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    It’s yardwork day for dear old Dad, I just wondered how I might be able to capture burning leaves. Now I know.

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    Yellow Rose Final Scan


    Yellow Rose
    5″ x 7″ Oil Painting
    Canvas Panel

    © 2005 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved

    Yellow Rose


    Here’s my newest painting, this nice yellow rose (Helmut Schmidt is the official name) is just blooming here at my house. I photographed it yesterday morning and voila, it’s now an original oil painting.

    So I have a couple of questions. If this yellow rose (the painting) were yours to give to someone, who would you give it to? If you were the recipient of this yellow rose painting, where would you put it?

    Lion & Antoinette Prints


    My 13×19 Pro Paper came today for my new printer, and woah. I ran test prints of both the Lion painting and my Viola painting (Antoinette) at 12×16, and they. are. amazing. (The light reflection on Antoinette is part of the painting. The reflection (glare) on the Lion is actual light reflection. LOL)

    By the end of next week I will have done a little more tidying up to my gallery, and you will find a properly formatted shopping page that contains both prints and paintings available for purchase and/or commission.

    Things are just hoppin’ here! I’m going to go paint now!

    Partnering with E.Webscapes!


    It’s official, I’ll be doing artwork for blogs designed by E.Webscapes!

    It’s no secret that Lisa (owner, founder and blog guru) and I have been working together on a few projects here in my own blog design, I’ve been painting her critters, and we’ve just gotten along famously. :mrgreen:

    Her blog and website design biz has just exploded, so much so that she’s just recently hired two new folks to carry some of her load. Now she’s sprucing things up a little more by adding a professional artist (moi!) to be on hand to develop customized art for her clients designs!

    If you’re on LJ (LiveJournal) or Blogger, or any other blogging platform out there with an ‘eh’ so-so design, here are a few E.Webscapes resources for you to keep on hand when you decide to put your blog on your website, or just revamp it with a super sweet new layout & design, like mine!

    E.Webscapes Design Blog, where I’m formally announced, and Lisa is running a special right now on custom artwork (by me!) as well as hosting specials and LiveJournal deals.

    Here’s a list of E.Webscapes services, that includes all this stuff and more: Website Hosting, Website Design, Website Maintenance, Blog Templates/Skins, New Blogger Set Up, Program/Script Install, Software Installation and Upgrades, Site Skinning, Discussion Board Set Up (phpBB, vBulliten, others?), Photo Gallery Set Up (Gallery, Coppermine, more?), Advertising Banners, Custom Logo Design, Custom Graphics, rendered by a professional artist!

    Here’s a list of stand-alone items, and here are the package deals for those serious about revamping and moving into something totally one-of-a-kind! Just look at their portfolio – they do amazing things!!

    Needless to say, I am very excited about this and know from experience that Lisa and the team at E.Webscapes are in it for the long haul, and their prices just can’t be beat for the outstanding service and functional designs you get.

    So there you have it! I’ll link you guys so you can have a look when my artwork is implemented into a design, I am really looking forward to being a part of the blog-design biz!

    P.S. I’m still doing my own thing, too! Custom portraits, pets, people, monochromatics, that’s not going to go away, E. Webscapes is an addition to my own services! :)

    New Toy!!


    Whoohoo! I am so excited!!

    The other day, I ordered this.

    Today, it arrived.

    I just set it up and ran my first test print.

    Guess what? Soon, very soon, I will be offering the finest. prints. ever. This thing is AMAZING. I will definitely let you know when I’ve got my print offerings ready for viewing and purchase! Just know that some of your favorite pieces will be available in LARGE SIZES. ie. that Lion painting you all loved? (Me too!) I will be offering it in 12×16!!!! Oh yea. Antoinette, remember the Viola? Yep, her too. Also, Homecoming will be available in a 12×12 print. OH there are SO MANY THINGS I need to prepare!!

    This is just awesome. I couldn’t be more thrilled!!!

    So, browse my galleries (no custom portraits will be reproduced in print without the owners consent), and let me know what you would like to see me offer in print! You can even browse my “digital keepsakes” category and select from my growing selection of digital photographs!


    New Gallery is Up and Running!


    Woah! It’s up!

    I have a *little* altering to do on my old layout pages to make them “match” and fix the links, but other than that, GO SEE!!!


    If you’ve purchased or commissioned a painting from me, I’ll take this opportunity to ask that you please browse through the main gallery for your painting(s), and click the “comment” section (below the painting description), and leave a comment on how you like your painting, and how I handled things with our transaction. I would really appreciate it!! GRAZIE!!

    Sock BANDIT! – Tweaked & Scanned


    Here’s how my little Alien Sock Thief Bandit (thanks to my hubby for the title change!) turned out. You know, the more I look at him the more I laugh! I hope he gives you a chuckle, too. :)

    (psst…he’s still available to buy! I may list him on ebay. Mayyyybe.)

    Painting on Cam & Other Stuff


    Good morning!

    It’s just past 8am, the webcam is on and I will be painting shortly!

    I had a couple of other things I keep forgetting to tell you about, too.

    First, I uploaded a new page to my website, 2004 : At a glance

    The fall months make it increasingly difficult to keep things updated in my galleries. I thought having that whole grouping of paintings all in one place would show browsers all of my paintings just from this year, especially since some of them aren’t even in their appropriate spots yet! After the holidays I will go through and revamp some of my galleries so they make even more sense. :)

    The other thing, remember Monday (I think?) when I said I was starting my program again? Well ta-da! I’ve been treadmilling and drinking 64 oz. of water a day, and I’m already down 5.5 lbs. See how cool that works? It won’t be long before I’m at my final goal.

    Ooh yea, my holiday commission schedule is fully booked now, so if you’re wanting a custom pet portrait as a gift I will still honor my sale price until the 15th but replace the actual painting with a Gift Certificate instead. Sound ok to you?

    Painting early today, I’m going to try to finish up these kitties today before my afternoon appointment. Have a great day!!

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