Thursday, March 31, 2016

2016 Still Life #7

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day...SOLD!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 4/2 the price goes to $250

I get asked all the time about where I find inspiration.
I try to explain it is everywhere.  You just have to look.
This wonderful still life was from a friends house.
We were there for Easter dinner and she had these
daffodils; I liked the vase.  Just a perfect, yet simple still life.

I had my last class today.  Said good bye to some very nice
ladies all who plan to be back in September.  Linda had the
tables and chairs down as the door was closing behind them.
She reminded me that we have not had use of the two rooms
for six months...  I felt bad so I took her to
Rooster Street Butcher for lunch.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

2016 French #5 ~ Window

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day... SOLD!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 4/1 the price goes to $275

I am still painting St. Emilion, France.  This one had a little
extra in the window!

This is my last week of teaching watercolor until September.
Its my 3rd week of track and meets start this week.  Linda
is getting some garden time and all is well...

Monday, March 28, 2016

2016 French #4 ~ window

5"x 5"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day... SOLD!!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 3/31 the price goes to $275

St. Emilion  again,  an interesting window.They love their flowers.

We had a nice Easter in DC with Abbey and Ben.
Got to see the cherry blossoms. Way too crowded!
Came home Sunday and had dinner with friends.
My buddy Bruce is in town and he happened to bring
his bike so we went out in the unbelievable wind today.
A much harder workout  than it should have been.

Friday, March 25, 2016

2016 Negril

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day... SOLD!!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 3/28 the price goes to $250

I went in a totally different direction!  My class wanted to
see water being painted so this started as a demonstration.
This is a photo  my daughter took at 
the Rock House hotel
in Negril, Jamaica.  I could handle sitting in these chairs

A good deal of my morning was spent car shopping with my
father-in-law...  The light rain messed with my bike riding
plans so I am painting.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

2016 French #3 ~ doorway

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day... SOLD!!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 3/27 the price goes to $275

Another St. Emilion  painting, this one I found while taking a tour.Loved the way the light danced on the wall.

Another class to teach this morning, I have 3 ladies that drive
from NJ  and 3 that drive from Coatesville, PA.  That's a lot
of driving for a class.  Painted, then ran a few errands with Linda
then off to a track scrimmage...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

2016 French Window #2

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day    ~ SOLD!!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 3/26 the price goes to $300

I have been going through my photos from a trip to France
several years ago and fell in love all over again.  I am focussing
on the St. Emilion area.  I found this scene at a winery, the window
was part of a large painting I did a while back.  I wanted to
do a close up of the window with the shadows.

Today was a rerun of yesterday, taught a full class, painted,
track practice, back to painting...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2016 Still Life #6

6"x 4"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day  ~ SOLD!
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 3/25 the price goes to $250

Glass study in shades of blue.

Teaching my easy advanced class, painting and track...
then grocery store and more painting... that's my day!

Monday, March 21, 2016

2016 Sheep

6"x 4"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day

Shaking it up a little, went with sheep today.

We have some time off from showing so now is a good time
for you to visit the studio.  Just give me a call to make sure
I am here.

I helped my brother-in-law hang drywall in our bedroom.
Just shows you how versatile I am!!  Actually I held it while
he screwed it in, he just was using my muscle.  Track practice
today, we are going to have another great season both
boys and girls.  I currently have 58 sprinters all by myself.
Good kids!  I love coaching.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Saturday in Harrisburg

Saturday, March 19 I can be found at
Central Dauphin Spring Craft Show
Held at Central Dauphin H.S.
437 Piketown Rd. Harrisburg, PA
9am to 3pm
I am space #167 in the gym
FREE Admission!
Never been here so i have no idea what to expect!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

2016 French Window

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day
Only $125 (unframed) to the first person to email or call!
If unclaimed by 3/19 the price goes to $350

Feeling French today!
This blue is unlike any other, it says French!

I am juggling teaching three morning classes and track!
Life is a little hectic but I would not have it any other way.

