Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Open House update

This time of year gets crazy and if you follow my blog you know
Linda follows her printed schedule she designed so everything is
done the same every year on the correct dates!  She does not
get behind, even if it means pulling a few all-nighters to stay
on task!  My only job is to PAINT!  I still am teaching three
classes for the month and we are still showing but I am focused
on painting.  The rest is in Linda basket.  I know for a fact this
has been done.  In case your are thinking of hosting an open
house you can see what goes into it.
1) The new print has been decided on...

2) name picked... "Bellissimo"
meaning beautiful in Italian since this scene is from Italy.
size with frame is 11x22"  great fun shape.
The cost will be $45 print only or $85 framed.
3)  Linda went to the printer (Pemcor) this morning.
4) The sell sheet to go with the print has been designed
and is at the other printer (Miller Printing).
5) Invitations are being designed, Linda works with a local
printer (Miller Printing) to design them.
6) Mats are being cut and back boards for the shrinks are cut.
7) The older prints are being framed so there is a good selection.
8) Our mailing list has been housecleaned.  Over 6500 names!
9) Contact has been made with our mailing house
    (CRW Enterprises)
I am sure there is more Linda has been doing, I find it best to
stay clear and just feed her occasionally!
Save the Date:
32nd Annual Open House
Friday, November 20 thru November 22

If you are in the market for an original, plan to be here
when the doors open at 2pm Friday for the best selection!
No early sales or orders on originals but you can order a
new print!

In addition to all the open house work, there have been
and roofers here to give quotes for work that needs
done on the house.  Linda is in full gear since I said no more
traveling till the house is updated!  That made her move fast!
Gotta love it!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

17th Annual Artisians Porchwalk

Friday, Oct. 2 from 10 to 5
Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 to 4

Everyone is set up and ready for you tomorrow!
My studio is stop #1!! Featuring my watercolors,
Lydia Dierwechter -­ Repurposed Wool Purses
Leslie Howland & Mary Anderson -­ Functional Stoneware Pottery
Gretchen Smith -­ Handcrafted Jewelry and
 Slates by Sandy Bock

FREE ~ Rain or shine!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 Still Life #1

5x5" miniature original watercolor

I wanted a change from painting Italy and realized I have
not painted a mini  Shaker still life all year!  Love the artsy
angle of this one.

This weekend show:
Leesburg Fine Arts Festival                                   
September 26 & 27
Sat. 10-6 and Sun. 11-5  held in Historic Leesburg
My space is K2 on King Street ~  rain or shine

Also... its your last chance to place an order for the "September
Deal" from Monday...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuscany #5

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor  SOLD!
only $125 (unframed) to the 1st person to call or email
Available until Thursday 9/24 at 9am
If unsold, it will be framed and the price goes to $225!

This is from a tour we took in the Crete Senesi area
of Tuscany which is south of Siena, Italy
green, green and more green!

I also finished this outstanding little 4x6"
still life from La Casa di Adelina in
Monticchiello, Italy  ~ $325 framed

Last weekend I took 3rd place in painting in Easton, PA

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 3 Day Special…

September 3 Day Special… 
After the success of the August sale I have a new offer.

The Reason: I am trying to lower my inventory by offering my clients a special price.

The deal: I picked three prints (unframed only)  ½ off the regular price!
Orders only (not available at shows) 
Pick up or add $8 towards shipping
Available for 3 days, now till Thursday 9/24 ending at 9PM
scroll down to see all three
"Welcome Home”   12x16”    $50 …. ½ off = only $25!


“Apple Harvest”   9x12”   $45… ½ off = only $22.50



“Remembrance”  18x15”   $85… 1/2 off = $42.50!


How to order
… Send me an email and tell me what you want.
Include name and address (to ship) and how you want to pay.
I can accept a check, charge cards or send you a PayPal request!

Think ahead to Christmas gifts!
Any questions, email me

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday Check in...

This weekend:
RiversideFestival of the Arts
This weekend: September 19 & 20 from 10 to 5
held in Riverside Park, Easton, PA
My space is #9

Busy here at the studio, I taught my second
week of classes.  Painted...
Starting to think ahead to my Annual Open
House and the new paintings I need while
juggling a full show schedule.
I will keep you updated.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

2015 Orvieto #2

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

This view was over the wall in Orvieto.
The castle is now a high end hotel.
A bit more forest than in the Tuscany area.

I told Linda no more trips till we get some
work done on the house.  Took one day and
people are scheduled to come give quotes!
No grass under travel loving feet.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015 Pisa

4"x 6" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day...   $200

This is a scene you rarely see in the States
but is not unusual in Europe.  We saw her in
I wanted to do something completely different...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tuscany #4

4"x 6" Miniature Original
A Painting A Day...
$125. to the first person to email or call
after 9/3 the price goes to $275
(plus $8 to ship).     SOLD!!

Another Tuscan landscape...

I finished my commission, cannot post it
until the end of September, it is a gift.
I have a flower garden commission to start
for September.  No complaints, I am staying
busy!  I thought I would try to get a few
miniatures painted this week just for a change.
Meanwhile I have two bees nests to go deal with!

this weekend:
Heart of Lancaster Show
Located at Roots Country Market     
705 Graystone Road  Manheim, PA 10 AM to 4PM    rain or shine.My booth is #136

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Florence finished!!

Finished!  I am very happy with my new painting.
I rarely paint a city scene and had to really take my
time. That's a lot of buildings with a lot of windows!
it will be framed 24x18    I need a title...

Below is the progression from yesterday.
Spending all my time on getting the reflection
look real and still have it look like the Arno River
is flowing.

Now I am concentrating on my commission!  I
plan to have it finished by Friday but it may require
me pulling some late nights...