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Santa’s Train of Toys Christmas Card

Dee Van Houten - devaartstudio.com
Painting is a pigment of my imagination…
If I can create art, then everything will be good…

Announcing the opening of DevaArt Studio Online Art Gallery Store where you can purchase (all securely) any of my artwork which includes:

:: Handcrafted Jewelry:
:: Necklaces, Rings, Earrings
:: Sworovski Crystal, Vintage Beads, Genuine Seaglass
:: Sterling silver, Antique Copper
:: Original Alcohol Ink and Gouache Paintings
:: Giclee Prints
:: Handcolored Limited Edition Prints
:: Mardi Gras Posters (only 4 left in stock)
:: Christmas Cards (sold in sets of 14 + envelopes)
:: Christmas Polymer Clay (tealight sculptures)

This is the first time I’ve been able to have all of my artwork available for sale in one place. Fine Art America does the printing (print-on-demand) and shipping for the giclee prints only as I do not keep an inventory for this particular product. I package and ship everything else.

New paintings, handmade jewelry and more giclee prints will be added in the upcoming weeks, so if you would like to be informed about my new artwork and future specials, which will occur in March, June, September and November, please subscribe to DevaArt Studio’s email list (at the bottom of each page of my website is a field for your email address).

I will only send you an email if there is new artwork or jewelry added to my collections, a certain piece of art is being featured or when a special art sale will begin. You can always choose to opt-out of receiving any more emails.

Holiday Special going on until December 30th: 15% off your entire order • Minimum purchase of $25.00 • One use per customer. Below is the link which takes you directly to the store. Your discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

https://devaart.art/discount/HOLIDAY%20SPECIAL
Use the code: HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Inside Sentiments: The best gifts of the season are given from the heart.

This Christmas greeting card shows Santa driving his train full of toys. These whimsical cards are entirely hand-painted in designer’s gouache (opaque watercolor) by Dee in a realistic, yet stylized manner with much attention given to delicate details. Inside sentiments are written by Dee.

This set of seven different designs capture subjects that are very appealing, creating the warm feeling of the holiday spirit. Each of the cards are rich in detail and color, measuring 5 x 7. Included in the set of 14 greeting cards (two of each design in a set) are cream-white, vellum finish envelopes packaged in a clear box. The cards were printed in 4-color, off-set lithography (before I went digital) and printed on high quality, acid-free white card stock.

In the set of 14 Christmas greeting cards are Santa Claus driving a train full of toys, another old fashion Santa ice skating on the smiling cresent moon, a snowball angel, snowman, snowlady and a Mardi Gras Christmas Jack-in-the-Box.

These Christmas cards are only sold in a set and not available individually. They were published and distributed by DevaArt Studio and available for sale at DevaArt Studio online gallery store.

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Noah’s Ark Poster Commission For The New Orleans Mardi Gras

Dee Van Houten - DevaArt Stdio; animal art paintings


Email Dee: Please sign up to be placed on my email list! You will receive a bi-monthly email telling you about my latest artwork and where you can purchase it. The first time you sign up you will receive a FREE (including shipping) fine art greeting card, (suitable for framing and designed by Dee) from one of the following categories: Tropical Fish, Tropical Birds, Furry Animals, Spiritual, Floral or Landscapes. Just say which catagory you would like a greeting card from, plus the address to ship it to. You may opt-out at any time.

I was commissioned to paint Noah’s Ark in my whimsical style as a poster for the 2006 New Orleans Mardi Gras. The person who hired me for this freelance job gave me free-reign (music to my artistic ears!) to paint the animals and ark any way I wanted to as long as I used my whimsical style, which he loved. This was the most fun freelance job I’ve ever experienced!

This is what the final poster looked like:

dee van houten, noah's ark poster

Noah’s Ark Poster


I have since made it into a high resolution giclee print which looks like this (no border):

Clicking on the image will take you to my online art gallery at Fine Art America where you can view a larger, more detailed version.

Noah’s Ark is a fanciful giclee print that features playful animals in pairs afloat in the ‘sea’ of the Mardi Gras parade. The delightful, whimsical and playful pairs of animals are all joining in the Mardi Gras celebration in some way; by throwing or wearing beads, playing music and even dancing among the different shapes of confetti floating through the air.

Two dressed up penguins are standing on either end of the ark throwing beads off into the sea. One of the toucans, wearing a party hat, sits steadily on top of the Bourbon Street lamp post while one of the elephants holds the post up with his trunk.

Also joining in this upbeat Mardi Gras celebration are mice, raccoons, ladybugs and puffins. There are tropical fish playfully throwing beads over to the starfish who are dancing on top of the water surrounding the ark. Two sea-horses are gently sitting atop the billowy waves, also wearing fancy beads.

The ark itself, resembles a Dutch-like design with beautiful flowers painted all across its body. Two lovely butterflies are flying around the ark amid pieces of colorful confetti floating through the sky. You will see two Westie dogs poking their inquisitive heads out through the portholes. This delightful painting would look great in a kids room or anywhere you want a colorful, fun and uplifting feeling.

If you have had a really fun commission that you thoroughly enjoyed, please share it with me!

You can purchase The Noah’s Ark from my online art gallery at Fine Art America. Here is the link to go to the following page: http://tinyurl.com/hgytn6y


DevaArt Studio Fine Art Blog

Dee Van Houten - devaartstudio.com
Painting is a pigment of my imagination…
If I can create art, then everything will be good…

 

Making art is a spiritual journey for me and has always been a consuming creative passion in my life. It is similar to a form of meditation, filled with serenity and peace blended with awe-inspiring colors that delight my vision which make me want to paint a work of art that people will relate to emotionally.

I am a very independent artist (trained in fine art, graphic design, web design, illustration), a “terpsichorean” and most passionate about my art, which is a very deep part of my spirit that weaves itself throughout all aspects of my life.

Many of my original fine artworks can be seen and purchased from my online art gallery where they reproduce the art as giclee prints. You will be able to choose from various sizes and substrates to have the artwork printed on such as museum quality archival matte paper, watercolor paper, canvas and several others. Custom framing is also available.

In the top menu, if you click on Home it will take you to my art website, devaart.com. If you click on Contact it will take you to my contact page on my art website. By clicking on the Gallery link you will be taken to my fine art online gallery where you can purchase my fine art paintings as giclee prints.

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