"Citrus Dream", $550. shipping included
Want to see it framed? Click HERE or on image above
Look your Best in a Photo...
Do you cringe when having your pictures taken? I get it... With all the selfies and picture taking these days, I thought this business article from Artsy Shark, gave some good simple tips - one of them... DON'T say "cheese!! Though it is geared to artists we can all benefit.
Click HERE to read more.
Cozy in its new home!
Brenda, the new owner of, "Peony Diva", chose the black frame with gold interior.
An elegant frame that makes color pop. I sincerely appreciate your support of my work.
I have the best collectors!
I'm in love!
Not only do they have witty names, but these Gourmet Soaps are handmade in the Shenandoah Valley without any chemicals and the most luscious oils and light fragrances.
Seriously, my face doesn't have that tight feeling after washing with it. I loved them so much, I will be giving them away from now through the holiday season to all my Studio visitors! Until supplies last... Text or call me first.
If you want to order your own, check out the Total Bliss - Gourmet Soap website and see the amazing selection or click HERE
November Giveaway to a Subscriber !
The photograph that inspired this painting was taken in October before our first frost. It was a flower box tended all summer at a historical home we renovated.
"Last Geraniums", 10" x 8" print will be mailed or picked up by the winner who will be announced in November newsletter.
Art is a luxury item... Original, one of a kind pieces do demand a higher price. But, you can order prints at a fraction of the price.
Prints are mailed right to your door from my print shop at IMAGEKIND or by clicking HERE
NEW! Pick the frame! Included FREE!
"Peony Diva", $395. SOLD
Hello friends, I am including an elegant two inch frame with a value of over $100, to the lucky owner of
"Peony Diva". The finished framed dimensions will be appx. 24" x 20".
The only thing is, I can't decide which way to go.
Will you help me pick the frame?
Just click on comment on left or top of page. Please tell... which do you think would go best:
Black with gold interior trim (one of my favorites). It is upscale and makes color pop.
Gold (this one has some grayish blue in it)
Warm Silver (nice and neutral, goes with everything. Do I see a little turquoise?)
In My Studio or Your Home...
My friend, Monica, and I, ventured to West Virginia to see our long time friend Helen Simms. We've known Helen for years. She is one of the loveliest, gentlest ladies I know.
It was my first time in her beautiful home and lord and behold, when entering, I had a whole wall of Nadia watercolors! Helen assured me that she didn't put them up just for my visit.
It was so heart warming and took me back in time.
Thank you Helen. It was wonderful seeing you and hope to do it again real soon!
I'll skip the flat tire story coming home... :)
Prints, prints, prints.....
Imagekind carries and ships directly to your door prints of paintings that are no longer available.
They also frame them or can be ordered on a canvas as show on "Velvet Glow".
If you haven't yet, stop by and see what is available.
Click here to go to ImageKind.
Next month, I am giving away a print to one of you!
Backlit Rose, $250.
10" X 8" Oil on .5" textured gold painted cradle
(see more here)
Hello Friends, The theme this month seems to be about glass. I've just completed
"Back lit Rose", the paint is still wet so I would not be able to ship for a couple of
weeks at least...
I must say, it took me three days painting the vase alone! So much for wanting to paint quicker. Please don't let that deter you as painting glass doesn't have to be that in depth - I got a little carried away with the intriguing shimmering dark and light shapes, and the reflections bouncing off the glass...that's what painting is about, finding something that sparks your interest and following up on it.
As promised, I've documented my process on how to paint glass. Though at times, I may struggle with it, it really is much easier than it seems and a lot of fun. It just takes a little practice. Don't think glass! paint what you see.
Click the image above or button below to get steps.
Sunflower in blue Jar, $250.
8" X 10" Oil on .5" textured gold painted cradle
(See more here)
If you click on the art image or highlighted words, it will take you to the page pertaining to that piece of art including the shopping cart and "frequently asked questions" link.
All original paintings are shipped FREE in the U.S.
Some painting such as "Sunflower in Blue Jar" above, can be hung upon arrival, as it has a gold cradle around the edges or may be displayed in a stand
(my gift to you with purchase).
