Decorate Your Walls with Rhododendron Flowers.

One of my floral fine art prints - pink blooming Rhododendrons, museum quality print on 36 x 24" stretched canvas offered for the next 5 days only at a special promotional price by Fine Art America.

One of my floral fine art photographs – pink blooming Rhododendrons, museum quality print on 36 x 24″ stretched canvas is offered for the next 5 days only at a special promotional price by Fine Art America. The watermark on the front will not be visible on the print.

Starting today, I am running a special promotion on one my my floral fine art photographs printed on 36 x 24″ museum quality stretched canvas. It is now offered for the next 5 days only at this specific size and a special promotional price by Fine Art America. They provide full money back warranty. The watermark on the front will not be visible on the print.

I took this picture in one of Toronto’s parks when Rhododendrons were in full bloom. Then I have added some soft focus effect to enhance the painterly, romantic feel of this photograph.

How It Can Help You to Decorate Your Home or Office.

This photograph could work very well to add a subtle elegance and a splash of colour to your walls. I think it is especially well suited for the living rooms, perhaps to be placed about your sofa or dining table.  It can also work great in offices and hallways, particularly in places that might otherwise look too bland and seem like they need some boost  to make the energy flow.  Pinks and reds can add this needed boost to help with energy flow and to provide the “pop” to this areas.  This print can also work great in waiting rooms and hospitals, especially in places when people need to relax. Beautiful views of nature can certainly help them to release the stress and provide a moment of mental escape.

Pink Blooming Rhododendrons, fine art print offered at various sizes and printing media via Fine Art America.

Pink Blooming Rhododendrons, fine art print offered at various sizes and printing media via Fine Art America.

How to Buy this Photograph Printed on 36×24″ Archival Museum Quality Stretched Canvas.

To buy this photograph at this size and promotional price, please follow this link. This promotion will run for only 5 days and after this time, this size of print and promotional price will no longer be available. After the promotion will be over, you will be still able to buy this photograph printed at other sizes and printing media.

Normally this photograph is available printed on archival photographic or watercolour paper, canvas, metal and acrylic. It is printed and shipped directly to you by Fine Art America and, as I have mentioned, they provide full money back warranty. It is also available as greeting cards. If you buy this photograph via Fine Art America, I will receive some percentage from sales. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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This article, as well as all of my original photographs used for printing on various Fine Art America products, are copyrighted by me, Renata Ratajczyk.  Please contact me if you would like to use any of them in your publication or if you have questions regarding purchasing my work in the form of fine art prints.

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Sunset at the Beach, Yucatan Peninsula Mexico – Limited Time Promotion for this Canvas Print.

Beautiful Sunset at the Beach, Yucatan Peninsula Mexico.

Here is another of my photographs presently offered at a special promotional price printed on 24×20″ archival canvas.

Sunset at the Beach Yucatan Peninsula Mexico, 24x20" archival canvas print.

Sunset at the Beach Yucatan Peninsula Mexico, 24×20″ archival canvas print. The watermark at the lower right corner will not appear on the final print.

I have taken this picture while on vacation in Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico a few years ago. As you can see it was a perfect evening. The sun was just setting down reflecting beautiful golden light on pretty calm at this time sea.  Rhythmic waves were quietly washing onto the sandy beach.  There was a slight breeze coming from the sea and moving nearby palm trees and my dress, while I was walking barefoot along the shore. The warm water of the sea was washing and gently massaging my feet. It was a perfect time just to relax and enjoy this beautiful evening.  Thanks to my camera, I was able to catch this perfect moment and now share it with you, so you can enjoy it as well.

How It Can Help You to Decorate Your Home.

I think this photograph could be great to decorate a living room to bring there a feeling of calmness and relaxation. It could also work perfectly in the bedroom. You might look at it while in your bed and feel like instantly transported to this beautiful place, which can help you to relax and fall asleep.  If you have a room where you like to meditate, this print could also work perfectly there, or anywhere else where you would like to bring the feeling of serenity and open up the space.

How to Buy this Photograph Printed on 24×20″ Archival Canvas.

To buy this photograph at this size and promotional price, please follow this link. This promotion will run for only 5 days and after this time, this size of print and promotional price will no longer be available. After the promotion will be over, you will be still able to buy this photograph printed at other sizes and printing media.

This Photograph Is Also Available in Other Sizes and Media.

Sunset At The Beach Yucatan Peninsula Mexico - non cropped version of the same image as above. When printed on 24x20" canvas the photograph will be slightly cropped on both sides, but you can also order it printed on other size and media. Please follow the link for more information. They can also frame it for you.

