Friday, May 19, 2017


25x29  Pink Beauty  $2500.

The track Banquet is over and that wraps up the season.  I took two days to do a little work on our popup camper so its ready to roll in June.

Remember I said I printed my blog into books with BlookUp, well they did a little interview and its on their site.  Click here to read it.  I recommend them to anyone who wants to print their blog or facebook pages.
Here are other links:
They were great to work with.

Monday, May 15, 2017


I will start with the most important news!  Warwick M.S. Track...Both our boys and girls were undefeated this year 7-0!  And to top off the season both boys and girls took 1st at the Lancaster Lebanon track meet with 26 teams!  I have been thinking back over my coaching career and I started
at Warwick in 1996 as a volunteer for a club team.  Then in 1998 the school made it part of the sports program and I volunteered two more seasons.  Then in 2001 I became a paid coach. My Head Coach Brett Miller has been a friend and a leader for my 21 years.  We share the same coaching philosophy and love of the kids.  Here we are at the end of our League Meet, notice the big smiles!
Shout out to a job well done!

Now a show update...
Williamsburg was HOT! 91 and Linda hated the heat!  The good thing was she was able to meet with her brother Jimmy who lives there.  We had a great dinner together.

The next show was local in Womelsdorf, and it was drizzly and cold.  There we sat all bundled up.
So when last weekend popped up with rain all Saturday I made the big decision not to attend the show in Hershey.  We both just could not face a day outside.  I almost never bag a show but there are limits...  
BlookUp interviewed me and will post something on Friday 5/19 all because I turned my blog into books!

Personal update...
Had a dentist appointment today.  Tomorrow Linda gets knee shots.  Thursday is our track banquet. As you can see I am not getting much painting accomplished!  And then for the exciting part, we leave at the end of the week for 10 days in France, concentrating on the Loire Valley.  Linda found this great $399 round trip on British Airways, who can turn that down!  Spending the time with friends makes it all the sweeter.  I will be painting France when I return so get ready.   I may post some photos of France on my Facebook page (Andy Smith Artist).  I promise I will come back refreshed and ready to wow you with new work!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

check in...

Ok, so I need to say I am absorbed in track. It is hard to get much else accomplished! You should know by now that I coach Warwick M.S. track as a sprint coach.  The season is at the finish line.  We finished all the dual meets and we are 7-0 both boys and girls.  WooHoo!!  A great season.  Next week is the big invitational...   My job is to give them skills, vision, and encouragement. The kids do all the hard work.  I am so very proud of the team!

As for painting, not much happening!  I have one I have been playing with for a few days.  I did get the van packed today since it is to rain tomorrow. Set up was also scheduled tomorrow so I will need to wait and see what the weather brings.

The Show:

Artisans in the Park
Saturday, May 6 from 9 to 4
Held at Conrad Weiser Homestead
28 Weiser Lane (off Rt 422) Womelsdorf PA
free admission ~ rain or shine

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Linda and her friend Bonnie spent the day at Chanticleer
That left me on my own!  Don't worry, I had a list!!
I had to switch my show display from indoor to outdoor.
Time to dig out the tent.  I am outside starting this weekend.
Also packed the van and then its off to another track meet.

I am spending my weekend in Williamsburg VA.  One of my
most favorite places for inspiration.  I have time to look
around on Saturday, have dinner at the Blue Talon Bistro
(a favorite of our) with Linda's brother, then show on Sunday
and then hurry home Monday in time for... track practice!

If you are anywhere close to Williamsburg, come say hello.
Art on the Square
Sunday, April 30 from 10-5
Held at Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg
Space #156

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


It's been a busy week and I have not had time to paint my
Painting A Day. Monday I unpacked from the weekend
show, painted and had track practice. Tuesday I painted,
ran errands, got a hair cut and organized myself for two
track meets this week. Only to have one postponed to today
due to rain. Today we gave a talk to the Lancaster Lions Club
and I got home in time to get to the track bus!

I finished this large painting that I have been working on. 

"Shaker"   18x24"  $1850

The inspiration for this actually came from a recent
trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
They had a Shaker display.

Track Update...
Both boys and girls are 5 and 0 for dual meets!
Great team, I am super proud.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Italy #1

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A 
Painting A Day
Italy #1
$125. unframed   (value framed: $250.)
Available to the 1st person to email

I have had this saved to paint for a while.
It is from Montepulciano, Italy
A bit more impressionistic if you look closely.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2017 Landscape #7

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Landscape #7

A little farm scene from Gloucester, VA.

Track update:  Yesterday we ran McCaskey and
both our boys and girls took 1st! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2017 Still Life #11

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Still Life #11

Keeping it simple today, a pear on the counter.

Painting, errands and a track meet is my day.
Linda is gardening and working at her desk, she
also has this need to clean out the garage and
the shed...  I am hoping to be too busy to help!!

Linda ordered books made of each year of my
blogging.  They are so cool!  She said they were
pretty easy to order, she used blookup
They do blogs and facebook.  I have a coupon for
anyone interested!

Monday, April 10, 2017


Second Floor  20x22 Original watercolor
This turned out fabulous and I had a great time painting it.
You can tell you are looking out a second floor window.
Check out the view!  Great perspective.  It started with a hand
drawing and many washes of paint to build the depth.
I think maybe I should have kept this and printed it...

Track update, it is important that I share with you!
We had a big meet on Saturday at ELCO with 16 teams.
Our girls took 1st  and our boys 3rd!