Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pastoral View #10

4" x 6" original watercolor
contact: andy@andysmithartist.com

I used this painting as my demonstration
piece in this mornings class. I wanted to
show how I paint a tree. It has nice depth.
An old gate opening out to the unknown.

My weekend was spent mostly driving. We left Friday
at 3pm to pick up Abbey and Ben in DC. Traffic was
unreal, it took 4 hours just to get there. We loaded the
car, got a cup of coffee and left right away. It was 10:30pm
till we got back home. Saturday I went to a show while
Abbey and Linda did wedding things. Then on Sunday
we took the kids back. We left at noon, made great time
going down but on the return trip there was an accident on
I95. We barely moved for an hour. It is only 2 1/2 hours
to DC from our house, that's a 5hr round trip not 6-7!
Monday I unloaded the van, put a bike together for a kid
who needed one, and did some framing and painting. Today
I rode my bike early, taught two classes, finished my blog
and worked on my commission. I hate to admit it but we
are both tired today! We, no that's not right... Linda has
a yard sale planned for Saturday, so she is getting stuff
together, my services will be called on soon!


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

This is one of my favorite paintings yet. Lovely.

I an really enjoying viewing your watercolors when I receive them with my subscription to your blog. I also appreciate how you add some personal insite at the end of most blog posts. A very nice touch.

Also, I realize you are very busy, but one day I'd love to see some "step by step" photo's posted on your blog, *just a thought.

Anonymous said...

So good to see Andy showing his work in my hometown, West Chester, this past weekend. I only own originals by two artists and he is my favorite. Favorite in that when I pause between words in a book, I either become absorbed in the movement of the willow outside my window or find my place in the light and shadows of his 4 works I am fortunate to own. Those are the ones that sing. for me.

Andy Smith said...

To anonymous... Thank you so much for your kind words. It lifted my spirits when I needed it. Andy