Wednesday, July 19, 2017

2017 Still Life #13


4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Still Life #13
$100. unframed   
Available to the 1st person to email
Offer good till 7/21 then the price goes to $225!

I saw this basket in the Church of Saint Geneste
setting on a stone wall.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Check in...

I got home from showing at Penn State last evening.  Unpacked the van and Linda did laundry. Tuesday was devoted to errands.  My father-in-law needed his recliner remote repaired and I had to go out to Keller Bro. Ford to clarify his warranty.  He received a class action suit on his transmission which is already giving him trouble.  They were not overly helpful which surprised me.  Then off to Roots market and pick up some printing Linda had done.  There was no time to even pick up a brush today.

I can show you this... I finished it last week.
14x18"  Apothecary


Personal news...
After an agonizing decision, last week I handed in my resignation from coaching Junior High Track at Warwick.  Hardest decision I have ever made.  I will truly  miss the kids.  21 years of coaching and I loved every season.  Linda promises to find things for me to do next year when the season starts and I'm sure she will keep me busy.






Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 France #17

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
France #17   $275.
A side street from the village of Montsoreau
France.

I am getting ready for the Penn State show which
starts on Thursday.  Put some grommets in a new
sunshade.  Played handyman and took care of a
wasp nest on our porch and fixed a leak  at the
kitchen sink.

The Show:

Central PA Festival of the Arts
July 13-16
Held in State College, PA
Thursday- Saturday from 10am to 8pm
Sunday from 11am to 4pm
My booth is on Allen Street #22
this is a bit farther down than past years!
FREE ~  rain or shine or heat!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 France #16

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
France #16    $225.


The "most beautiful village" of Montsoreau lies along the banks of the Loire River. We had dinner there and the light on the river at dusk was beautiful.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

2017 France #15

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
France #15  $250.


Another beautiful blue door... 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday Check-in

St. Peters Art Show ~ This Saturday!
Held in historic Lewes, DE
Saturday, July 1 from 9am to 3pm
My booth is on Mulberry St.  #28
FREE ~  rain or shine or heat!

So here is my day:
6:30am prayer group met, then get gas, go for a haircut, home, wash van, pack van, run to the post office, cut a case of glass, cut two mats, take Linda to Target, bike ride at 6:30pm!  So you can see this left no time to paint!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2017 France #14

SOLD!
4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A 
Painting A Day
France #14
$125. unframed   (value framed: $250.)
Available to the 1st person to email
Offer good till 6/30

Another gem from the village of Montsoreau.  I just love this shade of French blue.


I was contacted by a German company Hahnemuhle to try their watercolor paper and give them a review.  They sent me a block of 280lb and this is my first attempt.  I think it would do better with wet on wet painters, for my style it accepted the paints differently and made it harder to get the deeper values I like.  Still turned out well, I just had to work a little harder.  They make a broad range of papers and Dick Blick carries some but not watercolor paper.  I will need to write a review for them shortly and will post it on my blog.  It was fun trying something new and being more in tune to what was happening while I painted.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2017 France #13

SOLD!
4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
France #13
$100. unframed   (value framed: $225.)
Available to the 1st person to email
Offer good till 6/29

I had mentioned in an earlier post that the kitchen in Chateau de Chenonceau was well stocked.  I found this wonderful old glass on a top cabinet.


I barely finished this painting today.  I took a bike ride, showered and started painting.  Then Linda asked me to go along to get groceries and run a few errands.  Came back and painted a bit more.  I then had an annual eye exam; all is well.  Home and back to my painting.  And I have just been informed I have two mats to cut for tomorrow!


Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 France #12

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
France #12   $250.

 A quiet still life from 
Chateau de Chenonceau
France.

Show:
This Saturday I will be in Lewes, DE!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

2017 France #11

5"x 5"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
France #11   $250.

We were in search for a restaurant for dinner in the little village of Montsoreau and walked by this wonderful bell.  I knew it would make a great painting.