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New Framed Folk Art for Spring Decorating

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

As part of the Annual Spring Sale at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, customers can save on all items in the spring 2013 catalog, including our new spring decor. Among the new items this season, are two framed prints which both feature one of spring’s most notable animals.

Counting Sheep

Pictured here to the left is our Counting Sheep Print. The most recent addition to our wall art assortment, from folk artist Bonnie White. The colorful hillside village welcomes springtime with an abundance of newborn lambs. A horse drawn wagon stops in the dirt covered road, to let all the children take a look too. All the townspeople are excited about the seasonal activities taking place down on the farm. Set in a black frame with brown trim detail, this print is now on sale for just $89.95.

Bonnie White

This new piece of framed artwork has all the amazing attention to detail we have come to expect from artist Bonnie White. Bonnie painted as a child, however it wasn’t until after her youngest son entered kindergarten that she picked up a paint brush again. She began to explore craft shows and folk art galleries, realizing she very much enjoyed the style. Inspired by her childhood upbringing on her family’s horse farm in Canaan, NY and continued interest in historic homes, the ideas of what to paint were endless. Bonnie has also been recognized several times in Early American Life’s Directory of ‘traditional crafts for the holidays,’ being featured as a traditional artisan in America.

Symmetric Countryside

Shown here to the left is another new framed print for the spring season, our White House Print, by artist Diane Ulmer Pedersen. Not The White House of course, but a little white farm house set in a lush countryside. Simple and symmetric in its composition, our White House Print has a heartwarming appeal. Three sheep capture your attention as they leap across the foreground. The color palette consists mostly of red, white, blue and green; so as not to be difficult to blend with your other home decor. A textured finish with crackling in the background is achieved through a series of glazes that are applied over the original acrylic art. Customers can save $10 on this reproduction print at the low price of $69.95, now during our Annual Spring Sale.

Diane Ulmer Pedersen

Diane has actually been painting in her notable folk art style for over half her life. She received a B.F.A from Denison University, and today resides in Massachusetts. Her current inspiration stems from an interest in cultural and artistic history, American traditions, and her faith. Through exploration of the folk art style, Diane discovered her passion for still lifes, landscapes, needlework and more, from the 18th to 19th century time period in America. This talented artist has participated in various art shows and festivals around the Northeast, and like Bonnie White, her paintings are often showcased in the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts.

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~New Framed Art For Spring

Friday, February 24th, 2012

With the mark of our Annual Spring Sale beginning today, we would like to feature a couple ways to welcome in the season just right. Spring is only about 3 weeks away and as we hopefully prepare for warmer weather up here in the north east, switching up your wall decor is a good way to start. Two new prints for the Spring 2012 Catalog are pictured below and proudly made here in the USA.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Seen here to the left is our April Print by artist Ned Young. A breathtaking spring renewal landscape of a country farm house is set against a blue sky on an early day in spring. A budding cherry blossom tree in the foreground, an old farm house and the contrasting bright green grass are painted in exquisite detail. A lovely sage green, double mat border frames the image wonderfully. Did you know 3,000 cherry blossom trees were first planted in 1912 as a gift from the mayor of Tokyo, in motivation to strengthen ties between America and Japan? The very same year the Cherry Blossom Festival was held in Washington D.C. and every year since then in accordance with the blooming of these beautiful trees; which typically peaks as early as mid march through mid April.

Ned Young is a self taught artist who lives in Northern Utah with his wife Melanie and three children. Becoming famous for his attention to detail and use of color; allowing viewers to feel as though they have actually visited or experienced the scene in painting.

A Peaceful Country Garden

The next new print offered at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop this spring, is our Cottage Print by artist Fred Swan. An amazingly realistic scene is captured amongst a blooming spring garden. The warm sun shines on the stone walkway while a sleeping kitty lounges on the porch. Look closely to appreciate further details accomplished through shading and the reflections captured in the windows. There’s even a friendly red robin ready to greet you on the white picket fence and a bold blue jay standing by on a tall birdhouse.  Did you know that bluebirds don’t actually have any blue pigment to their feathers? A thin layer of cells on their feathers absorbs every color wavelength except for blue; thus reflecting in our eyes the appearance of blue. Welcome spring into your home with our lovely Cottage Print.

You may be familiar with Fred Swan’s winter themed prints, like the December Night Print or Night Run Fox Print we carried this past holiday season and this Vermont Artist definitely does not fall short when painting other seasons. Another self taught artist who has work displayed in numerous private and corporate collections, like Johnson and Johnson, the estate of Malcolm Forbes and the Vermont Council of the Arts; just to name a few.

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