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Website: http://www.rachaelrossman.com

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Public Hanging

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I was recently asked to join a group show in Lake Oswego, Oregon featuring pet portrait artists. I said, “Sure!” I don’t do a lot of shows because I never have “inventory” in the way some artists do. Ninety-nine percent of my work is commissioned, custom work which I don’t reproduce as prints so once it’s sold, it’s sold.

However,...

Totem Pole

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This painting was inspired by my love of totem poles and also a photo I took the other day.

The final product has received a lot of love on instagram so I might have another animal series on my hands. I’m really digging it so if YOU want a custom totem pole featuring...

I’m Painting Spirit Animals Over Here!

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Spirit animal. Power animal. Totem. By any name, it is a physical representation of the traits and skills that you are supposed to learn or nurture in your life’s journey.

My power animal (PA for short) is Tiger and I know this because I have a friend who is a shaman. (Yeah, I...

The One You Feed

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An old man is teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority,...

Be-Zazzled!

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Art orders are painfully slow right now. Like molasses. In fact, I have no new orders on the books – at all. So I’m using the down time to work on some personal art projects and try to figure out a way to keep a little income coming in when things...

WIP

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I often post progress photos on Instagram and Facebook, if you’re interested in that sort of thing. Sometimes it’s fun to see how the paintings progress from blank sheet to finished product.

Art Class

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I’ve started something a little new – art class for kids. Every week, I’ve been gathering a tiny group of middle-schoolers (largely my kids and my niece and nephew with the occasional buddy) and teaching them art fundamentals in my studio. It’s an idea that I’ve toyed with for awhile but...

2015 (er..2016) Kickoff!

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I’m making a new calendar! It’s been a few years since my last one and due to popular demand I’ve decided to do it again. You can commission a new portrait to be included in the calendar (at regular portrait prices, so the calendar part is basically free) OR you can have a previously-painted portrait included in the calendar!...

Handmade Christmas 2014

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Our kids are 11 and 13 so every year Christmas gets just a little more…expensive. (iPads and laptops and Kindles, oh my!) This year was a long, hard road in a lot of ways and I didn’t want Christmas to be another burden – on my pocketbook or my psyche. So, we decided 2014 would be a Handmade Christmas...

Etsy Shop Open For Biz

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This website keeps me so busy with orders that I rarely have time to 1) paint anything that’s not on commission; or 2) list anything for sale in my Etsy shop. Well, my current underemployment now allows me to do both! Check out my Etsy Shop for notecards, art prints and two new original paintings.

Deck the walls!

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