Wednesday, May 29, 2019

2019 Chestertown #2

4x6” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 5/31 at 7pm price goes to $225

I liked this off center basket hanging on the gate.
I spied this while walking the streets of Chestertown.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019 Chestertown

4x6” original watercolor
$125 (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 5/30 at 7pm price goes to $225

I enjoyed Chestertown, MD.  It had a Williamsburg, VA feel or a bit like Lititz, PA but with water.  Wonderful yards and brick houses.  We spent an afternoon walking around.  Topped of the day with a very good meal at Louisa Cucine

I am looking forward to another good weekend this time in Annapolis.Annapolis First Sunday in June
June 2 from 11am to 5pm
My space is on the 1st Block of West Street
Historic Annapolis, MD

Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 Williamsburg #3

4x6” original watercolor.   $225.

More great Williamsburg brick.

Linda went to the beach for three days with her girlfriends leaving me to my own devices... I do not even have a list of things to do.  SO,  my plan is to ride my bike as much as I possibly can!  I will finish a larger painting I have started but do not expect a blog painting while she is gone!! 

Plan on coming out to this show:
Chestertown Tea Party
Saturday, May 25 from 11am to 4pm
My space is #34 on High Street.
(between Queen and Water st)
5 booths down from Queen!
in Chestertown MD

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2019 Williamsburg #2

4x6” original watercolor  $225.

Unusual... I am not sure why I liked this so much.
All that brick and a tiny opening at the base.
Makes me wonder whats there, why its there...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 Williamsburg #1

4x6” original watercolor   $250.

I was intrigued with this view.  Looking into a doorway
and seeing a wonderful window out the back.
Interesting angles and light.

Plan on seeing me this Saturday at:

Spring Heart of Lancaster Art & Craft Show
Saturday, May 18 from 10am-4pm
Held at Roots Market
705 Graystone Rd.  
Manheim, PA
Booth #21 (near Greystone Rd)
FREE admission ~ rain or shine!

Monday, May 13, 2019

2019 Flowers #3

I am offering 2 paintings today!
2019 Flower #3

4x6” original watercolor $275

This is the last of my flowers for a while.

2019 Still Life #13

4x6” original watercolor   $225

I painted this scene earlier and this time added
pears.  Just because I wanted to!!

I am changing things up and starting a few
Williamsburg paintings next.

Family update:
Wanted to take a moment to say Happy Belated
Mothers Day to all the Mothers.  Linda received
phone calls from the girls and a beautiful flower
arrangement from Abbey. I took her to the American
Music Theater to see Post Modern Jukebox.Fantastic!!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

2019 Flowers #2

4x6” original watercolor   $275

Another flower from the greenhouse.

My commission was picked up today and they
are very happy!!  It is always a relief when the
client is pleased.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2019 Flowers #1

4x6” original watercolor     $275

I went with Linda to the greenhouse, actually three greenhouses!  I was just taken with all the colors so I started snapping photos.  I am not a flower painter, I say this every time Linda asks me to paint something with a flower.  But this time I was fascinated and wanted to see what I could do.

FYI:  I do not buy new tubes of watercolor when I try new subjects.  I keep my palette the same and learned how to mix whatever shade or color I need with my basics.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Commission Finished!

Finished!  I darkened the grass, added some shadows. Smoothed out the sidewalk.  Finished her shirt. I am not a portrait painter so it took a while to make sure I found her likeness, her flyaway hair, her coloring and her personality.  I am happy with it, Linda agreed I nailed it!!  It is framed and ready for pickup.

This Saturday I can be found in Hershey, PA
Tell all your Hershey friends to come see me!!
Hershey Artfest
Saturday, May 11 from 9am to 4pm
Held at Cocoa Beanery
1215 Research Blvd
Hummelstown, PA

Free admittance!  Rain or Shine!

Monday, May 6, 2019

And more on the commission...

This shows my work over the weekend, three full days and nights!   Just for your reference, I did not use anything to save my whites, like in the grass or flowers or the highlights in her hair.  I painted around the parts I planned to save.  Also I do not use white paint, all highlights are the white of the paper showing through!

The grass is finished but I will probably smooth it out near the end.   I am starting off with the under washes to her pants.

Here I smoothed out the upper sidewalk and have gone deeper into the pink pants.  Also started shadows on her shirt.

More to the shirt.

Almost there.  A few more hours to just tie it all together.

Thursday, May 2, 2019


I am glued to my table!  Worked till late last night and all the
way till post time and I plan to keep painting a few more hours. 
For me the hardest part is finished.  Getting her features and
skin tone.  Remember none of this is finished, this is a slow
build of color and texture.  I lay a wash of color and then dry
hard before adding the next wash.
The sidewalk has beginning washes.

 Starting the grass and flowers.

 working on the grass...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


moving along... slowly.   Believe it or not there are hours of painting in just her arms and feet.

starting her flyaway hair...