Saturday, October 16, 2021

Last day for our Backyard Open House

Saturday update...

 Just to let you know, we rearranged the backyard to make the show a tiny bit more rain friendly.  We squeezed the pie bar and snacks under the sales tent.  Removed the food tent (one less thing for us to wrestle with).  Then we moved some panels farther under the tent  That makes it a little tighter to walk but less likely to have rain fall on one them.

SO... all this means we are trying to get our final day in.   Day 11!
If it only drizzles we are ok.  If it pours buckets we will need to pack up.  And sometimes it is raining where you live but not in Lititz!  If you want to be sure, give me a call or email.
That's the best we can do for now.

If you totally missed the show and want to visit, call and set up a time to stop in.  

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

2021 Water Falls #1

SOLD!    $145. (unframed) 6x4” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/15 the price goes to $225

I wanted to practice painting waterfalls.  Yes, even after 40+ years of painting I still need to practice.   It takes a little skill to save the white paper for the water, painting around the falls.  Then making it look like flowing water.    This is 
Riedlbauers Waterfall near Round Top, New York, in the Catskills.

There are 3 days left to shop at my Backyard open house.  I am hoping Saturdays weather holds out.  The hours are daily from 10 to 4.  I am restocking the prints each evening and there is still a good selection of originals.  See you soon!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Don't wait!

I have 4 prints that are almost sold out.  If they are on your wish list, don't wait.
You can order on my website or call or email or even better,
come out to my Backyard Open House.
Open 10 to 4 until Saturday at my home at 4 N Spruce St Lititz, PA

Warm Sunshine... only4 left!

Refreshing...only 8 left!

Bellissimo...only4 left!

Follow the Leader...only 8 left!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Day 7 of my Backyard Show

You do not want to miss this... My annual Backyard Show.
Tuesday is day 7 and the show runs till Saturday.  Open daily from 10 to 4 at my home. 
4 N Spruce St.  Lititz  PA  I replenish the prints daily and I am demonstrating all day. 
Bring a friend and stop in!

Three tents of paintings for you to pick from!

This fantastic painting was my demonstration painting and I finished it yesterday!
It SOLD today!  Arrowhead Lake Reflection  framed 24x18

Monday, October 4, 2021

Back yard Open House plans

Set up is well underway.  Tents, panels. covers, weights all in place.

We are getting the backyard ready for you. Opening day is Wednesday at 10am.  For the best selection of new paintings you want to be here on Wednesday!  Linda has the new originals posted to my website you can look and pick out your favorite but no sales till 10am.  You may also call at 10 to place an order if you cannot make it.  Bring a friend!


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Porchwalk on Saturday

Porchwalk will be held this Saturday in the Lititz Springs Park.
Thank you Covid for making us change from various porches and yards around Lititz to putting all exhibitors in one location... the park.  
Saturday, October 2 from 9 to 4  FREE!

I am the featured artist at the Purple Robin downtown Lititz. 
I will have work available for the month of October.  This is a wonderful store featuring local artist and craftsman and well worth a stop.  You could do all your holiday shopping here!


THANK YOU to our friends the Wardell's for the fresh bittersweet. It is always a nice addition to our fall decor.   Kind friends make the world so much nicer!


BACKYARD plans are well underway.   Linda has the hill weeded and trimmed and she was working on the backyard until her allergies got the best of her.  Something back there is really kicking this year, any more meds and she might as well go to bed and forget it!  Framing supplies are streaming in.   We picked up a van full of pumpkins and mums.  Linda has a special treat planned and I am still painting fantastic new paintings.
Make your plans to stop in for our Annual Open House starting next Wednesday
Bring a friend!


On a very sad note... our tenant in the cottage passed away unexpectedly on Monday.  Denise was only 35 and we are still in shock.   She had been with us for 8 years.   
It is a huge reminder that life is so tenuous.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Feels like fall

 Every year for years our friend Lynn drops off our first pumpkin of the season and some of the best shortbread I have eaten.  Today was the day!  I say all the time how spoiled we are.  Over the years there have been some pretty interesting pumpkins, picking just the right one is an art form! 
Now Fall can begin.

This little number is a special order heading to NY.

And while we are getting ready for the Backyard show and all that goes into that, we are getting estimates on replacing our furnace.  Wow is all I can say.   We started our porch remodel project so there is lumber and stuff setting everywhere.  By we I mean a carpenter!   Tomorrow Linda goes for a dental check, she still has a numb lip and is not very happy.

Monday, September 20, 2021


 I spent the whole weekend working on another larger painting for my BackYard Open House.  I am pretty excited about the new work.   I am not sharing until closer to the show.

This Sunday, Sept 26 at 10am
I am exhibiting at a PopUp Show at Regina Marie Designs
Fine Art and Craft Gallery

Held at: 4076 Skippack Pike, Skippack Village, Skippack PA

I will have a tent in front of the Gallery and will be demonstrating.
If raining...I will be inside!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

2021 Sunflower #7

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

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 9/18 the price goes to $225

This is my last sunflower for the season!

This morning I had the privilege of working with Alison and her film crew filming me painting in the Lititz Springs Park for a video for the Gingham Gala fundraiser. Part of LGH Foundation fundraiser for patient support fund at the Cancer Institute.  I can't wait to see what they put together.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

2021 Sunflower #6

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

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 9/17 the price goes to $225

Finally a show in good weather!  We left last Wednesday for Pittsburgh.  Checked into our Air B&B and then had a nice dinner at Point Brugge which we always try to go to.  It did not disappoint.   Thursday was set up and then show Friday to Sunday with long hours.  Drove home on Monday.  Unpacked and did laundry.  A week goes by fast.   Tuesday Linda had some oral surgery and I played caretaker.  She is struggling with some numbness but we are hoping that goes away.  I take my turn in October.  The surgeon can take a vacation on our dental bills!

I finished two more original watercolors for my Backyard Open House.  Invites go out on the 20th so watch your mail.  I think we only are sending them to PA,  thinking that people are not traveling.  An email invite will go out to everyone.  If you want more info send me an email.