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August 29, 2012

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My mission has always been to bring original, affordable fine art to homes.  I think it is important to have something on your walls that is just for you.  That’s one-of-a-kind.  That has real paint on it.  Art can (and will) not only change the way a room feels, but the way you feel about a room.

So with my mission, to bring fine art to as many homes as possible, in mind–I have added a new section to the Etsy shop!

These paintings, although smaller than my 24x30s or 24x36s that you are accustom to seeing in the gallery, will still provide your space with a pop of interest–at a fraction of the cost.  The 16×20 flats are ready to be framed when they arrive at your home (or business!).  And speaking of shipping, the canvas flats also cut down on shipping fees because they can easily be rolled up and shipped in a sturdy tube. Win!

Can you tell I’m excited about this?  I am.  I hope you are, too.

Interested in purchasing one?  Check out the red painting here and the blue-green one here.  And look for more in the coming days.

What do you think?

  1. MeganSloan says:

    I recently found your blog and I must say I’m in love! Your house is beautiful, your family is beautiful, and your art is too! It makes me want to get my paints back out and fill up some of the empty walls in my house. I am now a loyal follower!

  2. Yes! Smart girl. This is the only way I ever ever purchased art. I’ve always wanted stretch canvas, but it’s expensive so I’ve never done it. Win!

  3. Amanda @ Our Humble A{Bowe}d says:

    Awesome and beautiful, just like you. :)

  4. Andrea P Westover says:

    Those look great! You’re so talented!

  5. Yes! That’s my wedding ring. Good eye. I’ll have to get it cleaned and then I’ll be happy to post about it. :)

  6. tara says:

    great idea!!

    also, you should post about your ring…is that your wedding band in the second pic? i love hearing ring stories!! =]

  7. Nicole Csiszer says:

    Oh Julia, they are so beautiful. I emailed my husband about purchasing one, and when I went back to your shop it was already sold. Congrats! Pretty please keep up the hard (and rewarding) work and add some more to the shop!

  8. Kristin Cadwallader says:

    I love them both :) xoxo Kristin

  9. I must be late to the party because they’re both sold out! Congrats, they’re beautiful :)

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