Monday, July 21, 2014

Check in...

We have had a few days off which is a joy.  I managed to
get a few bike rides in.  Linda has been puttering in the garden.
But it has not been all play.  All my supplies were wet from the
Penn State show so  I had to unpack all the tent supplies
and the camper and dry everything off and repack.  Linda has
been at her desk.  I saw frames come in and matts were cut.
I wrote a large check to the post office for a postcard update.
Linda had me busy painting of another kind, all our patio furniture
was in need of sanding and a fresh coat of paint.  I sanded most
of today.
This is the painting I finished at Penn State...
Framed 17x21  Needs a title...

Reminder... this Saturday is the Lititz Art Show.
Its FREE!  So I hope to see all the locals in my booth
holding paintings!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 Night

4"x 6" original watercolor
 $200!

While exhibiting at Penn State we camped
for five nights.  This painting is the full moon
with fellow campers below us.
A bit abstract impressionism...

Today is Linda's birthday... God certainly blessed
me when he had us meet 36 years ago!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

2014 Homage to Homer Series #1


Original miniature watercolor   6"x 4"
 "Blown Away"  Winslow Homer 1888
interpreted by Andy Smith
 $275.

 At the show in Toledo an artist was interpreting a Vermeer
and I got the idea to pay homage to Homer, my favorite artist.
I was so excited to start this project.  I did not want to copy
it exactly, but to add a bit of my own style.
Below is the original Homer painting...
Blown Away - Winslow Homer - www.winslow-homer.com

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

2014 Landscape #7

 4" x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$275.
Another nice landscape...

And another larger painting.

"Berkshires Morning"
$600  14" x 18"


Penn State Art Show info:
Central PA Festival of the Arts
My booth is A1 on Allen Street
Thurs. thru Sat. 10am to 8pm
Sun. noon to 5

Monday, July 7, 2014

2014 Landscape #6

 4" x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor
 $200.

I cannot get enough of Lancaster County farm
land.  This is off Brubaker Valley Rd.


I mentioned that I have been painting larger pieces.
This is one from Cape May... I found it while walking
along the streets.  The sun made this ordinary garage
look exciting.
"Cape May Sunshine"
21x17"  $875.

This weekend is the Penn State Show...
more info tomorrow.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday check in

After five days with our Ohio friends the Woodruffs and
a not so great show in Toledo we are home...for one whole
day!  We have a show on Saturday in Lewes DE.  The
campground required a 3-day minimum so we are heading
out today at noon.  Two days to relax, maybe a trip to the
beach.
The Show:
St. Peters Art Show in Lewes, DE
my booth is #28 on Mulberry St
9am to 3pm   FREE!

We will be home for 2 days then heading out to the big
Penn State show.
Happy 4th everyone!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday check in

Today I washed and waxed the van.  Packed,
getting ready to leave again.  The plan is to head out
at 6am for an 8 hour drive to Toledo, OH.
Arriving at the show and setting up, then going to our
friends the Woodruffs for our home base.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday we show.  Monday is
our play day and Tuesday we come home.

Crosby Festival of the Arts
Held at the Toledo Botanical Gardens
Toledo, OH
Friday is a private showing
Sat. 10-7 and Sun. 10-4
My booth is #209 (red area)
$8 admission

FREE air-conditioned shuttle to Toledo Botanical Garden
from Meijer located at:
7240 W. Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43617

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2014 Landscape #5

4"x 6" Original Watercolor
$275.

A view from my bike ride...
Mt Airy Road, Clay Township, Lancaster
County, PA   I love our Lancaster farms.

Monday, June 23, 2014

2014 Market Series #4

5"x 5" Original Watercolor
 $200.

A scene from my local market.

Saturday was a show day.  Sunday we were off so I got our
tandem (bicycle) out of the shed and did a major tune up.
Then talked Linda into an 8 mile bike ride!  Today our friend
Joan came for a visit.  I managed to get a ride in early, the
lawn mowed, family dinner and some painting.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

2014 Landscape Series #4


4"x 6" Original Watercolor
$225.00
Another Lancaster County landscape as seen while
riding my bicycle.
Well our 11 free days are almost over.  They flew by.
Linda is planning a day to Chanticleer Gardens with her
girlfriend tomorrow, leaving me to my own devices...
maybe an extra long bike ride!!

We have a show in West Reading on Saturday...
June 21  ~  Art on the Avenue
along Penn Ave. ~
UPDATED SPACE... #92 between 5th & 6th Ave
West Reading, PA
11am to 6pm ~ FREE!