Monday, June 10, 2019


Finished... I finished my window painting.

This is a 19th century textile mill in Dover, NH.  Thank you Sandra Joy for the use of your photo.  Another favorite of Linda's that she is holding as a possible print in November.

We went to see "Rocketman" last night and it was excellent.  I really knew very little about Elton John.  His music was woven into the story and it was well done.

On a sad note, another good friend has passed away.  David Heft.   Dave lost a 2 year battle with cancer.  Back when our kids were young a group of us got together every Friday night.  We spent many a Friday in Dave and Joan's house until they moved to Maryland.  Then the group did a long weekend together each year.  We went to see him a week ago.  It is so hard to lose friends.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2019 Williamsburg #5

6x4” original watercolor
$135 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 6/8at 7pm price goes to $275

On a sunny day Williamsburg has a plethora of material for an artist.  There is a paintable scene any direction you look, including up!

Last night I gave a lecture to the Lancaster Art Association.  My chosen topic was "How to keep painting fresh and avoid painters block"  

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

2019 Williamsburg #4

6x4” original watercolor
$130 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 6/6 at 7pm price goes to $250

I am back to my Williamsburg series because I have several more scenes I was interested in painting.  A typical Williamsburg gate with a dash of color from the iris.

If you are near Middletown, PA this Saturday you may like to see me at:
Middletown Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, June 8 from 10 to 5
Held in Hoffer Park, at Race & Mill
streets in the borough of Middletown, PA

Monday, June 3, 2019


Sometimes a show you expect good things from throws you a curve ball.  Annapolis...  I was excited to return to the area even though it was a whole new venue for me.  My first show there was on the docks in 1986.  33 years ago!  Then I did a few years with the Ladies Naval Auxiliary.  After 911 they were not allowed to have it.  I also did a few times in the parking lot of the stadium on the asphalt with no trees in the blazing heat.  So it had been a few years.  This time it was "1st Sundays on High Street".  I had high hopes.  We roll into town on Saturday at 2pm.  Parking was non existent. It was packed with people. Sidewalks overflowing.  The suburban was too high to fit into any of the garages, so much for our free parking pass from the B&B!  After circling the blocks I found a space only to find its a 2 hour max and you cannot add more time.  You must leave the space and find another one.  We went to check in at our B&B and they would not allow us in till 3pm.  So we had a late lunch, checked in and at 4pm needed to move the van.  I found an open lot where I could park longer but not overnight but it bought us some time. We decided to walk to our show space and plan it out.  All the spaces were on the street except 6 in front of a restaurant.   Ours... up on the sidewalk with the restaurant putting tables in front of us on the street...  We had to wait till morning to get clarification.  We found a tiny parking lot behind the street where we show so decided to park there overnight for $36 plus $33 for all day Sunday but at least I could dolly to my space.  Our B&B was right on Main Street and they partied loud ALL night.  Well, it got quieter around 3am!   We get out to the show at 6am and no one was around.  Odd, I am used to being out early with lots of other artists to beat the rush.  This was definitely a later crowd.  So we waited till 7:30 for a director and yes, we are on the sidewalk but the tables were off to our side.  Very odd but worked nicely.  So feeling better, all set up, and parking working well.  Show opens to huge crowds... walking and eating...Very little shopping.  Some walked into the booth, and took cards... I did not even cover my booth cost!  WHAT??!!  Have not had that happen in years!  My work fits into the area, I looked great, just can't figure it out.  And as if I was not having a great it rains at pack up.  I was all packed and in the van except the tent and rug.  WET tent top, more work drying it out on Monday.  And I must move the van because you may not park there on Sunday nights!  Found a new space for overnight.  The B&B was still noisy but till midnight this time.  We were both ready to get home.  Home safely, unpacked, drying the tent, laundry finished... Amazing that I can still be caught off guard by a show. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

2019 Chestertown #2

4x6” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 5/31 at 7pm price goes to $225

I liked this off center basket hanging on the gate.
I spied this while walking the streets of Chestertown.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019 Chestertown

4x6” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 5/30 at 7pm price goes to $225

I enjoyed Chestertown, MD.  It had a Williamsburg, VA feel or a bit like Lititz, PA but with water.  Wonderful yards and brick houses.  We spent an afternoon walking around.  Topped of the day with a very good meal at Louisa Cucine

I am looking forward to another good weekend this time in Annapolis.Annapolis First Sunday in June
June 2 from 11am to 5pm
My space is on the 1st Block of West Street
Historic Annapolis, MD

Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 Williamsburg #3

4x6” original watercolor.   $225.

More great Williamsburg brick.

Linda went to the beach for three days with her girlfriends leaving me to my own devices... I do not even have a list of things to do.  SO,  my plan is to ride my bike as much as I possibly can!  I will finish a larger painting I have started but do not expect a blog painting while she is gone!! 

Plan on coming out to this show:
Chestertown Tea Party
Saturday, May 25 from 11am to 4pm
My space is #34 on High Street.
(between Queen and Water st)
5 booths down from Queen!
in Chestertown MD

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2019 Williamsburg #2

4x6” original watercolor  $225.

Unusual... I am not sure why I liked this so much.
All that brick and a tiny opening at the base.
Makes me wonder whats there, why its there...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 Williamsburg #1

4x6” original watercolor   $250.

I was intrigued with this view.  Looking into a doorway
and seeing a wonderful window out the back.
Interesting angles and light.

Plan on seeing me this Saturday at:

Spring Heart of Lancaster Art & Craft Show
Saturday, May 18 from 10am-4pm
Held at Roots Market
705 Graystone Rd.  
Manheim, PA
Booth #21 (near Greystone Rd)
FREE admission ~ rain or shine!