Original Fall Oil Painting

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Painting details:
12H inches x 16L inches
Oil on canvas
Canvas is on wooden stretcher bars
Unframed
(This is a size that is easy to frame. Standard size)

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It is starting to feel like fall/autumn here in Indiana. I admit, fall is my favorite season. We are, I feel very fortunate to have the experience of the changing seasons. If you are not in an area that has the beautiful color and feel of autumn, this is a beautiful painting to decorate and enjoy in your home or office. This image is one of the original fall/autumn oil paintings available in my collection. I have sold many landscape oil paintings. This time of year I get many requests for landscape and other commissions for holiday gifts. Commissions are welcome!

If you have any questions about this painting or would like to enquire about a commission, please feel free to contact me. My e-mail is: pattitrostle@aol.com

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Great items for the beach!

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I recently returned from a wonderful trip to California to visit my kids.  The weather was was warm and beautiful in southern California.  This day was perfect for making a trip to the beach.  This photo is the beach in Long Beach.

My son and I along with my two small grand daughters had a wonderful time playing in the water and on the beach.  Walking from the car to the beach was made much easier with a few items we needed to enjoy our day.  We wanted to take some folding chairs, beach toys, towels, blankets etc.  My son had everything we needed to make our walk easy and fun!

Here are a few of the things I recommend when visiting the beach if you need to take several items especially with children.

1.Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon, Blue

This was a real back and arm saver! I highly recommend this little wagon not only for the beach, but for camping or even for everyday use for keeping items together to transport.
We used this cart to transport items for our soccer game from the car to the soccer field!

For more information or purchase just click on the photo!

2.Beach Toys Sand Brick-Building Tool Set with Brick Mold, Trowel, Shovels, Sand Roller, Water Pot, Basket and Bucket

A great little collection of beach toys for the kids!
For more information or purchase just click on the photo!

3. Child 100% Cotton Hooded Towel 24 x 48 inches (Mermaid)

This is such a cute little mermaid beach towel to wrap your little one after swimming and showering after the beach fun!
Just click on the image to see this beach towel and other to choose from!

4. KingCamp Folding Quad Chair Lumbar Back Support Light Weight Portable Deluxe Padded Oversize with Cooler and Armrest for Beach Camp, Carry Bag Included

What a great little outdoor chair to transport or put on your deck or patio! This chair will make your trip or outdoor experience very comfortable and enjoyable!!

Just click on the photo to get more information on this great chair and easily purchase!

5. Kelsyus Kid’s Canopy Chair

Let’s not forget the little ones comfort! They also get tired and need a comfortable place to take a break just like the adult! This is a comfortable chair that will help keep the sun off your child and away from the heat!

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This post contains great affiliate links to make your beach day fun! I hope you have a great time at the beach or camping!

Antique Glass Bowl With Peaches And Grapes Oil Painting

I have loved antiques since I was a child.  I loved looking at the china, crystal and glassware in my grandmother’s china cabinet.  I have several antiques given to me from my grandparents and parents that I cherish.  Each one is a reminder of the special memories I have spent with family.   I am planning to include some of my pieces in my future oil paintings.

This is my current oil painting that is available for purchase.  This painting would make a great addition for your kitchen, dining room or for a gift for a special loved one or friend.

My new oil painting with crystal, peaches and grapes.  I hope you enjoy!

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You can purchase this oil painting by clicking on the painting,

or CLICK HERE!

Your painting will be safely shipped within 1-3 days after purchase!

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Peppermint Essential Oil 15ml by Young Living Essential Oils

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I mentioned in a past post summer is here!  Most of us want to spend more time outdoors enjoying a little summer fun!  I know I do!  One thing I have used for years to help keep from getting bit by mosquitos and other bugs is peppermint essential oil.  I put a drop on each wrist.  This seems to do the trick.  Bugs hate peppermint oil!

One other thing, I have also used this oil to help keep away bugs naturally in my home.  I put a few drops of the peppermint oil in a spay bottle with a little water (shake bottle well) and spray where I see ants etc. are coming inside. (Do not spray oil on fabric)

I have another use for the peppermint oil.  I put one drop behind each ear to help keep me a little cooler in the heat.  Two uses here…helps keeps the bugs away and helps keep you cooler!

I have used the Young Living Peppermint oil exclusively.  I love Young Living products and have used them for many years!  I hope you will try the peppermint oil.  It smells great and I think you will really like it!

I hope you have a great time in your outdoor activities whether you are camping or just going for walks!

Camping or surviving power outage tips – I need my coffee!

