Thursday, August 29, 2013

2013 Still Life #18

Mini Original 4"x 6"   SOLD!!
$100. to the first person to ask for it!
Available until Sunday  9/1 at 7PM
The price goes to $225 after Sunday!
email or call 717-627-3383

Take time to study this one.  An obscure
Shaker corner.  It moved me!

Packed and ready for tomorrow's set up.
Also setting up the tables for classes that
start on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2013 Rooftop study

Mini Original 4"x 6"           SOLD!
$100. to the first person to ask for it!
Available until  Saturday  8/31 at7PM
The price goes to $250 after Saturday!
email or call 717-627-3383
I love working with a glowing moon,
warm light in the windows and an
interesting rooftop view.

This weekend:
Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show
Held at Roots Market, 705 Graystone Rd
Manheim, PA
10am to 4pm
My booth is #136
FREE admission, FREE parking

Monday, August 26, 2013

Finished Koi!

I had a nice little show at Lansdale on Saturday
and even nicer was having Sunday home.  We
went to see The Butler.  I loved it.  Well done.
One of my Dads best lines was in that movie,  and I
heard it often... Son, I brought you into this world and
I can take you out!!  I think it is a must see.

Today I had a lot of errands plus sit with my Mom.
So I have managed small chunks of painting time
and forgot to keep photographing the koi as I went
along.   But I finished it.  Turned out pretty good.

"Feeding Time"  29x25    $4000      SOLD!!

Watercolor classes start next week.  Send me an email
if you are interested. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

2013 Angles #4

2013 Angles #4   ~   Mini Original 6"x 4"   SOLD!!
$100. to the first person to ask for it!
Available until  Monday 8/26 at7PM
The price goes to $225 after Monday!
email or call 717-627-3383

This has a warm yellow glow to the painting.
A simple view of the top of a building.

Packing for my Saturday show in Lansdale, PA
Lansdale Festival of the Arts
Saturday, August 24 from 10am to 4pm
Held at Memorial Park, 300 E Main St
Lansdale, PA

if rain: held at Penndale Middle School

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday check in

I had a very good Mount Gretna Show however
it drizzled most of Sunday leaving 2 tents, 6 tarps
and 2 rugs wet.  That means I must set every thing
up in the back yard to dry.  I did not get much painting
done.  Maybe tomorrow...

Meanwhile, Linda framed some finished work that
I took to Mount Gretna but did not have time to post.
 "Redside Reflection"   23x20  $1200.

 "The Pair"   18x14   $700.

"Beams from Heaven"  18x24     $1500.

I am working!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

K o i.....

Busy two days here.  Ispent time with my Mom plus
took my father-in-law to the eye doctor.  Cataract time.
Linda took her Mom to the doctor for a med adjustment.
I cut mats for some new originals I want to show this
weekend.  Linda had desk work and more framing.

Tonight I am packing the van so I am ready to go in
the morning.  Another close to home show but I still
have to pack!  If you are looking for something to do
this beautiful weekend plan on coming to this show.
Great quality.  Click on the show for more info.
Mount Gretna Art Show
August 17 from 9am to 6pm
August 18 from 9am to 5pm
My Booth: #227 in my usual spot

I am managing to squeeze in some painting time.
and my koi...  there are several more hours
into this.  Still deepening the values.  Lots more
in the sand and stones.   Making it look like water

I just told Linda I want the next painting to be
back in my comfort zone, this was a stretch!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

still working on koi!

I did nothing but paint today, not even a bike ride.
I am in the middle of a love-hate relationship with
my koi...  this is really outside my comfort zone!

Meanwhile Linda has spent two full days typing
her Moms genealogy stuff. 

The Koi... #1    I am now creating the under water
rocks.  It is actually pretty busy under the water.


#2  added some water, which has reflections from the sky

#3  Creating depth, more layers of color, building...
     the fish are starting to look like they are under water.
     you can click over the painting to enlarge it.

Monday, August 12, 2013


I had a good day at the Lititz Craft Show Saturday.
Great weather.  Sunday, Linda suggested we clean
out our shed... this meant emptying the whole
contents into the yard, then triage the items!
Lets just say the trash is full and the shed looks great!
But now her eye is on the garage next... help!! 

Today I had a early morning bike ride then home to
unpack the van.  After that I painted my Koi...
This little challenge is taking what feels like forever.
And it is no where near done. 

#1 More on the little fishes, then concentrated on the
bottom big one.

#2  a close up view


#3  now on to the top fish.

#4 here is the whole painting...

Mount Gretna is this weekend... get it on your weekend

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I had a pile of mats to cut (since our helper is on vacation)
then two cases of glass to cut, that kept me in the studio
all morning.   I painted in the afternoon till now. 
This painting has so many layers to it. 
Click over the photo to enlarge.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013


We are back from a whirl wind trip, putting over
1000 miles on the van!  We added a short trip to our
friends in Cleveland OH and got home 6:30 Tuesday
night.  Today was spent with an early morning
23 mile bike ride, empty the van, a visit to my Mom,
mow, picked up a big frame order, a supply order was
delivered, Linda spent some time at her desk and in
the garden, lots of laundry, a family dinner... and
I have a bike tire to repair when this is written!

So... again, Linda put in a painting request. I have learned
that while I usually put up a bit of a fuss when I get into
it I enjoy myself. This is koi from a pond in Ladew Gardens.
I am going to show you the progress.  The paper size is
23x19" so it is pretty large for me.  I started with a pencil
drawing, you can see the lines. I really took my time on
the drawing. Next I painted one fish and I am dabbing
in the rocks and plants under the water. This is only the top
part, there is more to the whole painting.  I already have 2 full
paintings days into this so it takes time. I like to remind
everyone who is painting to slow down and learn to enjoy
the process, not hurry to finish a painting!
This is all underpainting.  Washes to build the color.
More tomorrow!