Friday, December 20, 2019

2019 Holiday #10

4x6” original watercolor
$225 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 12/22 at 7pm price goes to $300.

I had a blast painting this one.  Love the reflection in the transom, love my favorite fruit sitting up there.  Great shadows.  Anyone in Lititz recognize this door? If this does not sell, Linda is planning to hold it for next years Holiday print.

Busy day in the studio...

We are trying to be around this weekend for last minute shopping!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

2019 Holiday #9

4x6” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 12/21 at 7pm price goes to $225.

Another painting from Emmaus PA.  I took some artistic licence and added a moon and lights on in the house.

Last night we had a wonderful family and friends dinner at the Log Cabin.  This starts off our Holiday celebrating.  Grocery shopping done today and it looks like we will be spending time in the kitchen!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

2019 Holiday #8

4x6” original watercolor   $275.

This one just glows... from the museum in Bethlehem, PA

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

2019 Holiday #7

5x5” original watercolor    

This one is from downtown Historic Lititz, PA,
my hometown.  
I love this grey stone.  Pay attention,
don't miss 
the greens wrapped lamp post!

Monday, December 16, 2019

2019 Holiday #6

4x6” original watercolor

$135 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 12/18 at 7pm price goes to $250.

We found this while walking the streets in Historic Bethlehem PA.  The green against the white door is striking and the red bow just pops.  But I rather like the door handle!

This was a friends weekend for us... trying to squeeze as much time with friends as we can while on break from showing.  Linda has been experimenting with deserts she is interested in serving over three get-togethers we have coming up.  So, taste testing HAS to be done.  Last week was an Apple Carmel Roll which I loved but the others voted only ok.  This week we had a key lime pie, the pie got great reviews but the crust was a no!  Next she made a Butterfinger Creme Brulee which was hands down on the YES list!  We are binge watching The Crown with the Hildebrand's who are also our taste testers.  Been fun.  We are now at season 3.   We also spent a few hours with our friends the Woodruffs, had lunch at Rachels Creperie reminiscing about our trip to France.  The crepes are not quite like the French ones but a good substitute.  Linda is finally getting a little time to read and she has a 1000 piece Santa puzzle out on the table.  I am stuck riding my rollers inside because it is just too cold for me to be out!  Now you are up to date... more fun scheduled for this week...

Friday, December 13, 2019

2019 Holiday #5

5x5” original watercolor$125 (unframed) to the first person to emailIf unsold by 12/15 at 7pm price goes to $225.

I went with a close up wreath today.

There is still time to place an order or visit
the studio... send me an email!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

2019 Holiday #4

4x6” original watercolor  $150 (unframed) to the first person to email
if unsold by 12/14 at 7pm price goes to $300.
Beautiful blue door on an old stone house.
This one took me all day to paint but I really

enjoyed myself.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2019 Holiday #3

6x4” original watercolor  $125 (unframed) to the first person to email
if unsold by 12/13 at 7pm price goes to $225.

Bethlehem, from the sidewalk looking up.  There
is just a hint of porch railing.  Interesting doors.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

2019 Holiday #2

6x4” original watercolor    $225.

Bethlehem with a Williamsburg feel!
You cannot go wrong with fresh greens and fruit.

Monday, December 9, 2019

2019 Holiday #1

5x5” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to emailIf unsold by 12/11 at 7pm price goes to $225.

My first Holiday painting of the season is from the Emmaus, PA  area.  We were driving back roads looking for subjects.

Road trip Update:  Last week we took a little time off to hunt fresh Holiday subjects.  We started in Jim Thorpe PA.  Sadly, they were only starting to decorate so there was only a bit of subjects however we ate well and I can highly recommend The Parsonage B&B.  Lovely rooms filled with eye candy and a breakfast that was over the top delicious. We plan to return just for the B&B.  Next stop was Bath, PA.  I found some inspiration all within one block.  The real reason for this stop was a little antique shop,  S Seem Antiques.  We only picked up a few things... don't tell Abbey (our daughter) she thinks we are down sizing!  On to Bethlehem where I knew I would find the mother load of Christmas and I was not disappointed!  I braved the cold and wind, freezing my fingers taking photos.  From here we meandered home the back roads and I can say I am inspired and ready to paint!