Sunset At The Beach Yucatan Peninsula Mexico. It is non-cropped version of the same image as above. When printed on 24×20″ canvas the photograph will be slightly cropped on both sides, but you can also order it printed at other size and media. Please follow the link for more information. They can also frame it for you.

Normally this photograph is available printed on archival photographic or watercolour paper, canvas, metal and acrylic. It is printed and shipped directly to you by Fine Art America and they provide full money back warranty. It is also available as greeting cards. If you buy this photograph via Fine Art America, I will receive some percentage from sales. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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This article, as well as all of my original photographs used for printing on various Fine Art America products, are copyrighted by me, Renata Ratajczyk.  Please contact me if you would like to use any of them in your publication or if you have any questions regarding purchasing my work in the form of fine art prints. I look forward to your comments and hearing from you.

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Spring is Almost Here. I Am Running a Limited Time Promotion for One of My Spring Flowers Canvas Prints.

Limited Time Promotion on One of My Irises Prints on Canvas.

Spring is almost here and I see more crocuses coming in our area, even if it is still pretty cold. We had rain for a few days and more rain is on the way. Today we finally have a sunny break and I though to celebrate the spring, it is a good time to run a special promotion for one of my fine art floral prints on canvas.

Flowering purple Irises. Add some spring flowers to your walls.

Flowering purple Irises. Add some spring flowers to your walls.

I have photographed this irises a while ago in one of the parks in Toronto area.  This photograph is presently offered via Fine Art America as fine art print of multiple sizes and could be printed on a variety of media, including watercolour, canvas, metal, wood, acrylic and photographic papers.

At the moment I am running a special promotion for this artwork printed a bit cropped on both sides to fit on 20×16″ stretched canvas. This photograph is normally not offered at this size by Fine Art America. This is limited time promotion and will expire in about 5 days.

Purple Irises - fine art print on 20x16" canvas. This size print is only available for a limited time.

Purple Irises – fine art print on 20×16″ canvas. This size print is only available for a limited time.

If you buy this print, or any other size via their website, they print the artwork and then send it to you. They provide full money back warranty in case you don’t like the print.
For some printing media framing is also available. The artwork won’t have any watermark on it.

I think they have very reasonable prices and I make a small commission of each of my artworks sold via their website.  They also offer art printed as greeting cards and on various products, including cell-phone cases, pillows, duvet covers and much more.

If you like this photograph, I invite you to buy it either as part of this special promoting in the form of 20×16″ canvas print or just buy any size and printing media you want.

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Add an European Flavour to Your Home or Office with Photographs from France.

Beautiful modern sculpture of a woman in Luxemburg Garden, Paris, France.

Beautiful modern sculpture of a woman in Luxemburg Garden, Paris, France.

Featuring Some of My Photographs from France – Paris and Loire Valley.

Today I would like to show you some more of my photographs from France.  A few of them are from the amazing royal garden – the Gardens of Versailles, others are from a few other places I have visited when I was there several years ago.

A Classic Fine Art Nude Sculpture of a woman in the Chateau De Versailles Garden Paris France.

A Classic fine art nude sculpture of a woman in the Chateau De Versailles Garden, France.

If you would like to know more about the Gardens of Versailles, please have a look at my article written last year. I have also mentioned on this blog one more interesting place I have seen in France Château de Montrésor. It is a small castle and garden comparing to the royal gardens, but still a place very much worth visiting when you are in France and taking a tour of the Loire Valley.  The angel sculpture I have featured in my previous article is from this garden.

Another beautiful classic sculpture of a naked woman in the Chateau De Versailles Garden, France.

Another beautiful classic sculpture of a naked woman in the Chateau De Versailles Garden, France.

About Travelling in France.

Chateau De Versailles Garden In France

Chateau De Versailles Garden In France.

Travelling in France is usually not cheap, especially if your original currency is not Euro. The exchange rates could be quite high, so your stay might cost you more than if you would, for example, stay at a comparable quality hotels in Northern America.

We were travelling on a budget with a bus tour and all was already booked for us. We have stayed for a couple of days in a small hotel besides Paris to save money. I remember the rooms there were so small that they were only able to fit two single beds with great difficulty and it was very little space left to walk around. The bathroom was the smallest I have ever seen beside a hotel room. I could hardly fit under the shower and I am not a very big person. There was only a curtain and when we were taking shower, there was no way to stop water from running on the bathroom floor.

A Classic lion's sculpture Luxembourg Garden Paris France.

