Saturday, March 24, 2012

Personalized Stationery - Personalized Notecards

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Beautiful set of six notecards with a pink peony from one of my original oil paintings. Wonderful "Thank You" cards to have on hand to send to someone that has done something special for you or just made your day a little bit better!  These cards are great to have for your personal use or for business!

$15.00 Plus Shipping
Safely shipped within 1-2 business days. 

I always send a personalized notecard thanking my clients after purchasing my paintings and prints. One of my most popular images is now available for you to purchase and send to your loved ones, friends, or use for your own business as personal "Thank You" cards. Six in a pack.

Keep the "Thank You" greeting or you may choose to say on the front of your cards what you want to tell your loved one, friend or client. You can for example say, "Thank You From (Your name or business name). When ordering, just put in a note letting me know what you would like your cards to say!
These cards would also make a wonderful gift for a loved one or friend!
Purchase with PayPal or all major credit cards accepted!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

My 24 Hour Print Shop Is Open!

New!  Patti's 24 Hour Print Shop Is Now Open!

24 hour print shop
You can now order many of my prints in the size and style you want.
You can even pick from a number of frames if you choose to have
your print framed.
Check back often.  I will be adding new images frequently!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Wedding Portrait Example

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Commission - Wedding Oil Portrait

Wedding Blog-Oil Portrait Examples

It's getting to be that time of year.  Spring has sprung and couple's are planning their beautiful weddings.  The bride and groom are, or have picked out the dresses, the rings, the tuxes, the flowers, etc.  It is such an exciting time!  One other thing a bride and groom should consider is how they want to remember this special day.  I have many portrait clients that have told me the one special thing they love most is the portrait I have painted for them.  They are very happy they can pass down to their children and even grandchildren not only an oil portrait of their wedding, but a piece of fine art.

These are just two wedding portraits that I was chosen to do to help these couple's capture that special moment in time!

Gift Certificates

Contact me to ask about my gift certificates. Portraits make memorable special occasion gifts!

—Birthday Gifts
—Anniversary Gifts
—Valentines - Mother's Day gifts -Father's Day gifts

—other Holiday gifts

—Luxury Gifts

A very high percentage of my commissioned portraits are gifts—including paintings for grandparents, anniversary gifts and birthday gifts!

Recent Collectors and Publications:

Patti`s work has been published in the book Hoosier Painters of the 21st Century . Author Mark Butterfield.
Featured in July 2011 Indianapolis Woman Magazine
Many paintings and prints were purchased to be used on the set of the televison show, "Past Life". Distributed by Warner Bros. Studio's.
Corporate collection of One America
Corporate collection of American United Life Insurance Company

Corporate collection of Baldwin & Lyons


If you would like to see other portrait examples and read my bio, just go to my main web site at:
If you would like to have an oil portrait painted to remember your special day, or have a portrait of your children's wedding feel free to contact me any time for more information.


If you would like to see other portrait examples and read my bio,  just go to my main web site at:

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Green Pears Print Available

Green Pears Art Print

three green pears print

New three pears art print available!  Many different sizes and options to choose from!
This would make a wonderful print displayed in a kitchen or dining room.

Add this beautiful print to your art room decor or give as a gift for a loved one or friend

To see all the options available and to make your purchase


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pink Peony Archival Print

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Pink Peony Archival Print

A "Pink Peony" print just sold in my Etsy shop yesterday. 
To Purchase a print for yourself or as a gift for a loved
one or friend...CLICK HERE

You might as well say spring is here!  The days are getting longer and the weather is getting a little warmer.  I have buds coming out on my trees and my irises are coming up nicely.  I love to wake up to the birds singing again!  This has inspired me to do more floral paintings soon.  I am finding a big interest in pink flowers lately from my clients.  I just might do some pink roses etc.  I hope you will "Follow" and check back to see what I am working on.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pet Portrait

Pet Portrait

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Here is a portrait of a little guy (Scout) that my client purchased today.  I was very happy with the fact she was thrilled with the outcome!  (the original looks much better than this photo) This little guy is very young and was so sweet and very patient with me as I took his photo's.  By the time I was finished, he was so sleepy he couldn't keep his eyes open!  It was a real pleasure painting this precious pup! 

See this and other portrait and painting examples at:
If you are interested in a pet portrait or any other commission, feel free to contact me anytime!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Article For Artists

Reasons 2012 Is The Year
To Think Seriously About Putting
Your Art Online

...even if you think a brick and mortar
gallery is the best option, think about
selling online!

This "Coffee" original oil painting is available.
                   CLICK HERE
 to see this and several other paintings
 and prints and notecards to purchase!


1.  Numbers Don't Lie - 3 out of 4 people are not only using the internet daily, they are increasingly using the internet for shopping.  People turn to the internet for options they simply cannot find in their local areas.
75% of the U.S. population alone are using the internet and the numbers are increasing daily.

2.  Our 2012 Lifestyle - We’re a culture of instant gratification. Ideas pop in our head and we want to execute them immediately.  If we are to compete in the climate, we need to have our work "out there" for people to see and purchase. Make sure your audience can feed their “on demand” appetite with your art!

3.  Mobile Friendly - Make sure your art is mobile friendly.  An ever increasing number of people are using Smart phones, and use them to check updates such as Twitter and Facebook throughout their day. 

4.  2012 is the year of Commerce - A increasing number of brick and mortar businesses have realized this and not only have physical doors open to the public, but are utilizing the internet for increased sales. 

Many people I spoke with did all their Holiday Shopping online and with great results.  These people and many more will be following the same route.  One person can tell another person of a great deal or wonderful item they saw and purchased online, and this person purchases the item also.  She/he passes on the good news and...well you get the picture! I myself have a studio where the public can come in and purchase prints,paintings, notecards, etc., but I realize how important the internet is to get someone to actually come to my studio to see the phyical thing!

5.  Control Your Presence Online -  Whether you realize it or not, people will research your history.  Be careful how you come across to people in the social network situations.  Let them know you can be trusted with purchases.  Do you have a return policy.  How is your artwork shipped?  Is the item safely shipped in secure packing?  People want to know when they get your art, you did all you could to get it to them without damage.  People do not want to take the time to repack and return.  I know shipping companies and postal services sometimes do not treat things with care.  Pack as if your art will be thrown off a bridge!

What are you waiting for?!  Now go out seen..and most of all..have fun!!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

30 Tips for using social media

I found a great site for tips on using social media no matter what your business.  I see many mistakes on sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  People will hesitate to do business with people that complain! In my case, social media can mean make it or break it for my business.  Check it out..hope you enjoy!

To visit my Facebook Page---> CLICK HERE
To see this print for sale and many other examples of my work for sale-----CLICK HERE

View many more figurative works and portrait examples at:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Oil Painting of Two Red Cherries Cherry Painting

Beautiful Red Cherries Original Oil Painting
red cherry cherries original oil painting
This 6 inch x 6 inch original oil painting is titled,

Symbolizing two people connected, be it a couple or just
great friends!
To purchase this painting
A beautiful original and affordable oil painting.  A wonderful
addition to your personal art collection, or a great gift for
a friend or loved one.