CrystalCookArt

original fine art watercolor paintings and prints

Utah, United States · 87 Sales

CrystalCookArt

original fine art watercolor paintings and prints

Utah, United States 87 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Small, original watercolor paintings, oil paintings, original colored pencil drawings, pencil sketches, and giclee fine art prints of people, animals, and everyday scenes and objects.My number one goal is to evoke an emotional response in the viewers of my work. I paint with vivid, intense colors and love to paint close-ups to capture expression and detail. I paint pieces that make you feel the emotions of your heart. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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Last updated on Aug 17, 2016

Small, original watercolor paintings, oil paintings, original colored pencil drawings, pencil sketches, and giclee fine art prints of people, animals, and everyday scenes and objects.My number one goal is to evoke an emotional response in the viewers of my work. I paint with vivid, intense colors and love to paint close-ups to capture expression and detail. I paint pieces that make you feel the emotions of your heart. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Crystal Cook

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Crystal Cook

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Painting with Feeling

Painting, to me, is more than brushing pigment onto paper. It's more than a beautiful picture (although that is what I strive for too). It's about trying to express an emotion with colors and shapes into something people can see and feel.

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way. . . Things I had no words for."
Georgia O'Keefe

When I was a girl I stood at the feet of a huge horse with kind, gentle eyes. I was awed and humbled at the incredible beauty and strength I saw in front of me. When I reached out my hand and felt the rush of my horse's warm breath in my palm, and watched her eyes close, lulled to sleep by my touch, I was moved to tears. My fingers itched to hold a pencil, to try and capture what I felt. I spent days and days following my horse around and drawing her from every angle.

When I became a mother and held my infant son for the first time, and brushed my finger next to his I felt him wrap his tiny hand around mine, clinging to me. My heart filled with a stronger and more powerful emotion than I had ever felt before. I needed a way to express that and every time I tried to explain it, or write it in a journal, I felt like I just couldn't do it. So I picked up a paintbrush again and by painting I could finally say what my heart needed to.

That was over ten years ago, and I've never stopped painting. Though the subject and media may change, my ultimate goal will always be striving to paint with feeling.

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  • Crystal Cook

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    I'm an independent artist who loves painting people, animals, and every day objects. I'm also a full time mom to three little boys. They help me see the beauty in the every day and have been a source of unending inspiration in my work.

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Last updated on August 17, 2016
Hi I'm Crystal Cook, an award winning artist who specializes in portraiture, both human and animal. I love to capture expression and never tire of painting scenes and images that evoke an emotional reaction in my viewers. Welcome!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Preferred method of payment is PayPal or Etsy's direct checkout using just your credit card. PayPal does not require you to have an account with them to purchase from my shop, you can use PayPal with just a credit card.
Shipping
I ship orders within two to three business days. Your order will ship once I receive confirmation of payment. I ship USPS first class, with delivery confirmation and insurance of every original painting or drawing that is sold within the United States. Insurance and delivery confirmation is available for international orders upon your request but there is an additional $20 fee that will be added. Prints will have tracking information, but no insurance unless you request it. I will send you an email as soon as your order ships along with tracking information. Watercolor paintings, original drawings, and prints are shipped flat with foam core board for backing to prevent bending and wrapped in a cello bag to protect from moisture. Oil paintings are wrapped in a cello bag and protected with bubble wrap so they remain stable during shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
Commission painting deposits and payments are non refundable due to the time consuming nature of artwork done to your specifications. Thank you for understanding! If you have any questions regarding this policy please contact me before purchasing your deposit or commission order.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Please note that although I have done the very best that I can to ensure a correct color match between the original painting and what is seen here, colors still may vary slightly due to my digital camera's results and your monitor's display. *