Friday, September 30, 2022

Bedford Update

 We made the hard decision to NOT exhibit this weekend at Bedford Fall Foliage Festival.   They are predicting just tooooo much rain.  I don’t mind sitting out in a drizzle but…

I think this may be the 1st time I did not continue with a show.  Feeling bad but think it’s the wisest decision.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

2022 Still Life #28

mini original watercolor   $250.

I love green glass! Painting glass so can see through it is a challenge.

Packing for Bedford show this weekend, and watching the weather.
Oct. 1-2, 9am-5pm My space is Juliana St #175 (close to Penn St.)
FREE   I will only be here the 1st weekend.

Linda and I did a little wall papering last night and we are still talking to each other! Although we will probably never do it again!

Monday, September 26, 2022

2022 Landscape #24

$135. (unframed) 6x4” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 9/28 the price goes to $225.

This little landscape is from Ireland.

Mad scramble to get the kitchen finished. Need it ready for Open House.
Working on moldings and the bathroom.  The carpenter, not me!!  Floor was put in over the weekend, not in this photo. Stove hook up on Wednesday.   I think WE are putting a bit of wall paper in the bathroom sometime tonight...Oh boy!!   Lots of little loose ends driving Linda crazy!  Check out the stool, that's my new painting spot until we put in a dishwasher.  On top of all that, it is Open House time!  I saw the layout for the invitation and a new sign for the porch.  She has been talking to the printer for my new print. (hint...think Bittersweet)  AND the  folder with her hors d'oeuvres has not been located as of yet.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

South Dakota Trip

We are back from a great vacation in South Dakota.  We had driven WEST with Linda's  Mom and Step Dad in 2004, 18 years ago, so this was our 2nd time here but no less exciting!  The trip was planned by our friend Joan and included us, and my brother Carl and his wife Beth.  

Day 1 Arrived in the afternoon and dinner at Fuji Japanese Steakhouse  this was filled with good food and lots of laughter, a great way to start.

Day 2 We spent in downtown Rapid City.  Starting our day with brunch at Tally's Silver Spoon.  I highly recommend this place, the food was very good. Rapid City has statues of every president on every corner and we found them ALL!.  It was fun crisscrossing the streets and guessing who the president was.  Props to my bro who guessed most of them.  Here we are with Lincoln, who because of him we were able to all be together!
After a full day of walking in the hot sun we went back to our hotel for drinks and snacks.

Day 3  If you know Joan, you will not be surprised that our mode of transportation was a Limo!

We started with Custer State Park in the Black Hills. The views were magnificent.

The Needles (rocks) Sylvan Lake, and the tunnels through rocks.  A stop at Crazy Horse

A surprise view of Mount Rushmore.

Finishing our evening with a night show at Mount Rushmore

Day 4   Our limo took us to the Minuteman Missile National Site and the visitors center. WOW, thats all I can say. Followed by a drive through the Badlands. Another WOW...the views here are other worldly.   A MUST see.   We did group selfies everyday!

A stop at the famous Wall Drug and ending our sightseeing at the Museum of Geology. Followed by dinner at Sabatinos Italian.  A FULL day.

Day 5   Headed to Wyoming to Devils Tower!!
Carl, Linda and me walked 2 miles around the base. Stunning views of the valley. Well worth the walk. Lunch at Steerfish in Spearfish! And then a beautiful drive through canyons (Leads, SD)

In the four days of travel we saw: buffalo

Bighorn sheep

Mountain Goats

not to forget Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Wild Turkeys and LOTS of Prairie Dogs.
We arrived home very late on Friday night and I am already back to painting!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

2022 Window #8

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

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 9/17 the price goes to $250.

I am scrolling through some old photos and found these fantastic windows from Ireland.  Brings back happy memories from a castle tour.

I have 2 more shows on my schedule...

Bedford Fall Foliage Festival
Downtown Bedford, PA
**I am at the 1st weekend only
Oct. 1 - 2 from 10-5  Space #175 on Juliana St


Our trip to Mount Rushmore with friends is coming up fast.  Looking forward to some fun.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

2022 NYC

mini original watercolor$225.

The view outside our daughters window in NYC.

Busy day: van to the garage, Lititz borough inspection of our apartments (passed with flying colors), counter top installed.  We had a lively debate on this years new print...  the rest of the day was spent painting.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

2022 Hudson

 mini original watercolor   $225.

I was going through some photos from 2019 and found some views from our walk across the Hudson in Highland, NY.  If you have not done that put it on your list.  There is plenty to see in the area.

We got a bit wet and muddy on Sunday at the Mellon Park show so I spent today hosing off and drying out the tent, tarps and rug.  We had a few damaged prints from the dampness.

I also wanted to share a great photo taken by AJ Nutter.  He did some video for me a while back but was taking photos for the Heart of Lancaster show.  Just my hand but so expressive.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Heading to Pittsburgh

 Heading to Pittsburgh...

This is a great quality show that I am proud to be included in.  It is free, tellyour Pittsburgh friends to come see me!

Thursday, September 1, 2022

2022 Sunflower #8

$150. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 9/3 the price goes to $250

This is my last sunflower!

Just an interesting update, I am always surprised to be included in these rankings, I do not apply for it, they just find me! That said, I am always honored.
In 72 Top Watercolor Blogs & Websites To Follow in 2022 I am ranked #2!!

In 80 Best Watercolor Blogs and Websites I am ranked #7!

In 50 Best Watercolor Blogs and Websites I am ranked #42