Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2018 Still Life #6

2018 Still Life #6  - 6"x 4" Miniature Original Watercolor
$100. (unframed) Available to the 1st person to email.
If unclaimed by 2/22 at 7pm the price goes to $225!


An interesting perspective, looking way up.

I am teaching 2 classes today so no time to get
outside...

Monday, February 19, 2018

2018 Winter Series #4

2018 Winter Series #4 - 6"x 4" Miniature Original Watercolor
$150. (unframed) Available to the 1st person to email.
If unclaimed by 2/21 at 7pm the price goes to $275!

This is a wonderful little snow scene at sunset.  The light just glows.  It is even better in person.


Linda is packing for my 1st 2018 show season.  I am so ready!  But I have to find all the exhibit pieces: covers, lights, extension cords, upper panels, sign...  Just got the racks on top of the van before the rain started.  

Heading to Hockessin, DE this weekend.  Many of my artist friends are here so the work is excellent.
 
HOCKESSIN ART FESTIVAL
Held at the Hockessin Memorial Hall, Hockessin, DE  
February 23-25    Fri. 5-8 * Sat. 10-5 * Sun. 10-4
$3 admission * 30% of my sales donated to WWRR!

Check my website under "schedule" to see if I am showing near you! 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

2018 Still Life #5


2018 Still Life #5 - 4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$225

I have my new students start painting with pears, so because I have been teaching, I have pears hanging around just screaming to me to add them to any painting I have been working on...



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2018 Still Life #4

2018 Still Life #4 - 4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$250.

Just working on my still life skills!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Finished!

My commission is finished!  It is 14x18"  hand drawn, watercolor
I am very happy with the way this has turned out.  The last day of painting has been a joy.  I spent the first week grumbling about it.  Commissions are so hard because you are trying to please a client and make their vision happen.  This client is the craftsman who created the reproduction tea caddy so that needed to be perfect.  I did a full drawing three times until it was correct!  Even after 38 years of painting I still learn something with each commission, they tend to take me out of my comfort zone.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Commission update

I have been working on my commission...
To refresh where I left off go to 1/18 for the drawing, 1/22 for the starting washes, and 1/24.

I started the reflections in the mirror and finished the drawer pulls.  Softened the top of the cabinet.

I am now starting the under washes to build the gold on the mirror.  I do not use gold paint, I mix my colors. One candle done.


More work on the mirror.  Slowly building...

 


And it's gold!  Also more work on the glass reflection. Starting the chair rail.


Family Update:
Linda had a 7 week surgeon appointment today to check the femur bone and all is well!  We are both relieved.  She is to continue doing what she is doing and he will  see her in 6 more weeks for a final check up.  She is in the middle of the healing process and he was pleased.  While there, we scheduled the pre-op and surgery appointment for her first knee.  That will be in May, just about the time her hip is feeling really good.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Still Life #3

SOLD!
2018 Still Life #3  - 4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$125. (unframed) Available to the 1st person to email.
If unclaimed by 2/2 at 7pm the price goes to $250!

I was going through my photos looking for a still life that moved me and found this.  Not a true still life but a great study of angels and patterns and a castle feel.  It is from our trip to France last May.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2018 Still Life #2

2018 Still Life #2  - 4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$250

A little corner from the 
Brinton 1704 House. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 Still Life #1

2018 Still Life #1  - 4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$250

The plan is to paint still life pieces all this week.
This is a scene from my house, a lightship basket and a pear.

Simple but well rendered.

I'm still working on my commission, I'll give an update later in the week.  Signup starts for February classes!

Family Update:
Linda worked at her desk this morning, filling out show applications.  
She is slowly getting back to work, a few hours a day.  Also been taking a walk around the block almost daily.  Sleeping remains an issue.  She has a check up next Monday. That is it here at the Smith house.  I am still on cooking duty but finding I rather like it!  


Thursday, January 25, 2018

2018 Island #4

4"x 6" Miniature Original Watercolor  $250


This painting is about a half hour after yesterdays sunrise over the ocean.  I love the way the clouds get closer, the waves calmed down a bit.  There is nothing like sitting and watching a slow sunrise over the water.

Family Update:
Linda is 6 weeks post-op today.  To celebrate she had a pedicure.   She was able to get in and out of the suburban without the step stool which is huge progress.  Then we went to the grocery store (Stauffers has a meat sale she just had to check out)  and she walked the isles.  Then to Target (on the hunt for a body pillow) and again walked the isles.  She is now sore and exhausted, which I am hoping helps her sleep tonight!