Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Siena, Italy

5"x 5" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day...
Available on eBay, opening bid $100
Click here to view.
Siena... Repurposed wine crate!!

Show on Saturday:
St. Peters 49th Annual Art Show in Lewes, DE
Saturday July 4 from 9 to 3
My space is #28 on Mulberry St.
free admission, rain or shine

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Orvieto, Italy

4"x 6" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day...
Available on eBay, opening bid $100
Click here to view.

Orvieto was one of my favorite hill towns.
A rich history dating back to 
9-8 centuries B.C.
when it was occupied for the first time by
the Etruscans.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Montepulciano, Italy #1

4"x 6" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day...
Available on eBay, opening bid $100
Click here to view.

The buildings have a mixture of ages because
they reuse the materials.
There is old...and then there is OLD!!
Welcoming steps in Montepulciano.

Saturday's show I was blessed with a
"1st place Watercolor" award!


I know, crazy... its the 4th of July but they
This Saturday I am showing in Lewes, DE.
scheduled their annual show for that weekend.
So, if you are in DE, the show is in the historic
part and is FREE!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rome #5

4"x 6" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day...   SOLD!

I cannot get over the age of buildings.
They just spruce it up with flowers!

So last weeks show was cancelled till tomorrow
due to rain.  They are calling for even worse
weather and the show is going on.  I moved indoors
which meant a much smaller space so I unpacked
and repacked the van...

June 27 - Saturday... you can find me:
The Church of the Mediator
1620 W. Turner St
Allentown, PA
10 to 5 - free!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rome #4

4"x 6" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day...  $225

Great Rome window...
If you have been to Europe you know they always have
their windows open, without screens. All the bugs and flies
must be living in the US.  I truly do not understand this.

Trip Update:
A morning of churches...
Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana.
Fantastic mosaics!  Followed by the afternoon at The Pantheon
Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps.
The Trevi Fountain was under construction due to

Feyenoord fans became violent and caused permanent damage
So there was no water and not much to see.  The girls still threw
in their coins!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rome #3

4"x 6" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day... $225

Italy, like much of Europe loves their
flowers.  They are everywhere in containers
and window boxes.  A scene we could see here
in the states except for the ancient steps and

Trip update:
The Colosseum was on today's schedule.   

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rome #2

4"x 6" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day... $225

I went with a street scene today.  Narrow streets
often one car wide.  I was constantly amazed
at the age of the buildings.  Roman times!!

Trip update:
On day two we had a guide at St. Peters.  There was limited
access because the Pope was speaking the next day.  We did
get right up close to the Pieta.  A highlight for all of us.
Next was an afternoon tour of St.John Laterna and Scala Santa.
Scala Santa was full of pilgrims crawling up the stairs on their
knees, one of the few churches that was quiet.
Our focus today was early Christianity with lots of churches!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Rome #1

5" x 5" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day...  SOLD!

The first in my vacation series: Rome, Italy
A simple scene you see everywhere.
Warm colors and flower filled window boxes.

As many of you already know we were blessed to take a
"trip of a lifetime"!
We were gone 24 tour packed 
days.  The first 14 days were spent in Italy
with friends 
Kathy and Bruce, my brother Carl and Beth and Rashetta.
Linda and Kathy planed our trip perfectly.  We arrived in Rome,
checked into our B&B and started 
with a private tour of the Borghese
Gallery followed by a private evening tour of the
Vatican Museum.
Finishing at 10pm!  
If you are interested, the girls picked
Arco del Lauro B&B in the Trastevere area and Context Travel as our
tour guides, these were in-depth guides that are
often professors.
 Excellent exhausting first day.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Boat Commission finished!

Finished!  A very happy client just left with her new painting.
I am not a boat painter and my boat knowledge is slim,
thankfully my photos were good!  This was all hand-drawn
and I used my brush to add the lines and rigging.  My client
is adding her own custom frame and I can't wait to see it
framed.   Now back to some of my own work for my shows.

Last weekend we had a fantastic day at Bushkill Falls.  We
had been there when we were dating and I do not remember
there being so many steps...  lots and lots of steps!  If you plan
a trip, we had breakfast at Vinny D's (looked like a dive outside...)
but we had great breakfast sandwiches and coffee.  And after
our great day we had dinner at North 9th Street Restaurant
and it was excellent!  A very special place to eat.

Here we are enjoying the day!

This Saturday… I will be at:100% HANDCRAFTED SHOW
Saturday, April 18 from 10am to 3pm
Held at Robbinsville H.S.
155 Robbinsville Edinburg Rd, Robbinsville NJ

Friday, April 10, 2015

2nd Friday in Lititz

Tonight I can be found at 2nd Friday in downtown
Lititz, PA. My prints will be gracing the walls of
Thomas Morton's fine furniture for the next three months.
The store is located at 61 E Main St. in Lititz.

I have started another commission that has been taking
up my time...  a model boat.  A bit out of my wheelhouse!
It has lots of fine detail, I drew it and did not like the shape
ran out of room on my paper, so after three days I started
over.  Here is the corrected drawing.  The painting will fit
into a 17x21 frame.
     Once the drawing was approved by my client
    I started painting... (click over to enlarge)

    Still have lots more to go...

    Also remember it is track season!!
    ELCO Jr.Hi. invitational is tomorrow, and if the weather
    is nice on Sunday we plan to go to Bushkill Falls for the day.