Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Pears

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day..  SOLD!

Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 5/25 the price goes to $275

I found this at my local Giant store.  A box full of pears!
I simply liked the shapes and color.  Inspiration can be found

I snagged a Fine Arts Award over the weekend.
Nice ribbon but it also came with a little cash!

This holiday weekend I can be found at MayFair in
Allentown.  Aside from me being there, there is great
music.  Worth the admission... add it to your weekend

Thursday, May 19, 2016

2016 Chanticleer #4

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day..  

I liked the rolling landscape at Chanticleer Gardens.
This is a study in greens and looks much better in person.

Track Banquet tonight!
Waiting to hear what my weekend show is doing about
the rain headed our way...

Arts Alive in Quakertown, PA
May 21
They will decide on Friday if cancelling till
Sundays rain date 5/22!
held from 10am to 4pm
My space is #113 on Broad St. near 3rd St.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2016 Alsace Wine Route #2

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day..  SOLD!!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 5/20 the price goes to $275

Another beautiful window from the Alsace Wine Route.
I did not keep good records on which village these were
from.  We parked, walked around, took lots of photos and

moved on to the next village.  They love their window boxes
and so do I!  This one has a bit of an impressionistic feel.

The weekend show in Rittenhouse did not fare well for me.
Rain, high wind, low sales and high expenses just made for a
rocky weekend.  Monday I spent the morning helping with
6th grade track runoffs.  Then ran errands with Linda in the
afternoon.   Tuesday we spent the morning getting to know
our niece's new baby!  Teaching Paige how we take selfies!

Today I am finally getting some painting done.
Waiting to see what the weekend weather brings.
I am guessing my Saturday show will use the rain
date of Sunday.  So if you were planning to see me
in Quakertown watch my show schedule for updates.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2016 Chanticleer #3

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day..SOLD!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 5/13 the price goes to $275

What a challenge all the different green growth was to
paint,  but this white trillium  was nestled into all the other
lush spring greens.  I wanted to paint a trillium because
back when I started in the early 80's I had painted a pink
one.  This was easier with 36 years of practice!  I am
guessing we will make a return visit to Chanticleer as soon
as track season is over...  If you live close to Wayne, PA
put it on your list.  We love it.

There will be no painting on Thursday!  I need to pack the
van and then I have our big league track meet.  Last one for
the season.  Then its off to my show.   Remember to tell any
friends near Philadelphia PA that I am showing all weekend
at Rittenhouse Square! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 Alsace Wine Route #1

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day.. SOLD!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 5/12 the price goes to $275

After we left Italy we had ten more fabulous days of
sightseeing.  We drove through the Alsace-Wine-Route 
in France.  Each village more perfect than the last!

On the home front:
This is my last week of track practice finishing with
on Thursday afternoon. Then we are off to
a three day 
show in Rittenhouse Square.  Linda hates
city shows so I 
cannot understand why she scheduled it!
But if you are 
anywhere close to Philadelphia the show is
free and 
since its a guild show the quality is very good.

Fine Craft Market held at Rittenhouse Square
Phildelphia, PA... FREE!
Friday, May 13 from 11-7
Saturday, May 14 from 11-7
Sunday, May 15 from 11-5
I am booth #124 on S. 18th Street

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016 Chanticleer #2

5"x 5"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day... 

Chanticleer koi from their pond.  There are other things (beside
flowers) to be found in the garden!

This weekend you can find me:
American Artisan Showcase held at Byers Choice
at 4355 County Line Rd. Chalfont, PA
Saturday, 5/7 ~ 10am-5pm
Sunday, 5/8 ~ 10am-4:30pm
Excellent quality!

And to take a moment to brag...
Another track win for both boys and girls yesterday!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Chanticleer #1

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day...SOLD!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 5/6 the price goes to $250

I always say I am not a flower painter but sometimes
there are interesting scenes that happen to have flowers
in them!  I was studying the photos I took at Chanticleer
Gardens back in May and found a few things I want to paint!

Track meet today!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tulip painting

Weekend update...
Saturday's show in Kennett Square was not the
best.  I think they forgot to advertise.  I gave it
a good try but will not return next year.
Sunday Linda had a great day planned.  Friends,
the Hildebrands joined us for the day.  We started
with breakfast in West Chester, PA at Roots Cafe.
Excellent!  Then off to Pennsbury Antique Mall
to just stroll around.  Next was a unique museum
that anyone interested in history should visit.
Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford, PA  Totally enjoyed
it.  Then a great dinner at Four Dogs Tavern in West
Chester. Their lemon meringue ice cream pie is a must
try if you like lemon!  We had a great day in spite of
the rain.  Monday started with a wet bike ride.  Then
off to take down an exhibit that was up for a month.
Stops at UPS to ship a print, grocery store and
hardware store for paint for the bedroom.  Not for me
but for my brother in law who is remodeling our room.
For the first time in 30 years of living in our house we
actually have insulation in a room!  Its a start.
Then off to track practice.

I did paint on Saturday.  If you are following the
tulip progress... remember these are all just
beginning washes.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Checking in

This is not turning into a good painting week for me.
Yesterday I spent the morning photographing my
next large commission.  Then a track meet...
We WON!  Our boys are 4-1 and girls 5-0, I am a
proud coach.  Today we spent from 10-2 with friends
from Philly.  Then off to track practice.
Wednesday I have a dentist appointment and then a

big track meet... unless it rains.

So the only thing I have to show you is the painting
I was working on this past weekend.

I always start with a hand-drawing.

Below it the start of washes, photo taken outside
so it has sunlight across it, not a great photo.

Monday, April 25, 2016

2016 Miami #2

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day..SOLD!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 4/27 the price goes to $250

My last painting from my daughters Miami trip.
The umbrella seems to be flapping, like there is a
light breeze! I would love to be sitting there right now!!

Good show on Saturday in Lewisburg.  Nice to have off
on Sunday.  I got a 25 mile bike ride in and then took
Linda to Chanticleer for the afternoon.  Beautiful day
to walk the gardens.  I have some photo's I plan to work
on this week.