Thursday, November 14, 2019

8 Days till Open House

It feels like this should be my weekend but with Thanksgiving late and my Open House has always been the week before Thanksgiving we have an extra week to tweak!
Linda is planning a Charcuterie Board.  She found a beautiful board a few months ago at a show.   She has been researching cheeses and meats for a week.  Which to buy, how to cut, how to store... Today was our run to Trader Joe's.  She had her list and still it was all overwhelming and the staff was very helpful.  This pretty much took the whole day, the closest one is over an hour away.


 I am running to UPS daily with orders to ship.  I think the last of the framing is finished. I am still painting some mini paintings to fill in a hole here and there.  Personally, I am ready!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

9 Days till Open House!

A little reminder, if you have friends you think would love my work you may share your invitation.

There are 12 panels full of new originals!
Here is a sneak peek at two.



































Labels are going on today.  Linda has the new work on my website so you can get your wish list started!  Framing is almost finished and there is a large selection of mat choices ready for you.  Cleaning starts Monday, I will be looking for somewhere to hide out!!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

15 DAYS TILL OPEN HOUSE!

15 Days till Open House...
Linda rearranged all the prints in the studio to make room for the three new prints.  There was a lot of framed stock to move.

This is my second trip to UPS...filling print orders.  Boxing is quite a process, we make our own boxes,  each painting is bagged, cardboard around, and bubble wrapped.  FYI: I will always take your bubble wrap or packing peanuts, just drop them off on my porch!! Oh, Linda tells me not the air filled pillow type!



Meanwhile I finished another painting.  Framed 20x22, untitled but taking suggestions!  This is will be available on 2pm of Friday 11/22!  If you see one you just have to have but cannot get here at 2pm, Linda takes phone calls for sales at 2pm when the doors open!  All the new paintings will be posted on Monday.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

17 DAYS UNTIL OPEN HOUSE!

We are down to only 17 days till Open House...
I just picked up 112 frames so there is still framing going on!  I am still painting.  Invites have hit your mailbox and orders are coming in.  Remember there are ONLY 50 of each of the new print. Linda's 2-page "to do" list has one whole page crossed off.  Furniture has been rearranged and the panels are up in the house.  Ever wonder how titles are decided?  Once we start hanging the new paintings Linda tapes a piece of paper to the painting. Anyone walking past may add their title suggestion, that includes me!  Friends have added some interesting titles over the years!  Linda has final say unless I insist on something.  The title must fit on our little title cards.  Here is a quick peak at a few new originals...


I have one more show for the season... this weekend I will be at:











FYI: this is the show that was held at Spooky Nook, now moved to Lebanon.   Print this and you can get $1 off the admission.  Same great quality show just a new location.  Parking and walking should be much easier.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Open House Update

New prints are here and being framed!  We started with two, went to the printer, had them put on the invitation and I thought we were all finished.  Then I painted some tulips and Linda thought they were... dare I say "fantastic"...  so she insisted we print them and worry about advertising them later.  We decided to ONLY PRINT 50 of each so it is a very limited run.  We are taking orders now!  You may send an email or order off my website using PayPal.


"REFRESHING" 
13x9" print: $45.00 
18x14" Framed print:  $85.00



"WARM SUNSHINE"
12x16" print: $50.00 
17x21" Framed print:  $100.00

 

"SPRING"
10x16" print: $50.00 
15x21" Framed print:  $100.00
Three fantastic new prints but wait till you see the new originals!


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2019 Still Life #20

4x6” original watercolor $250.

I tend to like busier still life paintings so I have been practicing concentrating on a single object and filling the page.  It is great practice.

The count down is ready to begin... 23 days till my 36th Annual Open House!  I will start to post my larger painting just to give you a tease.  NO sales of originals till 2pm on Friday November 22.  But you can put it on your wish list!
Prints can be ordered.

This is my last week to teach.  Next class is in January.  Check my students work.



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Open House Update

I wanted to finish a large painting I have been working on so there is no painting a day piece.  Meanwhile there are fantastic things happening here at the studio.  My NEW prints were delivered and here I am signing them.


Lots of framing is going on...



6400 invitations were delivered today!   They do not go out until the 29th  But you should save the date!  You don't want to miss this.   Lititz is a wonderful town for you to spend the weekend.

 


Monday, October 21, 2019

2019 Still Life #19

4x6” original watercolor      $250.

Practicing my crockery!

Open House Update...
Frames, glass and matboard are pouring into the studio.  Today I put the tarp up on the porch and picked up the new prints.  I am in the process of signing and numbering them.  They look fantastic and I will share them closer to the Open House.  Invites are arriving tomorrow.  We are ahead of schedule!!

We stole a bit of time to have some fun yesterday.  Celebrated our friend Bonnie's birthday by going to see the movie "Judy" and I was very surprised how well done it was and how much I enjoyed it.  This was followed by a very nice dinner at the Fireside Tavern in Strasburg PA.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

2019 Still Life #18

4x6” original watercolor   $225.

A simple chair...
My client finally gave his wife her anniversary commissioned painting and I can now show it off.  They collect Jeff Fiant furniture from Mohnton, PA and have lots of Andy Smith's paintings so he thought it would be nice to have a painting of the bench Jeff made setting in their home to combine their two favorite artists.  The size is 14x18
























If you are near the Mohnton, PA area this Saturday you can see both my paintings and Jeff's furniture at:
PA Traditional Craft & Folk Art Show
Satruday, Oct. 19 from 10 to 3
Held at Allegheny Evengelical Luthern Church
1327 Alleghenyville Rd, Mohnton PA
FREE!  This is a small but great quality show!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2019 Still Life #17

SOLD!   5x5” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 10/11 at 7pm price goes to $250.

This looks even better in person!  Working on my still life.


I finished my window that has taken about 6 full, long days to complete.  20x23" framed, untitled BUT it will be available at my Open House in November.