Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Sunflower #5

$125. (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 9/6 at 7pm, price goes to $250

This one is just reaching for the sky...

This weekend I am in Pittsburgh.
A Fair in the Park
Held in Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Friday 9/7, 1-7
Saturday 9/8, 10-7
Sunday 9/9, 10-5

Monday, September 3, 2018

2018 Sunflower #4


SOLD!
$135. (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 9/5 at 7pm, price goes to $275

Thank you Jennifer Horsey for the use of your photo!


I was complaining about painting more sunflowers and
what is it about sunflowers that everyone likes them so much.
I received this explanation from Susan Miller:
it’s because they are metaphorical! They represent sun, life, joy and happiness ...they are almost universal in that concept. They turn their faces to the sun for a reason, and people relate intrinsically to this feeling as well. Just don’t try this idea with gladiolus...flower of funerals! Women relate to these flowers for the same reason...can’t logically explain it, just keep doing it!

So I plan on doing more this week!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

2018 Sunflower #3


SOLD!
$135. (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to 
email
If unsold by 9/1 at 7pm, price goes to $275

This little scene is in Lititz, on the way to Fox Meadows
Creamery to get ice cream!   A bit of Lancaster County
with a barn and blue skies.

This is it for the week, I set up at Heart of Lancaster Show
tomorrow and show over the weekend.






Wednesday, August 29, 2018

2018 Sunflower #2


SOLD!!

4x6” original watercolor

$135. (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 8/31 at 7pm, price goes to $275

I saw these sunflowers on the mantle at our friends
the Hildebrands.  I find the soft yellow of the flowers
an interesting contrast to the hard metal of the container.

I spent my whole day at the Lebanon VA with my father-
in-law.  That is always quite an experience and eye opener.


I finished my first painting that we are saving for Open
House.  I had painted it as a mini a few weeks ago and
just wanted to do it larger.  

14x18  Open to title suggestions.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

2018 Sunflower #1

SOLD! at 7:04pm!!
4x6” original watercolor
$125. (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 8/30 at 7pm, price goes to $250.

It was suggested (by you know who!!) I start some
sunflowers...

This weekend finds me at:
Booth # 136















Family Update:  Linda took three days, last week
to go to the beach with girlfriends.   I call this photo
 “Mature Babes Gone Bad!!”.


















I felt I should also take time off.  I put 175 miles
on my bike!  I did empty the van and hose off and
dry every piece of show equiptment after a very
wet Gretna weekend.  I  simply goofed off and did
not paint. But,  she is back...
reminding me its time to focus on Open House!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 Landscape #18

4x6” original watercolor     $275.


Look at that dappled light laying across the barn...

Going to Reading with a few other crafters for a cable
news interview promoting the PA Traditional Crafts &
Folk Art Sale held October 20 from 10 to 3 in Mohnton, PA.
Save that date, its a great little show.

Thursday morning I am packing and setting up my booth
at Mount Gretna.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 Landscape #17

4x6” original watercolor   $275.


I ride my bike past these orchards. The painting is
even better in person.  

Monday, August 13, 2018

2018 Landscape #16

4x6” original watercolor   $275.

I am so facinated with the Lancaster County fields.
The flow of the rows...

I am getting organized for the Mount Gretna Show

held under the oaks in the Chautauqua Section of Mount Gretna, PA
Route 117
Saturday, 8/18 from 9 to 6
Sunday,   8/19 from 9 to 5
My Booth is #227 & 228
$12pp   $2 off coupon print this poster!






Thursday, August 9, 2018

We spent several days in Kentucky and it was Linda's first long show since her knee replacement.  The drive took 11 hours because we stopped and walked every two hours.  The show was OK, the weather was hot and muggy.  We decided not to do any extra sightseeing.  I finished this painting.
I am still enamored with Lancaster County landscapes!
This is 14x18 and will be at the Mount Gretna Show.

