Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuesday Check in...

I am focused on painting a commission, so
there are currently no daily blog paintings.
It is time to start my Winter Series but we do
not have any snow so I am short inspiration!
Not that I want any snow.
If you have a good snow photo feel free to
send it to me!

Time to sign up for classes, they start next week...
You have 4 time choices:
Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24
Tuesday morning
is the advanced class ~ 9:30-11:30am

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24
Tuesday evenings: 7-9pm

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesday mornings: 930-1130am

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesday evenings: 7-9pm
set of 4 classes - $60  (that’s only $7.50 per hour of fun!!)
call or email to sign up.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!!

Today is Christmas but also my anniversary.
We are celebrating 32 years of wedded bliss!
We were married in our apartment with only a tiny
handful of family and friends.
This was our formal wedding photo!
Younger, thinner and more hair!!

4 years later, Christmas, 1 hour after midnight
(so it was actually 12/26/83) we had our daughter
Abbey. Born at home...Linda has this thing about
being home for all big events!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

2011 Holiday Series #14 and #15

4" x 6" Original watercolor
Holiday Series #14 ~   SOLD

4" x 6" Original watercolor
Holiday Series #15  ~ $200.  Contact the Studio

Last one for the season!  
Merry Christmas to all.

Tonight is our annual family Christmas dinner.
It started back in 1979 with us, my parents and Linda's
parents.  Because Linda worked retail at the time
(Donecker's) we started the tradition of eating out on
Christmas Eve.  In 1983 we added Abbey to the gathering.
Then we lost my Dad, added a great son-in-law, Ben
and now my Mom cannot venture out.  This year Abbey
and Ben are away so we are down to four of us.  Life
sure does change over the years.
Off to a great meal at the Lancaster Stockyard Inn.

Blessings to all my supporters.

Friday, December 23, 2011

2011 Holiday Series #13

4" x 6" Original watercolor ~ SOLD

I have had very little time to paint this week.
Monday we had a get together with our friends.
Tuesday we went to American Music Theater with
the family.  Abbey and Ben came home on Wednesday.
We had our family dinner last night and the kids left
for Ben's family time.  I worked on this one off and
on.  It was from the Hudson, NY area, the yellow door
with the greens just stood out.  My plan is to finish
one more Holiday and then move into a Winter series.

Friday, December 16, 2011

2011 Holiday Sereis #12

4"x 6" original watercolor...
$225.  ~ Contact the Studio

This was from my NY trip. The colors caught
my eye. The red ribbon against the blue in
the tiny vase.  Windows in need of fresh paint.

A few clients stopped in today to pick up some
gifts.  I am trying to be available this weekend
but you should call to make sure I am home.
I have a wide selection of original paintings and
prints and if you are not sure what to pick I have
gift certificates!  So add the studio to your holiday
shopping list.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

2011 Holiday Series #11

4"x 6" original watercolor...  SOLD
My signature bricks and shadows, a few
lights and a red bow makes number 11
in my series.

Trying to balance painting, and getting errands
run.   Spent time with my Mom today.  Did
some grocery shopping and suddenly its 8pm!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2011 Holiday Series #10

5"x5" original watercolor
$250  ~ Contact the studio
Nice closeup of a boxwood wreath hanging
on a white door.
I guarantee these little paintings look even
better than in this photo!

Spent the day yesterday getting inspiration
from Longwood Gardens with the family.
Back to my desk today!

Monday, December 12, 2011

2011 Holiday Series #9

4"x 6" original watercolor ~ SOLD!

This little gem is from our Hudson Valley, NY
sightseeing trip last week. 
A very old wagon filled with greens.

We are celebrating the Holidays with my in-laws
by spending time with them.  Friday night we all
attended a live nativity.  Sunday night was the
Community Choir Christmas service and tomorrow
is a day at Longwood GardensI think Linda is
expecting to get some more photos here.  I think I will
run out of days before subjects!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Series #8

4"x 6" original watercolor... SOLD
$100.00 to the first person to email or

This is a great way to build a holiday painting
collection at a great price.  They do not need to
be hung... prop them around the house, surround
yourself with paintings you love to look at.

