Wednesday, February 21, 2024

2024 Snowman #3


$145 (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/23 the price goes to $225
My last snowman for the season! Now I am ready for Spring!
Thank you to the Benjamin Family for the use of their photo. 

Linda was filling out show apps all morning. So glad I do not have to do that!

Packing for my first show of the season.  I do not have far to drive!
THIS WEEKEND:
Makers Market at Lititz Fire and Ice
February 24-25 from 11am to 4pm
Held at the Linden Hall Gymnasium
Free admittance!   New ice sculptures.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

2024 Snowman #2

























$145 (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/22 the price goes to $225

Thank you to the Wardells for the use of their photo. These impressive young 80 year olds built a snowman! He is leaning a bit but pretty cute.

Tree Commission FINISHED!  I will be honest, I was not confident I could pull this off to where I was satisfied.  To have the tree stand out in the middle of the woods among the other trees.  It is a "tree portrait" and my client loves this tree. So I put extra pressure on myself.  But I framed it today and I love it!



 

Monday, February 19, 2024

2024 Snowman #1

 

SOLD!  $145 (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/21 the price goes to $225.

Thank you to the Atkinson family for the use of their snowman!
I am planning on a few snowmen this week. It is my way of closing out winter, Spring better be right around the corner!

Weekend Update: We had a fun weekend. Friday night was pizza and game night with friends. 6 of us played dominos and laughed hard!  Saturday, I finished my tree commission, I will show you tomorrow. So that was a full day of painting.  Sunday our travel group of 9 started our day with brunch at the Franklin House in Schaefferstown, PA.. Then we came back to Lititz and walked Fire & Ice. Then to the Linn's house for dessert.

Reminder: Makers Market at Lititz Fire and Ice
February 24-25 from 11am to 4pm
Held at the Linden Hall Gymnasium
Free admittance!
After you visit me go walk around and check out the ice sculptures!
Spend the day in Lititz




Commission: I finished my last bird commission. Bird #15. This has special meaning to my client.


Thursday, February 15, 2024

update

We had a GREAT time at Jimbo's!  We had a light buffet (nothing exciting but nice), drinks were very reasonably priced and we danced from 7-10 only sitting out a few line dance songs.  The DJ was old school and when playing a slow song did 2 in a row.  Everyone was friendly AND we won a door prize.
A bag full of chocolates, mug and tee towel.


I think we are going to try to go more often on Wednesday nights.  Need to practice our swing dance! Actually I forgot how to waltz so need to practice that also!  It has been several nondancing years. (Linda's knee replacements, Covid, Cancer...) Felt good to be back out.
We have been Valentines since 1978!

I am working on my last bird commission today and spending Friday-Sunday finishing my tree commission.  I see Linda lined up a few snowmen...

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

2024 Still Life #8


SOLD!  $145 (unframed) 5x5” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 9x9 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/16 the price goes to $225.

Love the color of the blue chest...

We are heading out dancing tonight for Valentines Day. PreCovid we went out regularly to (don't laugh!) Jimbo's Steaks & Hoagies in Bellevue Plaza Hall, Reading, PA. Oldies Night. with a DJ. I am hoping nothing has changed!

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

2024 Still Life #7


SOLD!  $155 (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/15 the price goes to $250.

Beautiful old paint on this bucket.
 
Glendale Flour Mills in Boyertown, PA.

The snow was pretty today.  If your kids built a snowman and
I may paint it, send it to me!

Monday, February 12, 2024

Toooo busy

I did not have enough time to paint a blog today. We started the morning with Linda having a bloodwork consult. She is all good. But a foot problem sent her for an X-ray. The doctor had Left on one part of the referral and right on another so we had to wait an extra half hour to get that corrected. Now we are hungry so went for a late breakfast, then a not so quick stop at the mall and the grocery store.  I am starting a mini but can't get it finished in time to post.

Commission Update:  I have worked on my tree.



I promised a story. January was the opening of Glendale Flour Mills (antiques) and we decided to go. They are open 2 days a month. It is a good hour drive. Linda said, should we take the suburban. I said NO, we are not buying anything that big and I think we should set a limit of $150. She may have rolled her eyes, I'm not sure! So, we go and right inside the door is a beautiful painted pie safe. I fell in love. I measured it and it will not fit. Believe me I tried. May have been more eye rolling... I offered to come back for it but Linda was saying no. We get home and decided to sell 2 benches to make room. Here is where I say our daughter is after us to work on downsizing... and we have tried. 2 pieces went out the door and only one came in. That's downsizing, right? Anyway the Mill was open last week for February, we called and it was still there, meant to be right? We may be getting a bit tooo old to be lifting but we got it in and it is perfect.


Sunday, February 11, 2024

2024 Still Life #6

 

mini original watercolor $225

Another perfect still life from Glendale Flour Mills.
Tomorrow I will share a story about our trip or two to the Mill.

Commission Update: (scroll back to 2/5 for the beginning)
Saturday I worked on this commission all day while the studio was open. Here you can see the slow build of the woods around this special old dead tree.










Also happy to see my commissioned bird painting with flowers for a special couple celebrating an anniversary.




Thursday, February 8, 2024

2024 Still Life #5


mini original watercolor   $225.
I found this at Glendale Flour Mills in Boyertown, PA.

OPEN STUDIO...
Saturday, February 10 from 10am to 4pm
I am opening my studio in Lititz (4 N. Spruce St.)

Check out my new work, sit and watch me paint.
I will be working on the tree commission.
Come spend the day in Lititz!


ALSO... take 5 minutes to watch my interview
with WITF . You-Tube (click HERE to view).
I would selfishly like to be their most viewed artist!
So go watch...

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

2024 Still Life #4


SOLD!  $145 (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/9 the price goes to $225.

Nice jug from an antique shop in Lewisburg, PA