Tuesday, November 22, 2022

restocking...

After a busy first weekend of Open House, we have been framing and restocking, getting ready for weekend  #2. There is a great selection of prints to choose from in a variety of mat choices.  Including a few of the new prints.

A few New "Santa" prints still available


And there are plenty of originals for you to come see and fall in love with.






The second weekend is a bit more laid back.  No hors d'oeuvres and wine but I think a fresh batch of wassail is being served.  Grab a friend and head to Lititz!
Our doors OPEN
Friday:  10 to 5
Saturday:  10 to 5
Sunday:  noon -3


Monday, November 14, 2022

4 Days till Open House!

The menu planned and Linda did her grocery shopping to make some fantastic hors d'oeuvres. Over the weekend we stopped at the State Store! Today we finished framing.   All the paintings are hung and titles printed. Tuesday we finish setting up the studio. Wednesday is food prep day and last minute things. Thursday is cook and bake and Friday the doors open at 2PM!

You can see all the new paintings on my website although no sales till 2PM. If there is something you want and cannot attend, call at 2PM and claim it.
Here is a sneak peek.






Along with lots of new original paintings we have a great selection of framed and unframed prints including the two new prints.
We look forward to seeing you soon!







Monday, November 7, 2022

Busy Busy in the studio

Only 9 days till our Annual Open House.  Starting to feel the stress (well, Linda is!!)  Most of the kitchen remodel is finished or at least looking passable.  Some painting will not be finished but you won't notice,  please do not notice!

I know I have not posted in a while BUT I have been painting and doing lots of
work on my "to do list".
Stacks of frames ready for prints and paintings.  Lots of mats being cut.  Supply costs are going through the roof.  We are holding to our prices at least till next year.


Furniture is moved and show panels and lights are up.
After 3 years we are finally back to our Open House of old! 
While having it in the back yard worked and was nice, 
it feels "normal" to be back in the house like it has been for 30+ years.



I took advantage of a beautiful day and  hosed off the front porch and
hung a brand new sign.


The studio overhead lights and the tops of the cabinets were cleaned.  After many years I know there is much more cleaning to come!

Email invites went out today. Open House is by invitation however you may invite any family and friends.






I am starting to share some NEW original paintings, but remember, no sales until 2pm on 11/18/22!   N
o holds, we TRY to be fair to everyone.  If there is something you want, and cannot make it,  the best is to call promptly at 2pm. I will then mark it SOLD! They will all be posted on my website by the end of this week. We are still working on titles.





Monday, October 31, 2022

2022 Window #9


mini original watercolor  $300.

This is a practice window for a larger painting. It is from Stratford Hall in VA. I love the harmony of the colors.

Friday, October 28, 2022

For Sale ~ Paintings held in Estate...

Back in 1993 I had a special client purchase 3 prints and an original. They have proudly hung in their home all this time.  Since then one passed away and the other is in a home. They need to settle the estate and would like to sell the paintings quickly. I offered to post them here. If you are interested please contact Bob Ulmer.

"Blue Chest" Original watercolor   I think the image is 12x18" comes framed in walnut. The original price was $800.  
The estate will take $600! This is a DEAL and a STEAL!! Don't wait, send him an email.
This is way below market value but they need to move them quickly.



Next are the 3 prints:

"Deep Sill"  this is a sold out print. framed in walnut 20x22"  Print #108/450
Original price was $100,  they have sold on the secondary market for up to $150!   
Bob will take $100!  Again a  DEAL and a STEAL!!





"Up Stairs" Another SOLD OUT print!  # 125/425 Framed 14x18 in walnut
Originally sold for $85.   Bob will take $65! 



And the last print is   "Star Barn"  framed 25x29' in walnut
Print # 155/525   I am actually still selling this very large print for $175.
Bob will take $150.  This is another  DEAL and a STEAL!! Don't wait, send him an email.


I am happy to help make the sale happen in anyway I can.  Let me know if you have more questions.
You could arrange pickup at my studio in Lititz, PA or I would help box for shipping.






Thursday, October 27, 2022

2022 New Prints...

We are taking orders for my new prints. 
There are only 50 of each so don't wait, send an EMAIL  to hold one.

"Bittersweet"

Image: 10x16 Unframed: $50.
Framed: 15x21" $100.
The bittersweet vine is so beautiful but unruly. It fits nicely in this copper bucket! The redish orange berries signal the end of Fall, Winter is coming...


"Sailing"

Image: 9x13 Unframed: $45.
Framed: 14x18" $85.
This is a quiet painting featuring cool shadows. The boat makes you think of sailing and warm Summer days.

You can have them shipped (at cost) or pick up at Open House or after. 
We are waiting on my frames to be finished.





Wednesday, October 26, 2022

2022 Pumpkin #10


SOLD!  $145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/28 the price goes to $250.

This is my final 2022 pumpkin!

Today we had our camper winterized and put back to its winter storage.  It is a bit sad knowing the season is over.  Linda spent her day moving paintings around and organizing the new originals for Open House.  Having a dinner out with friends.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

2022 Pumpkin #9


SOLD!   $135. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/27 the price goes to $225.

Another interesting stack, these were pale pumpkins.  I am thinking one more then I am finished with pumpkins till next year.

Meanwhile its crazy busy here.  I am painting.  There is lots of  mat cutting and framing going on in the studio.  Supplies are coming in daily.   We still cannot find a replacement cream matboard.  Getting some new samples on Friday but not feeling confident.   Menus are spread out on the table but decisions have not been made.  The painter and carpenter are in and out but the house is still not finished so the furniture is not put back and Linda has to wait to start setting up the panels.  It is getting down to the wire.  Linda WAS calm...   

 

Monday, October 24, 2022

2022 Pumpkin #8


SOLD!
$145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/26 the price goes to $250.

Just your regular everyday pumpkin!

Sunday, October 23, 2022

2022 Pumpkin #7


SOLD! $135. (unframed) 6x4” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/25 the price goes to $225.

This pumpkin had an interesting slouchy shape.  I found it on a porch in Waterford, VA.

Spent the weekend cutting down glass, finished a larger painting, sanded our bathroom cabinet,  plus some jobs around the house and got a bike ride.  Suddenly the weekend is over!