- All 115
- Custom Paintings 17
- Pet Portraits 8
- Bird & Animal Paintings 7
- Flower Paintings 17
- Hydrangea Paintings 2
- Orchid Paintings 8
- Koi Fish Paintings 4
- Landscape Trees Woodland 9
- Seascape Beach Ocean 10
- Bird Prints 19
- Botanical Prints 12
- Flower Prints 2
2buddies on Mar 15, 2017
This is more beautiful in person than I imagined!
Kristan Hruby on Feb 6, 2017
Janet did an amazing job on the watercolor of our new lake house. I would highly recommend her for any custom painting.
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.
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.
NY Fine Art Print Lab
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
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.
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
- 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 5% 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. There is no import duty for artwork.
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. I ship oil on canvas paintings in special boxes to protect them. Since oils take 1-2 weeks to dry, keep your freshly painted custom oil in the box for a week or two until completely 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!
What is YUPO paper?
YUPO® is a synthetic paper that I have recently started using for some of my watercolor paintings. I like the spontaneous effects and brilliant color that result with this paper. I also like the fact that it is non toxic even during production. All paintings on this substrate are identified as YUPO paintings in the description.
This tree-free paper is made from inorganic compounds and is 100% recyclable. It is waterproof, so it does not buckle when wet as ordinary watercolor paper will during the painting process or when displayed in humid conditions. The paper is produced without the use of toxic materials that can harm the environment. Its primary raw materials are carbon and hydrogen, so it does not emit toxic chlorine gas.