Sunrise #454

gouache paint on Bristol paper

2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm)

NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION

202109080

© copyright Mike Kraus

To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/534467771/sunrise-454-artist-trading-cards-25-x-35

This artist trading card or ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) is frameable, collectible, enjoyable and can be given as a special gift for a birthday, wedding, new baby, anniversary, thank you or other occasion. It is a one-of-a-kind original work of art, NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION. It is signed on the back and lends itself to framing in a standard trading card frame or book.

Having Fun During…


The Burrito

acrylic paint on canvas board

202109078 5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm)

© copyright Mike Kraus

To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/249140537/the-burrito-original-acrylic-painting-5

Around 10,000 B.C., a corn tortilla food wrap became a common dinner in Mesoamerica. For thousands of years and countless generations, the recipe was passed on and evolved. The Pueblo Native American of southwestern United States and northern Mexico ate it as a staple meal. Cowboys roaming California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Guanajuato found it to be an easy meal to eat while rounding up cattle. There’s a couple legends where…


Twilight Woods

acrylic paint on canvas board

12" x 16" in a vintage frame (30.5 cm x 40.6 cm in a vintage frame)

202109076

© copyright Mike Kraus

To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/195430291/twilight-woods-original-acrylic-painting

What kind of person do I want to be? Wandering down the trail I realize I have too much in my backpack. The burden of this weight is slightly alleviated by the cool, gentle breeze. I focus on what my senses are telling me about the feel of the soft ground, the bouncing light, the crisp scent in the air, the chirps of alert chipmunks, and the…


Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty

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PS — Autumn is a season of joy, a time of hope, and a moment to reflect on our happiness. Wishing you peace and prosperity now and always.


Martha’s Vineyard

acrylic paint on canvas board

8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)

202108074

© copyright Mike Kraus

To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/623208731/marthas-vineyard-original-acrylic

Martha’s Vineyard is a “home away from home.” Mornings are slow, but not too late. We take our travel mugs of coffee to the trails to enjoy the cool breeze off the Atlantic. The smell of salt lingers as the topography undulates and we appreciate quirky formations. The dense forest and thick marshes abruptly open to meadows. We come here for this view.

Having Fun During COVID-19

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Mike Kraus was born on the industrial…


Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty

French Press

acrylic painting on canvas board

5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm)

202108071

© copyright Mike Kraus

To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/209305918/french-press-original-acrylic-painting-5

Weekends start off slow and early. Linger in bed while the dog snores with intense delight. Eventually, I shuffle to the kitchen to put some grounds and water into the French press. The dog and I will go outside and watch the deer graze in the backyard as it brews. Back inside, I’ll fill a couple for travel mugs and we make our way to our hiking destination. …


Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty

Washington D.C. Alley #447

colored pencils and ink on Bristol paper

2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm)

NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION

202108069

© copyright Mike Kraus

To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/631495172/washington-dc-alley-447-artist-trading

This artist trading card or ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) is frameable, collectible, enjoyable and can be given as a special gift for a birthday, wedding, new baby, anniversary, thank you or other occasion. It is a one-of-a-kind original work of art, NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION. …


Chimney Bluffs #446

gouache paint on Bristol paper

2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm)

NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION

202108067

© copyright Mike Kraus

To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/513797026/chimney-bluffs-446-artist-tradings-cards

This artist trading card or ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) is frameable, collectible, enjoyable and can be given as a special gift for a birthday, wedding, new baby, anniversary, thank you or other occasion. It is a one-of-a-kind original work of art, NOT A PRINT OR REPRODUCTION. It is signed on the back and lends itself to framing in a standard trading card frame or book.

Having Fun…


Extra Salty

acrylic paint on canvas board

5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm)
202108065

© copyright Mike Kraus
To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/213359742/extra-salty-original-acrylic-painting-5

During Prohibition, Americans would sneak across the Mexican border to drink and illegally smuggle alcohol. Originally, Margarita’s (Spanish for “Daisy”) was made with brandy, but it transitioned into using tequila. It’s a drink for everyone as it is sweet, sour, and salty. No wonder it’s the most popular mixed drink in the United States.

This painting would look best in a small space that is dark orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, white, gray, beige…


Do you have a space that just isn’t right? Simply add a touch of luxe interior design with original artwork. The Lavender Farm is a highly coveted piece that is endlessly versatile — perfect for a large space or above a fireplace, compliments a wide range of colors, and provides bold colors while still being calming.

Mike Kraus

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