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Impressionist Greeting Card featuring the painting Child's Play - Gold Mine Train by Talya Johnson

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Child's Play - Gold Mine Train Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Beautiful work and storytelling scene! fv

CONGRATULATIONS!! Featured on Iberoamerican Colors. Great artwork. Love the colours and composition !!

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Madalena!

Great nostalgic look! Congrats on your sale!

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Tony!

This is fabulous work Talya. L/F

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Steve!

A wonderful piece, Talya! Totally deserving of awards, love it :)

Talya Johnson replied:

Thanks so much, Bonnie!!

Thank you!

Woohoo!! This amazing work has been featured in PL Inc-friends and fans group! We invite you to post this image in our features discussion. We rotate our featured images daily, posting in the featured discussion is a great opportunity to keep this beautiful work seen.

Woohoo!! Thanks you very much Nikolyn!!

This is just delightful - I love the blocks of color and the little boy really brings it to life. My pick for DFM&N for October 14.

Thanks so much, Scott! I love color!!

Beautiful work Talya. Brilliant use of color! V.

Thank you!

Thank you Teeny, I love painting everything under the sun!!

Is there anything that you can not paint? Remarkable!!! V/F

Thank you, Carol!

A Precious Scene bringing back memories. Lovely painting. v.

What a marvelous painting, Talya... you're a master of rendering light and magic chromatic... :) F,v&SU

Talya Johnson replied:

You flatter me, Emona, thank you!!

Great painting! A great work of true art! f/v

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you Lee!!

Thank you, Omar, yes the simplicity of youth is heavenly!

His own simple little world is enchanting our own complicated bigger world.....a wonderful expression Talya Vf

Beautiful...charming...nicely composed. I am glad that the little boy was included. It lends a sense of scale to this wonderful painting. You are so talented! f/v

Talya Johnson replied:

Thanks, AnnaJo! yes, I felt he completed the entire scene! :)

Wonderful example of an "old master" painting. :)

Talya Johnson replied:

Thank you, Angela!

Just gorgeous! The image,tones & textures are spectacular Talya!~f/v

Talya Johnson replied:

Thanks so much, Dianne!!

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Artist's Description

Another favorite Alaskan destination for me en plein air paint (especially in the fall when the tundra turns a lovely scarlet) is Independence Mine State Historical Park. (Plein air painting is a French impressionist term meaning in open air.) It's an abandoned gold mine located in Hatcher Pass, Alaska. The old gold mine, up in the majestic Talkeetna Mountains has a spirit of adventure and sacrifice than is unlike anything else I've ever experienced. Gorgeous views of the valley below leave me feeling tiny in all of God's creation. The tiny mining train rusted and sun beaten is always a favorite for my children to play on. I enjoy watching their freedom as their imaginations soar pretending to be gold miners. I was initially going to only paint the train--its textures attracting my interest. I put my jacket on it to provide a little discord to the analogous warm harmony before me. But when a visiting family walked by and their little boy hopped on the train as my boys have done so ofte...

About Talya Johnson

Talya Johnson

Israeli born, Talya Johnson is an impressionist artist and graphic designer. She's influenced by the light, color and brushwork of the impressionists; as well as the depth, luminosity and draftsmanship of the old masters and academic artists. Her colorful works can be found in numerous private collections throughout the globe. Original oil paintings and fine art prints by Talya are available at Town Square Gallery, in Wasilla, Alaska. Talya is a founding member of Painted Ladies, a group of dedicated women artists committed to supporting and promoting fine art.

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