We are off with my in-laws to see an outdoor
"Live Nativity".
It is getting a bit too cold for my taste!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Series #7

4"x 6" original watercolor
$275.  Contact the Studio
This is a very nice landscape with a hint of

Linda and I had a very nice few days in the
NY Hudson Valley area.  We hand delivered a painting
to a good client and used that as an excuse to
sight see.   I hung my own painting on Ray's red wall
and it looked perfect there.  We enjoyed our evening with
them.  It is a privilege getting to know my clients.
After that we used the time to hunt for new subjects.
We did take a tour of the Vanderbilt Museum.
No photos allowed!  We stayed one night in an
18th century Dutch B&B call the Stone House in Hurley.
I recommend it!   I took 400 photos so I am excited to
get to them.  I am concentrating on Holiday themes
until Christmas.  Then moving into the dreaded Winter Series.
If you have snow shots that you think I might like, send them
to me.   I am now going to cut glass to fill the frame order
that is coming tomorrow.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Series #6

4"x 6" original watercolor
$225.  Contact the studio
Another Chester County piece.
No snow but it has a winter feel!
This was todays demo at the Hershey Show.
No blog for 2 days... we are headed to  Saugerties
NY to deliver a painting and do a little sight seeing.
Hunting for Holiday subjects!   I think our housesitter
is happy to have the kitties all to herself!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Series #5

4"x 6" original watercolor ~ SOLD

I used this as my demonstration painting at
the show in Hershey today.   It is from Linda
and Joans drive through Chester County this
past Wednesday. 

The Hershey show has great quality items.
I will be there tomorrow!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Series #4

5"x 5" original watercolor ~ SOLD

A poinsettia I found in the hallway at Mount Vernon in
Washington, DC from our Thanksgiving trip to see
Abbey & Ben.  Go ahead and forward my blog link to
any friends interested in Holiday paintings! 
Help spread the word.  They look even better than on the

So this was to be  "a painting a day"  but it actually was
"a painting in two days"!  This morning we helped our friends
John and Bonnie take her Dads things to an auction house.
It is so sad to empty a house from a lifetime of living.
Her Dad needed to go to a nursing home.
If you know of anyone looking for a small starter house in
New Holland, PA they have one going on the market.
Next was a visit to my Mom, who was not in a good mood,
making the visit hard.  Then home to focus on painting.

Tomorrow I can be found at my last show of the season.
Christkindlmarkt ~ Dec 3 & 4

Held at the Hershey Story Museum
63 W. Chocolate Ave. Hershey, PA ~ 10am to 5pm
There is a discount coupon on the promoters website.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Mini Prints...

A warp speed day... 9am-noon was spent at Lancaster
Mennonite School demonstrating and talking about
an art career.  Then a quick stop at my Moms, she fell,
she is OK but I wanted to check in on her.  Home to change
vehicles and we were in Hershey by 2:00 for an early
show set up.  It is now almost 8pm and we just got home.
Very little time to paint!  So I am showing my Holiday
Prints.  Available framed at $35 each or 2 for $60.
I will ship them for you for $8.  According to my wife,
they make very nice hostess gifts over the holidays. 
You can order them on my website or call me.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Series #3

4"x 6" original watercolor   ~ SOLD
A close up view of window decorations.
After a few years of practice, I am getting good
at what my clients call  "big juicy bows"! 

We spent the day with our friend Joan in Chester
County.   Picked up a supply order and I painted
while the girls ran around. Linda took 100 photos
of holiday decorations for me.   I painted this one
at Joan's kitchen counter.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Series #2

4"x 6" original watercolor ~    SOLD
A few fresh greens and an inviting rocker.
I found this scene at Landis Valley Museum.

Packed the van for my weekend show.  Ran a
few errands with Linda and the rest of the day
I spent painting. 

Do not wait till the last moment to place an order!
You may always call to visit the studio.

Monday, November 28, 2011

2011 Holiday Series #1

 original watercolor
$225.00 Framed 10x8  Contact the studio
My first Holiday painting of the 2011 season!

What a difference a week makes.  Open House was
very good and we are both glad it is over.  We had
a lot of new clients and a lot of old friends stop in.
All the weeks of getting ready and its over and 
everything is back in its place! No time to rest...
Linda is shipping orders and getting paperwork caught
up.  I just finished a commission and I am back to my
painting a day pieces.  My last show for the year is
this weekend. Dec 3 & 4  Christkindlmarkt in Hershey, PA
There are still plenty of originals and prints available.
Check out my website.