In case you are looking for something larger to put under the tree...
17x21" original watercolor  "Courtyard Entrance"  $1200.   and I can ship it for you!

Monday, December 2, 2019

post Open House

I wish I could say we have been resting and I had been riding bike but no...   Linda had orders to get together and I had three mini commissions to finish.  Open House and the 2nd week were a success!  Everything went well and I must thank everyone who attended. 

If you want to visit the studio for some Holiday shopping we are making every effort to be available, just call or send an email with a day and time.    You may also place any orders to be shipped by going to my website or call or email and we will be happy to help you.   Gift certificates in any amount are available.

In case you were waiting, I still have some new prints available!

We are heading to Jim Thorpe and Bethlehem to get Holiday subjects for my Holiday blogs which I will start next on the look out for some great mini paintings!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Studio Open this weekend

If you could not make it to my Open House you get a second chance!   I just restocked the prints and there are still some of the new prints available plus a pretty good selection of Original Paintings.

Friday, Nov. 29:      from 10 to 5
Saturday, Nov. 30:  from 10 to 5
Sunday, Dec. 1:     from noon to 3
Held at the studio at 4 N. Spruce St.  Lititz, PA

Sample of available Originals...

You can place an order and have any painting shipped!
Do your Holiday shopping with me...consider a gift certificate.

Watch the Blog for new mini Holiday paintings…

Thursday, November 21, 2019

My 36th Annual Open House!

It is only hours to my Annual Open House! 
Doors open at 2pm on Friday, November 22
at 4 North Spruce Street, Lititz, PA

There is a HUGE fabulous selection of Original paintings and Prints!  I offer a broad price range from $1.50 bookmarks to $4000.00 Original Paintings and lots in between.  Framed and unframed and lots of sizes.

Linda and the girls spent the better part of the day in the kitchen...  Food is prepped and the tables are set up. Linda is shaking it up this year with a large charcuterie board, I got to sample some goodies and you are in for a treat!

Wine glasses washed and the drink table ready... but I heard no wassail this year.

Flowers arrive in the morning and I am tasked with last minute sidewalk sweeping!

There is still time to tempt you with a few painting photos...

I hope you are planning to stop in and save some time to explore my wonderful town of Lititz. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

8 Days till Open House

It feels like this should be my weekend but with Thanksgiving late and my Open House has always been the week before Thanksgiving we have an extra week to tweak!
Linda is planning a Charcuterie Board.  She found a beautiful board a few months ago at a show.   She has been researching cheeses and meats for a week.  Which to buy, how to cut, how to store... Today was our run to Trader Joe's.  She had her list and still it was all overwhelming and the staff was very helpful.  This pretty much took the whole day, the closest one is over an hour away.

 I am running to UPS daily with orders to ship.  I think the last of the framing is finished. I am still painting some mini paintings to fill in a hole here and there.  Personally, I am ready!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

9 Days till Open House!

A little reminder, if you have friends you think would love my work you may share your invitation.

There are 12 panels full of new originals!
Here is a sneak peek at two.

Labels are going on today.  Linda has the new work on my website so you can get your wish list started!  Framing is almost finished and there is a large selection of mat choices ready for you.  Cleaning starts Monday, I will be looking for somewhere to hide out!!

Thursday, November 7, 2019


15 Days till Open House...
Linda rearranged all the prints in the studio to make room for the three new prints.  There was a lot of framed stock to move.

This is my second trip to UPS...filling print orders.  Boxing is quite a process, we make our own boxes,  each painting is bagged, cardboard around, and bubble wrapped.  FYI: I will always take your bubble wrap or packing peanuts, just drop them off on my porch!! Oh, Linda tells me not the air filled pillow type!

Meanwhile I finished another painting.  Framed 20x22, untitled but taking suggestions!  This is will be available on 2pm of Friday 11/22!  If you see one you just have to have but cannot get here at 2pm, Linda takes phone calls for sales at 2pm when the doors open!  All the new paintings will be posted on Monday.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


We are down to only 17 days till Open House...
I just picked up 112 frames so there is still framing going on!  I am still painting.  Invites have hit your mailbox and orders are coming in.  Remember there are ONLY 50 of each of the new print. Linda's 2-page "to do" list has one whole page crossed off.  Furniture has been rearranged and the panels are up in the house.  Ever wonder how titles are decided?  Once we start hanging the new paintings Linda tapes a piece of paper to the painting. Anyone walking past may add their title suggestion, that includes me!  Friends have added some interesting titles over the years!  Linda has final say unless I insist on something.  The title must fit on our little title cards.  Here is a quick peak at a few new originals...

