Painted By Hand

Painted By Hand Jeanne M Rietzke holds a BA In Fine Art. Her colorful watercolors have won awards and sold internationally over the past 30 years. Her first children's books will be released in 2022. #carolinethepaintedturtle

Operating as usual

Told y'all this would become a painting! Headed home tomorrow evening. #Hawaii #jeannerietzke #watercolor
12/14/2021

Told y'all this would become a painting! Headed home tomorrow evening.
#Hawaii #jeannerietzke #watercolor

Diamondhead, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. Finished painting and photo.#Hawaii #jeannerietzke #watercolor
12/11/2021

Diamondhead, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. Finished painting and photo.
#Hawaii #jeannerietzke #watercolor

Painting on the beach today. In the shadow of Diamondhead, I must paint it!#Hawaii #Diamondhead #watercolorpainting #jea...
12/10/2021

Painting on the beach today. In the shadow of Diamondhead, I must paint it!
#Hawaii #Diamondhead #watercolorpainting #jeannerietzke

Still raining here. Hoping for some pool time soon. In the mean time, here's painting #2!#waikikiaquarium #jeannerietzke...
12/07/2021

Still raining here. Hoping for some pool time soon. In the mean time, here's painting #2!
#waikikiaquarium #jeannerietzke #illustration #watercolorpainting #childrensliterature

My photo inspiration and my art. Thank you #waikikiaquarium! Rainy weather equals time to paint! #jeannerietzke #waterco...
12/07/2021

My photo inspiration and my art. Thank you #waikikiaquarium! Rainy weather equals time to paint! #jeannerietzke #watercolorpainting #illustration #childrensliterature

It's still raining in Hawaii,  so I painted again this morning for a bit. Then this joker showed up. Ate pretzels out of...
12/06/2021

It's still raining in Hawaii, so I painted again this morning for a bit. Then this joker showed up. Ate pretzels out of my hand and tried to walk through my palette. Worse than my cats!! 🀣🀣🐦

Rainy afternoon in Hawaii. So I set up to paint. Not a bad view! Spent the morning swimming with dolphins! Aloha!#jeanne...
12/06/2021

Rainy afternoon in Hawaii. So I set up to paint. Not a bad view! Spent the morning swimming with dolphins! Aloha!
#jeannerietzke #illustration #childrensliterature #watercolorpainting

Even on vacation, I find time to paint! Today I went to the Waikiki Aquarium. For a small fee you could paint 2 ornament...
12/04/2021

Even on vacation, I find time to paint! Today I went to the Waikiki Aquarium. For a small fee you could paint 2 ornaments. I signed both and left them on their tree. Maybe they will order my books next year? Https://carolinethepaintedturtle.com
#jeannerietzke #illustration #childrensliterature

BIG NEWS!! Meet the huggable Caroline! I am so excited! These will be available with the book in 2022! Https://carolinet...
11/25/2021

BIG NEWS!! Meet the huggable Caroline! I am so excited! These will be available with the book in 2022! Https://carolinethepaintedturtle.com
#jeannerietzke #childrensliterature #illustration

BIG NEWS!! Meet the huggable Caroline! I am so excited! These will be available with the book in 2022! Https://carolinethepaintedturtle.com
#jeannerietzke #childrensliterature #illustration

10/26/2021

Later this week, you will be able to book us on VRBO or Airbnb. Facebook is getting expensive and our "regulars" have disappeared. Down side, I'll have less control. If you were thinking of booking, now is the time!! $250 holds your dates and is 100% refundable when you book directly with me. www.rietzkerentals.com
#rietzkerentals #beachvacation2021 #vacation2021 #carolinabeach #carolinabeachboardwalk #beachvacation #wilmingtonnc #carolinabeachnc #beachvacations

Caroline The Painted Turtle will be published next year by Pegasus Publishing!! Contract signed this morning!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Thank ...
10/14/2021

Caroline The Painted Turtle will be published next year by Pegasus Publishing!! Contract signed this morning!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Thank you Amanda Miars for all of your guidance! You don't need an agent when you have an incredible lawyer!
#childrensauthor #childrensbookillustration #carolinethepaintedturtle

Caroline The Painted Turtle will be published next year by Pegasus Publishing!! Contract signed this morning!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Thank you Amanda Miars for all of your guidance! You don't need an agent when you have an incredible lawyer!
#childrensauthor #childrensbookillustration #carolinethepaintedturtle

Small original, mixed media for sale: "In My Head". 4.5" x 4.5" framed with edges exposed. Frame is 11" x 14" & black. $...
10/11/2021

Small original, mixed media for sale: "In My Head". 4.5" x 4.5" framed with edges exposed. Frame is 11" x 14" & black. $75.00 includes shipping in the continental US.

