PWMy mom called me earlier this week, “I saw your paintings on Ree’s Thanksgiving special.” I had just walked in the door from work and my mom was watching the Food Network east coast feed which is 3 hours earlier than mine. Even knowing this, I turned on the TV, still wearing my heels and other trappings of my day job while I simultaneously put down groceries and opened the door for Ladybird to go out in the back yard. The dog stood on the threshold, looked dubiously at the drizzle and went back in.

“I won’t get that show until 8 o’clock,” I said, setting a mental alarm that had little chance of going off.

Yes, I know there are DVRs for that. No, I don’t have one.

What I can do is tell you that The Pioneer Woman Thanksgiving Special is going to re-run and if you’re into it, you can see my paintings of her children in the background, which is pretty cool.

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They are also prominently featured in her Walmart commercials! This is almost as cool as the time a friend saw someone had ripped off my painting of The Bloggess and was selling them alongside Frida Kahlo prints.

That’s how you know you’ve really made it.

Rachael Rossman


Rachael and the Terrific, Wonderful, Unbelievable, Very Good Sale

IMG_4072Since I started my Real Job, my paint brushes have grown cold and lonely and my marketing has grown uninspired and desperate. It happens now and then…Sometimes when you’re selling art you forget why you do it in the first place – because you like making The Art. Because you need to make the art. Because you like the feel of a brush in your hands and paint under your fingernails. Because you like staying up late with a glass of whiskey and the soundtrack of Rent, ETC.

What I’m saying is, it feels good to have a full dance card.

So I’m offering a Super Good Super Rare Very Good Deal on art in case you have been on the fence or would like to order for Christmas or whatever.

Through September 30, all custom watercolor portraits are half price, 5×7″ and up.

I might be crazy, but I’d rather be a crazy busy painter than an crazy bored painter. Paintress? Whatever.


My angst is your gain. Email me at to order.

Rachael Rossman


Christmas in September

Koonce smAs a rule, I don’t like to skip over holidays, especially my favorite – Halloween – and I’m fighting my natural tendency to procrastinate by saying this, but…it’s time to start thinking about ordering your Christmas art.

I know, I know.

But here’s the deal – I have a 9-5 now like a regular Joe and I want to make sure Santa gets all his pet portraits in time to deliver. SO – to entice you, encourage you, maybe even inspire you, I’m offering a little pre-holiday sale this week.

This week, buy one painting, get the second half-off. Any size.

All you have to do is email me at with the size(s) you want and I’ll send you an invoice. All that’s left for you to do is sit back, gloating in the knowledge that you’ve accomplished your holiday shopping before pretty much anyone, and then listen to the ooohs and aaaahs when your beloved unwraps their gift in a couple months. Can you keep the secret that long?!

Let’s do this.

Rachael Rossman


Muchas Fridas, and a Sale

I’ve been on a bit of a Frida Kahlo kick lately (Still? Again?) and have had the luxury of being able to paint some stuff just for myself. I’ve only got a few commissions on the books, which I  plan to work on this weekend. And I’m feeling really prolific, so I’m offering a Buy One, Get One Free Sale for 5x7s. That’s two original paintings for the price of one and I rarely do that deep a discount but like I said, I’m feeling artsy.

Email me at to order. I will probably only honor the sale for a couple of days so be sure to get on my list!

Now, back to Frida. There are quite a few, and prints are available! Some of the originals are still for sale too (prices below)

Print prices:

  • 11×14″ $50
  • 8×10″ $40
  • 10×10″ $45 (Frida and Diego)
  • 10×20″ $55 (Full length Frida)
  • 10×13″ $50 (Frida with Shawl)
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Frida in Gold, 10×20 watercolor on Yupo, $550. Prints available

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Frida, 11×14 watercolor on Yupo, $500. Prints available

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Frida and Diego, 10×10 watercolor on Yupo, Original SOLD. Prints available

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Frida Looking Upward, 11×14 watercolor on Yupo, $500. Prints available

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Frida in Drag, 11×14 watercolor on Yupo, $500. Prints available

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Frida Winks, 11×14 watercolor on Yupo, $500. Prints available

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Frida with Shawl, 10×13-ish watercolor on Yupo, SOLD. Prints available

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Frida with Cigarette, 11×14 watercolor on Yupo, Original SOLD. Prints available

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Young Frida, Day of the Dead.11×14 watercolor on Yupo, $500. Prints available


Frida with Cigarette, Day of the Dead. 11×14 watercolor on Yupo, $500. Prints available

Rachael Rossman


Tax Woes / The Joys of Being Self-Employed

il_570xN.784307166_fxfcTwo years ago I quit my “day job” to be a full-time creative. I homeschooled. I set my own schedule. I gladly drove carpool, had dinner ready every night, kept the house *cough* orderly, ran errands and embraced the roles of haus frau and independent artist.

It’s not working out.

Here’s where I caution self-employed people to always pay their estimated tax, because that shit will come back to bite you. In fact, it’s taking a great-white-sized chunk out of my calm right now. I spent the morning in the IRS office which I don’t have the stomach to discuss but it boils down to this:

I’m going back to work.

And also, I need to sell like 50 paintings in the next two months to pay my taxes or things get messy.

Thinking of ordering for Christmas? Great! Father’s Day? I’m on it.

What I’m saying is – if you’ve been thinking about ordering a portrait, now is the time to do it! When I get a full-time job my wait times will likely increase and also, yeah. Taxes and stuff. Email me at to order.

I’m also on a bit of a Frida Kahlo kick right now and I’m offering prints of new paintings as they are completed. Click over to Etsy to check them out!

Operation Tax Payoff has commenced.

Rachael Rossman