Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Still Life

I am going to feature some still life paintings. Today is single objects; antiques.  In a grouping...


Still Life #8       8x10       $225.


     Still Life #19     8x10        $250.



Still Life #11   framed 8x10   $225.
The price includes acid free framing, a coupon for 2 free shrink wrapped mini prints ($25 value)  and  FREE SHIPPING!
Paintings are available to the first person to email or call 717.627.3383 

All are framed 8x10, in black wood frames however you may have them in walnut frames.
They look fantastic together, if you purchase more than one I will offer $20 off each one!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Traveling through paintings...

I have more "out of the US" paintings I want to offer... so travel with me...

France #1      framed 9x9        $225.
I have painted this view a few times because I use it as a demonstration for new students. Each painting is slightly different. It is a view of the Cher river from a window in the Chateau de Chenonceau.


Island #11   framed 8x10    $225.
A simple palm tree from one of the islands...cruising. I would like to be there right now...


      Iceland #3      framed 10x8        $225.
Yes, we have been to Iceland and you should add it to your bucket list. A totally different history than you find in Italy or France. It is all about the land and the land is stunning.


The price includes acid free framing, a coupon for 2 free shrink wrapped mini prints ($25 value)  and  FREE SHIPPING!
Paintings are available to the first person to
email or call 717.627.3383 

I am showing them in black wood frames however you may have them in walnut frames.
If you purchase more than one I will offer $20 off each one, including any previous postings.

Home update:
We purchased "masks".  the new normal for now.    Homemade in Lancaster by Cindy Grebinger - look at Keith Grebinger on Facebook or ask me for a contact
Hummm, and just like that it is socially acceptable to drive up to the bank with a mask...




















I am thankful for the sunshine, Linda has been preoccupied with her garden leaving me free to... well, do anything I want!  Getting some great bike miles in, but also continuing to paint.  The closet clean has been started.  There was a box of old newspaper clippings I got to read and lots of old photos.  Linda re-organized that. The trash man is going to wonder what we are doing but I am thinking we are not the only house cleaning out.  I caught a glimpse of Linda's to do list...HELP!!

Friday, April 3, 2020

larger original finished

I needed a change from painting miniatures so I worked on this landscape. It is from one of our favorite places to visit. Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY. A fantastic sculpture garden that I never tire of walking around.  This painting features morning with the sun coming up casting a warm glow across the grass.
framed 14x18      $850.

We are doing well here at the Smith studio and household .  Luckily we were already up to speed with a website and blog and Facebook so we were able to continue to conduct painting sales during this stay home time.    Obviously my shows are cancelling daily.  I am cancelled up to the end of May and one for July just cancelled.  So I want you all to know how much I appreciate all your support and those who purchased painting recently get a special thank you.   Please continue to watch the blog and share it with your friends.

Linda is "cleaning out"  so you can guess that I am on call!!  Basement worked on, Christmas boxes were triaged!  Flower beds continue to be worked on.  I am told a closet is next in Linda's sight...
I try to hide behind my paintings!!

Oh...if any of you crafters out there are able to use free old lathe (removed from an old house)  it is FREE pick up near Brickerville (Clay) PA.  Hate to see it get burned when it would be great for some project... just let me know.


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Leaving the US!

Linda has true wanderlust, I think you could talk her into going almost anywhere. But that wanderlust has opened up all new experiences and a huge variety of new subjects needing to be painted! We are also blessed with friends willing to travel with us.  So today's paintings are from Ireland.  Three totally different subjects.

Still Life #11   framed 8x10    $250.

Not what you think of when I say Ireland!  From a castle (I am feeling to lazy to look up which one but if you buy it I will look!) An obscure angle I know but it was so much fun. Notice the claw foot resting on a block of wood! Let your imagination finish out the painting!


                Ireland #6    framed 8x10   $225.
Now this says Ireland... The landscape of Ireland is stunning.  Notice the wall running across the painting.
                        

       SOLD!            Door #2   framed 8x10   $300.
A fantastic door in Dublin. Stunning architecture. Notice the reflection of the sky in the window panes.

The price includes acid free framing, a coupon for 2 free shrink wrapped mini prints ($25 value)  and  FREE SHIPPING!
Paintings are available to the first person to email or call 717.627.3383 


All are framed 8x10, in black wood frames however you may have them in walnut frames.
They look fantastic together, if you purchase more than one I will offer $20 off each one!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Kentucky, New York and Oregon...

I think part of the reason I still have such a love to paint is because I never run out of subjects...never!    Linda makes sure I am out there "seeing" new things all the time.  We do a lot of historical sightseeing.  We spend extra time in towns while we are attending art shows.  Plus she challenges me to paint a wide variety of subjects. 
Going a bit farther out of Pennsylvania today, actually into opposite directions.

Still Life #7     framed 10x8     $225.

We spend time every year at the Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, KY.    I took some artistic license and added a pear...just because I had one I was eating.

                Landscape #8     framed 8x10       $225.
One of our favorite places to explore, Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY.  A wonderful collection of sculptures but I love the land.    I highly recommend adding this it to your list.