A Classic lion’s sculpture in Luxembourg Garden, Paris France.

Other disadvantage of this hotel was really rather bad breakfast. They were counting how much bread they gave us, coffee tasted awful and seemed greatly diluted with water. Besides a tiny cube of butter and a little container with fruit jam, they didn’t offer us anything else.  So I must say this was the worst breakfast served by a hotel I ever had and everybody after eating it went out hungry and rather disappointed. We were surprised they were trying to save money in this way and even diluted coffee!!! How much you can save on it? Certainly  I would not recommend this hotel to anybody, even at the lower price. Fortunately we have stayed there only 2 nights, so it was Ok. At least we paid less for the hotel and we were just sleeping there since for most of the day we were away visiting various places in Paris.

One more disadvantage of staying at this hotel was pretty long and slow commute to Paris. Perhaps it was not that far from Paris, but there was a lot of traffic in the morning, as usually is besides big cities.  I don’t remember now how long it took as to finally arrive to a place where we could leave the bus and take the subway, but I think it was at least one hour or maybe even two.

A classic Satyr's sculpture In the Luxembourg Garden Paris, France.

A classic Satyr’s sculpture In the Luxembourg Garden Paris, France.

Once there, we could finally see this amazing city full of so many beautiful monuments, museums, historic gardens and fine caffes, restaurants and other places where one can just sit down and enjoy the surroundings.  Perhaps I will tell you more about this trip another time.

One more tip when traveling in Paris. I think it is best to just use public transportation and also take a walk when possible. You would be much better off doing that instead of trying to drive in this huge and crowded city where finding good and affordable parking spaces could be very hard.  Besides, when you take a public transportation, you could see much more faster and cheaper and you don’t have to waste your time to go back to your car to continue traveling to a different location in the city.

Add a Classic, European Flavour to Your Home or Office Displaying Pictures from France.

You can now choose from several of my pictures from France in my Fine Art America France Gallery if you would like to buy any of them. You will see there photographs already included in this article and some more. They are offered in various sizes and printing media, including canvas, metal, watercolour, glossy or mat prints, framed or unframed. They are directly sold by Fine Art America, and this reliable and well established company provides full money back warranty.  Once you buy the prints, or other products with my artwork, I will receive some percentage from sales. Thank you for considering decorating your space with my photographs. They could also make great gifts. To see what is presently available there, please visit my France Gallery.

The amazing looking Chateau Chambord In the Loire Valley, France.

The amazing looking Chateau Chambord in the Loire Valley, France.

Copyright, Commenting and Sharing this Article.

This article, as well as all of my original photographs used for printing on various Fine Art America products, are copyrighted by me, Renata Ratajczyk.  Please contact me if you would like to use any of them in your publication or if you have any questions regarding purchasing my work in the form of fine art prints.

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I look forward to your comments. Have you been in France yourself? How did you like it? What have you seen there? Are there any particular places you think we should also visit while in France?

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This Beautiful Male Angel Continues to Be the One of My Most Viewed Pictures on the Fine Art America.

Angel from Montrésor, France

Angel from Montrésor, France

This photograph of a beautiful, about life-size, male angel continues to be one of the most viewed of my images on the Fine Art America website. I wonder why?

Perhaps because it is so amazing sculpture and looking almost alive. I would like to know if the artist created it just from his imagination or somebody was posting for him. And if it was a young man, who he was? Certainly his face is so beautiful and full of expression.

How the artist got such idea to create this sculpture? Was it done on somebody’s request or just to express his creative vision? Perhaps he has seen this angel in his dream…

I often wonder what are the stories behind art. Some we might discovered, others we would probably never know, especially if the artist and his/her models and sponsors are long time gone.

I think it is often very interesting to know why the artist created the artwork and how he/she did it. I am glad some artists kept journals and there are sometimes other historical records we can explore.  I think it is also a good idea for contemporary artists to keep some documentation of the process of creating their work, and if possible, to share it with other people who might be interested. That’s one of the reasons I write this blog.

If you are an artist yourself and don’t have any written record about your art and creative process, consider creating it. If not for yourself, do it for future generations who might enjoy your art and knowing the story behind how and why it was created. Also if your artwork is really unique, one of a kind, have it photographed well, so in case you sell it, or your art will be damaged or destroyed, at least you will have a picture of it. If you have high quality photographs or scan of paintings or drawings, you can also make more money from your art by selling it as fine art prints.

I have photograph art for artists in the past and I know that sometimes it is not an easy task. A good picture can make a huge difference on the way how your present yourself, your art and how successful you can be as an artist. So make sure what you show is of high quality.