I have one more show for the season... this weekend I will be at:

FYI: this is the show that was held at Spooky Nook, now moved to Lebanon.   Print this and you can get $1 off the admission.  Same great quality show just a new location.  Parking and walking should be much easier.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Open House Update

New prints are here and being framed!  We started with two, went to the printer, had them put on the invitation and I thought we were all finished.  Then I painted some tulips and Linda thought they were... dare I say "fantastic"...  so she insisted we print them and worry about advertising them later.  We decided to ONLY PRINT 50 of each so it is a very limited run.  We are taking orders now!  You may send an email or order off my website using PayPal.

13x9" print: $45.00 
18x14" Framed print:  $85.00

12x16" print: $50.00 
17x21" Framed print:  $100.00


10x16" print: $50.00 
15x21" Framed print:  $100.00
Three fantastic new prints but wait till you see the new originals!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2019 Still Life #20

4x6” original watercolor $250.

I tend to like busier still life paintings so I have been practicing concentrating on a single object and filling the page.  It is great practice.

The count down is ready to begin... 23 days till my 36th Annual Open House!  I will start to post my larger painting just to give you a tease.  NO sales of originals till 2pm on Friday November 22.  But you can put it on your wish list!
Prints can be ordered.

This is my last week to teach.  Next class is in January.  Check my students work.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Open House Update

I wanted to finish a large painting I have been working on so there is no painting a day piece.  Meanwhile there are fantastic things happening here at the studio.  My NEW prints were delivered and here I am signing them.

Lots of framing is going on...

6400 invitations were delivered today!   They do not go out until the 29th  But you should save the date!  You don't want to miss this.   Lititz is a wonderful town for you to spend the weekend.


Monday, October 21, 2019

2019 Still Life #19

4x6” original watercolor      $250.

Practicing my crockery!

Open House Update...
Frames, glass and matboard are pouring into the studio.  Today I put the tarp up on the porch and picked up the new prints.  I am in the process of signing and numbering them.  They look fantastic and I will share them closer to the Open House.  Invites are arriving tomorrow.  We are ahead of schedule!!

We stole a bit of time to have some fun yesterday.  Celebrated our friend Bonnie's birthday by going to see the movie "Judy" and I was very surprised how well done it was and how much I enjoyed it.  This was followed by a very nice dinner at the Fireside Tavern in Strasburg PA.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

2019 Still Life #18

4x6” original watercolor   $225.

A simple chair...
My client finally gave his wife her anniversary commissioned painting and I can now show it off.  They collect Jeff Fiant furniture from Mohnton, PA and have lots of Andy Smith's paintings so he thought it would be nice to have a painting of the bench Jeff made setting in their home to combine their two favorite artists.  The size is 14x18

If you are near the Mohnton, PA area this Saturday you can see both my paintings and Jeff's furniture at:
PA Traditional Craft & Folk Art Show
Satruday, Oct. 19 from 10 to 3
Held at Allegheny Evengelical Luthern Church
1327 Alleghenyville Rd, Mohnton PA
FREE!  This is a small but great quality show!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2019 Still Life #17

SOLD!   5x5” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 10/11 at 7pm price goes to $250.

This looks even better in person!  Working on my still life.

I finished my window that has taken about 6 full, long days to complete.  20x23" framed, untitled BUT it will be available at my Open House in November.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

2019 Pumpkin

6x4” original watercolor     $250.

My first pumpkin of the season.  From a house in Waterford, VA

This weekend:
Bedford Fall Foliage Festival
Held downtown Historic Bedford, PA
October 12-13 from 9-5  FREE!
My space is #177 on Julianna St
near the corner of Penn St.

Monday, October 7, 2019

2019 Still Life #16

SOLD!   5x5” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 10/9 at 7pm price goes to $250.

