Monday, August 28, 2017

2017 Sunflower #5

4"x 6"  Original Watercolor - A Painting A Day
Sunflower #5
$100.00 to the 1st person to email and ask for it!
Available till 8/30 then the price goes to $225.
This little gem was from our Saturday road trip,
sunflowers at Four Dogs Tavern.

Road Trip...
Saturday was our Road Trip with our friends the Hildebrands. We wanted a local day trip so we explored the Malvern and West Chester area. Linda had it well planned.  We started with breakfast at The Classic Diner in Malvern, PA.  Their breakfast was excellent.  With full bellies we headed to Wharton Esherick Museum for a tour.  Very interesting, the house was tucked back in the middle of the woods and was a work of art by itself.  Mr Esherick was a wood sculptor during the Arts And Crafts period.  While in the studio we saw a photo of a huge fireplace he built and realized we had seen it earlier this year at the Philadelphia Museum of Art not knowing it was his.Image result for wharton esherick fireplace at the philadelphia museum of art 
Its interesting how life goes in circles.  I highly recommend a trip to this small museum, there are little hidden gems all over the studio.  You will need reservations.  Who knew it was even there! Then it was time for ice cream at Handles in Berwyn. We all had the 4 scoop sampler! Excellent ice cream and worth the drive, Linda could hardly wait for her favorite flavor key lime pie.  Now off to Historic Sugartown in Malvern.  So it looks very interesting on-line... if you have done a lot of sightseeing this will not be a stop to make. Nice to just drive past. Nothing was really furnished but the grounds and outside buildings were nice.  I managed a few interesting photos to paint from their general store.  They did have a nice collection of wagons and sleighs.  We played tourist and climbed in for a photo!
Now on to Brinton 1704 House  in West Chester.  I found this a wonderful restored and furnished home and I took lots of photos.  Here the house was interesting but not much on the grounds. We all liked it and was a fast one hour tour and we were the only ones there.  So it is now after 5PM and we are ready for dinner at Four Dogs Tavern.  We have had lunch here before and the meals are very good.  That was it for our road trip day and I must say we packed a lot into the day.  Home by 8:30PM!

Sunday I spent the day working on my bikes while Linda read. This is our last free weekend for eight weeks so we took full advantage of our free time.  Make sure you check my show schedule so you can catch me at a show!
This weekend:
Heart of Lancaster Art and Craft Show
Sept 2nd and 3rd from 10 till 4
at Root's Market in Manheim, PA
Booth 136
free admission!  Rain or shine.  
Hope to see you there.

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