Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chrysanthemum's - Watercolor Painting by Laura Leeder

"Just living is not enough....One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."         ~Hans Christian Anderson

Chrysanthemum's - A Bowl Of Pure Happiness
    Laura Leeder, Watercolor, Feb.2012

This painting is finally finished.  I took over a week to study it and made a few small adjustments.  I must confess that glazing all those layers of yellow, orange, and red was challenging.  The experience was worth it, and overall, I'm happy with this painting!

The Chrysanthemum is called the Flower of Happiness, and was so revered in Japan, that only the nobles could grow it.  It has been grown over 2,000 years throughout  the far east.

Did you know that Chrysanthemums are used in tea for medicinal purpose?  The flower is also considered a natural source of insecticide and has been proven to reduce indoor air pollution.

This special flower represents cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth, long life and joy.  Quite impressive!

Giclee' Prints of this painting coming soon.....
Not sure about the title....any other suggestions?

Wishing you a day filled with happiness, 

Laura Leeder, 
Watercolor Artist,
Creston, BC

Monday, February 6, 2012

Art Trot Silent Auction Fundraiser, Creston,BC

Second Annual Art Trot Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Therapeutic Riding Program, Creston,BC

Donated to
Silent Auction
to be held this 
Friday & Saturday.

@Maple Leaf, Creston,BC
    By Laura Leeder, 2011

I have donated the above watercolor painting.  This study, is one of many maple leaves I collected this fall, while out walking.  
Image size is apx. 6"x7.25".  Includes a 3" matt and foamcore backing.  Painting is shrink wrapped for protection.  A perfect gift of art!

WHERE:  Rec Centre's Sunshine Room, Creston, BC

  WHEN:   February 10th and 11th, 2012
                   Opening Night Reception 5-7pm
                   Friday,  February 10th

The show is open for viewing and bidding on both Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.  
If you are an art lover, this is a great opportunity to purchase from local artisans and support an important cause.  

A special thank you to Wayne and Jan Richen's of 4 Corners Matting & Framing
     for donating their cost to matt and package this painting.  You are appreciated! 
           Contact: 4 Corners Matting & Framing by email:

Have an artful day, it's back to the studio for me...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Is Heart Month And I'm Celebrating!

"There are days when you need someone who just wants to be your sunshine and not the air you breath."     ~Robert Brault

February is HEART month and I'm celebrating!

With every painting, print or set of notecards you buy, now through the month of February,
you'll receive a free gift. It's my way of saying "thank you" and wishing you
 a healthy & happy, heart month.

This offer applies to all of my paintings, prints & notecards
 listed in my new Etsy Shop or right here!

Heart's Desire, By Laura Leeder

Giclee Print of Original Watercolor 

$55.00 CAD   Size: 9"x11"

    Buy Now

Dance Of Joy, By Laura Leeder

Giclee Print of Original Watercolor 

$65.00 CAD   Size: 10.5"x10.5"

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