Thursday, October 28, 2021

2021 Pumpkin #4

SOLD!  $145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/30 the price goes to $250.

After three paintings that were still life with a pumpkin I decided to go outside for a little variety.  This little scene was from Stauffers yesterday.

If you are thinking about a commission it is time to talk to me!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

2021 Pumpkin #3

SOLD!  $145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/29 the price goes to $250.

Continuing with the pumpkin theme!

CLAIMED!  Every now and then I offer a painting FREE to the 1st person to claim it. 
Available to the 1st person to email
If you have won one in the past please give someone else a chance!

Landscape Series 3  from 2016 ~  unframed ~  image is 14x10"
I will frame it for you for $60 (18x14")  the framed value is $600!
pick up or ship at cost.
The photo is a little blurry but you get the idea...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

2021 Pumpkin #2

SOLD!   $145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/28 the price goes to $250.

Another pumpkin...  but it's not just about a pumpkin. 
Notice the work on the cloth.  This is a still life you can keep out all year, not just fall.

Today was my dental implant day.  All went well.  I came home and was able to continue painting.

Monday, October 25, 2021

2021 Pumpkin #1

SOLD!  $145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/27 the price goes to $250.

I wanted to get a few pumpkins painted before the season is past!

I got all the tents packed up for the season.  Linda has been busy in the studio all day trying to catch up.

Sunday, October 24, 2021


First, a huge thank you to everyone who made our Backyard Open House a success.  I know it is not like our usual open house but we made it work.  We ended up closing early on our last day with storms coming in.  We got all the paintings in on time but had to leave the tents up.  After 11 long days we needed a bit of time away!   We headed up to spend time with Abbey and Ben at their cottage in the Catskills.  It was peak leaf time however it was mostly dusky yellow.  We still enjoyed it.
Monday we went to Opus 40.  Well worth a stop.

The kids were working from home the rest of the week so we entertained ourselves!  
Tuesday we took the tandem to the Ashokan Rail Trail for a 11.5 mile out and back ride.  Nice pretty flat with nice scenery for a total of 23 miles.  Then we headed into Woodstock NY for lunch.  Woodstock was packed!  Cute town.

Here is my tandem buddy.  I don't know how she does it.  She had not been on a bike since August and just hops on and does 23 miles...

Wednesday we planned another bike ride.  The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.  We started with breakfast at Village Coffee in Kingston NY.  Great omelettes.  Then we found our parking lot in Kingston.  Rode 13 miles to New Paltz.  This was a more interesting ride, some curves, some hills, bridges and tunnels. Lunch at Clemson Brewing. Then 13 miles back.   26 miles total!

The kids got us binge watching Ted Lasso.  What a well done series.  

Thursday morning we left and headed to Elkton, MD.  This was a long busy drive.  We checked into Elk Forge B&B for two nights.

Friday was our niece Emily and Evan's beautiful wedding.  

the happy couple:

father daughter dance!  My younger brother!

Here is Beth (sister-in-law), my brother Carl, me, Linda and James (my nephew)

Saturday was back home to reality!  We have tents to take down.  Linda has a garden to clean up for winter.  I want to start my painting a day again.  If you could not get here for Open Backyard and want to see what I have just call or email and set up a time to visit the studio.  

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Last day for our Backyard Open House

Saturday update...

 Just to let you know, we rearranged the backyard to make the show a tiny bit more rain friendly.  We squeezed the pie bar and snacks under the sales tent.  Removed the food tent (one less thing for us to wrestle with).  Then we moved some panels farther under the tent  That makes it a little tighter to walk but less likely to have rain fall on one them.

SO... all this means we are trying to get our final day in.   Day 11!
If it only drizzles we are ok.  If it pours buckets we will need to pack up.  And sometimes it is raining where you live but not in Lititz!  If you want to be sure, give me a call or email.
That's the best we can do for now.

If you totally missed the show and want to visit, call and set up a time to stop in.  

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

2021 Water Falls #1

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

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 10/15 the price goes to $225

I wanted to practice painting waterfalls.  Yes, even after 40+ years of painting I still need to practice.   It takes a little skill to save the white paper for the water, painting around the falls.  Then making it look like flowing water.    This is 
Riedlbauers Waterfall near Round Top, New York, in the Catskills.

There are 3 days left to shop at my Backyard open house.  I am hoping Saturdays weather holds out.  The hours are daily from 10 to 4.  I am restocking the prints each evening and there is still a good selection of originals.  See you soon!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Don't wait!

I have 4 prints that are almost sold out.  If they are on your wish list, don't wait.
You can order on my website or call or email or even better,
come out to my Backyard Open House.
Open 10 to 4 until Saturday at my home at 4 N Spruce St Lititz, PA

Warm Sunshine... only4 left!

Refreshing...only 8 left!

Bellissimo...only4 left!

Follow the Leader...only 8 left!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Day 7 of my Backyard Show

You do not want to miss this... My annual Backyard Show.
Tuesday is day 7 and the show runs till Saturday.  Open daily from 10 to 4 at my home. 
4 N Spruce St.  Lititz  PA  I replenish the prints daily and I am demonstrating all day. 
Bring a friend and stop in!

Three tents of paintings for you to pick from!

This fantastic painting was my demonstration painting and I finished it yesterday!
It SOLD today!  Arrowhead Lake Reflection  framed 24x18

Monday, October 4, 2021

Back yard Open House plans

Set up is well underway.  Tents, panels. covers, weights all in place.

We are getting the backyard ready for you. Opening day is Wednesday at 10am.  For the best selection of new paintings you want to be here on Wednesday!  Linda has the new originals posted to my website you can look and pick out your favorite but no sales till 10am.  You may also call at 10 to place an order if you cannot make it.  Bring a friend!