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Autumn Landscape Greeting Card featuring the painting Safe Refuge by Michael Swanson

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Safe Refuge 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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Charlotte, NC

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So beautiful!!

Gorgeous painting - I love the composition with that leaning tree at a diagonal and the geese coming in at a subtly opposing diagonal. Such a quiet, reflective mood here. My DFM&N for March 22.

Beautiful work!! f/l

Gorgeous painting, superb technique!

Congratulations for being featured in Painterly Fine Art group! You are invited to post this painting in our featured gallery for this month also found in the discussions.

Very beautiful, CONGRATULATION, VOTED :)

Thank is a fantastic painting!!! f/v

Awesome work Michael v/f

Love the atmosphere--light and easy---relazing---fave and voted

Michael, this is one absolutely gorgeous imagery, and I am sure it would go over big with Ducks Unlimited, as it is far better than their prints I have from world renowned artists! It is just spectacular in appearance and quality! fave and vote

Beautiful, Michael!!! v/f

So peaceful...great work! Voted...

This is just lovely..Like very much : )

Featured in The Light Painters. Thanks for sharing with us. f/v!

Beautiful painting Michael. Composition, lighting, texture and colors are perfect! F/v

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Artist's Description

Autumn is the season when Canada Gees flock together in a safe refuge during the fall for the long southward flight in their annual migration; it is part of the North American natural landscape. This scene is the Grand River, a World Heritage site that flows through Southern Ontario where we grew up as kids spending endless days exploring and swimming and creating a respect for natural environments like this. Today the area is laced with trails and connects to the North American walking trail system. During a year where autumn seem to last and last I often walked this area and finally got around to capture it in this oil painting.

About Michael Swanson

Michael Swanson

CHECK OUT SwansonArt Originals LATEST SALE Please VOTE for your favorite images, it helps sales. Thanks ___________________________________________________ Michael Swanson "The hands of a Craftsman, the heart of an Artist." Heritage Gallery, Laguna, CA I'm often told; "Your art is so real looking why not just take a photo"? Well yes, if I could not draw I probably would, however a photo rarely reflects the three dimensional world we experiences, how often have you been disappointed that your photograph did not turn out as you expected? Let me explain; in a three dimensional world we see things subjectively, photographs can only capture a split second of any scene which often disappoints and is the main reason...

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