Thursday, June 1, 2023

2023 Water #3 ~ Pine Tree Lake

SOLD!  $135. (unframed) 4X6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8X10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 6/3 the price goes to $225

An evening view at Pine Tree Lake in the Poconos.

Look at a clients pairing of two of my originals.

A bit about our Pocono trip... we made a stop at the Boulder Fields at Hickory Run State Park.
We had been here before but its worth the stop.

We had a couple of good meals... Barley Creek was good, Stone Bar Inn was ok,
Peppe's Bistro was very good (ate there twice) and the best was Ravyn & Robyn
and a good breakfast at Farm House Eatery.  I was told to gain 10lbs so eating was
a focus!  

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023 Landscape #19

mini original watercolor  $225.

There is a stretch of vineyards outside of Allentown that remind me of France. Vines are planted on a hill.

We finally finished the apartment... FOR RENT in Lititz, Looking for a single, older person to rent our wonderful 1 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. (14 steps up) Totally redone: fresh paint, new flooring and carpet, beautiful kitchen with new appliances (dishwasher, electric stove) lots of cabinets. Washer/dryer stackable in the bathroom. Custom walk-in closet. central air (new heat pump) Private entrance with your own little porch. street parking.   No pets, Only room for 1 person!   references - $1000 a month plus utilities    

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

2023 Landscape #18

mini original watercolor  $225.

On our way to the Poconos the farmers were out working in the fields. I love the patterns from cutting and plowing. This is in Breingsville, PA

Smith Update: I was given the OK to take a week away between the chemo and starting radiation. You only need to tell Linda that once and we are off! 7 days in the Poconos with our friends the Woodruffs. This is how Linda spent the week! She read 2 books and did 3 puzzles. I painted, cause that's what I do to relax!

We were at an air B&B at Pine Tree Lake, one of the Emerald Lakes. Beautiful view.

Monday, May 22, 2023

2023 Rooftops

mini original watercolor $225.

Just a study in perspective and rooftops.

Andy Walkers Update: Saturday we were blessed with a visit and I with a walk by a long time friend. Joan H. She came to visit from Frederick MD. Joan was part of that group of 8 I mentioned back on 5/3, she also lost her husband and our friend Dave to rectal cancer a few years ago so she knows exactly what I am going through. She used to handle the food at my open house, we have spent many many Friday nights as a group together, managed a few fun trips and a lot of good laughter.. It felt good to catch up on our kids and her life. She is the BEST!

Sunday, May 21, 2023

2023 Landscape #17

 mini original watercolor  $225.

I found the perspective interesting. From the road, across a field with a farm way out in the distance. Just intrigued me.

HEALTH UPDATE: Great News…my oncologist is cautiously excited, my results are above the norm!!
1) no cancer has metastasized in any local or distant areas. All organs are normal.
2) lymph nodes are no longer swollen!
3) significant improvement-mass now minimally visible! He expects cancer is still there but radiation should zap it.
4) platelets went up a little, WBC (white blood count) went down. potassium down,    #s not great but with a rest break should rebound some.
5) no change in the care plan. I have a week to rest, eat well, I am to gain 10lbs. All to get ready for phase 2. Chemo pills, a slightly lighter version of my IV meds and daily radiation for 5 weeks.

Andy Walkers Update: My Friday walker was someone I did not even know.  He saw I was walking on Facebook, and actually lives on my street. Robert M. who turns out to be Lead Pastor at St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lititz. It was really nice to get to walk with someone new.  I am blessed.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

2023 Flower #17

SOLD!  $160. (unframed) 4X6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 5/20 the price goes to $275.

This beautiful waterlily is from MY pond!
I think I am finished with flowers...moving on
to other subjects.

Andy Walkers Update: I was very happy when Heather W. showed up at my door as my walker. Yes, you guessed it, she was one of my track runners years ago. I could depend on her , She gave 110%, despite struggling in school she went on to collage. Nothing came easy. I could not be more proud and thrilled to spend time with her.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

2023 Flower #15 & 16 - It's May - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!

I am fascinated with the way dying tulips curl up... so I painted two.
Linda was unimpressed but I like them!  I told her SOMEONE will love them!!

2023 Flower #15

 mini original watercolor  $200.


2023 Flower #16

mini original watercolor $200.

Andy Walkers Update: Today I spent a wonderful afternoon with Laura and Barry. We walked in Silver Mine Park in Southern Lancaster County.   Laura is the BEST wildlife artist I know...the best. Anyone asking me for pet portraits, I send them to her. Her husband Barry manages her and he has his hands full!  I have been doing shows with them for years, many years, so we have a lot in common.  They were a joy to walk with and I liked looking at wildlife and landscape from another artists eyes.  Great day.

Please note my hat... my brother gave me his Penn Relays Official cap.  We spent a great Sunday with my brother and his family.  Nice to have a bit of "normal" in with all the cancer appointments.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023


Health Update: Interesting morning. 24oz of water, hold for 2 hours, lay flat on your belly and be in a circle type machine (not quite an MRI). Then 4 permanent black dot tattoos. But “mapping” for the next phase (radiation) is complete. One appointment over. No painting today.

"Blue Chest" painted in 1993, sold for $800 and the estate recently gave it back to me.

CLAIMED!   So I am offering it FREE to the 1st person to send an email and claim it!
If you are a past winner you are not eligible!
"Blue Chest" original watercolor - FRAMED as is,
Fresh framing available at $70 18x14" - shipping available at cost

Monday, May 15, 2023

- It's May - Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!

This weeks featured Flower PRINT is:
"Day Dreaming"
A quiet spot in the back yard, perfect for Day Dreaming!

unframed print: $45. OR framed 15x21 print: $115.
to order Send an email OR order on line
(shipping available at cost)
Signed, edition of 200.
Health Update: Finally today I am almost feeling human. I am on a break to rest up before the next phase. Hopefully get my appetite back, gain a little weight and get my numbers up. I have at least 2 weeks off. By off they mean no chemo however this week I have 3 appointments. First up is mapping for radiation, I drink 24oz of water one hour before...and hold it!  That sounds like fun!   Then cat scans, with 2 bottles of barium. Yummy.  Then on Friday, bloodwork with an oncology meeting.  Meanwhile, Linda scheduled 6 new walkers! Maybe to distract me?? I am not sure how much painting I will get done this week.

Andy Walkers Update: I am starting the week off with Jason B. He is well known in town, he does a lot for our community, and is a great real-estate broker (if you are looking for one!) Jason has bought a few paintings from me over the years.  We simply "know OF each other". He stepped up to walk me which is the perfect way to get to know someone a bit more. We had a great walk, did 2.5 miles.  I enjoyed spending time with him.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

2023 Flower #14 - Happy Mother's Day

 SOLD!  $160. (unframed) 4X6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by  5/13 the price goes to $275.

Thank you Joan for the  perfect photo to reference.  We have been to this village.
Eguisheim France: listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. French with a bit of a German feel with pointed roofs and timber-framed fa├žades. Worth the stop!

Booking new Andy Walkers.
Send an email to sign up. I am having issues with my emails going into your trash/spam so look there! I always reply pretty quickly. Also send a phone #
1-5 miles. You pick the place/path. Slow pace, May not get heart rate over 100
5/15 anytime
5/16 from 8-11 (must be home by 1130)
5/19 after 1pm