Thursday, February 27, 2020

February Open Studio

This Saturday, February 29 
from 10am to 5pm    
"February Open Studio"

at my studio at 4 N Spruce St.  Lititz PA

Our  "one day only" February Sale  prints are my animals. 
If these are on your wish list now is the time!

25% off if you place an order (plus shipping)
$65. framed print  = $48.75     or    $25. unframed  = $18.75

50% off!!
$65. framed print  = $32.50     or    $25. unframed  = $12.50
Another Pretty Face    - framed 7x20"

Follow the Leader   - framed 7x20"

Purrrfect    - framed 7x20"

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Saturday...Studio Open

This Saturday will be my February Open Studio.  Remember this is an experiment to do a few less shows by having my studio open for you to visit one time a month.  January worked perfectly, there was always someone here but never so full I could not spend the time with everyone.  I painted and chatted while people could walk around the studio and explore.  I really like the more intimate time I can spend.  Please stop in, bring a friend, plan on a day in Lititz!

Saturday, February 29
from 10am to 5pm
at my studio: 4 N Spruce St.  Lititz PA

My studio is open! This is a low key day, you are welcome to explore the studio, check out the latest paintings and find the February print deal only available if you visit! I will be painting so you can pull up a chair and watch and ask questions.

This is the painting I will be working on.  Come watch.

I have 4 weeks till my new Miniature Show so I am painting mini's round the clock!  I have been spending a week on one subject.  This finishes out my window series, although it has been pointed out the last one does not really qualify as a window!   

View from our bedroom in Jim Thorpe, PA

I started this with the intention of focusing on the window,  then I slid it over to include the end of the building, then decided it would look better with the trees and before I knew it I had a moon in there.  So it morphed into a totally different painting than I originally planned!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Feeling lucky

I am feeling an artist I have been able to paint almost any subject I desire.  As a realist, I am tuned into my surroundings.  Always looking around, noticing the overlooked.  With these miniature paintings I am afforded the day to explore a scene without committing to a large painting.  Windows; a source of light, a view of the world around us, a peak inside some where private, a study in shadows...simply an exciting challenge for an artist.

You must see these works close up! 
Save the date and plan on a day in Lititz.
Andy Smith's Miniature Original Watercolors
Studio Show and Sale
March 27-29

Bath, PA

Jim Thorpe, PA

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Did you know...

I may have told you but I want to make sure you know...

I am listed in the top 45 Traditional Bloggers
I am #23 on the 50 Best Blogs for Watercolor Artists
I am #7 on  Top 60 Watercolor Blogs, Websites
                     & Influencers in 2020

Ha Ha, not sure how much influence I actually have!  I did not include a link to this one because it makes you sign in.  You can google it if you want to try.
Don't worry, I do not have a swelled head but it is nice to make it onto these lists without submitting for it. 

Meanwhile I am painting, concentrating on some windows for my show.  All are framed in 8x10"

Monday, February 17, 2020

Hockessin DE...1st show

This weekend is my first show in 2020.  

FYI: 30% of my sales go to the Railroad!!

That snuck up on me fast. Usually the time between Open House in November and my first show always was laid back; paint what I want, rest up a bit, recharge, some goof off time where I do maintenance on my bikes, you get the idea, working but not too hard.  This year Linda mixed things up a bit.  She cut out a lot of the little Spring shows and plugged in an open studio once a month which is rather nice, the first one was in January and I was pleased with the way it worked out.  More about that later.   Meanwhile Linda added a new Miniature Original Show
March 27-29.  OK, we had a business meeting and I agreed it was a good idea but it totally changed my winter routine... this year with the mini show I needed to actually paint every day,  not so much leisure time!   But it snuck up on me.  Starting is not easy!  I need to find and gather all my show supplies. Yes, I know where everything is... I think!  I need to go out in the cold and put show panels on the roof of the van.  I hate the cold.  I am trying to be grateful I am not climbing through snow!  There are new boxes to hold the paintings that need glued and taped, and where are all my bungies and extension cords... they get legs over winter!  Don't worry, by the time you see me at the show I will be relaxed and making it all look easy!  Hope to see you this weekend.

Friday, February 14, 2020

working on Mini paintings...

2020 Flower #2
framed 9x9" framed  original watercolor    $225

                                                        2020 Winter #3
                                      framed 8x10"  original watercolor    $225

Thursday, February 13, 2020

New Winter Scenes

2020 Winter #6   The deal for the week!
4x6” original watercolor
$100. (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 2/15 at 7pm price goes to $225.

2020 Winter #3
framed 8x10"  original watercolor    $225

2020 Winter #4
framed 8x10"  original watercolor    $225

2020 Winter #3
framed 10x8"  original watercolor    $225

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Valentines Day gift...

Need a Valentines Day gift?? 
Give her flowers that last a lifetime! 
Or maybe just treat yourself!
A signed/numbered print in an edition of only 50
Framed 17x21"   only $100.
send me an email or order on my website

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

More Ireland

2020 Ireland #4
8x10” framed original watercolor  $225

2020 Ireland #5
8x10” framed original watercolor  $225

Monday, February 3, 2020

Revisiting Ireland...

Spent some time looking through my photos from Ireland and fell in love with green all over again.

SOLD! 2020 Ireland #1   The deal for the week!
5x5” original watercolor
$100. (unframed) to the first person to email
If unsold by 2/5 at 7pm price goes to $225.
I know you don't think "windmills" in Ireland but this was in Skerries and it was used to run the machines in the grain mill.

2020 Ireland #2
10x8” framed original watercolor  $225

2020 Ireland #3
8x10” framed original watercolor  $225