Back to the sculpture of the angel I have photographed, If have already wrote about it in one of my previous posts. Presently my photograph of this artwork is available as fine art prints in various sizes and printed media, framed or unframed, directly from the Fine Art America website. It is also offered there as  greeting cards and in some other forms.  Fine Art America provides full money back warranty.

If you like this angel, perhaps it can now also decorate your home?

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Star Dancers – #1 Was the Most Popular of My Artworks Last Week on the Fine Art America Website.

Star Dancers - #1, fine art mandala.

Star Dancers – #1, fine art mandala.

Star Dancers – #1, was the most popular of my artworks last week on the Fine Art America.

I have created this artwork by digitally combining various images of stars and the outer space. I wanted to create artwork that would be deeply spiritual, calming and good for enhancing meditation.  I have used toned down complimentary colours mostly in shades of blue and green (considered as calming colours, related to the Throat and Hearth chakras). I have balanced them with shades of yellow and orange (energizing, helping to purify the body, associated with Solar Plexus and Sacral chakras).

The colours seem to be pulsating from the center in the shape of flower or star.

I hope you will find this image useful in bringing you into the state of deep meditation and for balancing the above mentioned chakra centers.

In any case, I think it can also work well as a room decor. This artwork is available as print of various sizes and could be ordered framed or unframed directly from the Fine Art America here.  They provide 100% money-back guarantee in case you are not happy with the artwork for any reason. You can return it within 30 days of the date of purchase.  This image is also available as a greeting card. Here is a PDF document for you to download with all the pricing and sizes available.

If you would like to see more artworks from this series please visit my “Gemstones and Star Powers Gallery” on the Fine Art America website.

All artworks from this collection are also available for licensing to be used in a variety of publications or advertising. They could work well on book and magazine covers, business cards, fabric and other products design. You can license them directly from my Photo Shelter website here.

I look forward to your comments and if you have any questions regarding this, or my other artworks, please contact me.

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Angel from Château de Montrésor, in the Loire Valley, France.

Angel from Château de Montrésor, France

Angel from Château de Montrésor, France

Here is another photograph, which is also one of the most popular in my Fine Art America store.  I have taken this picture while on my trip to France several years ago in the Château de Montrésor garden.

This beautiful about a life-size angel was one of the prominently standing sculptures in the garden, which is surrounding this old castle.  His strong figure and  beauty have immediately attracted my attention. If no wings, he would have looked more like one of the antique Greek or Roman gods. I like the way this classic style sculpture was carefully designed and made and how real and dynamic it looks. Angel’s face is full of expression and it almost seems, that  in a moment he will stand up and start talking.

 

 

Buy this photograph of an angel as print on canvas.

Male Angel in Montrésor garden – print on canvas.

I was wondering who created this statue, and only later, after doing some research, I was able to learn that this artwork was created by one of the Danish sculptors and was originally in Paris’s apartment of one of the owner of this castle, count Ksawery Branicki.  If any of you knows the name of the sculptor, please let me know and I will add it here.

This picture of the angel, is presently available in various forms in my Fine America store and you can buy it already framed, on canvas, acrylic, metal and even as a greeting card, phone case, and 14×14″ throw pillow. You can see here how it looks on various products and I provide links, in case you are interested in buying any of them to decorate your home.

 

 

Buy Angel in Montrésor garden - phone-case

Angel in Montrésor garden – phone-case

 

 

I think this photograph could complement very well a classic decor and add stylish flair to your surroundings. It might even work very well in a modern-looking home creating almost like a window into the garden.  Also, people who like fine art nudes and angels may enjoy having such photograph on their walls. This strong male, almost warier-like angel figure could be representing the protective Archangel Michael, even if he has no sword, but maybe used to have one. Perhaps he is just resting before or after the fight.

 

 

 

Buy a pillow with this angel photograph.

Angel from Montrésor – throw pillow

By the way, Château de Montrésor is certainly a wonderful place to visit if you are in France and taking a tour of the Loire Valley.  This old castle has a very long and interesting history. Since the middle of the 19th century, it has been in the possession of a rich Polish count, Xavier Branicki (Ksawery Branicki), who was a friend of an emperor of France, Napoleon III. Branicki has  completely restored this quite badly demolished place and he has beautifully furnished it. This charming Château is still in the possession of the descendants of Branicki’s family and it is available for public viewing.