12/30 is the last day to use your $10 off coupon so you better
order from the website or call right now!
My holiday mini prints make nice housewarming gifts.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Friday we open at 2:00!

I am ready... Linda said we're ready!
No early arrivals, doors open at 2:00 sharp
See everyone this weekend.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

1 more day till Open House

Here is the run down...
Painting ~ done.
Framing  ~ done and the studio is set up with
a large variety of prints.   The porch is enclosed
and is all set up, that's the check out area.   The
original paintings are all hung and labeled. 
A good cleaning was done yesterday, including the
windows (note eye roll!)  Plus our housecleaner
comes tomorrow for anything we may have missed.
My banner is hung on the porch.
Grocery shopping ~  done.
That leaves making the appetizers.
Here I am helping out in the kitchen... and you thought
all I did was paint!  I am in charge of turning some
spiced nuts.  A tough job, you have to watch the clock!

Tomorrow Linda's buddies come and help her
cook most of the day.  Friday morning flowers
are delivered and the doors open promptly at 2:00!
See you all then.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

4 days left...

Linda has added all the new paintings to
my website.  To be fair to everyone, none of
the new paintings are available for purchase
until Friday at 2pm EST.  You may call at 2:00
with your order!  She still has to update the
Miniature Originals. That is scheduled for Monday.
All prints are available now.

For the best selection of originals come on Friday! 
There is plenty to do in the town of Lititz so spend
the weekend.
I now know the menu, which Linda worked on over
the weekend. You will not be disappointed.

Yes, you may bring friends with you, share your
Please call with any questions (717.627.3383)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day

No painting today.  Hung the canvas that encloses
our porch.  It gives us an extra room at Open House.
Packed the van, got a haircut and set up for my
weekend show in Lancaster, PA

Nov. 12 & 13
PA Guild Craft Fair
New this year: Held at the Lancaster Convention Center
Sat. 10-6 & Sun. 10-5
There is a coupon on their website.

I am giving thanks to all who serve...
This is my Dad (1920-1997) 
He was a Tuskegee Airman.   When I look at this
photo I am shocked at how young he was. He
served at a time when it was pretty difficult for an
African American to serve, especially as a pilot.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

8 Days to go...

Just framed this one and it looks great. 

Linda started setting up the house. Panels are up.
Paintings are setting where they will hang, although
I learned a long time ago that Linda moves things
several times till she thinks it looks perfect. I still
have a show this weekend so I have half the supplies
with me so the rest needs to wait. Linda started
sneezing this afternoon, I think she is coming down
with a cold. Hopefully she can kick it over the weekend. 
Picked up the wine today although I don't think Linda has
the hors d'oeuvres planned which is a big job.  She is looking
for appetizers that are cold, finger food, able to set out for
3 hours without making my clients ill!!.  So feel free to
email a recipe if you have something, she likes a whole new
menu each year.  If it were up to me you'd be eating the same
thing as last year!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

9 Days to go...

Something a little different.  The subject fit the
odd shape.  A little snippet of life.

We picked up a load of frames this morning so I
know tomorrow there will be a flurry of framing.
Actually, Linda informs me she is working on the
new prints.  I also took a hour to do a family day
with my Mom.  My brother also was there which
was nice for Mom to have both of us together.
Back to painting!

This weekend I am showing:
Nov. 12 & 13
PA Guild Craft Fair
New this year: Held at the Lancaster Convention Center
Sat. 10-6 & Sun. 10-5
There is a coupon on their website.
(No, I will not have the new prints ~ saving them
for my Open House)

Monday, November 7, 2011

10 days till Open House

18x24  Original ~ Available at Open House.

This was from a warm sunny day spent in the
Bedminster, PA ~ Upper Bucks County.  We were
just driving past and the red barn popped right out.

I am painting.  Working on some small ones for
a few days, just to fill in and for a change of pace for
me.  Linda is working with our web guy to update the
website while she is multi-tasking in the studio.  I saw
2 boxes ready for UPS so that means some orders are
rolling in.   I also heard the framing gun for a few
hours this morning so I know there is more framing
being done.  I think we are behind on the menu and
setting up the panels... but I am not asking!!  Just going
back to my paints.

Friday, November 4, 2011

You are invited...

