These are the original watercolor historical paintings that were done by artist A E Ruffing of the Poughkeepsie, NY Train Station and Main Street in Poughkeepise, NY.
“Down at the Station” is set in the 1920’s, and depicts a scene at the Poughkeepsie, NY Train Station.
“A Soldier’s Farewell” and “Miss Doughty’s Latest Creation” are both set in the Civil War era on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY.
They were each made into signed limited edition prints of 1000, which have since sold out.
These are the stories that accompanied the prints, along with the artist’s biography. Please click on the images to make them larger.
We have some beautiful original, one-of-a-kind watercolor paintings of flowers by artist Abby Laurence, over in our Etsy art shop.
We have pink roses, a pink and a blue iris, purple and mauve pansies, and pink cosmos flowers.
These botanical florals are hand painted on archival, acid-free art board and are hand signed by the artist.
The flowers float on 8 x 10 inch ivory backgrounds. These are original watercolor paintings, not a reproductions.
Abby Laurence has had a lifelong love of flowers and considers the garden to be the most infinitely beautiful and inspiring place to be.
She loves to capture the delicate color and exquisite detail found in flowers, or in the faces of kittens, another of her favorite subjects.
Abby’s flower paintings have been licensed for prints that have been published and distributed worldwide through a publishing house.
Her floral, cat, and kitten paintings have also been licensed to Candamar Designs, Janlynn, and JCA for needlework kits.
These are copyrighted original works of art, all rights reserved by the artist.
Please visit our Ruffing’s Etsy art shop for more original works of art, art prints, and art dolls.
This is “Terence the Tomcat”. With his roguish good looks and feline charm, he is surely an angel, even if, at times, he may be thinking less than angelic thoughts.
Terence looks out from a rich warm background of browns blending into black, which gives the effect of Terence having just emerged from the darkness. He is painted in acrylic on solid poplar wood. I coated the painting with clear gloss varnish to give it depth, and to protect and enhance the color.
I’m so excited about “Bleuette”! I just finished her and she is gorgeous! Her big blue eyes and sweet smile were inspired by the ever popular Bleuette antique dolls who were first introduced in France in 1905 in La Semaine de Suzette magazine. Little French girls learned to sew making the patterns the magazine offered for Bleuette’s extensive wardrobe. The premiere Bleuette was a Jumeau style doll, and was offered for free with a one year subscription to the magazine. Little Bleuette was so popular that she was offered in many, many incarnations until 1960. Today, she is still incredibly popular, and both the original dolls and their reproductions are widely collected.
This is an original painting done in the American folk art portrait style, with Bleuette emerging from a warm dark brown background that blends into black at the edges. Here Bleuette is shown as an angel who watches over bluebirds, two of which rest calmly in her hands and on her shoulder. She wears an old-fashioned blue dress with lace trim, and an ecru apron with a burgundy stripe.