Thursday, April 1, 2021

2021 Window #6

 

SOLD!

$145 (unframed)  Available to the 1st person to email

(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 4/3 the price goes to $250

Last window for the week.

I received a request to make a You Tube video about my painting supplies.  Linda is working on it, who knew this video thing was so complicated...  The plan is to keep them short and start with paints.  I got out all my paint sets and had to try to explain to Linda why I have so many when the colors are almost the same...  that will be in the video I am sure!  I laid everything out, got out all my tubes and here I am concentrating on refilling the pans.

Next was making a list of my 12 favorite most used colors.  Then an order for new tubes was placed.  I am trying two new companies to see how I like them.   It is always exciting to get new paint.  I also made a palette guide for the video.  Friday may be a recording day.  I will let you know.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

2021 Window #5

 
 $250  

Another great window scene.  This one has a wood bowl filled with potpourri and a candle.  I am most interested in the contrast of light and dark.
This was painted on paper I hate... I had half a sheet left and did not want to waste it but I hate it.  This is Saunders Waterford.  It simply fights me; it soaks up the color, doesn't blend.  You can't tell, but I know!  I will never order this paper again!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

2021 Window #4

 

 SOLD!
$145 (unframed)  
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 4/1 the price goes to $250

The farm house where we stayed had beautiful deep windows with light pouring in.   Almost anything around the house looked great on the window sill.  Linda set up several still life scenes for me to paint.

I also finished a larger painting that I am pretty excited about.
Framed 21x15  $1500.   "Kissed by the Sun"  It is available!!

Business updates:
#1   In the top 70 Watercolor Blogs, Websites and Influencers in 2021 (Feedspot - worldwide)  I am now in slot #5!  I moved up a space!!  Kinda a big deal

#2  I reached over 100 subscribers on my You-Tube channel!  To see my videos just google andysmithartist youtube.

Monday, March 29, 2021

2021 Window #3 Spring tulips

 
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(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 3/31 the price goes to $250


These tulips brightened the kitchen where we stayed.  Linda brought them along and I thought it silly to pack them but I must admit to enjoying them.  They lasted the week and added a spot of Spring to the kitchen.  I used the kitchen island as my studio so I saw them every day.

I spent some time at the dentist today.  I finished this painting even though I had a tooth removed and the start of an implant!   All my sales for a few weeks will be going to pay for the implant.  I should have been a dentist!

Also wanted to mention, we had lunch at The Bullfrog Inn in Christiana PA.  Best Crab soup and a great burger; maybe because it has been a year since we ate out! They did a great job of spacing tables and you needed a reservation (even though it looks a bit dive bar)  But if you are in the area check it out.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

2021 Landscape #5

 

SOLD!
$145 (unframed)
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)

If unsold by 3/30 the price goes to $250

A little scene from a drive around Strasburg, PA from our little winter break.  I added a full moon, you know I love the way a moon gives everything a special glow.

I can highly recommend a stay at Shallowbrook Farm.  The house was beautiful with lots of room to spread out.  Well stocked, there was nothing we needed.  There was a screened in porch we used even in the rain.  We also sat out by the pool even though the pool was not opened! The views were beautiful. We managed one 10 mile tandem bike ride on the Enola Low Grade Trail.  So now we are back home, refreshed, recharged and ready to go.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

2021 Ireland #7

 

SOLD!

$145. (unframed).  Available to the 1st person to email

(framing $35 - shipping available at cost). 

If unsold by 3/27 the price goes to $250

This window is from a building at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

I thought I was going to switch to painting to something from the house where we are staying but stumbled across this while looking at Ireland photos.  I guess I’m still longing for Ireland!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

2021 Landscape #4

 

SOLD!
$145. (unframed)
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 3/26/the price goes to $250

This painting is from the grounds where we are staying.  Sunset at Shallowbrook Farm

We are spending a few days at a VRBO just to look at a different set of four walls.  Being home was getting to Linda, I thought I was fine but sitting in a different kitchen with a change of light felt really good.  I am getting some new subject which charges my batteries.  It will be perfect if the sun comes out!  Planning on a bit of hiking and biking.  Linda is excited about a fireplace and an outside fire pit with a large pile of wood waiting for us.   We did not go far; just far enough,  in fact we took Grandpa along for a day/night just to get him out of the house too and its close enough to bring him back home.

I was enjoying painting Ireland and will go back to it after I paint Shallowbrook Farm for a week!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

2021 Ireland #6

 

SOLD!

$145. (unframed)
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 3/25/the price goes to $250

This is from Skerries Mill, Townparks, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland.  I like the darkness surrounding the light from the window.


Monday, March 22, 2021

2021. Ireland #5

 

$145. (unframed)
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 3/24 the price goes to $250

This is from the fishing village of Howth, a suburb of Dublin.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

2021 Ireland #4

SOLD!    $145. (unframed)
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 3/20 the price goes to $250

This just simply looks old!  I was intrigued with the two sets of windows badly in need of paint.  The top one has a curtain and the bottom has lots of reflections so a bit of a challenge.  It is from Market Square, Sleveen, Kinsale, County Cork.  It has the honor of being the oldest pub in Ireland dated to 1690 so I guess it earned the right to look old!