You are invited and please bring your friends!
click over invite to enlarge.
I had several questions about the originals I have
been working on.  I will have them on my website
later this weekend however no early sales.  No selling
will happen until 2:00 EST on Friday 11/18.  You may
call with your request or be waiting at the studio door
at 2:00.   I really try to keep it fair to all my clients.
The prints may be ordered now!

Plan to spend the day or the weekend in  Lititz.   
I am happy to help you with a place to stay or
a restaurant.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nature's Gifts

Introducing my other new print...
"Nature's Gifts"
Image: 13 x 9" ~ edition of only 200
4-color offset lithographs
Print: $45.     Framed Print: $85
This painting features a classic still life in
a traditional Andy Smith style. Composition,
color and texture are the basics that shape this
simple subject into a vibrant painting.
Harmonious fruit and flowers are nature’s gifts.

Open House Update:
More framing...  Lets talk framing for a moment.
We do it all here.  The mat board comes in 32x40
sheets and Linda cuts the blanks to the size of our frames.
It takes 2 colors for one mat.  Then each blank needs
the hole cut out ~ the opening for the print.  Then the print
gets taped into the hole.  Each frame has glass, a double
mat, the print, a barrier sheet, and backing board.
When all in the frame, each gets a dust cover, hangers and
wire.   Linda likes to open the show with 5-7 each of my
43 prints.  So right there is at least 215 frames.  Plus 20-30 each
of the 2 new ones,  plus 5 each of the 8x10 mini's.
So you can easily see where this is a several week job
with lots of steps.  I paint...

I did take a break and visit my Mom.  Took her out in the
fresh air for a while.  Came home and washed the car.
And then we went to dinner with several couples we have
kept in contact with since all our kids were in high school
and ran track.  Had a wonderful dinner at Ciro's.
Back at it in the morning.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Perfect Harmony

Introducing my new print...
"Perfect Harmony"  
Image: 12 x 16"   ~  edition of only 200
4-color offset lithographs
Print: $50.        Framed Print: $100.

There are times for an artist when it all
comes together. The location with the
perfect composition, the time of day with
the ideal light, and a hint of what lies beyond.
I painted it just as I saw it, with a quiet peace
and perfect harmony.

Linda is updating the website so she will be ready
to take orders for the new prints Thursday
afternoon, or you can call to place an order.
I will show the other print tomorrow.
hint... the title is "Nature's Gifts".

Open House Update: 

Invitations were taken to the Post Office so you should
have yours soon!  More framing and more painting
today.   My brush will be in my hand till about
11pm tonight.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

17 days...

Just framed this one  14x18"
Ready for November 18-20 Open House.
Reliving Kentucky!

I painted most of the day.  Took a short break
to take the new kitties to the vet for a check up. 
Tonight I am cutting the mats for a few new originals.
I always get excited about this stage, paintings look so
much better when framed.

Open House Update:
All the new prints are hand signed and numbered,
causing cramps in my hand!  Linda matched them up
with mats and frames.  Frames for these come next
week.  Linda was at her desk all day but I really do
not know what she was doing.  I did see a few hand
written invitations on a pile...

Monday, October 31, 2011

18 days till Open House!

 24X20" Original ~ Available at Open House.

I know... this is a bit different for me.  It was
one Linda asked me to do.  I usually do not
like Victorian but this turned out well, I liked the
perspective of just a glimpse into the room.
Linda was right, it is a great painting and was worth
the challenge.

So... snow in October.  If you know me you know
the challenge this is for me.  I was planning to go
into the snow season in a good frame of mind, but
I was not ready this early.  I was at a show in Kutztown
and had to spend the night instead of driving home.
The poor plants in the garden took a beating and
Linda "had" to spend some time out there today!

Open House Update:
All the invitations are ready for the mail!  They
go out on Wednesday, so keep an eye out for yours.
If you are not on my snail mail list and want an invite
email me with your address.
I cut down 4 more cases of glass, Linda is using it faster
than I can cut it! I am signing my new prints tonight,
right after I am finished handing out candy for Halloween.

Happy Halloween to everyone....
Abbey will not be happy about this photo so don't tell her. 
This was Halloween 1987 and she was not quite 4 years old.
So cute!   To her chagrin it was the only store bought
costume, after this we made each one!
Those are definitely 1987 glasses!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Another painting...

This still life was another from my student Amy, who has
a wonderful eye.  She has allowed me to use her photos
several times which is a privilege. 
You have to wait till Open House for this one.