Click here to see more of the Small Works Collection
or go to "Shop Art" at the top of this page
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A big thank you! to all who took advantage of the summer sale, which has now ended. I am so grateful to each one of my Collectors and Subscribers who have joined me on this art journey.
Love to all! Nadia
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"Freshly Cut", SOLD
12" X 12" Oil on .5" textured gold painted cradle
see more here
Hello friends, I hope you are having a super summer and enjoying every minute of it. You deserve to be happy...
A quick reminder that the 25% Summer Sale is still on - so happy to see these colorful paintings bring joy to others. It makes it all worthwhile.
So, the sale ends when I return from my vacation to Florida in August. Not saying when exactly, as I am loving seeing these pieces find a place where they are appreciated and enjoyed.
Remember, one of a kind art makes a wonderful lifetime gift.
Wedding, romance or just, I care...
Just go to Shop Art on top of this page to see more joyful paintings and save!
Don't forget to use your promo code: whatadeal
Also, free shipping!
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy". Dalai Lama
Wishing you the happiest of days!
Summer is finally, here!!!
In celebration of this special season of warmth and flowers,
I am excited to offer this very special sale to you!
A 25% discount off ALL original paintings on my website!
Yes, this includes Premier Collection originals!
and, FREE Shipping!
If there is a piece or two that you have been watching, well...
now is your time...
Just go to the top of this page and click Shop Art and go for it!
Message me if you have any questions or special shipping instructions...
Don't forget to use your promo code: whatadeal
As a Subscriber, you've heard it first.
A beautiful summer wish to you, friend!!!
Small Works Collection
"African Queen", $250.
Oil on museum quality panel
Click here or on picture for purchasing and shipping information
You are invited!
Opening and reward Reception
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2pm to 4 pm
“Unforgettable”, on exhibit
VMRC Juried Art Exhibition, a national multimedia show
May 26 to June 30th, Harrisonburg, VA
click here for detailed show information
The Shenandoah Room at Bryce Resort
See these original paintings and more exhibited during the month of May and June. Stop in anytime...paintings available for purchase.
A beautiful mountain resort and wedding destination.
Bryce Resort, Basye, Virginia.
Do you like Chocolate Cake?
If you like reading about anything french, a little romance and love food, you'll really enjoy, The Grape Series books by Laura Bradbury. When signing up for Laura's newsletter on her website, you will receive a free download of her first book, "My Grape Year" or you can buy it on Amazon. It was an adorable light read. You also receive some of her favorite French recipes. Well, I tried her authentic French Chocolate Cake recipe on Mother's Day and it was soooo good, moist, rich and EASY to make. It's the bomb! Honestly, I didn't think it would be enough for 6 to 8 people but it was and only 1 tbsp of flour throughout!!!
Get the recipe here: French Chocolate Cake Recipe
Let me know if you try it and what you think! Here is the picture of my cake when it came out of the oven. Next time, I will sprinkle some confectioners sugar to make it a little decorative though you don't really need it. Hope you try it!
Luray High School Art Class Field Trip
A nice visit by the class at my Studio for an oil painting demonstration with their their teacher extraordinaire, Kayla Koslow.
We collaborated painting a sunflower in blue jar, did some sketching outside in the garden and sent them all off with a "Nadia" gift print plus a firm reminder of where to go a few years from now when they buy their new homes and need some original art for their walls :)
Seriously, it was my pleasure and inspiration to meet these talented, well mannered young people.
I wish them all the brightest future.
It is with pleasure that I announce the Drawing winner of "Velvet Glow" print.
The drawing was held at the Spotswood Garden Tour event this past May 1st, in Harrisonburg, VA. Thank you friends for coming out. It was a lovely warm day and very enjoyable meeting the many visitors at the successful Market Place event.
The winner is: Carol Yetzer !!!
Congratulation Carol! I will be in touch by email or please contact me.
On a sad note, after almost 17 years together, our family lost our sweet and beloved miniature dachshund, "Mitzi".
If you too have lost a loved one, you might find this quote by Winnie the Pooh helpful:
"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." --
Farewell, sweet girl...
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.