL paintings with painted edges do not require a frame. If framed, no glass is needed. They may be varnished with spray varnish made for oil paintings found at arts and crafts stores. Varnishing is optional, but it adds a layer of protection to keep the painting clean and bright.
**For new oil paintings, wait at least 6 months for the oils to fully cure before varnishing. However, the painting may be hung and/or framed as soon as it is dry to the touch. Oil paintings may be cleaned with a soft cloth which is slightly dampened with water if necessary.
Where Do You Ship?
I ship original paintings to the USA, Canada and Australia from my studio in Connecticut.
I ship fine art prints to the USA, Canada, the UK, EU, and Australia. Print orders from the USA and Canada are shipped from my print lab in New York. Print orders from the EU and Australia are shipped from my print labs in the UK or Australia depending upon your location.
I am happy to ship original paintings and prints internationally to all other countries with the understanding that you are responsible for any customs fees, duties, tariffs or other taxes due upon arrival in your country.
If you do not see your country listed under Shipping, please request a custom order, and I will make a custom listing for you! Thank you.
How can I order a custom painting?
Contact me with your ideas and the approximate size you would like. I will give you a price and time frame for completion. A 50% deposit or full payment (your choice) is required before work is begun.
In certain cases, a sketch will be made for you to approve before I begin the painting. Upon completion of the painting, I will send you an image before final payment. At either time, you may request changes if needed. I want you to be happy with your painting!