Monday, March 14, 2016

2016 Winter Series #5

4"x 6" miniature original watercolor
2016 Winter Series #5

Interesting back road...

On the home front:
Track started today, I am so excited!!  There
are 100+ kids and I have 45+ sprinters all by
myself; boys and girls, 7-9th grade.  
Expecting a great season.  It figures all last week
was beautiful, my first day is overcast and chilly!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday check in

It has been hard to squeeze in painting the last few days.
Thursday we went to Chestnut Hill, PA to visit a client who
has been buying my work since 1988!  Had a nice lunch and
returned home in time to pick up my father-in-law and honor
his request for steak at Texas Roadhouse.  This is how you
celebrate 82 years!  It is the only time he has sat in a saddle
with or without a horse!

If you are looking for a place to donate some cash,
maybe your tax refund... I suggest Lumina.
The executive director is a client of mine and hearing
all they do for Lancaster City it is a worthy cause....

Today I rode my bike 23 miles, packed the van
and next is set up for my weekend show.

You can find me here on Saturday:

North Penn Select Craft Show
Held at North Penn HS ~ Lansdale, PA
9:30am to 4:30pm
Excellent quality show!
discount admission 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

2016 Still Life #5

4"x 6" miniature original watercolor  
2016 Still Life #5

Just doing a little glass study.

I had a great class this morning.  I do love my
students!    Painted, picked up a load of frames,
took a bike ride and now its back to painting.

Monday, March 7, 2016


Not much painting going on today, unloaded the van,
helped my brother-in-law with some drywall, took a
bike ride... I will paint tonight.
Meanwhile, Linda was getting framing together and
informed me we have only 5 Hope prints left and then
the edition of 450 is sold out.  So if you wanted one you
better not wait!
signed/numbered print
$50 unframed
$100 framed
email and let me know you want one!

I just got my acceptance to the Penn State Show!
woo hoo!!  You never know.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

checking in...

I did not have time to paint today.  I had a new morning class
with 6 students.  3 beginners and 3 at various stages so I was
hopping!  Then it was time to pack the van for my next show.
While packing I noticed it was in great need of a bath so I
washed the van.  I may get to paint tonight but I want to finish
the drawing for my next large painting, a fantastic vase of
tulips on a table that a Facebook friend took and gave me
permission to paint.  I may try to show the progression as
a demonstration...

I did finish this at last weekends show.  I am loving my
Italian landscapes.  The sunlight and colors are so different
than in the US.  Love the patterns.

Road to Pienza    24x18"     $1200

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2016 Still Life #4

5"x 5" miniature original watercolor 
2016 Still Life #4

If you are familiar with my work you know I love old pottery.
Getting the glazes to look like they should 
takes some study.

Teaching and painting...

This Saturday you can find me:
CBA Mothers Craft Show
March 5 from 10am to 4pm
Held at Christian Brothers Academy
850 Newman Springs Rd, Li
ncroft, NJ

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

2016 Still Life #3

5"x 5" miniature original watercolor  SOLD!
2016 Still Life #3
Available to the first email or call at only
$125 (unframed)
If unsold by 3/4 the price goes to $250

I discovered this hobnail vase in the church social hall the other
week in Cumberland MD.  I changed the view out the window.
I find subjects everywhere, I am always looking for light.

Art News: This week I have six snow make up classes so that is
keeping me busy. Another good reason for me to dislike snow.
I will be showing in Lincroft, NJ this Saturday.  For 30+ years I
exhibited at the CBA art show, and always did very well. It was
a huge fundraiser for the school.  To show how things are
changing: last year they dropped the art show and had a casino
night...  I have so many clients in the area that I am going to
try their craft show this year.  Just won't be the same.

Home News: 13 days till track starts!!  Woo hoo!!!
Got myself a new pair of track cover ups.  I am ready.
We are on pins and needles waiting for my niece to deliver
a baby...  waiting... waiting.