Open House Update:
Another order of glass and matboard came yesterday
so there is a flurry of mat cutting going on in the studio.
I started cutting down glass... a word of advice for all you
new painters... keep everything you paint and print to the
standard sizes.  I never did and since we print in the same
size as the original I have all these odd size frames requiring
odd size mats and glass!  Tomorrow will be a big day.
Linda picks up another order of frames,  the invitations should
be delivered and the prints should also be delivered. 
Thankfully I am leaving to set up for my weekend show in
Kutztown.  It is nice being out of the house with all the
commotion going on!

The Show:  Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsman Holiday Show
Oct. 29 & 30 ~ Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 10-4
Held at Keystone Hall, Kutztown University
Trexler Ave (S Campus Dr) and Baldy St. Kutztown, PA
There is a $1 off coupon on their website!

Monday, October 24, 2011

25 Days till Open House...

20"x22" original watercolor ~ untitled
This will be ready for Open House!

Open House Update:Linda stayed home this weekend while I did the show.
She claims she was working but I see signs of work done
in the garden!  Although all 6000+ mailing labels are
printed and on her desk so she must have been working a
little.  Today I went to my printer to watch the run
of my new prints, that is always a thrill. 

I had a question:  I was asked if I get sick of painting so
much or mind the pressure to paint for Open House
I have always had a good work ethic.  I always put in my
8 hour work day because in the early years Linda had a
regular job and I felt I needed to work as hard and long
as she did.  So I practiced self discipline and painting even
if I did not "feel" like it.  I learned if I just sat down and
started something pretty soon the excitement would follow
or I would get into the challenge.   I added "Painting A Day"
a few years ago and that really focused me to starting and
finishing a miniature daily.   So I do not feel pressured
to create, it already is part of my routine.   There is pressure
of painting dynamite work, that pressure is somewhat self
inflected, I want to show a great collection of new work.  I
want Linda to stand back when they are all on display and
tell me this is the best grouping yet.  The thrill is in the
challenging pieces, creating them to the best of my ability. 
The variety of subjects keeps me from boredom.  Each new
subject evokes a fresh memory from where I saw it.   And
then there is this little thrill I get when the doors open and
clients are standing there and can't wait to get in and see all
my new work.  And the greatest compliment is when
someone falls in love with one and must own it!
So... no, I do not get sick of painting!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Checking in...

I get emails from clients and friends about what
I post and this was in my inbox this morning and
I thought it was such a kind thing to say that I am
sharing it. 
Andy, I’m a little confused on your Tuesday Oct 18th posting on daily painter. “no special paints for the
copper and no fancy tricks”.  I believe it’s magic aka
a very gifted and talented artist
J, and “color flowing
off the brush”.  I would definitely agree to that.  I
remember in class you were always fearless with
the colors (dark and light) and your demos (very good stuff).

Corey Fou Chong
Corey took a class from me and has huge potential.
He is juggling a job. a baby, a home life and painting...
Check out his work..

I am set up and ready for you to see me tomorrow at:
Crafts in the Meadow
Held at Tyler State Park
10 Stable Mill Trail, Richboro PA
Sat. 10-6 & Sun. 10-5 ~ Rain or Shine

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Best of the Web...

I opened my email to nice news this morning.   My blog was
chosen as "Best of the Web" by Pocket Change.  The editor
said, "I’ve been looking through your blog and I really
appreciate your great paintings and thoughts in art in general.
I also enjoyed the way you feel free to speak about whatever
crosses your mind while still  tying it into the theme of
your blog, it makes  for a varied read". 
Check it out... 
Pocket Change, Best of the Web     (scroll to the bottom)

This weekends show:
Crafts in the Meadow
Held at Tyler State Park
10 Stable Mill Trail, Richboro PA
Sat. 10-6 & Sun. 10-5 ~ Rain or Shine
$1 off coupon on promoters site...

