FINALLY I can announce that my paintings as limited edition prints, are now available through my website. I know I’ve been promising this for sometime, but as you have also witnessed, my expected timeframes and reality are often skewed! I always seem to be running behind.
I would like to start by thanking so many of you readers for encouraging me to do this, as this support and your questions about the availability of my paintings spurred me on to try this new venture. As many of you know, my painting world first started as an evolution to my garden design, flower arranging planting, and most recently photography in my last two books. I first took watercolor lessons about five years ago and used flowers as my practice models for my first (amateur) paintings. Like any aspiring artist I looked at the masters of this art form, specifically Maris Sybila Merian, and studied how they portrayed it. With this close observation of their work, I learned that really looking and studying the flower or insect to paint now enhances how I look at everything. I don’t just see a flower but every leaf, petal and butterfly wing with amazement. The wonder of Mother Nature astounds ands thrills me more than ever! Unfortunately I have not had the time to take many more courses, so much of my learning has had to be self taught. Life is so complicated – or as my mother would point out, I probably am the one who makes it that way.
I have always loved traditional botanical drawings and paintings and admire the mastery of today’s artist who must have the patience of an angel to both draw and paint like that. I gravitated to a more modern approach, creating oversized paintings with bold color, that are a fantasy out of my mind, and not as specifically scientific as traditional botanicals.
People have also asked me if I would also offer framing or framing tips and while I cannot go into the framing business, I am certainly open to questions and you can ask though this blog or the website. The need of different sizes for different spaces is why I decided to offer the paintings in four sizes. As I said I have painted the originals in three sizes but decided a smaller size, for easy grouping, was probably needed. You can see the different sizes listed here under each individual print https://www.carolyneroehmshop.com/prints/ I have tried to make this as simple as possible – really for people like me who have trouble navigating anything on the net!
For those of you who are considering a size I suggest you take a piece of paper such as kraft or newspaper, cut it to the size you want and try it on your wall to see if it works in your space.
Below are example of traditional frames (gold and lacquer) in traditional settings, the bamboo frame should work with anything, and the modern gallery frame in a simple setting.
Another inspiration and interest is the painting of birds – the bird room at Chisolm House was inspired by a painting by Paul De Vos I bought in France. As my stoneware below is testament to, I have been fascinated by one of Mother Nature’s masterpieces of creation for a long time.
Lastly (I know this is a long post) here are the paintings offered in note card format. I have always loved paper products such as stationery, note cards, menus, place cards and wrapping paper, so I could not resist the temptation to transpose the paintings into a small size. To me, nothing can replace a beautifully, hand written note, although I know so many of us revert to email and digital cards these days. I think these would make a nice Mother’s Day gift, and I also use them as gift tags. The note cards come in an assorted box of ten, with two cards of each print, in three different combinations and are available here https://www.carolyneroehmshop.com/notecards-1/
This really has been a labor of love, and I do hope you enjoy them. Pretty please tell your friends and family about them, and again thank you all for your encouragement.
Gosh , I forgot to say each print will be hand signed by me on the front in pencil, the traditional way to sign a water color. If you would like me to personalize I have a label that will go on the back with the personalization.
To answer a couple of questions from the early comments:
The prints are printed by art photography printers on the highest quality art paper from Germany.
They are shipped in a crush proof tube in a cellophane envelope for each size. The small size 8×10 is shipped protected in a Fed Ex box.