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Welcome To My Website!!

Hello everyone, and thank you for stopping by my website today!

A Little About Me

My name is Laura Rusciolelli, and I am a Pennsylvania artist involved in all art mediums but especially drawn to watercolors. Animals and birds figure prominently in a lot of my work, and I very much enjoy capturing people's beloved pets on paper & canvas.
For a long time now I have been devoted to an exciting form of miniature art known as ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals), also known as ATC (Art Trading Cards). These little gems are the size of a baseball trading card, 2.5" x 3.5", and are a fun & inexpensive way to collect original works of art. I have sold ACEOS all across the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan, to name a few, and even a couple to Iceland!

I also have an amazing studio built onto my home in which I teach children's art classes. Please make sure to check out the children's art page by clicking on the link below or in the navigation bar.

A great BIG thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me to dream big and follow the artistic path. The personal training and guidance I received from a wonderful local artist, Storma French, has been extremely beneficial to my career. Very special thanks to my cheering gallery & fellow artists, Kim McConnell and Nancy Kelly without whose support I would certainly not be where I am now. Please look around the site, and any feedback or suggestions will be gratefully accepted! Remember to sign the guest book through the link at the bottom of this page. I am always updating the albums, so please stop back to see what's new!

  

Children's Art Classes

"Fly Be Free"
 Mixed Media, prints available,
click photo for link. 

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Coffee Clatch Series - Latte & Mocha
Acrylic 11" x 14" with handmade custom double mats included. In my Etsy shop, click the photo to go to the shop.

Coffe Clatch
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I was interviewed for a blog, Huckleberry Bumpkin.  Please click this link for the posting:  http://huckleberrybumpkin.blogspot.com/2010/12/hopping-for-joy-to-bring-you-larusc.html
 
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Pencil Portrait

This is Bella, in graphite
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Cinnamon & Meme, 5" x 7" watercolor.

Watercolor
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This is a slideshow of the Treehouse Sculptures done by the kids over the summer.

Custom Kitty, his name is Titan
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 Acrylic 11 x 14
"O is For Ostrich"
Click photo for more info.

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Acrylic 20" x 16"
FOR SALE NOW
  Click photo for more info.

Folk Art Acrylic, 20 x 16
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Some closer detailing

 

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Visit my Etsy store for more artwork on jewelry.

Mixed Media Acrylic
 
I taught this technique in the children's art classes (see that page for samples of the student's artwork).  This is way too much fun to be real art! 

"Abstraction in Teal"
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I've just opened a new store on Zazzle featuring my artwork on unique items such as postage stamps, mousepads, notecards, etc.  Click here laruscstudio to look around the site.

Work In Progress
ACEO Puddy Tats 
 

Work in Progress
ACEO Yorkshire Terrier Pup

  

Ruffed Grouse
 
Please click the photo to purchase 5 x 7 prints of this original watercolor.

ALL DONE!! Click the photo to purchase prints.
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Mr. Elephink
 
Well, the elephant himself is done, but I still have the background to complete, which may not be until fall at the rate I am going, lol!  This collaged "painting" of a baby elephant  is approx. 13 x 18, and I used rice paper as my paint/texture.  First I used watercolor to pre-paint the rice paper, and I then tore it and applied it with an acrylic collage medium to create shadow & amazing texture.  I also used thinned acrylic paint in certain areas, particularly where extreme dark was needed.  I hope you enjoyed seeing the little guy come to life.

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This 12" x 14" watercolor floral is currently available through my studio and may be on auction soon.
 

NEW 12" x 14" Watercolor
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"Floral Heaven"

 
This is an 8 x 10 watercolor for purchase in my eBay Store. Please click the photo to go to the listing.

New Abstract Watercolor
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Size is approx. 14" x 21", would mat to standard frame 20" x 24"

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ACEO SHOWCASE

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Ebay Auctions

All of my eBay Auctions can be found by clicking this link http://shop.ebay.com/larusc

Please click on the photos to go to the auctions!

"DOWN IN WHOVILLE" 8" x 8", SOLD
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"Have You Hugged Your Giraffe Today?"
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SIGNED PRINT

NEW ACEO Collage "It's A Spring Thing"
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Doodle Bunny ACEO
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The second ACEO playing card deck, a double-deck this time for all you canasta & pinochle players,  features my ACEO, "Jake" on one of the heart cards.

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Finished Project 
 
This watercolor painting, based on The Nightmare Before Christmas, was given as a wedding gift to a young couple who were married on Halloween & are huge fans of the movie. It was framed in black wood.

Little Bit of Bragging... This ACEO won 3rd place in the 2008 Year's Best ACEO Awards

Raptor Splash 1

The finished size before matting will be roughly 12" by 16". Please see my eBay Store for 8 x 10 prints of this painting.

Student ACEO Artwork

 

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ACEO PLAYING CARD DECK

This is my ACEO painting featured on the 2 of Spades in the First Ever ACEO Playing Card Deck!

I am so pleased to be a part of this project.  Check my eBay Store for availability.

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