It was an honor and privilege to paint this commission piece for Ray & Cyndy Larson. We have visited over the past several years about doing some form of a painting of their farm or something related to the farm. Then Ray & Cyndy emailed me and asked if I had ever painted cows– and this painting came to be! They sent me lots of photographs and we tossed around lots of ideas. It developed into a legacy painting; Alfie observing the life he had built feeding cattle and farming land in and around the area. The shadow represents those family members who are helping and following in his footsteps. The area to Alfie’s left portrays the James River which is a memorable part of the landscape around the Larson farm. One of my goals in painting this was, as Cyndy stated to me, “I know it will only grow more precious to us as the years pass.”
The winner of my second drawing for signing up for my email newsletter is Brenda Johnson from Bath, South Dakota. Brenda has chosen the Petunias and Butterfly print. I will soon be announcing May’s prize or choice of prizes for signing up for my newsletter or visiting my web site and leaving a comment or signing up to follow me on Twitter. Those already signed up will also be placed in my drawing which will be held the middle of May. Keep checking back to see what’s new!!
Win the chance at one of these three prints by signing up for my email newsletter, ELF (E. Lynette Fransen) News or by signing up to follow me on Twitter or by making a comment after visiting my website. Those already signed up will also be placed in my drawing which will be held the middle of March. Sign up here:
Thank you. Lynette
A remarque is a small original drawing or symbol that is done by the artist. I have painted a remarque on a matte or near my signature on a print. I personally use acrylic, colored pencil or pencil but it also can be done in watercolor or pen & ink. The presence of a remarque is most appreciated by serious art collectors because it not only adds value to a print but also because it becomes a one of a kind. Here is an example of a print, entitled Amos, that I remarqued. I thought it would be perfect for the Black Lab lover who hunts ducks. If you would like to know more information on this Limited Edition framed print , please email me or contact me at 307-265-6020. Thank you.
As titles of my paintings are very important to me……….I was showing a close friend of mine my new website over the holidays and we started talking about my black & white painting of this Lion. As I hadn’t titled it yet, we decided that it should be named, ‘The Lion of Judah” Revelation 5:5. I painted this on a 9 X 12 black canvas. The framed original is available here. Thank you. Lynette
Congratulations goes to a dear friend of mine who signed up for my new newsletter. Nancy Walter is the winner of the 8 X 10 matted and framed mini print of the Purple Finch. Nancy was really excited when I messaged her this morning to say she had won. She mentioned that she never wins anything so was really excited to hear that she had won my picture. She also mentioned that they feed purple finches all the time so that added to her excitement. Thanks to all who entered and your names will be included in the next giveaway. Keep checking my web site for new releases and news. Tell family and friends to sign up for the newsletter coming mid Jan and they can be entered to win the next time. Thank you and Happy New Year.
To celebrate Christmas and my new website, I’m giving away a matted & framed 8 x 10 mini print of my Purple Finch painting( a $65.00 value). Here’s how it works:
I’ll be starting up a newsletter in January that will keep people informed about new work, upcoming shows and other interesting things. If you’ll simply sign up for the mailing list by providing your email address in the form below, you’ll be automatically entered in the drawing. One email address will be randomly chosen on December 25th as the winner of the framed print and everyone who enters will be added to my newsletter mailing list.
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I hope you’ll consider signing up. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year- Lynette
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It’s been a long time in the making, but my new site has finally been launched!
If you haven’t been here before, I want to extend a warm welcome. I would invite you to visit my “About the Artist” page and learn more about me. As an artist, my goal is to reach people and touch them through my work. It’s always exciting when people appreciate my creations as much as I do when creating them.
You can browse my work from the main menu above and if you find something you like, purchasing is as easy as clicking on a title to see the options available. All transactions are handled via PayPal, but you don’t have to have an account to buy; you can use your credit or debit card.
If you’re one of my regular visitors, I hope you’ll enjoy the new look. In addition to the new theme, you’ll find that all the work has been reorganized and you can look through everything by making a selection from the list under Galleries or go directly to a Series. Framing is also available upon request. Additional fees will apply.
I’ll be posting here regularly about new works, upcoming shows, awards and anything else that I think you might find interesting. I’ll also be starting up a newsletter to help keep my friends and followers up to speed on what’s new and exciting in the art world. I hope you’ll subscribe – I promise not to flood your mailbox or share your email address with anyone!
Please enjoy your visit and come back often. I’d appreciate any feedback you might have. Feel free to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.