LauraPoss

Laura D. Poss Watercolors

Greensboro, North Carolina 393 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (96)

LauraPoss

Laura D. Poss Watercolors

Greensboro, North Carolina | 393 Sales

All Items

Laura D Poss

Contact shop owner

Laura D Poss

Announcement    Welcome! My watercolors reflect my love of birds, people, and the great outdoors. It is my pleasure to share them with you and I am honored each time someone chooses to purchase my art. Please note that I make many paintings, prints, and note cards and I don't list all of them on Etsy all the time. If you are looking for items that you saw elsewhere, but can't find again, please contact me with a description of what you are looking for and I will be happy to help!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 27, 2019

Welcome! My watercolors reflect my love of birds, people, and the great outdoors. It is my pleasure to share them with you and I am honored each time someone chooses to purchase my art. Please note that I make many paintings, prints, and note cards and I don't list all of them on Etsy all the time. If you are looking for items that you saw elsewhere, but can't find again, please contact me with a description of what you are looking for and I will be happy to help!

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(96)
See reviews that mention:
quality 7 shipping 23 customer service 7

About LauraPoss

Sales 393
On Etsy since 2010

Why watercolor?

I didn’t know it at the time, but my life was about to change the first time I loaded a brush with a colorful wash and spread it across a thirsty piece of watercolor paper. Mixing colorful pigments in water, spreading them across a white page, manipulating them a bit, then allowing them to dry felt familiar and natural from the first time I tried it. This should have been no surprise—water has played almost as important of a roll in my life as art. My earliest memories are of the sounds of water lapping against the hull of a boat, I grew up sailing my own Sunfish sailboat, and I love almost anything you can do in or around a lake, river, or other body of water.

I was motivated to pick up watercolor because I had fallen in love with watercolor paintings. The luminosity had more to do with it than anything else, but the way that you could see how different colors mixed and mingled on the page as the water dried was a very close second. I also enjoy the unique challenges that watercolor offers. Timing is everything and you have to know how to work with the way water behaves, which is unlike any other medium.​

My paintings explore a wide range of subjects. I was lucky enough to be born and (mostly) raised in central North Carolina, where The Appalachian Mountains are just to my west and the Atlantic Ocean is just a little farther to the east. I love to visit both, and it shows in my work. Birdwatching is another passion of mine, and I enjoy bringing my avian friends to life in my paintings. Most recently, I have also developed an interest in painting people, which has also led to a few cityscapes. Humans are interesting, and there are limitless ways that we express ourselves through body language and expressions. Capturing those gestures and telling a story with my artwork is a new challenge and something I want to continue to explore.​

Shop members

  • Laura D Poss

    Owner, Artist, Maker

    Hi! I'm Laura. I've been drawing and painting my whole life and picked up watercolors in 2006. I started out with landscapes and birds, and I have expanded to figures and cityscapes. I make every item that I sell on etsy!

  • John Poss

    Framer

    My wonderful husband, John, is a professional framer. He makes sure that my framed art looks perfect!

  • Sandy

    Studio Buddy, Critic

    Mew!

  • Milo

    Mascot, Master Of Disguise

    Meow!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 4, 2020
Frequently asked questions
I saw some of your prints or note cards somewhere else, but I can't find them in your shop. Can I order them somehow?

Yes! I make many prints and note cards and I don't list all of them on Etsy all the time. If you are looking for items that you saw elsewhere, but can't find again, please contact me with a description of what you are looking for and I will be happy to help!

I need this item shipped today. Is that possible?

There's a good chance! I always ship same-day when I can and you are very welcome to send me a message any time to check if I will be able to ship your order today.

I saw an original painting on your website or somewhere else and I am interested in purchasing it. Is it for sale?

The best way to find out is to send me an email. My Etsy shop only contains a very limited number of small, unframed originals. Please inquire about other original paintings through my email address, laura@lauraposs.com.

Do you take commissions/do custom paintings?

Yes! I create custom watercolors all the time. Usually custom paintings are one of two situations—either the client would like for me to create a custom work from their own photo(s) and idea(s) or they like something I have already painted and want me to do something similar for them. (An example of this would be someone liking a landscape that I did in the summer, but wanting me to paint the same scene with autumn colors instead.)

If you are interested in any type of custom work, the first step is to contact me and let me know what you're thinking you'd like to have done! Please contact me through Etsy convos or through email, laura@lauraposs.com.