Sunday, July 31, 2011

More from the drawer

Image: 10" x 13"
Edition: 1000
Printed: 2002 as a fundraiser for Upper Merion Relay for Life ~
                      American Cancer Society,  Upper Merion, PA

Available: 20 prints (low numbers starting with #147 thru 167

4 color offset lithographs ~ In excellent condition

$25 each   Great low price, my others this size sell for $45-$50

To order Trumpets of Hope:
  call the studio (717-627-3383)
$8 towards shipping fee (print shipped flat)

Friday, July 29, 2011

More from the drawer


Image:11 3/4 X 15 3/4"
Edition: 100
Printed: 1999
Available: 3 AP (Artist Proofs)

I was "Artist of the Year" in 1999 for WITF TV.
Our local PBS station.  They chose this painting
to be printed in an edition of 100 prints which they
sold on air.  I received 4 AP.  I am keeping one and
am selling the other 3.
Opening bid is $75.00 (unframed)

The van is packed... I could almost walk my stuff to
the park but it is a little too hot!
See you tomorrow!
Lititz Art Show
Saturday, July 30

Held in Lititz Springs Park along Rt 501 in
downtown Lititz, PA
9am-5pm ~ FREE! ~ rain, shine or heat!
My space is right in front of the pavilions ~ B153

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cleaning out a drawer...

"Cut Glass"

Image: 15.5"x 11"
Edition: 425
Printed: 1989
Available: 5 prints  ~  #418, #419, #420, #421 &  #422
I think these were returned from a gallery at one time and
placed in the drawer for safe keeping.
Original Price: $60.00  This is a hard to find print and has
basically been sold out since 1999!
4 color offset lithographs ~ All in excellent condition
A beautiful print which can be framed country or very
contemporary.  Worth a second look!

We have had a busy week sharing vacation time with
friends.  We did some fun, very different day trips.

Monday: A trip to Philadelphia, starting the morning at

Eastern State Penitentiary.  We were there several hours
touring the old prison.  Very interesting, you use head
phones for your own tour.  Lunch at Jacks Firehouse,
excellent! Then the afternoon at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Walking around looking at stones and sculpture.  Not
as exciting as the one we go to in Ohio but interesting.

Tuesday: Off to Harpers Ferry, WV.  We scheduled a
fantastic tour with Rick from O Be Joyful Tours.
Rick was in period costume and had a great sense of
humor.  He made every effort to keep us in the shade
while giving us the historical background of Harpers
Ferry the town, John Brown and then the towns role in
the Civil War.  I cannot say enough about this tour...
EXCELLENT.  So much better than walking around
the town reading plaques.

I spent every other free moment working on my commission.
This weekends show:
Lititz Art Show
Saturday, July 30

Held in Lititz Springs Park along Rt 501 in
downtown Lititz, PA
9am-5pm ~ FREE! ~ rain, shine or heat!
My space is right in front of the pavilions.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cleaning out a drawer

Linda spent some time empting a drawer where we stored
some paintings and prints.  There are some prints we found
burried and are putting on ebay to sell.  Check it out! 
Below is the first one.
Image:  13"x 9 1/4"
Edition: 250
Available: 82 prints ~  starting with #168
Printed: 1984  This was my very first print.
I have not had it out in years, no reason,
it was just forgotten as I printed more work. 

4 color offset lithographs ~ All in excellent condition
Hand signed and numbered
Sold for $30  ~   ON SALE: $15.00  (makes a nice gift)

To order Harvest Shadows:
call the studio (717-627-3383)
$8 towards shipping fee  (print shipped flat)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Angles Study

5"x 5" Original Watercolor ~ SOLD

I have been wanting to paint this for a while.
I was interested in the unusual angle.  I found it
walking up the huge wide staircase at the Shaker
Village.  As you reach the top a large landing
opens up to you.  Everything from this viewpoint
is a bit distorted.  I liked that!
Part of being an artist is taking the time to observe
how things change from different viewpoints.
Even if your not an artist, you should slow down and
look around you, we miss so much!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shaker Series #14

6"x 4" original watercolor
$250.00  Contact the Studio

This bottle turned out very well.  A good
simple still life.  A nice way to get back
into the swing.

I must confess that even in the heat I have
been riding bike.  Last night a group of us
rode 39 miles and I rode again this morning.
No show this weekend and with the heat I think
that's a good thing.   I am diligently working
on a commission which I want to finish by next
week.  I have several hours into the drawing
and am ready to lay on some paint.  If I get
permission from the client I will share the painting

Save the dates:July 30 ~ Lititz Art Show ~ Lititz, PA
Aug. 6-7 ~ Shaker Village Craft Show ~ Harrodsburg, KY
Aug. 13 ~ the BIG Lititz Rotary Show ~ Lititz, PA
Aug. 20-21 ~ Mount Gretna, PA
Aug. 27-28 ~ Seawall Art Show ~ Portsmouth, VA
Sept 3-4 ~ Heart of Lancaster ~ Manheim, PA

More shows and more details on my website

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday check in

HELLO Penn State!
It was a long day.  We were up early and out
of the house by 9:30.  Drove to State College.
Set up our camper, it will be home for
5 nights.  Then out to the show.
Our booth is mostly set up, need to
hang the paintings in the morning, that's Linda's
FYI:  We are much farther down Allen Street
than I thought.  Actually near the corner of
Allen and Fairmount Ave.  #A56.
I will be ready for all of you at 10AM.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday check in

We are not just setting around with our feet propped up!
I had a few repairs to our pop up camper, a little patch on
an air mattress, another visit to my Mom, an emergency repair
to a neighbor kids bike, a few long bike rides for me!  While
Linda was at her desk for days still catching up.  We need to
pack for Penn State tomorrow.  So I will be out of touch till
next week unless I have Internet connection at the campground.

Join me this weekend at…
CentralPennsylvania Festival of the Arts
State College, Pennsylvania

My new booth location is #A56
The hours:
·  Thursday, July 14, 2011 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

·  Friday, July 15, 2011 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
·  Saturday, July 16, 2011 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
·  Sunday, July 17, 2011 Noon - 5 p.m.

For a little fun, here is a photo of "The Artist"
from 1983... sure, go ahead, count the years.
Update the glasses, add a few pounds, lose a bit
of hair and I'm still the same guy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shaker Series #13

4" x 6" Miniature Watercolor

Most of my Shaker studies are all about light.
In this one; there are four.
1) The main source ~ the window
2) The ledge under the chair rail
3) The warm light on the floor
4) The cool muted light in the foreground.
For me, light is everything.

News flash...
I was called to do the Penn State show!
I had been on the wait list and someone dropped out
so I am in.  July 14-17, space A56

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday Check in

My latest Original Watercolor
20 x 23 ~ untitled
A window in Murano, Italy...

We have been on the road 27 days!  2 weeks in Ohio,
a week in Kentucky and a week in Massachusetts.
I am glad to be home.  Linda could have kept going
but I had enough.  We got in last night.  Unpack the van,
unpack the camper, 4 loads of laundry, the grocery store,
a visit with my Mom, dinner with Linda's parents, a few
moments in the yard and its night time.  
No show this weekend.  I have a commission to work on
and get back in the swing of painting blog pieces.