Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Holiday #6

4"x 6" Original Miniature Original Watercolor

Sticking with Williamsburg, VA.

I have one more Holiday painting and then
I am switching to winter and flowers.  Yes,
flowers, Linda suggested exhibiting at the
Garden Expo in Harrisburg in February... so
I need some flower paintings.

We will be celebrating New Years Eve with our
friends the Hildebrands.  Over the past 35 years
we have spent many an Eve together.  Back when
the kids were young we moved the clocks ahead so
the kids thought they were staying up till midnight!
Tonight will be dinner, maybe a movie and watch
the ball drop.   Happy New Year to all.

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Holiday #5

4"x 6" Original Miniature Original Watercolor

Williamsburg, VA at Christmas.  I plan to paint a
few more in my Holiday series because I did not
paint as many as I usually do because of  the time
spent on my commission.

My latest commission:
It turned out great and my client was pleased.
24x18  What a beautiful house.  The brick has
1758 on it, lots of angles and a dash of snow.
I was sorry to see it leave so quickly, I usually get a
few days to live with the finished painting but this one
was barely dry and framed and out the door.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2013 Holiday #4

4"x 6" Original Watercolor
2013 Holiday #4  $225

This interesting view of architectural angles with a
bit of  Holiday is from Winterthur in DE.

I am spending most of my time on my commission.
I will share it after Christmas since it is a gift.
Moving along well, just taking my time.

Time to sign up for watercolor classes for January.
I will have the dates posted tomorrow.
If you need to stop in for a last minute gift give me
a call!

Monday, December 16, 2013

2013 Holiday #3

6"x 4" Original Watercolor
2013 Holiday #3

A bit of Williamsburg, VA
We were privileged to spend a week over
Grand Illumination.  Sadly it rained most of the
time but I was able to get great new subjects for
my Holiday series.
Saturday there was a small memorial service for my
Mom in Coatesville.  My brother did a nice job
putting it together.  We needed to mentally change gears
and left there for a birthday party weekend for a very
special client and friend.   Starting with a surprise
dinner at Mendenhall Inn , entertainment was fantastic
Irish dancers, followed by Sunday brunch at Krazy Kats
and a Yuletide tour at Winterthur.  We had a very good
time with friends.  Got home with enough time to dig a
bit of snow (I needed a parking spot)  and work on my
commission.  I spent most of today drawing and got an
OK to start painting.  I will be pulling some all-nighters
to get it done for Christmas!

Friday, December 13, 2013

2013 Holiday #2

4"x 6" Original Watercolor
2013 Holiday #2

We are heading out again... due to possible bad weather
we are going to Coatesville so we are there in the morning
for our family memorial for Mom.  After that we are heading
to a party and have several functions on Sunday.  So it is a
busy weekend.  I started drawing my commission, I packed my
paints so I can work on it while away.

Not much time if you wanted a Smith painting or print for
a Christmas gift.  Send me an email if you want something
shipped or to schedule a studio visit. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 Holiday #1

4"x 6" Original Watercolor
2013 Holiday #1

I am starting my Holiday Series.  However I am
letting you know I have a large commission to do
for Christmas and I am just now getting the photos to
start it.  So I may need every waking moment for the
commission.  If I do, I will continue the Holiday Series
until January, because I have lots of new subjects I
want to paint!!

Open House went well.  My Mom took ill on the Friday
of Open House so I was going to sit with her before my
doors opened and after we finished each day.  Sadly Mom
passed away on Thanksgiving Day.  Our daughter Abbey
came home on Wednesday at 9pm and stopped in to see her
and she passed the next morning.  I was holding her hand.
It was quiet and peaceful.   This past week we (my brother
Carl, his wife Beth, their adult kids and Me and Linda and
our Abbey and Ben) all went to Williamsburg, VA and had
a great  time together.  We swapped some "Mom" stories
and just honored her memory.  We just got home this afternoon
and I need to go paint.