This Saturday I am exhibiting at:
Lititz Rotary Show (The BIG craft show)
You can find me on the square near the entrance to the
Sutter Patio.
From 8 to 4 (hopefully no rain!)




Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Heading to Kentucky!


I mentioned AJ Nutter was at the studio filming.
Here is a short video I was blessed to be featured in!
Feel free to share with any friends.   It is on facebook and takes a few
seconds to load


Heading out to do a show in Kentucky, to one of my
favorite places.
Shaker Village Craft Fair
August 4-5
Held at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Harrodsburg, KY


   10am to 5pm

Thursday, July 26, 2018

2018 Landscape #15

4x6” original watercolor   $275.

My last Lancaster County scene for the week.
I had a very good time sharpening my landscape skills
this week.


Lititz Art Show UPDATE:
Due to a soggy park my space has been
moved to the front of the park near the

gazebo.  Come out and say hello and
check out all my new work!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2018 Landscape #14

SOLD!!
4x6” original watercolor
$135. (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 7/27 at 7pm, price goes to $275.

There is nothing like a red barn to catch your eye.
Another in my Lancaster County series.


I forgot to tell you that AJ Nutter came to my studio to film
and interview me for a spot about the Heart of Lancaster
Art Show in September.  When he has it all together I will
post his finished product.  He did a great job if anyone is
looking for a videographer.




Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 Landscape #13

6x4” original watercolor   $275.

More from Lancaster County...

Hoping for nice weather on Saturday.
Plan on coming to the Lititz Springs Park
Rt. 501, Lititz, PA ...  FREE!
My booth is in the back of the park
near the pavilions  B152




Monday, July 23, 2018

2018 Landscape #12

SOLD!
6x4” original watercolor
$135. (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 7/25 at 7pm, price goes to $275.

I plan to concentrate on Lancaster County landscapes
all week.  Our land is just beautiful and inspires me at
every turn.

Busy weekend and with all the rain I was very glad I
was not booked at a show!  Now fingers crossed for
Saturday... Lititz Art Show held in the park.   We took
in two movies this weekend.  "Momma Mia" which was
simply fun and I enjoyed the music.  Then "Won't you
be my Neighbor" a fantastic documentary about Mr.
Rogers.  You should see it, says so much about humanity.
Take some tissues!  Who knew Mr. Rogers could make
you cry...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

2018 Landscape #11

4x6” original watercolor   $275.

Back roads in Lancaster County...
This has a strong perspective and great color.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New Painting...

Untitled... open to suggestions!
21x17" original watercolor

This was my demonstration painting at the State College show
last weekend.  I have been riding my bicycle early mornings
and have just become enamored with the Lancaster County
landscape.  I plan to paint a few small ones as my painting a
day pieces.

Next Saturday July 28 is the Lititz Art Show in the park.
I am in the back at the pavilions. B152  



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2018 July 4th

SOLD!
8x10 framed original watercolor
2018 July 4th    $400.

Dusk in Lititz.  This gem is a view from the Sutter looking across
the street at the Lititz Mutual Insurance building.
Love the bunting above the door.  My town knows how to celebrate
the 4th of July.


I am packed and leaving...  doing the Penn State show by myself
this year.   We felt it was to soon for Linda to try a 4 day show...
camping!
So I need you to come out and support me!!


Central PA Festival of the Arts
(Penn State Show) Downtown State College
Thursday, 7/11 thru Saturday, 7/14 from 10am to 8pm
Sunday, 7/15 from 11am to 4pm  

 FREE!
My booth is on Allen Street: A27

Monday, July 2, 2018

2018 Landscape #10

4x6” original watercolor    $225.


There is nothing like a Lancaster County landscape.
This is a view from my bike ride.