Original watercolors and mixed media for sale directly from the artist, Jeanne Rietzke. All pieces are unframed and pric...
10/09/2021

Original watercolors and mixed media for sale directly from the artist, Jeanne Rietzke. All pieces are unframed and prices include shipping in the continental US. Call/text 803.608.8355 or email us at [email protected]. Details below each painting.
#jeannerietzke #watercolor #art #artist

Sold! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
10/09/2021

Sold! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Paintings currently for sale by Jeanne Rietzke at Cape Fear Jewelry. Plus one small water color of Fish Heads. Call 910-...
10/09/2021

Paintings currently for sale by Jeanne Rietzke at Cape Fear Jewelry. Plus one small water color of Fish Heads. Call 910-762-1310

Caroline, The Painted Turtle: The Key West Years
10/08/2021
Caroline, The Painted Turtle: The Key West Years

Caroline, The Painted Turtle: The Key West Years

The magic of Key West was not lost on Caroline. The crystal-clear water was always between 70 and 90 degrees. The seagrass was everywhere, and she was never without food. The sea creatures were all…

Of course I wrote a scene of Genya looking in a mirror...πŸ€” I am pleased with how this illustration turned out! ❀🐒❀. This...
10/03/2021

Of course I wrote a scene of Genya looking in a mirror...πŸ€” I am pleased with how this illustration turned out! ❀🐒❀. This will appear in the 2nd book. https://carolinethepaintedturtle.com
#carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #illustrator #childrensbooks #illustration #watercolor #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #art #illustrations

Of course I wrote a scene of Genya looking in a mirror...πŸ€” I am pleased with how this illustration turned out! ❀🐒❀. This will appear in the 2nd book. https://carolinethepaintedturtle.com
#carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #illustrator #childrensbooks #illustration #watercolor #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #art #illustrations

Who doesn't love Pelicans!!
09/26/2021

Who doesn't love Pelicans!!

It's a sign!! Caroline will definitely return to Carolina Beach!! ❀❀🐒🐒❀❀
09/25/2021

It's a sign!! Caroline will definitely return to Carolina Beach!! ❀❀🐒🐒❀❀

09/22/2021

For those who wonder about the process of watercolors, here's the painting of Aki and Jin from start to finish. Always work light to dark! #carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #childrensbooks #watercolor #art #illustrations #illustrator #illustration #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook

This illustration goes with a scene of the manatee, Jimmy, explaining what an aquarium is to Caroline and what she think...
09/21/2021
Jeanne M Rietzke on Twitter

This illustration goes with a scene of the manatee, Jimmy, explaining what an aquarium is to Caroline and what she thinks. This was a tough one, but I love it! #carolinethepaintedturtle #childrensbooks #Illustrations #jeannerietzke #Watercolor #art

β€œThis illustration goes with a scene of the manatee, Jimmy, explaining what an aquarium is to Caroline and what she thinks. This was a tough one, but I love it! #carolinethepaintedturtle #childrensbooks #Illustrations #jeannerietzke #Watercolor #art #artistsontwitter”

Finished 3 more illustrations this weekend. 3 more to go!!#carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #illustrator #childre...
09/19/2021

Finished 3 more illustrations this weekend. 3 more to go!!
#carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #illustrator #childrensbooks #illustration #watercolor #childrensbookillustration #ChildrensBook #artist #paintedbyhand

Limited edition (16 total)! Caroline The Painted Turtle and Jimmy the manatee ornaments for 2021. Hand painted in acryli...
09/17/2021

Limited edition (16 total)! Caroline The Painted Turtle and Jimmy the manatee ornaments for 2021. Hand painted in acrylic on glass. Signed and numbered! Each one will ship with a certificate of authenticity. Since they are hand painted, there will be variations and the seagrass will be different colors making each one unique! I accept payment through Venmo and Square. $50 each plus tax and shipping. Replacements guaranteed if broken during shipping. Hopefully, next year you can buy the book. For now, read it for free at https://carolinethepaintedturtle.com. You can also stay at The Painted Turtle. Check us out at Www.rietzkerentals.com. Rates drop 10/1/21.

