Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday check in

Just finished this one... 20"x 23"
This was the scene down the street from me
this past fall.  I love a full moon and night scenes.
I am taking suggestions for a title. 
I did not get a blog painted today. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Counter View

4" x 6" original watercolor
Contact the studio

A little window view from La Madeleine
in  Alexandria, VA.  I liked the way the light
laid across the chairs.

Linda has spent the whole day saying
"I can't believe it is time to start showing" 
but it is... she is gathering together all the
show supplies and paintings and we are off
to Lincroft, NJ  on Friday.
Today's mail had a returned (undeliverable
as addressed, unable to forward)  Open House
mailer that was postmarked  November 4, 2011.
It was returned to me today, 88 days from the
day I mailed it... no wonder the Post Office
has issues.  Where has it been for 88 days?

If you are interested in classes email me now!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Still Life #1

6"x4" original watercolor
$275 (framed)  contact the studio

I really needed a change from all the landscapes I
have been painting.  Love the color on this shaker box
and the patina on the table.  Felt good to work on a
still life.

Just got home from our favorite theatre "The Allen".
Saw "The Descendants"... excellent.
With Netflix we finished the mini series
"Pillars of the Earth" excellent...
We are also in the middle of the 1st season of
"Downton Abbey".... also excellent.
Yes, I can paint while the TV is on!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday check in

I mentioned the other day that I felt you
could get so creative in placing my smaller
paintings around your house.  Yesterday
we were with our friend who happens to own
several of my paintings and I took some photos
so you could see how she has placed hers.
I did not move any of them, this is how she
displays them and she often moves them around.

Kitchen counter
kitchen counter
propped on the window ledge, peaking around the curtain!
setting on the mantel
So for those who tell me they don't have wall space
I hope this gives you inspiration! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 Winter Series #10

4"x 6" original miniature watercolor
$100.00 to the first person that emails
or calls (717-627-3383). 
Offer good until Monday, 1/30 at 8pm

Still working on Gettysburg scenes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 Winter Series #9

6"x 4" original watercolor
This little vignette is from the past weekend in
Alexandria, VA.   I love walking around and looking
for things to paint.  My eye naturally goes to snippets
of life, leaving my viewer to fill in the surroundings.

Teaching two more classes today.  Then a break next
week and then February classes start on the 7th.  If you
are interested in watercolor send me an email!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 Winter Series #8

6"x 4" original miniature watercolor
$250.00 (framed 10x8)  Contact the studio
Staying with the Gettysburg scenes.

I taught two classes today and painted.
Clients stopped in and we had lunch together
at Tomato Pie here in Lititz.
Another good day.  See... I can enjoy winter!

Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 Winter Series #7

6"x4" original miniature watercolor
$275.00 (framed 10x8)  Contact the studio

Another view of Gettysburg from last years
winter visit.
This is a great way to build an original
collection.  Most of my clients are simply
propping them around instead of hanging them.

I finished my swan!  This was from our friend
Joan's house and I loved the shadows.  I will frame
it in a 22x20 frame.  Not titled or priced...  the paint
is still wet!

OK... I need to catch you up on the weekend!
Friday, Linda and I gave a lecture at the
Lancaster County Christian School about running
a small (very small!!) business and the arts.
So here I am sharing my wealth of information.
We get back out to the parking lot and the car
will not start.  Had it towed and today found out
it needs a fuel pump...
This was the weekend of our annual get together with
two other couples that have been friends for years.  (Last
year we went to Gettysburg - you can go to Feb 2011
to see the paintings from that trip)   This years trip was
to Alexandria VA.  The snow gave us a late start and we had
a 2.5 hour drive but arrived in town by 11:30ish.  Started
with a visit to the Torpedo Factory.  If I lived closer I would
have a studio here!   Next was lunch at The Wharf and then
off to the  George Washington Masonic Memorial... interesting.
I think there will be books turning up in the house about the
Freemasons.  I will say the view from the top was wonderful
even in overcast weather.  Off to our hotel to change for
dinner at La Tasca for tapas.   On Sunday we were out by 9am.
Breakfast at La Madeleine and then a 10-noon walking history tour.
Heavy into history but I loved it. The guide was excellent but
it was very cold!   Next is lunch at Red Rock where Abbey
and Ben and Kristi (the Linn's daughter who lives close by)
all met us for lunch.  Very nice bonus.  Then home...
Mark & Betsy Linn, Dave & Joan Heft and Linda
I am taking the photo!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 Winter Series #6

5"x 5" Original Watercolor
$250.00 (framed) ... contact the studio

More from Gettysburg.