I have a lot on my "to do" list this week. Bug bomb
the camper, pack the van, clean our air conditioner filters,
and the list goes on.  I start showing again starting this
weekend with Lewes, DE. Although we decided Linda will not
be along for the 1st few. While she is doing very well at week
6 we don't think its a good idea to sit out at a show for
8-12 hrs a day in the heat!  Plus her nights are not great
so sleeping in a motel bed or worse the camper is not a great idea.
Come out and support me!!



Thursday, June 28, 2018

2018 Waterlily

SOLD!
6x4” original watercolor
$125. (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 6/29 at 7pm, price goes to $250.

I needed to shake it up today... thank you Dr. John for
the use of your photo, I think this is a Longwood Garden
waterlily.  Just a great pop of color.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

2018 Still Life #36

5x5” original watercolor     $275.

Another chicken but this time an indoor chicken!
I am still getting my inspiration from our friends house.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2018 Landscape #9

SOLD
4x6” original watercolor

$135. (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 6/28 at 7pm, price goes to $275.

Not only did our friends house have plenty of subject
matter the outside was equally as good.
I have not painted a chicken in a while.  This was an
excellent study in background landscape.
Keep in mind, I do not use white paint, the white on the

chicken is paper showing through.  Painting watercolor
is like putting together a puzzle.

Monday, June 25, 2018

2018 Still Life #35

4x6” original watercolor     $275.


Still working on images from our friends house.  I
found inspiration everywhere!
I love the color combination and the second crock
peaking out.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018 Still Life #34

SOLD!
4x6” original watercolor
$155. Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 6/23 at 7pm, price goes to $300.

Another still life from our friends house.  There
is a window to the right that I did not paint in
but casts gentle shadows.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2018 Still Life #33

SOLD!
4x6” original watercolor
$145. (unframed) Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 6/22 at 7pm, price goes to $275.

A second painting from our Lititz friends house.
A trio of pottery.  I love old crocks. The color is so
harmonious on these three, and they make the perfect

still life.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2018 Landscape #8

SOLD!
4x6” original watercolor
$135. Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 6/21 at 7pm, price goes to $275.

Birdhouses...
Another little landscape from the backyard of a client and friend from Williamsburg, Va.  We often show with the craftsman that make these birdhouses, in fact we own one!  So it was a surprise to see two in our friends backyard.

Monday, June 18, 2018

2018 Still Life #32

SOLD!
4x6” original watercolor

$125. Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 6/20 at 7pm, price goes to $225.

We had coffee with Lititz friends and their house was a treasure trove of photo ops for me.  This is my first.  I like the angle, looking down, it changes the shapes of the objects.  I hand draw everything so with this angle it requires really studying everything.  I know several people that own the white chicken dish!

Linda continues to progress.  She is at 4 weeks today.  She has been walking with her cane, around the block = 4 blocks.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Commission finished!

I was given a unique commission.  Paint a teapot.  14x18"  I was to do whatever I thought worked... 
Just use a teapot.  Oh, and his favorite color is orange.  So I called on my friend Amy to help design a still life.  The teapot is the focal point but a bowl with a bit lighter shade of orange balanced with lemon yellow seems perfect.  A harmonious balance of color, a study in shapes, strong reflections on the counter...  I nailed it!  My client loves it!
Doesn't get better than that.

















Thursday, June 7, 2018

2018 Still Life #31

SOLD!
4x6” original watercolor
$135. Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 6/9 at 7pm, price goes to $275.

A window in historic Williamsburg, VA.  

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

2018 Landscape #7

SOLD!
4x6” original watercolor
$135. Available to the 1st person to email
If unsold by 6/8 at 7pm, price goes to $275.

This little landscape is from the backyard of a client and friend from Williamsburg, Va.
Back in the 1980’s she let us stay at her house while showing in Williamsburg.  We visited back in May and I took a few photos from her fantastic back yard.

This Saturday I am venturing out to a local show, leaving Linda with a caretaker, she is definitely not able to show for a while.  

