Thursday, May 6, 2021

Backyard plans for the weekend

Looking at the weather my plan for Friday is to be open at 10am until it rains, maybe 3??
You may always call 717.627.3383 to confirm.

Backyard sounds easy but its not.  We set up 2 tents with weights and panels.  Planning on wind and rain.  Hung signs, arrows on the sidewalk.

Next is covers and believe it or not, all the paintings need to be boxed and carried outside.  Linda hung everything so we know where it goes in the morning.  Then we took them all down and reboxed them!
9 hours later...  I think we are ready to greet you in the morning!   Fingers crossed the rain holds off.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

2021 Landscape #15

$145 (unframed) 6x4” original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 5/7 the price goes to $250

Important Info: 
My emails are landing in YOUR Trash or Spam folder! Here are instructions on how to fix it.  I cannot fix it on my end.   Every now and then check if I sent you something!!

Commission update:
#1 is finished and ready to be shipped. 
I think this is my first squirrel...My client rescued him and then returned him back into the wild.

#2 is drawn and approved!  I can start painting. and will share later.
#3 is almost drawn and then I wait for approval
#4...not even started!
Question of the Day:  Do you do custom (commission) paintings?
YES!   Here's how it works.

1) First go to my website , go under Originals and see a general idea of size and cost. Size is the size of the frame, and it comes to you framed either in walnut or black wood with conservation matting.  Unless you plan to invest in special framing at a frame shop.  But it only saves a tiny bit on my end!

Decide on a budget range.  Originals become an investment!  Price depends  on how much work is involved, a home that I need to paint every brick is a bit more then a home where I paint lines for siding!   I do not ask for anything down, you ok the painting as I go along so I know you are happy and pay when it is finished.

2) You supply the photos and talk to me about what means the most to you so I can understand your thoughts.  I do commissions as a partnership with you.  My goal is to make your vision come to life.  What you want in, what to leave out, what to focus on.  Time of year, time of day...  If you are super interested I send emails often so you can actually watch the progress and you may always come to the studio and watch me paint!

3) I sketch it (free hand) so I get the feel of it, we chat, you ok the sketch 

4) I hand draw on the watercolor paper, you ok the drawing... here is where we make any changes, once I start painting, watercolor stains the paper and you cannot change anything!

Then it is a slow build of washes of color, layering to get the affect I need.

5) you get to title it!

That’s about it.  The biggest thing is your budget and your vision!  I am happy to chat with you about your special painting.

Monday, May 3, 2021

2021 Landscape #14

SOLD!   $145 (unframed) 6x4” original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 5/5 the price goes to $225

I am not able to paint a blog everyday this week, I have 4 commissions I need to concentrate on.  Plus we are getting ready for this weekend.  A bit of framing, mow, set up tents... it is only Monday and Linda is already wishing for more hours in our day!  Hope to see you this weekend.

May 7-9:  BACKYARD SHOW at the house - 4 N. Spruce St. Lititz 
Open from 10 to 4 cancelled if raining!  Call if you are not sure.  I will be painting, come visit and check out my paintings and prints.  We are both fully vaccinated!