Monday, January 22, 2018

2018 Island #1

4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$100. (unframed) Available to the 1st person to email.
If unclaimed by 1/24
 at 7pm the price goes to $225!

All this week I will be featuring water scenes.  These are from our cruise this past December to Florida and the Bahamas.

Commission update:
Adding some color!  These are under washes, building color and texture.

Notice the colors getting richer.  I also am working on the candle holder.  I do not use silver paint.  I mix my regular colors to create a silver!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 Winter Series #3

4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor

While this is a winter scene it is more about the sky!

My commission drawing was approved!  My client makes the tea caddy so that is the focal point and what I was having trouble with proportion.  Its 14x18 and all hand drawn...3 times!!  Started painting today.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Winter Series #2

4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor

Another view from Linda's surgery center.
Fresh dusting of snow and the spot of red just pulls you back.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Winter Series #1

4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor

This winter scene was from outside the surgery center where Linda had her hip replacement.  Its in Limerick, PA  It snowed the morning I took her in and I worked on this while I was waiting.

Managed to squeeze in class this morning but only had two students.  Another class tonight, we will see if the weather cooperates.  I spent my time on the 3rd try with my commission drawing... I will check if I may share it.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Last Holiday Painting

2017 Holiday #7
  - 4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$150. (unframed) Available to the 1st person to email.
If unclaimed by 1/17 at 7pm the price goes to $300!

Another Lititz  Holiday door. I painted this before Christmas but did not have the time to blog!  This is the last Holiday painting for the season.

I have been painting but its taking several days to get one finished and no time to actually write a blog.  I now have about 7 paintings on my wall ready to show you so i will try to post every day this week.

Family update:  This is my first post since Linda's hip replacement.  I have been chief caretaker!  She had a little rocky start with a bad stomach virus on day 4 that lasted 4 days leaving her pretty weak.  She doesn't think she is as good as she should be but she is a type A!!   She is now at 4 weeks and doing well.  Must use a cane and be extra careful for another week and then in 3 weeks get an exray.  They were a bit concerned of movement in the femur.  She has muscle spasms and trouble sleeping and 2 bad knees but the hip is actually doing well.  She is now allowed to go to her desk for 2 hours a day and I must play bad guy to get her to stop!  We scheduled the first knee replacement for May so don't expect to see much of her this summer!   I must say a huge public thank you for all the meals that showed up!  I have been cooking but they were a help in that first week when i had to make sure she ate before taking the oxy and running ice packs and water every half hour round the clock!  Another thank you for all the nice cards you sent, they meant a lot.

I am starting a new commission and am struggling with the drawing.   Classes have started.  Week one was cancelled due to a frozen studio bathroom pipe which is now fine.  So we started a week later.  Now they are calling for snow.  I hate winter!!  Somehow Linda is managing to get show applications filled out so there will be a show season.  This is not a job I do.
That about sums up our beginning January!

Monday, December 18, 2017

2017 Holiday #6

2017 Holiday #6. - 4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor

Managed a painting in between my care taking duties.  Great reflections in the window and the brickwork kept me busy.

Family update: We got through the hardest 4 days.  I think it was all a bit rougher than Linda was expecting.  Should now be on the upside.  Thank you to everyone dropping off meals and goodies.  Makes my like easier!

Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 Holiday #5

2017 Holiday #5  ~  4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor

Switched it up today and went with a still life.

Family update: I brought Linda home at noon today and I am playing caretaker.  Going ok.  She is hurting a bit and finding a grove at home.  Realized lying flat in bed feels different than a hospital bed. Since the doc used glue she has no bandage so she took a shower tonight. She's sporting a nice shade of purple
We were told she will feel worse for 4 days as the block wears off then will start feeling better.  Today was only day one!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

2017 Holiday #4

2017 Holiday #4  ~  5"x 5" Miniature Original Watercolor

Broad street Lititz after our little snow storm.

Since I started late with posting Holiday I am going to post through the weekend, so make sure you check daily!  Don't miss any.

Family Update: Today was Linda's surgery day.  She has a new hip!!
Doing well; walked a few times (out of bed 4hrs after surgery!)  ate (food pretty good), took a nap.  Everyone at the Surgery Center in Limerick Pa is wonderful. They are super attentive, she has a big private room (only 12 beds) I can stay with her.  Dr. Deirmengian is fantastic.  He said the next 4 days will get worse (in time to be sent home!). After that it's to be better each day.  Thank you all for your prayers and kind notes.  You are all the best clients and friends a person can have...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2017 Holiday #3

2017 Holiday #3  ~  4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor

This is from a photo our friend Joan took from
the Chester Springs PA area.  I like the reflections
in the window.

By the time this blog arrives in your inbox  (Thursday
morning) Linda should be headed to the surgery center.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017 Holiday #2

2017 Holiday #2  ~  4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor

$150 (unframed) to the first person to email me.
available till 7pm Thursday and if unsold it will go on my
show stand at $300!

Another scene is from Main Street, Lititz.
Look closely at the reflections in the transom.
The painting is so much better than the photo.
Lititz looks great at Christmas!