“In the Garden” Fine Art Cards

This line of all-purpose greeting cards is 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 pt. card stock and includes a matching envelope in soft pale green, packed in a clear-top white cardboard greeting card box. Cards are blank inside.

“In the Garden” cards feature my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many scenes from my own yard and home. I’ve included a mix of pastel and watercolor and a mix of styles, from realistic detail to loose impressionistic scenes so you have a choice for all occasions. Cards have only the image on the front, are blank inside, and carry the title of the painting and information about it on the back, you can write inside it whatever you want. Some people purchase them to frame as little prints as well.

Choose from the entire dozen cards or choose a custom dozen just for you.

I find people use these cards for all sorts of greetings, from invitations to parties to friendly hellos and thinking of yous to sympathy at the loss of a pet or even a person. Others have taken their favorites and slipped them into 5″ x 7″ frames for their wall.

“In the Garden” cards features eight of my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many of them scenes from my own yard and home. Cards have no message on the front and are blank inside but can be customized inside with your message. They are 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 or 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope.

  • Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
  • In the Garden cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
  • Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

You’ll also find many of these images in my “Fine Art and Portraiture” galleries if you’d like a print. Often customers purchase a greeting card just to frame as well.

I’ve included a mix of pastel and watercolor and a mix of styles, from realistic detail to loose impressionistic scenes so you have a choice for all occasions. Cards have only the image on the front, are blank inside, and carry the title of the painting and information about it on the back, you can write inside it whatever you want. Some people purchase them to frame as little prints as well. I will be adding other art cards outside of this set as well. You can create your own custom set of six or a dozen.

The Garden Gate

If I can’t have it in my yard, at least I can paint it. The arbor sporting ivy, the old azalea crowning the entrance and the gate, mysteriously left ajar and leading to a stone path to another part of the garden. This was inspired by seed catalogs, magazines and photos of others’ gardens.

January Jeraniums 1

Every autumn I move my geraniums into the corner of my basement. After resting for a month or two, perhaps responding to the lengthening days, they always bloom in mid-January and their variety of pinks is always welcome at a time of year when flowers are in short supply.

The Perfect Place

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, this also came from a garden catalog image, but I changed the flowers, using photos I had taken. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped.

Red Climbers

This photo reminded me of my mother’s climbing red roses which grew up a trellis on the side of the house. These roses have always fascinated me because they just keep going—up the fence, over the fence, down the other side. As a watercolor it was pure pleasure, with enough color, light and shadow and shape for it to be interesting.

Small Roses

Just one little sliver of sunlight crept in to touch the vase and the roses were illuminated and irrestistible. I sketched this standing in my kitchen as quickly as I could, hoping I could catch all I saw.

Tea for Tulips

I knew I’d love to paint the tulips, but I really needed to learn to paint the rust on the teapot. I intentionally kept the background vague and loose in shades of green and neutral tones to complement the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows and extreme detail in each of the tulips. The frothy white curtain, minimally worked, rests atop the flowers as if a spring breeze from the open window has whipped it up and gracefully placed it there.

Veronica’s Tulips

Just as soon as I had sold “Tea for Tulips”, above, another customer was interested. When she discovered it was no longer available, she commissioned me to do one “just for her”, but not too different from the first. One thing she requested was that a Schnauzer be worked into the painting somewhere, one who hadn’t had his ears cropped.

Small Roses

“In the Garden” cards features eight of my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many of them scenes from my own yard and home. Cards have no message on the front and are blank inside but can be customized inside with your message. They are 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 or 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope.

  • Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
  • In the Garden cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
  • Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Small Roses

Just one little sliver of sunlight crept in to touch the vase and the roses were illuminated and irresistible. I sketched this standing in my kitchen as quickly as I could, hoping I could catch all I saw.

You’ll also find many of these images in my “Fine Art and Portraiture” galleries if you’d like a print. Often customers purchase a greeting card just to frame as well.

Columbines

“In the Garden” cards features eight of my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many of them scenes from my own yard and home. Cards have no message on the front and are blank inside but can be customized inside with your message. They are 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 or 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope.

  • Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
  • In the Garden cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
  • Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Columbines

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed away and I’ve sold her home, and kept the artwork I’d done. I sold the original to a good friend to give to her mother but this image will always remind me of her.

You’ll also find many of these images in my “Fine Art and Portraiture” galleries if you’d like a print. Often customers purchase a greeting card just to frame as well.