I don't normally paint people, but the 2nd book involves humans so...meet Genya! #carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzk...
09/15/2021

I don't normally paint people, but the 2nd book involves humans so...meet Genya! #carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #illustrator #childrensbooks #illustration #watercolor #paintedbyhand #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #artist

I don't normally paint people, but the 2nd book involves humans so...meet Genya! #carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #illustrator #childrensbooks #illustration #watercolor #paintedbyhand #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #artist

Meet Rocky and Lola! 2 new characters in the 2nd book of the #carolinethepaintedturtle series. Their story is amazing!#j...
09/13/2021

Meet Rocky and Lola! 2 new characters in the 2nd book of the #carolinethepaintedturtle series. Their story is amazing!
#jeannerietzke #paintedbyhand #childrensbooks #illustration #illustrator #watercolor

Meet Rocky and Lola! 2 new characters in the 2nd book of the #carolinethepaintedturtle series. Their story is amazing!
#jeannerietzke #paintedbyhand #childrensbooks #illustration #illustrator #watercolor

Funny, I don't paint cats. 😹😹😹😹
09/12/2021

Funny, I don't paint cats. 😹😹😹😹

Funny, I don't paint cats. 😹😹😹😹

The opening illustration of the 2nd book! It's  my rendition of Key West...🀣 Still figuring out getting the first one pu...
09/11/2021

The opening illustration of the 2nd book! It's my rendition of Key West...🀣 Still figuring out getting the first one published. I'll keep you posted!
#jeannerietzke #watercolor #artist #art #watercolorpainting #paintedbyhand #carolinethepaintedturtle #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #keywest
Https://carolinethepaintedturtle.com

The opening illustration of the 2nd book! It's my rendition of Key West...🀣 Still figuring out getting the first one published. I'll keep you posted!
#jeannerietzke #watercolor #artist #art #watercolorpainting #paintedbyhand #carolinethepaintedturtle #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #keywest
Https://carolinethepaintedturtle.com

When your friend has a big birthday this week and she loves Flamingos! They were both fun projects!
09/07/2021

When your friend has a big birthday this week and she loves Flamingos! They were both fun projects!

Work, work, work! Except when you love what you do it isn't work! Illustrations for book #2 are underway!! #carolinethep...
09/05/2021

Work, work, work! Except when you love what you do it isn't work! Illustrations for book #2 are underway!! #carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #watercolor #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #artist #art #watercolorpainting #keywest

Work, work, work! Except when you love what you do it isn't work! Illustrations for book #2 are underway!! #carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #watercolor #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #artist #art #watercolorpainting #keywest

09/01/2021

If only...she's incredible!

Always work light to dark in watercolor. I always start with sky and water. Here come the illustrations for my 2nd book!...
08/28/2021

Always work light to dark in watercolor. I always start with sky and water. Here come the illustrations for my 2nd book! The first one, #carolinethepaintedturtle, is in contract review!! I'll update when we sign with a publisher!
#jeannerietzke #watercolor #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #artist #art #keywest #watercolorpainting

Always work light to dark in watercolor. I always start with sky and water. Here come the illustrations for my 2nd book! The first one, #carolinethepaintedturtle, is in contract review!! I'll update when we sign with a publisher!
#jeannerietzke #watercolor #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #artist #art #keywest #watercolorpainting

5 out of 10 illustrations started! VERY productive day! πŸ“’βœπŸ’πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨#carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #childrensbookil...
08/16/2021

5 out of 10 illustrations started! VERY productive day! πŸ“’βœπŸ’πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨
#carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #watercolor #artist #art #keywest

5 out of 10 illustrations started! VERY productive day! πŸ“’βœπŸ’πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨
#carolinethepaintedturtle #jeannerietzke #childrensbookillustration #childrensbook #watercolor #artist #art #keywest

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Still painting...❀🀣🌺
I am always self entertained! Rainy morning but should get pool time this afternoon.
Fun afternoon! Aloha!
Thank you Ananda Simpson for making this happen!!
Thank you Amanda Miars !! You are priceless!!
Uplifting and cheerful! I love this little painting!
Tis the season!! Please share!
Patting myself on the back! One more illustration to go!