                        Oregon #7   framed 8x10    $225.
A downtown view of Portland Oregon.

The price includes acid free framing, a coupon for 2 free shrink wrapped mini prints ($25 value) and FREE SHIPPING!   Paintings are available to the first person to email or call 717.627.3383
All are framed 8x10, in black wood frames however you may have them in walnut frames.

They look fantastic together, if you purchase more than one I will offer $20 off each one!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Digital traveling...

Continuing our travels...  like yesterday, I put together paintings that have a nice color pallet that flows in a way they could be hung together in a grouping even though the subject matter is vastly different.
Port of Manhattan    framed 8x10     $225
Manhattan, NYC.   A view from the water and it has a slightly impressionistic industrial feel.
The image is smaller 3 5/8 x 4 1/8


     SOLD!      Window #5    framed 10x8   $250.
Jim Thorpe, PA     We went here specifically looking for subject matter for me to paint. We stayed at the Parsonage B&B which was perfect. This is a view from our bedroom. I find the combination of the dark interior looking out at the houses interesting. There is really a lot going on in this painting.


       Williamsburg #3    framed 8x10   $225.
Can you guess this one?? To me it screams where it is... Williamsburg, VA That brick... it is all about the brick.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Starting week 2...

I am continuing my Social Distancing Show & Sale. I had almost 100 miniature original watercolors ready for my studio show before needing to postpone it. You may scroll down to look at the paintings posted last week, the price will not change and I will offer free shipping until we are allowed to go back to work!  There are more to show you so keep watching. 

My theme this week is TRAVEL... By looking at my paintings you get to go with me and see the places I have seen through my eyes. I will start somewhat locally for me in PA
.

SOLD!    Window #4    framed 8x10    $275.
We were antique shopping in the little town of Bath, PA. I make it a point wherever we are to really look around. I found this on the main street, loved the window. A perfect painting for me.


                 Landscape #16    framed 8x10   $275.
Lancaster County farm scene. I am fascinated with the movement, the flow of the recently cut rows, and the bales dotting the field.


                      Nemours #2    framed 8x10     $275.
From the grounds at Nemours in DE. They have several bodies of water, this one was shallow and you could see the bottom. There is also a wonderful collection of old trees. Well worth a visit and take your time walking the grounds.



The price includes acid free framing, a coupon for 2 free shrink wrapped mini prints ($25 value)  and  FREE SHIPPING!
Paintings are available to the first person to
email or call 717.627.3383 

I am showing them in black wood frames however you may have them in walnut frames.
If you purchase more than one I will offer $20 off each one, including any previous postings.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sunday Update

Just wanted to give an update from the weeks digital show.
These three mini originals found new homes...
SOLD!


SOLD!
 


SOLD!
I also sold a large print and some mini prints!  If you missed a day scroll down and take a look.  If you prefer prints I have a large selection, check out my website. 
THANK YOU to all for supporting my work and me during these unusual times.

Friday, March 27, 2020

A small sampling...

This finished out 6 days of paintings, a small sampling of what you would have seen at my  Miniature Show this weekend, IF I had been able to have it.  Instead I am attempting to tempt you digitally!
If you did not get to see them all, scroll down.  Many are still available.
I am in a still life mood today.  These three minis look fantastic together.  Their color is strong and has a thread that runs through all three.
 The price includes acid free framing, a coupon for 2 free shrink wrapped mini prints ($25 value)  and  FREE SHIPPING!
Paintings are available to the first person to email or call 717.627.3383 


All are framed 8x10, in black wood frames however you may have them in walnut frames.
They look fantastic together, if you purchase more than one I will offer $20 off each one!

                                       SOLD!      Still Life #3   $250.

                                    Still Life #20    $250.
            Still Life #35              $275.

Meanwhile Linda has me working in the garden.  I put up her bottle tree.




Thursday, March 26, 2020

Friday "Social Distancing Show & Sale"

I am going all out today... featuring a grouping of 5 Miniature Originals.  This style grouping is called "clustered"  There are advantages to hanging in this style.   You can start small and easily over time extend your collection in all directions depending on your wall space and mix different interesting sizes.    You can swap out 1-2 paintings for a whole new look.  And if you move or downsize you can split up your grouping and spread them around.   

Friday's feature is "Winter"  and  "trees".   
Look how these pop on a rusty red wall.
These are hung temporarily and would not stay straight, I tried!


The price includes acid free framing, a coupon for 2 free shrink wrapped mini prints ($25 value)  and  FREE SHIPPING!
Paintings are available to the first person to email or call 717.627.3383 


All are framed 8x10, in black wood frames however you may have them in walnut frames.
They look fantastic together, if you purchase more than one I will offer $20 off each one!
                     SOLD!   Landscape #5    framed 10x8       $225.



Winter #2    framed 8x10     $225.


                                    Winter #4    framed 8x10   $225.



Winter #3   framed 8x10     $225.   

                     Winter #5    framed 10x8    $225.

Here is a hanging tip, lay your painting on newspaper
 or any 
larger paper, draw around the frame and cut it out. 
Using masking tape hang your cutout sizes and play with the
arrangement before you 
start banging nails!
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