Art prints are a quick and affordable way to decorate your home! I’ve recently opened a shop on Etsy – davewhiteARTstudio – where you can shop for fine art prints of different paper types and sizes, in a number of different subject categories, including:
Nursery and Kids Room Art
Loudoun County (where I live!)
Accountants (unique art for Accountants…I was one for 10 years!)
New York City
with more being added!
10% off your purchase
Use coupon code “ILOVEART” at checkout for 10% off of your purchase!
“Evening Gold” is a watercolor painting of warm sunset colors against a cool evening sky, with palm trees, mountains in the background, the ocean, and gold-hued sand. It’s painted in more of an impressionistic style, to give a dreamy effect, as if you can drift off and be there in your mind!
That’s why I started Green Artist Canvas, as my small part in supporting sustainable uses of the Earth for something enjoyable, like creating art. Each canvas is made with a choice of organic cotton, organic linen or organic hemp, then stretched over heavy-duty FSC-certified wood stretcher bars with a 1.5″ deep profile depth, and triple-primed with a completely natural and 100% non-toxic gesso, made of marble dust, limestone powder and a plant-based glue.
These are heavy-duty professional canvases, made with sustainable and natural materials, at an accessible price on top of it all. They hold paints exceptionally well and you can definitely tell the difference from the commercially-produced, mass-manufactured canvases.
If you have any questions about these canvases, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
I was pretty lucky to have been able to do this painting. Earlier this summer, I was strolling my boys around the neighborhood we live in, and we were walking over by a forested creek where a colony of great blue herons can sometimes be seen flying about. I just happened to see through the trees a great blue heron slowly wading in the water, about 100 feet away. In that moment, I took off running with my camera and left my boys sitting on the path in their stroller. They probably wondered what the heck Dad was doing, although they seemed to get a kick out of it and were laughing. As I approached, I slowed down to practically walking on my tip toes so that the bird didn’t fly away! Luckily it didn’t, and I got to take several photos of it. There is nothing like seeing animals in their natural habitat from a good viewing distance!
Prints on Fine Art Paper are available in sizes 14″ x 14″ and 16″ x 16″, with various framing options, here.
Recently I had the pleasure to paint a commissioned painting of the barn located in the One Loudoun neighborhood. It’s painted on an 11″ x 14″ linen canvas, with oil, gouache and acrylic paints, and a tad bit of black ink! If you live in One Loudoun or in Ashburn and appreciate a beautiful red barn in your area, or have been there to take in a performing arts event or festival, you may consider purchasing a print of this painting, which are available with different size and framing options here.
To read about the history of the barn that this barn was modeled after, here is an article about it on loudountimes.com from a few years ago.
Here in Northern Virginia, Route 7 is one of the main roadways that is traversed by thousands of cars every day. It goes all the way from Winchester (near West Virginia) to Alexandria (across the river from Washington, DC). Heck, I even live just 5 minutes from Route 7. In fact, my mother-in-law has lived in various locations right off of Route 7 her whole entire life! Suffice it to say, it’s like a pulsating artery that carries life to and fro in Northern Virginia.
This 8 x 8 x 1.5 original painting shows Route 7 going from the mountains near Winchester to the famous trolleys of Alexandria on King Street, with the Washington Monument nearby. A state map of Virginia is also painted in. It is hand-framed with poplar wood that I painted white and attached to the canvas with finish nails. The canvas was hand-constructed with organic cotton, heavy-duty FSC-certified wood stretcher bars, and an all-natural, 100% non-toxic gesso primer.
I recently had the pleasure to do a house painting of a home in One Loudoun, on a hand-constructed 22″ x 28″ organic cotton canvas. This particular painting was done with acrylic and gouache paints, in a more modern style, rather than traditional realism. The homeowners asked that I include their cat, of which they shared a few photos, into the painting. So I was able to paint ‘Lefty’ looking out from the top step!
Here is a photo of the painting hanging in their home! Looks great!