 

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I admit it. I have to have my coffee! I am one of those people that drinks coffee first thing in the morning and all day. I can drink coffee right up to bed time and have no trouble sleeping! What do I do when camping? What would I do if the electricity went out and I can’t make my coffee even at home?! I admit, I would be a little upset! Are you like me…do you need/want your coffee?  I live in the Midwest of the U.S. and sometimes the weather can get pretty unpredictable!  Rain storms in the spring and summer, snow storms with ice in the winter can cause power outages.  I like to be prepared!

There are many types of coffee and ways to make coffee at home or camping. if your Here are a few choices that can make your coffee experience a little easier.

Instant coffee –   My choice is Starbucks Via Italian Roast Instant Coffee.  It is a dark roast with bold flavors that tastes rich and full without nearly any bitterness.  Instant coffee for camping is light weight when camping.

Boiling Water – A great stove to use for camping or when you are at home and the power goes out is the Coleman Classic Propane Stove .  You will need propane for your stove.

This post is about having our wonderful coffee.  I will be posting to make your camping, and times when you just want to be prepared for power outages often.  Don’t miss updates!  Please “Follow” me and get your updates in your e-mail!

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Photo copyright – Brandon Trostle 2017

 

Coleman Trinidad Warm-Weather Sleeping Bag

Summer is here! Many people will be having fun camping and spending time outside. Here is one great sleeping bag at an affordable price! Click on the sleeping bag picture or the link below to check it out!

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100% Polyester with fill 100% Polyester
Imported
For temperatures 40⁰ F to 60⁰ F
Fits most heights up to 5 ft. 11 in.; Dimensions: 33 x 75 in
Brushed polyester cover, Polyester tricot lining; Machine washable
Fiberlock Construction prevents insulation from shifting, extending life of your sleeping bag
The No-Snag patented zipper plows fabric away from the zipper to prevent snags

I will be posting more items for fun outdoors. Let me know what you have planned. I will try to find great cost cutting items to help you with your fun summer experiences!

Gift idea-Rose Print-Flowers-Flower

Good morning everyone!  It is spring and I am in the mood to plant and paint flowers.  I love when nature starts waking up from the long cold winter.  Here is one of the paintings I did in the past.  I have sold many prints of this painting.  The original is sold.  I hung this painting in my studio and it sold just a few hours later!  This print would be a great way to put a bit of garden in your home or business.  I have this print and other prints and paintings available in my Etsy shop.  This would be a great unique gift for a friend or loved one.  Just click here to see more info about this print. I hope you will take a little time to visit my Etsy shop and I hope you all have a great day!!

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Commissioned Oil Portraits

I love to paint many subjects, but I actually specialize in oil portraiture.  I have completed commissions for people all over the United States.  Here are a list of a few of my corporate and private commissions I have completed:

Corporate collection of One America
Corporate collection of  American United Life Insurance Company
Corporate collection of  Baldwin & Lyons
James L. Beattey, IV – Collection of Indiana University
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My work was published in the book Hoosier Painters of the 21st Century .  Author Mark Butterfield.
Featured in July 2011 Indianapolis Woman Magazine
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Many paintings and prints were purchased to be used on the set of the television show, “Past Life”.  Distributed by Warner Bros. Studio’s.
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Private portraits * Corporate portraits * Pet portraits
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Wedding Oil Portraits
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Corporate Oil Portraits
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Mr. Brown – One America Corporation
Pet Oil Portraits
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Private Oil Portraits
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Child – Children’s Oil Portrait
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To see other portrait and painting examples,
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If you would like information about a portrait commission, feel free to contact me at:
E-Mail  –  pattitrostle@aol.com
Commissions welcome!

 

 

Personalized Vintage Look Floral Thank You Note Card Set

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CLICK HERE to purchase this note card set!  Personalize them to make them your own!

Your choice is to leave the “Thank You” greeting, or choose your own greeting or your name.  These notecards would make a great gift for a friend or loved one!  Mothers are often hard to find a special gift for Mothers Day.  These note cards would make a unique gift for your Mom!

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This image is from a piece of vintage fabric that belonged to my grandmother. Possibly over 100 years old. I love antiques and vintage and decided to put some of the images passed down from my grandparents as note cards to help pass on and preserve the images I have loved for so many years. In the future I would like to do some paintings and offer some prints.

:: LISTING INCLUDES ::
» 10 note cards (A2, 4.25in x 5.5in)
» 10 Square flap envelopes
* Note cards will be in a clear box with thin gold stretch band with bow. Great for gift giving!