A New Eifert Puzzle of Old-growth Forests

12764 Old-growth Puzzle

Not just the paintings, but I also do all the designs for our stuff, puzzles, posters, books – you name it – the go-fer guy. I figure if I painted the thing, I should be able to transfer some of the same ideas to the rest of it. So, after talking with a bunch of puzzlers, I worked on this new design with a better understanding of what makes an interesting and somewhat difficult jigsaw puzzle. Add to this the box with a species list, key and a bunch of stuff about ancient old-growth forests, and I think this is a winner. Lots of layers of color and texture, lots to look at, and many pieces that could go anywhere. I think it should be an entertaining and educational product – and you may learn a few things about these forests in the process.

 

Just in time for the approaching holidays, this week we received a giant load and our warehouse is stuffed. The details: 500-pieces, finished size is nearly 18″ x 24″, and the box is 9″ x 12″. You can order it now on our website here.

Old-growth-box-front
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Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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Red-breasted Nuthatch study

Nuthatch-Alder

A new little painting today: Click and it should enlarge in your browser.

Here at home in our little forest I see these little birds enough that I’ve gotten to know them individually and as friends (which I think they are). The suet feeder gets a workout from nuthatches, chickadees, along with the woodpeckers (including a pileated or two), but painting a nuthatch on the feeder seemed, how should I say, indelicate. So, wanting to show off my little backyard bunch, I painted one with an early fall feeling, red alder seed cones, leaves fallen, that golden glow we all know won’t last.

 

Nuthatch-Alder-framed

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
This custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
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Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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White-crowned Sparrow study

White-crowned-Sparrow

White-crowned sparrows are favorites of mine – so, a painting of one. We don’t see them much in our meadow, but that erect stance, blasting song by the male, white ‘hat’ raised in voice always makes me smile as I pass them on the roadsides. There are several separate subspecies of white-crowns, and the one here in the Pacific Northwest is much more brilliantly-colored than the interior birds. Sitting here on this beaten up sword fern, he looked to be trying to remember what spring was like when he was courting. Ah, those were the days.

White-crowned-Sparrow-framed

Sorry, this one is sold.

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
This custom frame has a triple liner and glass – but I have other frames if this one doesn’t suit you. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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Royal Basin – Upper Meadows

Royal-Basin-Meadows

Just one more of my recent summer alpine series – please? I’m happy to say almost all of these current paintings are now sold. In August, I had most of a day to roam the meadows of this area, and it seems to have had a profound effect on what I want to paint – at least for now. Royal Basin, Olympic National Park: there were evidently seven individual glaciers that came into one as it flowed down this single valley, and each headwall has developed its own personality. This one had a huge view of the adjoining valley and peak, Mt Clark – and the views were stunning, so I developed a painting around this feeling of meadow-walking. I just want to somehow walk here again – and if it’s with a painting, so be it.

Royal-Basin-Meadows-framed

DETAILS:

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
The custom frame has a triple liner and glass (and actually, I think the frame is more pecan-colored in real life). Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.

 

AND: as I publish this, amazingly the painting on the last blog post is still available. I can put them both together and offer a discount – but all the other 10 recent small paintings are now sold. Email us for details.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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Barnes Creek Trail – Shadows

 

Barnes-Creek-Trail---Shadows

Sorry, this one is sold.

Barnes Creek Trail – Shadows. This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.
The custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print. Also, I have several other frame styles if you so choose.
Email us for details.

Barnes-Creek-Trail-Shadows-framed

A little back story: A few weeks ago we hiked Barnes Creek Trail in Olympic National Park, the extension of the shorter Marymere Falls Trail. On the way back, we saw late afternoon sun streaming across the creek and lighting up this area – like a spotlight. I thought, “Oh, a painting.” About a zillion tourists take that shorter trail to the falls. “Make it?”, asked one more-than-hefty person in the parking lot when we came out. But forget that waterfall-stuff on the kid’s trail, if you go past the tourist trail sign to the falls, Barnes Creek Trail goes upslope for some miles, an almost forgotten bit of lovely. In a bit the trail passes over a ridge and then drops to a really wonderful bridge that I just have to show you. It’s built of two trees, downed just perfectly to span the 200′ across the water. Nice job – Park Service!

Barnes-Ck-bridge

 

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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