Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Greeting Cards!

In the New Year twenty-one different greeting cards of images from my paintings are available for purchase through local card, gift, and pet stores, and also directly from me. A large selection of the cards are already featured at Books Inc., the Alameda Natural Grocery, Dog Bone Alley, and the Encinal Market in Alameda; Payn's Stationery on Solano Avenue, Castle in the Air on Fourth Street in Berkeley, The Framer's Workshop, also in Berkeley, and at the Arlington Pharmacy in Kensington.  Check back for new venues!

The first eleven images are of "Secret Alameda" landscapes, mostly in and around my home on our island here in the San Francisco Bay. The second ten cards are of all kinds of dogs and cats, mostly, but also the occasional chicken and horse, in landscapes and interiors both real and imagined.

Over the years I have created several different small sets of greeting cards from my paintings, but this year I decided to create a true "line" of note cards for retail sale from a selection of my gouache landscapes and pet portraits, with blank interiors for your personal message. They are handsome note cards, printed on 100% recycled stock, folding to 4.25" x 6", include white envelopes, and are individually wrapped in a protective clear sleeve. The suggested retail price at local stores is $3.00 per card, but for mail orders through me the cost is $4.00 per single card including handling and postage. Please inquire for costs of multiple card orders.

Here are eleven images for my Secret Alameda series of note cards:

Sunset, Crab Cove Lagoons

The Seawall, Crab Cove

Early Morning Back Gardens

From the Alameda Ferry

The Garden Gate

The USS Hornet

Night Scene, Santa Clara Avenue

The Oak at the End of the Road

The Ready Reserve Ships, Alameda Navy Piers

The Last Livery Stable

The Palms

And here are ten images of pets, in real and symbolic landscapes, also available as greeting cards:

Nell Gwynn, the Marmalade Cat

Pandora on the Turkish Sofa

Slater in Landscape

Study in Black and Fawn: The Artist's Pug

Teddy's Afternoon

Belinda, the Red Hen

Bernie on the Blue Armchair

Miss Woo in the Moorish Parlor

Mitch and the Tennis Ball

Miss Camille Clotille, Hurricane Katrina Survivor

For updated information on stores carrying my note cards, or to order individual or sets of cards from me directly, please contact