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Down At the Station, A Soldier’s Farewell, and Miss Doughty’s Latest Creation, Original Historical Watercolor Paintings by A E Ruffing

Down At The Station, Poughkeepsie Train Station Historical Original Watercolor by A E RuffingThese 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, Poughkeepsie Train Station Original Watercolor by A E Ruffing story“Down at the Station” is set in the 1920’s, and depicts a scene at the Poughkeepsie, NY Train Station.

A Soldier's Farewell, Poughkeepsie Civil War Era Historical Original Watercolor by A E Ruffing“A Soldier’s Farewell” and “Miss Doughty’s Latest Creation” are both set in the Civil War era on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Miss Doughty's Latest Creation, Poughkeepsie Civil War Era Historical Original Watercolor by A E RuffingThey were each made into signed limited edition prints of 1000, which have since sold out.

A Soldier's Farewell and Miss Doughty's Latest Creation, Poughkeepsie Civil War Era Historical Original Watercolor by A E Ruffing storiesThese are the stories that accompanied the prints, along with the artist’s biography. Please click on the images to make them larger.

A E Ruffing artist's biography

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New Etsy shop for a new year

Ruffing's new Etsy shop, banner by Elizabeth RuffingHappy new year everyone! In honor of 1/1/11, I got up this morning and opened a new collective Etsy shop for Ruffing’s. Now we won’t have to debate over whose shop should have whose jointly-made art. This shop will be for all the fine art by myself, my mom, A E Ruffing, Max Bailey, and Abby Laurence, and everything made by any combination of the aforementioned thereof 🙂 Since we share a workspace, supplies, and advice for each other, it makes sense.

We’ll be migrating art from my shop and my mom’s shop, over to the new shop, until it is all organized. I am going to keep all the whimsical, play-with-me-type art and toys over in my shop, which I will probably rename to something like “Hug Me Slugs and Friends”.

I even made a new banner for our Ruffing’s Etsy shop this morning before I had breakfast. How is that for tackling a new Year’s resolution? I hope 2011 is full of wonderful things to come!

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Carolina Chickadee and Eastern Red Cedar by A E Ruffing

Carolina Chickadee and Eastern Red Cedar by A E RuffingFor me, nothing typifies winter more than the sight of a Black-capped Chickadee perched on a snowy branch. I’ve given this alert and sprightly bird a background of soft wintry colors with just a suggestion of trees against the sky.

This little bird has been a part of my “Songbirds of the South” collector plate series from Oxmoor House/Southern Living Gallery, and he’s been on a holiday card from the National Wildlife Federation.

Carolina Chickadee and Eastern Red Cedar by A E Ruffing“Carolina Chickadee and Eastern Red Cedar” is an original watercolor painting. I am making a limited number of reproductions of this image as a signed giclĂ©e print as well, which may be ordered by emailing us or by using the PayPal button below, for the 8 1/2 by 11 print. Larger prints are special order. Please see ordering for more information.

Item# Description Image Size Paper Size Price Purchase now
with PayPal
AER76 Giclée print on fine art paper, limited edition approx 12 inch circle 13 inches by 13 inches $65.00 Email us to order
AER76MP Giclée print on fine art paper approx 6 1/2 inche circle 8.5 inches by
11 inches
$22.00







 

This is what the 8 1/2 by 11 print might look like framed without a mat. (A mat and frame are not included.)

Carolina Chickadee and Eastern Red Cedar by A E Ruffing

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Bunny Treasury on Etsy, "Hop in! Bunnies Helping Bunnies"

Special thanks to Michele from Etsy for Animals for adding Max Bailey’s and A E Ruffing’s prints to her “Hop in! Bunnies Helping Bunnies 2” treasury list on Etsy! Many of the the Etsy for Animals members are helping out the Buckeye House Rabbit Society this month with donations based on their sales from their Etsy shops.

Our prints that are featured above are “Hiding”, a little cottontail rabbit with Black-eyed Susans, by A E Ruffing,

and “Proud Mom”, a Victorian mama bunny with a carriage-full of baby bunnies by Max Bailey. Both are available in our Etsy shop. 10% of sales (less shipping) of prints purchased from our Etsy shop will be donated to animal charities.

Michele also added my “Yorkie Puppy” to her “Baby Animals Say Happy New Year!” treasury list on Etsy, which features items for sale from Etsy for Animals members. This print is also available in our Etsy shop.