The Garden Gate

“In the Garden” cards features eight of my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many of them scenes from my own yard and home. Cards have no message on the front and are blank inside but can be customized inside with your message. They are 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 or 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope.

  • Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
  • In the Garden cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
  • Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

The Garden Gate

If I can’t have it in my yard, at least I can paint it. The arbor sporting ivy, the old azalea crowning the entrance and the gate, mysteriously left ajar and leading to a stone path to another part of the garden. This was inspired by seed catalogs, magazines and photos of others’ gardens.

You’ll also find many of these images in my “Fine Art and Portraiture” galleries if you’d like a print. Often customers purchase a greeting card just to frame as well.

January Jeraniums

“In the Garden” cards features eight of my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many of them scenes from my own yard and home. Cards have no message on the front and are blank inside but can be customized inside with your message. They are 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 or 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope.

  • Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
  • In the Garden cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
  • Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

January Jeraniums I

Every autumn I move my geraniums into the corner of my basement. After resting for a month or two, perhaps responding to the lengthening days, they always bloom in mid-January and their variety of pinks is always welcome at a time of year when flowers are in short supply.

You’ll also find many of these images in my “Fine Art and Portraiture” galleries if you’d like a print. Often customers purchase a greeting card just to frame as well.

The Perfect Place

“In the Garden” cards features eight of my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many of them scenes from my own yard and home. Cards have no message on the front and are blank inside but can be customized inside with your message. They are 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 or 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope.

  • Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
  • In the Garden cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
  • Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

The Perfect Place

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped.

You’ll also find many of these images in my “Fine Art and Portraiture” galleries if you’d like a print. Often customers purchase a greeting card just to frame as well.

Red Climbers

“In the Garden” cards features eight of my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many of them scenes from my own yard and home. Cards have no message on the front and are blank inside but can be customized inside with your message. They are 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 or 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope.

  • Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
  • In the Garden cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
  • Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Red Climbers

This photo reminded me of my mother’s climbing red roses which grew up a trellis on the side of the house. These roses have always fascinated me because they just keep going—up the fence, over the fence, down the other side. As a watercolor it was pure pleasure, with enough color, light and shadow and shape for it to be interesting.

You’ll also find many of these images in my “Fine Art and Portraiture” galleries if you’d like a print. Often customers purchase a greeting card just to frame as well.

Tea for Tulips

“In the Garden” cards features eight of my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many of them scenes from my own yard and home. Cards have no message on the front and are blank inside but can be customized inside with your message. They are 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 or 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope.

  • Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
  • In the Garden cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
  • Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Tea for Tulips

I knew I’d love to paint the tulips, but I really needed to learn to paint the rust on the teapot. I intentionally kept the background vague and loose in shades of green and neutral tones to complement the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows and extreme detail in each of the tulips. The frothy white curtain, minimally worked, rests atop the flowers as if a spring breeze from the open window has whipped it up and gracefully placed it there.

You’ll also find many of these images in my “Fine Art and Portraiture” galleries if you’d like a print. Often customers purchase a greeting card just to frame as well.

Veronica's Tulips

“In the Garden” cards features eight of my favorite paintings of gardens and still lifes, many of them scenes from my own yard and home. Cards have no message on the front and are blank inside but can be customized inside with your message. They are 5″ x 7″ , printed on 12 or 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope.

  • Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
  • In the Garden cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.
  • Price includes shipping via Priority Mail.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Veronica’s Tulips

Just as soon as I had sold “Tea for Tulips”, above, another customer was interested. When she discovered it was no longer available, she commissioned me to do one “just for her”, but not too different from the first. One thing she requested was that a Schnauzer be worked into the painting somewhere, one who hadn’t had his ears cropped.

You’ll also find many of these images in my “Fine Art and Portraiture” galleries if you’d like a print. Often customers purchase a greeting card just to frame as well.

WHOLESALE PURCHASE OF GREETING AND NOTE CARDS

Please ask about wholesale prices if you are interested in reselling my cards in your shop or you are an animal professional or other business and would like to make a bulk purchase for business correspondence.

The galleries below link to the original set of feline art cards and the newer cards I’ve designed.

To now all but the fully handmade cards have been commercially printed, but with the introduction of this website I am offering custom printed cards—if you’ve seen an image of one of my paintings or sketches and would like to have it as a card, you can choose from a gallery of other likely images and have a custom single or quantity of cards printed just for you (please understand some areas and galleries are still “under construction). One of the ways I’ve chosen which cards to have printed as greeting card is to see if an image is popular, and I’ll have them printed so they are always available.