Not much going on today except painting.
I spent most of my day working on a large
swan decoy still life.
Linda went to morning Yoga and was at her
desk in the afternoon.  Dinner and back to the

My show schedule is on my website.  Some shows
are waiting for acceptance, remember most of the
shows I do are juried which means you pay them
$10-$40 to look at your work and they decide if you
fit into their show.  Linda is always looking around
for new good shows so feel free to send her info!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Winter Series #5

6"x 4" Original watercolor
$275.00 (framed) - Contact the studio

I had to dig back into last years photos for
inspiration.  This was from Gettysburg, PA.
Not a scene I care to see now!

Painting and teaching...  Tuesdays and Wednesdays
I teach two classes a day.  Great students and each
class is fun for me.  I added student photo's to my
Student Blog, check them out.  My joy is in watching
each student finish paintings and watch them grow
as artists.  We plan to have a student show here at
the studio on April 7th.  All are invited and you can
chat with the students and get the low down on their

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Print: Window Shopping... January sale

January clearance sale
Print only: $85.00   ~   SALE PRICE:  $40.00
You may purchase on eBay
Or order on the website, or email or call your order in!
If you want me to frame it in my
usual framing add $40.00
Limited Edition Print, edition: 450
18"x 13"

Imagine, walking along a historical street, browsing in shop windows when a statley decoy catches your eye. The display beckons you to come inside with the promise of antiques and local crafts. Then you notice the reflection in the panes offering the rich history of the town and the beauty of this fall day.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Farm Show Rooster

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

A student of mine, Jacqueline Bish Rice Hintz|
visited the Harrisburg Farm Show and took the photo.
Linda loves roosters so naturally it was "suggested"
I paint it!  I say anything to stall on winter scenes!!
He grew on me!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Winter Series #4

4"x6" miniature original watercolor  ~ SOLD!!
$100.00 to the first person who calls (717-627-3383)
emails saying they want it!!
Offer good until 1/18 at 8pm

This was a borrowed photo from fellow artist
Debi Watson.  She said it was a barn at Mountville, PA
and Rt. 30.  Love the stone and deep doorway. 
Bit of snow on the ground.

Linda was at her desk all day filling out show
applications.  I painted this and did a sketch
for a rooster that Linda requested.   I did not
give her too hard a time about it since it gets
me off the hook for winter paintings!   It sorta
qualifies as winter since it was from the
"Farm Show".

We have the movie Moneyball to watch tonight.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 Winter Series #3

4"x6" miniature original watercolor
Framed 8x10"  $275.  Contact the Studio ~ SOLD
This was from a trip to Inner Harbor, Baltimore
two years ago.  I love the warm sun against the building
and snow piled on the ground.  Good strong colors in
this one.

Friday we went to Chester Springs for a visit with
our friend Joan.  Had a fantastic lunch, a drive around
the area (I did not have my camera along... lesson learned,
always pack the camera).  We watched the 1st movie from
Downton Abbey and we are hooked so we added it to our
Netflix.  And to top off our day I took Linda dancing at
Sunnybrook, in Pottstown, PA.  they had a 50-60" DJ and
we danced till 11:00! Great day!   Today I painted and Linda
was reading "Does the Noise in my Head Bother You" by
Steven Tyler.  A library book that is due back Monday...
not my taste!  So today was another great day.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Winter Series #2

6"x 4" miniature original watercolor
Framed 10x8 ~ $300.  Contact the Studio
This was a scene I found last week driving home
from NJ.   It qualifies as part of my "Winter Series"
because it st a January scene.   Not my fault we do not
have snow here!  You can tell it is winter by the long
shadows, the color of the fields and the sky.  Overall
I think there is a brisk feeling to the painting.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January Challenge from Daily Painters of Pennsylvania

6"x 4" original watercolor  ~   SOLD!
I am stalling a bit on my winter series, mainly
because I am not a big fan of winter!  So in my
attempt to procrastinate I decided to take the
Daily Painters of Pennsylvania challenge, which
reminds me of summer!  It had to be done...

I had my Men's prayer group at 6:30am, taught
a 9:30am watercolor class, ran a few errands with
Linda,  painted, and now I am getting ready
for my 7pm class.  Meanwhile Linda is on day
three of closing out the year and catching up on
paperwork.  How can there be so much accounting
and so little cash!!   Not to mention show applications
all over her office.  I hear some muttering coming
from that direction of the studio.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Winter Series #1

4" x 6" Original watercolor  ~ SOLD!

Thankfully we have not had snow here! 
This was from last year. Busy day, a run to Roots
Market and a quick visit to Mom. I have a class
tonight and two tomorrow.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Gallery Exhibit...

I know I have not been as diligent as I should be with posting but I have been working!   I finished
a commission which took up a large chunk of time
and received the OK yesterday.  I still need to frame it.
I was asked to put together an exhibit at Chubbs
Group (Insurance) whoes world corporate headquarters
are in Warren, NJ. They have a beautiful corporate
gallery space.  We did that on Thursday and spent the
night.     It took two hours to hang 31 paintings but they
look great.

After 30+ years I still get a rush seeing my paintings
hung gallery style.