Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2019 Still Life #17

SOLD!   5x5” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 10/11 at 7pm price goes to $250.

This looks even better in person!  Working on my still life.


I finished my window that has taken about 6 full, long days to complete.  20x23" framed, untitled BUT it will be available at my Open House in November.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

2019 Pumpkin

6x4” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 10/10 at 7pm price goes to $250.

My first pumpkin of the season.  From a house in Waterford, VA

This weekend:
Bedford Fall Foliage Festival
Held downtown Historic Bedford, PA
October 12-13 from 9-5  FREE!
My space is #177 on Julianna St
near the corner of Penn St.






Monday, October 7, 2019

2019 Still Life #16

SOLD!   5x5” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 10/9 at 7pm price goes to $250.


Save the Date:
ANDY SMITH"S 36th ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
November 22-24

It is too soon to start my annual Open House count down and update however, there is lots being done.  Frames and framing supplies are being delivered every time I look up and in very large quantities. Linda is slowly framing the other prints so there will be a large selection for you!  We are doing 2 new prints this year and they are at the printer, I will post them a bit later.  FYI: there will be a VERY limited edition of only 50 of each print!  Tear sheets for the new prints are being designed and printed.  Our invitation is still in the design stage.  This is a wonderful time to spend a weekend in Lititz.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

2019 Still Life #15


5x5” original watercolor    $250.

Working on still life paintings, so I went with a basket.

This weekend I am exhibiting with a fantastic show:

Waterford Fair

Held in historic Waterford, VA
October 4-6 from 10-5
My space is on the hill, at the Old School!

Monday, September 30, 2019

2019 Still Life #14

6x4” original watercolor     $250.

Redware on a shelf...

It has been a while since I had the time to work on a small blog painting.  I have both my commissions finished and picked up, they are both gifts so I cannot post them till later!  I can now get back to my mini paintings and my larger ones.  I am looking ahead to Open House.  Save the date:  November 15-17.  Plan on a fun weekend in Lititz, there are lots of hotel and B&B options, several good restaurants and lots of great shopping plus my Open House.  

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday check in

My weekend was spent working on Commission #2 and I have it almost completed.  My client came to see it today and was thrilled.  Meanwhile Linda is getting ready for Porchwalk and starting prep for Open House.  Today's purchases include mums, corn shocks and pumpkins.

















Class again on Tuesday.  My students are all doing well.  Check the student blog to see their work.

Friday, September 20, 2019

commissions

Commission #1 is finished, owner approved it and I am waiting to frame it.  Commission #2 is drawn and the drawing approved and I started laying in washes.  Both are gifts so I cannot share them for a while.  I just wanted you to know I am working! 

Preparations are starting for Porchwalk... my studio is stop #1 and I have some fantastic craftsman joining me.  I have plenty of flyers and can tell you how to get to the next stop.
See you next week!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

If this print is on your wish list, now is the time, don't wait, it is almost sold out! ONLY 12 LEFT!!!
Garden Club








Framed 22x11"  $85.
Unframed $45.
You can order on line   Email or call 717.627.3383

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Weekend...

We started the weekend early with a trip to Brandywine River Museum  on Thursday.  I spent several hours studying N C Wyeth paintings.  I found it so inspiring.  Friday we spent most of the day at the Hershey RV Show.  I’m not sure what we expected but it was very overwhelming.  Rows and rows of RV’s, most out of our meager price range!  It was packed with people and lots of sales going on.  We were there all day.  We may be more confused than when we started!  Next up was 3 days in New York State.  It was our road trip weekend with our friends the Hildebrands. The trip started with walking several hours around  Storm King Art Center.  This is our favorite, a wall by Andy Goldsworthy.




















We then headed 3 hours north to North Creek, NY and in the morning had great fun at Revolution Rail, riding a quad bike on the rail tracks, if only the leaves had changed. 




Left here and drove back down 3 hours to Hyde Park, dropped our luggage and headed out to the Walkway Across the Hudson for great views of the Hudson River.
Monday we went to Roosevelt's Home and Museum and Library.  We were there from 9 to 3!  And could have stayed even longer but we had a 4 hour drive home.  This is a wonderful museum that I highly recommend.
Tuesday is back to work feeling inspired and ready to paint.  I had a morning and evening class and almost finished a commission.

Monday, September 9, 2019

2019 Still Life #13

4x6” original watercolor.  $275

I used this as a study painting for a larger pepper painting.

We had a long but nice weekend in Pittsburgh.  Drive and set up on Thursday.
Showing Friday and Saturday.  Sunday we showed till 5pm and then a sprinkle at pack up!  Drive home Monday and unpack, laundry, and general catch up!  I still need to open the tent and sides to dry out, they are just damp but enough to get moldy it I let them go.

Last year we were headed to Ireland... I would rather be heading there now!!  Instead we are heading into our super busy season... Linda is getting ideas together for open house and that means pressure passed on to me!  New paintings, glass cutting, keeping my stuff picked up, teaching classes.