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!!
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.
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.
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.
Hisobituaryis 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.
SOLD! 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.
Update: 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 prefers she 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.
12.5x19” Regularly $85. ½ off = only
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
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.
My goal is to join the other accomplished artists in the "Painting A Day" arena. I am expecting this endeavor to sharpen my painting skills and to help me grow as a watercolorist. I already paint full time and exhibit at art shows but I am hoping this experience will allow me to explore subjects I would not normally choose to paint. I hope you enjoy taking this journey with me. Andy Smith
ABOUT THE PAINTINGS:
Each watercolor is painted on Arches 300lb Cold Press paper. I use transparent watercolors occasionally adding ink to the wash. I paint in a series of washes to build color, creating shadows and a strong use of light.
The PAINTING A DAY paintings started January 1, 2007.
Variations in monitor settings plus my camera skills may not exactly duplicate the actual colors in the painting. I do my best!
I plan to work in two sizes.
An image of 5"x5" with a 1/2" border or
an image of 4"x6" with a 1/2" border.
You will need to take your new painting to a frame shop to be framed. For shipping, each miniature original watercolor will be placed in a protective sleeve with a foamcore back.
The new paintings will be posted for sale via Ebay. Paintings that do not sell at auction are then placed on my show stand at a price commensurate to my other work.