Art & Crafts in Hoffer Park
Mill & Race Street
Middletown, PA
June 9 from 10 to 5

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

2018 Still Life #30

6x4” original watercolor.   $275

I am working on a commission and used this as a
study.

Update on Linda... day 15.   I think she is doing fantastic.
Down to just Tylenol for pain, that said...still hurts!
She is sitting out on the porch for a few hours every day,  she
is able to walk one block and back, using her walker.
With a bit of work she has 90 degree bend.   Just resting and healing.
Thank you for all the cards and prayers!

Monday, June 4, 2018

2018 Landscape #6

6x4” original watercolor.     $250.

This is a perfect little Lancaster County Landscape.
I like how your eye fills in, I painted a small corner of
a barn, a part of the road... but you have all this wonderful
distant view.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 Landscape #5

4x6” original watercolor.   $250.

Do I even need to say where this is from?
Yes, Williamsburg, VA!
We were there in early May and it had been freshly painted
and looking great.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

2018 Still Life #29

SOLD!
4x6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$135. (unframed) Available to the 1st person to email.
If unclaimed by 6/1 at 7pm the price goes to $275!

This is from the same house as yesterdays painting.  Waterford, VA.  It was furnished with wonderful antiques.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

2018 Still Life #28

4x6" Miniature Original Watercolor.    $400.

This is a very special little painting.  It has such warmth.  I found it in a house in Waterford, VA.  

Monday, May 28, 2018

2018 Window #4


4x6" Miniature Original Watercolor.     $225

I went back to my French inspiration.  This is from the Alsace Wine Trail.  Love that yellow color.  Unlike any color we have here in the states.



One  week today since Linda’s knee replacement.  I think she is doing well.  It is mostly pain management and swelling management.  Her surgeon takes a different approach.  She is to be resting like she has the flu.  And 5 times a day, which turns into every 2hrs.  Do 2 stretches, walk, ice and elevate. A huge thank you to everyone who dropped off meals, flowers, and care packages.  We are blessed with wonderful friends.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 Still Life #27

4x6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$225.

Shaker...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2018 Window #3

4x6" Miniature Original Watercolor
 $250.

Again, just walking around Roanoke, VA,
Beautiful brick, a touch of green and the curtain softens it all.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018 Still Life #26

4x6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$300.

Ahh, redware... no more needs to be said.


Linda is home. Pretty bad swelling and we are having a little trouble getting ahead of the pain.  It will be a long night here at the Smith house.  But we are told it will improve daily from here. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

2018 Still Life #25

SOLD!
5x5" Miniature Original Watercolor
$100. (unframed) Available to the 1st person to email.
If unclaimed by 5/23 at 7pm the price goes to $225!

A friend on facebook allowed me the privilege of painting her apple.


Today is Linda's surgery day!  Prayers always appreciated.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 Still Life #24

4x6" Miniature Original Watercolor
$250.

We stayed at an Airbnb in Pittsburgh and this was at the entrance.


Getting ready for Linda's knee replacement on Monday.  She has been at her desk nonstop, I have painted a couple paintings ahead for next week.  I will be in charge!  Hopefully no one needs help!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

2018 Landscape #4

4x6" Miniature Original Watercolor     $225.

I ride past this barn all the time.
A blustery day in Lancaster County

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2018 Still Life #23

4x6" Miniature Original Watercolor
275.

Another scene from Roanoke, VA.   A simple shady spot with a hint of a table.  This is one of Lindas favorites.


So you know you are around a long time when your prints start showing up in consignment shops!  I was contacted by Fabulous Finds Re-sale Shop in Florida.  Their net proceeds go to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. They recently acquired this print and I offered to showcase it for them.  They will accept Paypal and ship free.   "Deep Sill" 124/450 (sold out edition) painted in 1992  framed 20x22" in a walnut frame, I do not know the condition of the frame but you might want to freshen the mat! $250.00These rarely come along and the value is as high as $350.  If you are interested simply email Fabulous Finds directly.