Produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock, our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface producing a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish. Every card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.
I have never encountered such intense, saturated, eye-popping color as when I visited the Skagit Tulip Festival in Washington this spring! I set up my easel in the blooming tulip fields of Roozen Gaarde or tulip.com, a family owned business founded by Dutch emigrants in the 1950s, located near Mt. Vernon. The clear sky and direct sun made the red, yellow, and violet bulbs even more intense in their color.
In contrast to the lively, yet short lived blooms, a stand of trees seemed to keep guard. I chose these two, a poplar and a perfect Christmas fir to depict the protective nature of William and Helen Roozen who began the small 5-achre bulb company.
This original plein air painting is sure to liven up any space. Let is remind all who view it, of our own sentinels who have watched over our individual short lived bloom.