Open House Update:
I gave the OK to the color on the prints so they are a go.
I will show you the new choices next week.  Meanwhile,
I am painting, working on another requested painting
from Linda.  Its looking really good, I hate when she's right!
Linda went to Miller Printing who is working on the
invitation. They are still playing with wording.
I have not seen it but she always does a good job.
I do know money is flying out the door faster than I am
bringing it in.  Linda ordered rolls of kraft paper, we use
it to cover the back of each painting and print.  An order
went out for hangers and tape and I see lots of paperwork
for mats and frames.  It is better that I don't look around
Linda's desk!  I was sent to the post office for 3410 stamps
which is not even half the order... you can do your own math!
I need to go back to my painting...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Untitled watercolor   18" x 14"
Another one for my Open House in November.
SAVE THE DATE ~ You are invited!November 18-20  ~ 28th Annual Open House
Held at the studio in Lititz, PA
I am painting...
except for the occasional break to hold
a kitty...  here is Max.

Monday, October 17, 2011


 Untitled watercolor
18" x 14"
This will be available at my Open House
in November.

I had a good weekend in Blue Bell although it
was almost too windy to paint and demonstrate.
This weekend I am heading to Tyler State Park

Open House update:
Stacy came all weekend to cut the piles of mats Linda
had put together.  She still has 3 piles of 30 each of the
8x10 size to go.  Lori was framing 40 ~  8x10's and will continue
that tomorrow.  Linda... I think she was playing with the
new cats but I am acting like she was working!
I do know she proofed the invitation.  Today I went to the 1st
proofing of the new prints.  I am looking at color, I want
my prints to match my original as close as possible.  After
looking at it, I am having the color adjusted.  I use Pemcor
in Lancaster so I can run out whenever they make an adjustment.
Years ago they printed Wyeth's prints.  I like to imagine my
original laying aside of his on the work table... 

Home news: we adopted 3 new cats from the Humane
League. Yes 3, however they have run of the house
and studio and may even go to the upstairs apartment
to visit the in-laws   Here is "Gomez"  a 3 month old,
already in a soft bed on Linda's desk... perhaps why
I think Linda got very little done today... Just a thought.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


21" x 17" original watercolor
Untitled... (Titles welcome!)
I am saving this for my November Open House
The still life was set up and a photo taken by Amy,
one of my students.  I am privileged that she lets
me use her photos.  I have a few more from her.

Open House Update...
Linda was cutting down mat board at 5:30 this
morning.  There are huge piles setting around
waiting for the inside cuts.  30 ~ 8x10's are taped
and ready for frames, which come on Friday.
Order sheets are printed.
As for me...Painting...painting and painting some more!
I feel so sharp and energized, the paint is simply flowing.

Show Update...
The van is packed and the hotel is booked so I am ready
for Friday setup.
Oct. 15 & 16  ~  PA Guild Craft Fair
Held at Montgomery Co. Community College
340 DeKalb Pk.  Blue Bell, PA  (excellent quality)
Sat. 10-6  &  Sun. 10-5    ~    Rain or Shine!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

37 days till Open House 2011!

I know, I know, I showed you this yesterday, but frankly
I wanted you to admire it a bit more.  To maybe gush
at how good it is!!

I am not the one counting the days, that credit goes to Linda!  
I was told I had 37  days which sounds like a lot of time but it
flies by.  I teach till the end of this month and have three
more shows so I need to organize what I want to paint in that
time.  Meanwhile most of the other work goes to Linda who
seems to be panicking rather early and I'm not sure why!
She is on schedule, according to the schedule that is posted
by her desk, thankfully I do not get a schedule!  The chosen
paintings are at the printer, after much thought and debate.
We are  doing two this year but in a smaller edition of 200
each.   I will share them later. Linda also met with the other
printer about the design of the invitations.  Lori, our helper
cut the backing boards for the new prints today.
So I am thinking... ahead of schedule.
Meanwhile we need to pack for my weekend show.
I am in Blue Bell, PA for the PA  Guild of Craftsman Show.
Linda is staying home to work so please come out and
keep me company, its OK to bring your checkbook along!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Demo from Saturday...

I worked on this all day Saturday.  Now I am
ready for the table top and the basket that
is on top.  This basket sets in a dark corner so
I do not need the same definition as the one on
the floor.  But I still take time to paint every
piece.  This has a tighter weave than the other
one.  I am making the table top darker. Notice
the shadow on the wall.
I went a bit deeper on the wall.  Darker washes
over the right corner.

I went a bit deeper in the colors, adding a few
more washes, using the same colors I have been
using only a bit darker.

OK... are you ready?  I can't wait any longer.
Its finished and I love it.
It needs a frame, a title and a price.