Save the Date:
November 22-24

It is too soon to start my annual Open House count down and update however, there is lots being done.  Frames and framing supplies are being delivered every time I look up and in very large quantities. Linda is slowly framing the other prints so there will be a large selection for you!  We are doing 2 new prints this year and they are at the printer, I will post them a bit later.  FYI: there will be a VERY limited edition of only 50 of each print!  Tear sheets for the new prints are being designed and printed.  Our invitation is still in the design stage.  This is a wonderful time to spend a weekend in Lititz.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

2019 Still Life #15

5x5” original watercolor    $225.

Working on still life paintings, so I went with a basket.

This weekend I am exhibiting with a fantastic show:

Waterford Fair

Held in historic Waterford, VA
October 4-6 from 10-5
My space is on the hill, at the Old School!

Monday, September 30, 2019

2019 Still Life #14

6x4” original watercolor     $250.

Redware on a shelf...

It has been a while since I had the time to work on a small blog painting.  I have both my commissions finished and picked up, they are both gifts so I cannot post them till later!  I can now get back to my mini paintings and my larger ones.  I am looking ahead to Open House.  Save the date:  November 15-17.  Plan on a fun weekend in Lititz, there are lots of hotel and B&B options, several good restaurants and lots of great shopping plus my Open House.  

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday check in

My weekend was spent working on Commission #2 and I have it almost completed.  My client came to see it today and was thrilled.  Meanwhile Linda is getting ready for Porchwalk and starting prep for Open House.  Today's purchases include mums, corn shocks and pumpkins.

Class again on Tuesday.  My students are all doing well.  Check the student blog to see their work.

Friday, September 20, 2019


Commission #1 is finished, owner approved it and I am waiting to frame it.  Commission #2 is drawn and the drawing approved and I started laying in washes.  Both are gifts so I cannot share them for a while.  I just wanted you to know I am working! 

Preparations are starting for Porchwalk... my studio is stop #1 and I have some fantastic craftsman joining me.  I have plenty of flyers and can tell you how to get to the next stop.
See you next week!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

If this print is on your wish list, now is the time, don't wait, it is almost sold out! ONLY 12 LEFT!!!
Garden Club

Framed 22x11"  $85.
Unframed $45.
You can order on line   Email or call 717.627.3383

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


We started the weekend early with a trip to Brandywine River Museum  on Thursday.  I spent several hours studying N C Wyeth paintings.  I found it so inspiring.  Friday we spent most of the day at the Hershey RV Show.  I’m not sure what we expected but it was very overwhelming.  Rows and rows of RV’s, most out of our meager price range!  It was packed with people and lots of sales going on.  We were there all day.  We may be more confused than when we started!  Next up was 3 days in New York State.  It was our road trip weekend with our friends the Hildebrands. The trip started with walking several hours around  Storm King Art Center.  This is our favorite, a wall by Andy Goldsworthy.

We then headed 3 hours north to North Creek, NY and in the morning had great fun at Revolution Rail, riding a quad bike on the rail tracks, if only the leaves had changed. 

Left here and drove back down 3 hours to Hyde Park, dropped our luggage and headed out to the Walkway Across the Hudson for great views of the Hudson River.
Monday we went to Roosevelt's Home and Museum and Library.  We were there from 9 to 3!  And could have stayed even longer but we had a 4 hour drive home.  This is a wonderful museum that I highly recommend.
Tuesday is back to work feeling inspired and ready to paint.  I had a morning and evening class and almost finished a commission.

Monday, September 9, 2019

2019 Still Life #13

4x6” original watercolor.  $275

I used this as a study painting for a larger pepper painting.

We had a long but nice weekend in Pittsburgh.  Drive and set up on Thursday.
Showing Friday and Saturday.  Sunday we showed till 5pm and then a sprinkle at pack up!  Drive home Monday and unpack, laundry, and general catch up!  I still need to open the tent and sides to dry out, they are just damp but enough to get moldy it I let them go.

Last year we were headed to Ireland... I would rather be heading there now!!  Instead we are heading into our super busy season... Linda is getting ideas together for open house and that means pressure passed on to me!  New paintings, glass cutting, keeping my stuff picked up, teaching classes.