Wednesday, July 24, 2013

2013 Landscape #3

6"x 4" original watercolor

This was my view as I was riding bike earlier
this week.   Just a little homage to Lancaster County!

This Saturday is...

Lititz 46th Annual Outdoor Fine Art Show
Held at Lititz Spring Park, Route 501 in Lititz, PA
9am to 5pm  ~  rain or shine ~   FREE!

Booth: B153 back of the park, in front of the pavillion
Stop in and say hello

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

2013 Still Life #17

4"x 6" original watercolor

A packed miniature painting; feed bin,
wood rake and I am not sure what is hanging
on the wall...  Shaker at its best!

I pretty much spent all day on this little painting.
Now I need to go out and mow...

Monday, July 22, 2013

2013 Doorway

4"x 6" original watercolor

A simple doorway...
My workshop went well on Saturday.  I think all
students were pleased, I was fortunate to work
with some great people.  Their paintings will be
on the student blog by tomorrow.
Yesterday we went to Ladew Gardens in Monkton, MD
I enjoyed it very much but Linda thought the end of May
would be a better time to go with blooming
azaleas and rhododendron.  Great topiary and some
very nice waterlilies.

Here I am trying to get that perfect waterlily shot!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday Check In

We had two weeks of traveling and got home Monday
night.  It feels good to be home.  Really good!
Linda wanted desperately to play in the garden and it has
been to hot and dry, so she is sneaking in some reading time! 
We had a few great family meals, we celebrated Linda's
birthday which I may not mention!
I did maintenance on my bikes and of course there is work
getting done.  Linda has been seen at her desk and I finished
two paintings I started at each of the shows.

 I am concentrating on my painting workshop which is on
Saturday.   There is still room in the class for anyone to join
me in Hershey.  Details are listed on 7/10 post.

My latest paintings, not yet framed or titled!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Watercolor Workshop

This class works for beginners to advanced... Join me for a nice day
of painting.
"Realism in Watercolors" Workshop for Adults
Instructor: Andy Smith
One Day Workshop on Saturday, July, 20, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am. Decisions before Painting
A lecture about what to paint, sizes, the value of sketching, handling washes, when it is
finished. Questions, if time allows. Andy will continue to lecture and take questions
while students paint.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm Still Life
Andy will furnish a still life and students will draw and paint.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Lunch (and/or continue working!)

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Students will have the option of finishing their still life or move to landscape.
Andy will furnish a landscape and students will draw and paint.
Hands on help, demonstrations
Fee: $100.00

Andy reminds students to bring your own watercolor supplies and make sure that you have 2 sheets of watercolor paper. Also, pack a lunch and drinks!
To sign up, complete the Student Registration Form at the top of this page, send by email to or mail the Student Registration Form and payment to Andy Smith, 4 North Spruce Street, Lititz, PA 17543-1409

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday check in

I have been painting a large piece over the weekends and
finishing them in the studio.  Just adding to my pile but
I finally framed  4 new ones to take to Penn State.
"Upstate" 23x20  $1600.

                                                           "The Whisk"  24x18  $1450.

                                                             " Cellar Light"  17x21  $975.

                                               "Sun Dried"  18x14   $600

Penn State Art Festival
Downtown State College
Thursday July 11 to Saturday July 13 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday July 14 Noon to 5:00 PM
I am back in my old space: A01
The first one on Allen St.

Monday, July 8, 2013

my portrait

I am privileged to have artist Kanchana paint my
portrait as a surprise.   I think she did a wonderful
job and it definitely looks like me!

I got home from the Berkshires last night.
It was HOT and full of mosquitoes!
So today was spent unpacking part of the van,
laundry, some framing, repacking, mow, groceries,
bank, family dinner...

this week:
Penn State Art Festival
Downtown State College
Thursday July 11 to Saturday July 13 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday July 14 Noon to 5:00 PM
I am back in my old space: A01
The first one on Allen St.