Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New Commission

We spent four nice days in Williamsburg, VA.  I have lots of new photos which I will be working on as soon as I finish my commission.

I am allowed to share this commission progress.
1st the drawing, hand drawn from my clients photo.

I am working hard to get her coloring correct.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2019 Still Life #12

4x6” original watercolor    $250

A fantastic piece of Irish silver.
No silver paint was used!!

Yesterday I spent the day cleaning the suburban
and switching over the show booth from inside
showing to outside.  Digging out the tent, weights
and different rug.  First outdoor show is this
weekend...  Williamsburg here we come.
Williamsburg Art on the Square
Sunday, April 28 from 10am to 5pm
Space #142 between North Henry and
Nassau Streets on the Barnes & Noble side.
Free admittance!  Rain or Shine!
Last year I took 1st place in Painting!!

Monday, April 22, 2019

2019 Still Life #11

4x6” original watercolor     $250

A quirky view with interesting angles.

I had a good time with this one.

Family News:
Big changes for our daughter...
She accepted a position leading the events team at
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in
New York City.  She has wanted to live in NYC since
she was a little girl and its finally happening.  Ben is
able to work anywhere he has a computer connection
and an airport!  She starts May 6 so its a fast move.
They are looking for housing near the museum if
anyone has any connections!  This gives me a whole
new city to explore; Pretty exciting.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

2019 Still Life #10

4x6” original watercolor
$145 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 4/18 at 7pm price goes to $275

Apples at market...

This FRIDAY (yes, Friday!)  I am joining a select group
of artisans for a small but mighty show. 
You should plan on stopping in!
Artisans in the Barn
Friday, April 19 from 3pm to 7pm

Held at Pheasant Run Farm B&B
200 Marticville Rd
Lancaster, PA

This is a small but wonderful FREE show!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

2019 Still Life #9

4x6” original watercolor
$135 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 4/18 at 7pm price goes to $250

Thinking SPRING!
Another fabulous still life subject provided by Amy.

Monday, April 15, 2019

2019 Landscape #1

4x6” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 4/17 at 7pm price goes to $250

Lancaster County farm...

Oh how my heart breaks for the fire in Notre Dame.
So blessed to have been there.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2019 Still Life #8

6x4” original watercolor   $225.

Another still life supplied to me from Amy.

Monday, April 8, 2019

To our friend Lance...

I am dedicating today's blog to our friend Lance Couturier who passed away last week.  We knew him originally through our children, his son Greg was often at our house looking for Linda's homemade chocolate milk and without Graham I don't think Abbey would have passed college French!  Both sons were with us in France for Abbey's wedding. Through the years we have attended meetings and parties together.  I was just at his 70th birthday celebration.  Lance had been attending my watercolor classes for years, although I suspect he came just for the camaraderie of other painters, the chitchat and coffee.   I never really taught him very much, he was already very accomplished!  It drove Linda crazy that Lance painted the same painting two times, often at the same time and often on the the same board. Linda and Lance had many conversations on what drove him to paint his subject twice and I don't think either one ever figured it out.  I could always tell where he sat at the table, he had splashes of paint all over the place.  I loved his dry humor.  He entertained and held interesting conversations and enriched my class.  The other students will miss him greatly.
His obituary is overwhelming... what a man, what accomplishments.   I am proud to have spent time with him. 
He will be so missed...
I am posting a few of his paintings.  He always painted large with a loose recognizable style.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

2019 Still Life #7

5x5” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 4/6 at 7pm price goes to $225

My friend Amy supplies me with wonderful still
life subjects.

Today I took the tarp down from the porch, a sure
sign of Spring.   Linda has been in the garden every
day but limiting to two hours.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

2019 Still Life #6

4x6” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 4/5 at 7pm price goes to $225

Not really a still life but not exactly a landscape.  I found the colors

interesting and liked the horseshoe on the door.

Linda had her 4 month check up and all is well.  She may be  overdoing
it a bit! 
  She is to remember she had three major  surgeries within one
year and it 
takes up to a year and a half for one knee to heal. She is
having  a few issues and we thought PT would help but the Doc 
waits a while for any PT,  her knee is still very raw inside, she will find that with her  normal routine she will be fine.   She spent 5 hours 
in the garden on Saturday  and could hardly move on Sunday.   I know,
I tell her all the time to slow down. But she is getting better slowly.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

4 day sale on 4 prints!

Andy Smith’s Client Special… 
4 day sale on 4 prints!

From April 2 to April 5

The Deal: I picked 4 prints, UNFRAMED at ½ off!
Get one for yourself and give one as a gift.
Comes flat, on a foam backing board in a plastic sleeve.

Want it framed?  Add $40 framing
Your choice of black or walnut wood frame with a double mat.

Payment:   I accept cash, checks, credit cards and PayPal.
Pick up at the Studio in Lititz OR add $6 shipping
Or $12 shipping if ordered framed.

Ready to order? Send an email OR call 717-627-3383

The prints:

“Alley Walkway”  12.5x19”   Regularly $85.
 ½ off = only $42.50
This print has a certain magic. It features an extraordinary
dance between the cool shadows inside and the warm
sunlight outside.   There is a feeling of being immersed in
history.  You are placed inside, standing in the shadows. 
You sense the cool dampness and you notice the patina on
the worn floorboards.  Looking out, your gaze catches the
bright leggy geraniums, soaking in the sunshine.
You ponder what lies beyond the “Alley Walkway”.
(Framed 18x24”   add $40)

“Afternoon Walk”   15x18”  Regularly $85.
 ½ off = only $42.50
Dappled sunlight streams through an aged canopy of trees
on this warm summer afternoon.  Take time to let your eyes
wander, imagine what is inside the fence or where the path
leads.  Through this painting I am asking you to join me for
an afternoon walk.
(framed 20x23”   add $40)

“Sweetgrass”   14 5/8 x 13”     Regularly $65.  
½ off = only $32.50

Combine the earthy sweetgrass basket, the smooth rich
textures of the Mason decoy and a tarnished copper bucket
filled with warm autumn mums.  Then add the magic of Andy
Smith’s watercolors and you have the perfect painting.
(framed 22x20"   add $40)

“Warm Glow”   14 5/8 x13”  Regularly $65.
 ½ off = only $32.50
A classic Andy Smith… in the stillness of night the warm glow
of the antique lamp highlights the handwork of the quilt and
the pottery.  A comfortable home presented in its best light.
(framed 22x20”  add $40)
I always have a nice selection of Original Paintings in a
variety of sizes and subjects on my website.  You can also
find my show and class schedule.  Click here!
You are welcome to visit my studio anytime we are home!
Call 717-627-3383 or email to set a time.