Thursday, January 19, 2017

1st painting of the new year...

I started with a large painting.  This is the 1st one for
the new year.  From San Juan at dusk.  
























20"x 23"  Currently untitled!
Next week I will start the small blog paintings.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017

Wow, 2017.  That makes this the start of my 11th year of blogging.  I never thought I would last this long!  Sometimes the pressure to get a painting finished in a day is a bit much but mostly I have enjoyed this process and plan to continue.

I had a commission for a surprise Christmas gift that I could not share until after they opened it. I can show you now!  It is a cottage from Mount Gretna, PA.  Not an easy commission, its busy, with interesting angles and lots of small details.  They loved it!



















We just returned from a 13 day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Norwegian Breakaway.  It was our 1st time cruising and 1st time in the islands.  Linda does not sit still!!   I will say that it was the most relaxing vacation ever.  Usually we are touring and on the move.  The first day or two we hated it.  The ship has 4000 guests plus 1000 crew.  So it was busy and noisy all the time.  Took a while till we found quiet spots to hang out.  Linda read 5 books and I actually read 1 and could have used another.  This ship does it well. Great food, great entertainment with plenty to do, staff was wonderful, and the ship was spotless.  We had 7 ports and of course we did not sit on the beach.  We had 3-4 hour tours of each island.  San Juan, St Thomas, Tortola, St Maarten, Antigua, Barbados and St. Kitts.  I have over 900 photos and plan to start painting tomorrow.  Andy paints the Caribbean...
Stay tuned!

Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Holiday #19

5"x 5"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Holiday #19   $225.

On Christmas Day I took a long bike ride.
I saw this in the Brickerville area.  A big sandstone
barn with greens hanging at the window and a
candle.

My plan is to paint a few more holiday this week.
Sunday, Linda and I are taking a trip and when I
return I plan to start "winter".

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas to all...


We have been celebrating all through the Holiday Season.  Last night capped off a wonderful time at American Music for the Christmas Special.  When we got home Abbey and Ben and our new grandkitty were already here and unpacking.  Friday morning we attended the funeral of Linda's aunt Rose.  The afternoon was spent getting ready for our annual Christmas Eve with family and friends.
Dad and Abbey decorating the tables.  While Ben was helping
Linda in the kitchen.
This is the perfect time to say THANK YOU to all of you for your support and kindness over 2016.  You allow me to paint and earn a living with my brush.  I am grateful. We wish you a happy and healthy new year.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

2016 Holiday #18

SOLD!
5"x 5"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Holiday #18
 $275.

we are out to see the Christmas Showat the American Music Theater.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2016 Holiday #17


SOLD!
4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Holiday #17
$135 unframed   (value framed: $275.)
Available to the 1st person to email 
No calls tonight we are out to see RLPS Gingerbread Display
and then another dinner with friends!

Today I went with a night scene...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2016 Holiday #16

SOLD!
4'"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Holiday #16
$135 unframed   (value framed: $275.)
Available to the 1st person to email 
No calls tonight we are out to dinner so its to the
1st email I receive...

Another Williamsburg piece, there was only one
building that had what i think of as Williamsburg
decorations.   But the reality is they did not waste
a lot of fruit in the Colonial  times.
But this to me is classic.

Monday, December 19, 2016

2016 Holiday #15

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Holiday #15
You will need to bid on eBay.  Opening bid is $135
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Williamsburg, VA... you can just feel the sun going
down!

On a personal note...
Every year when Abbey was young Linda came up with a
theme for our tree and we would all make the new ornaments.
A new batch every year!  I dug out these to put on our little
table top tree this year.  Recycled light bulbs that we painted.














Now this did not always go as planned, I remember one
year Abbey and Rashetta were fussing about stringing
popcorn and cranberries, jabbing their finger. Causing a
bit of a downer in Linda's plans, next thing I hear is
Linda loudly (a bit mad) saying,
WE ARE MAKING MEMORIES,  DAMIT!  the girls stopped
and looked at her, and started laughing (Mom did not usually
swear).  To this day they laugh and give her a hard time
about making dam memories!



Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 Holiday #14



SOLD!
4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Holiday #14

This is a Lititz door, from the 200 block of E Main St.
Loved the trim around the door.  Very inviting.

No paintings over the weekend, I will return on Monday!
I will try hard to be around the studio for any Holiday
shopping you may want to do!!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

2016 Holiday #13

SOLD!
4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Holiday #13

Doing things a little differently for the next few
paintings, in an effort to be more fair to everyone
trying to get one of these great little paintings...

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(clicking only takes you to eBay, no obligation to look!)
It will be listed for only one day.  

You may still pay however you wish and
shipping or pick up available.  Questions?
Give me a call at 717-627-3383