 

Links:

If you are interested in finding out more about Château de Montrésor, please check the following links, which I have found particularity interesting:
Wikipedia
An article about Château de Montrésor on France Travel Info.
A legend about the origin of the Montrésor name on Experience Loire. It is quite romantic, so have a look.
Have you been to this place yourself? If so, what are your impressions? Is the angel still there? I hope it is.  Please leave your comments and contact me if you have any questions about buying prints or other products from my Fine Art America store.

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Chateau De Versailles Garden In France.

Chateau De Versailles Garden In France-1

Here is one of my most popular photographs I presently sell on Fine Art America.

This picture was taken during my trip to France several years ago. The Gardens of Versailles are really very impressive Royal Gardens.

The gardens are placed to the west of the palace and they are really huge covering about 800 hectares. Most of it is landscaped in the classic, very manicured and kind of geometric, in so called, French formal garden style. The garden was designed during the 17th century by André Le Nôtre for the king Louis XIV and it was then considered an ideal garden design and widely copied by many other architects and garden designers, who created similar in style gardens for other kings and aristocrats.

The gardens are now one of the most visited public sites in France, welcoming more than six million tourists per year.

Beside the perfectly maintained lawns, floral carpets and countless sculptures, there are also many impressive looking fountains, which are located throughout the garden. They add really unique look to this gardens. One of the best time to visit the gardens is on  weekends from late spring to early autumn, when you will be able to admire so called the “Grandes Eaux” – a spectacles during which all the fountains in the gardens are fully operational. It is really amazing to see all this beautiful and unique looking fountains working.

In 1979, the gardens, as well as the Château De Versailles were designated as World Heritage Site on the UNESCO list. Presently there are about 30 sites in France with such status.

If you like this picture and French Garden style, I invite you to buy this picture from my Fine Art America store.

It is one of the most popular images I have there. It is available in many sizes, as well as in a variety of printing media, including canvas, watercolour, glossy print, on metal, acrylic and even as a greeting card and a 14×14″ throw pillow . You can buy just the print or have it already framed for you and choose a frame style you like.

Besides the picture, as I have taken, I also show it in this post as a framed print, on canvas and also as a throw pillow.

All original photographs used on these products and this article are copyrighter my me, Renata Ratajczyk. Please contact me if you have any questions and I also encourage you to leave your comments. Perhaps you have visited this place as well?  How did you like it?

 

 

 

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Special Promotional Price – Pink Orchid Mandala on Canvas.

Pink Orchid Mandala #1

Pink Orchid Mandala #1

 

I am presently running a limited time promotion on this beautiful Pink Orchid floral mandala printed on 24×20 inches canvas. The discount is $30 from the regular price. This promotions is valid only till midnight May 9th, 2014. You can buy it at this lower price here .
Only 10 canvas prints are being offered at this discounted price, so please follow the link now if you are interested in buying this print.

This large,  museum quality,  stretched canvas print could decorate your home or office with a subtle floral, romantic accent. With it’s delicate pink colours it would work particularly well in a bedroom, sitting room or an office where a soft, healing atmosphere is particularly appreciated.

This artworks is also offered on other printed media and at different sizes, but only the 24×20 inches canvas print is presently available at this special price. Here is a link to other sizes and media. Please contact me if you need more information.

Nature Spirit Mandalas Gallery

Flower Mandala - Burgundy & Green #2

Flower Mandala – Burgundy & Green #2

I have just created Nature Spirit Mandalas gallery on my new  Soul Dreamscapes website dedicated to my fine art inspirational fantasy art. You can go directly to Nature Spirit Mandalas gallery by following this link.

What these artworks are about?
Mandalas have been used by many ancient culture in meditation to help focus on positive life energy flow and spiritual development. Quite often they symbolize symmetry and order of our beautiful universe and help establish a Sacred Space.

In this series I explore elements found in nature like flowers, leaves, gemstones and even sometimes distant galaxies and stars. I look for interesting shapes, colours and patterns.

Using a variety of computer programs and my intuition I compose many elements from one or more photographs to create inspirational and decorative images, which could be used to bring natural beauty into private and public places, help to relax, meditate and to enhance the spiritual energy of the space.

Pink Orchid Mandala #1

Pink Orchid Mandala #1

How to Buy Nature Spirit Mandala Prints.
Most of the artworks in this series is available as open edition prints of various sizes. They could be printed on a variety of media, but I recommend choosing fine art metallic paper or ordering prints on acrylic or metal base. This kind of printing will enhance the colours and add depth to the artwork.  I presently sell these prints via my Fine Art America store and they will be sent directly to you. You can even order from them prints on canvas and have the artworks framed.

Please check my Nature Spirit Mandalas gallery for more information and to buy the prints.