Monday, July 31, 2023

2023 Window #6

SOLD! $145. (unframed) 4X6" mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10- $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 8/2 the price goes to $225.

My August theme is "Looking Inside AND Looking Outside"
Working on windows.

Blessing Update: "THANK YOU"
Last week this arrived from Peg T.  

And John delivered this to the art show on Saturday!  

Sunday, July 30, 2023


I took last week off from blogging so I could finish a larger painting.
"Rosa, Master Potter"
framed 20x23    NFS
I just entered her in the PA Watercolor Society International Show.  I have been wanting to paint Rosa for a while.  I met her at the Waterford Fair.

Lititz Art Show Update:  Saturday was the first show I have done all year.  I felt actually giddy at set up.  Linda lined up helpers so I would not get overly tired.  I wanted so badly to HUG everyone who I knew but was warned to only fist pump (not the same!).  Life felt normal for a few hours.  I had a good show and while it was hot (my weather) the storms held off.  Great day.

Hanging Ideas:  Two more clients shared photos of their collections.
My "When Life Gives You Lemons" painting looks perfect above this cabinet.

And check out this perfectly laid out staircase collection!  

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

2023 Landscape #27

SOLD!  $145. (unframed) 6X4" mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 10x8- $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 7/21 the price goes to $250.

Loving the quilt like pattern.

I decided to exhibit at the Lititz Art Show
Booth #153 in the back by the pavilion.
Spread the word and come out and see me!

This will be my first show this year!  I have help setting up and taking down.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

2023 Landscape #26

 mini original watercolor   $225.

More of the plowed fields... 

Here is another clients wall.  He has my paintings all the way to the ceiling!  A mix of prints and originals and he just keeps squeezing them in!  So don't tell me you are out of wall space!!  I am BLESSED with clients who love my work.

Monday, July 17, 2023

2023 Landscape #25

SOLD!   mini original watercolor   $225.

I am really into our Lancaster County plowed fields right now. I am loving the greens against the dirt. The patterns, the birds flying overhead.

Here is a beautiful collection of mini original paintings from a client in NJ.  She has more, but rotates the seasons!  One set of nails but a fantastic way to exhibit them.  Just giving you some ideas!!

Sunday, July 16, 2023

"Upstate Blue"

Good strong colors in this one, todays feature for green grass and blue skies.
"Upstate Blue"    $500.00 Original Watercolor only     Framed Size: 12x12  
Send an email if you are interested.

Blessing Update: From Hamza and Tinishia I received this assemble and paint ice cream truck. Part of a running joke where I am always looking for trucks for him to increase his fleet at Greco's Ice Cream! They brought a wildflower garden and fresh flowers for Linda   AND treated us to ice cream! These two are special people.

The next two blessings showed up with no name attached, so I have no idea who sent them.
A great T-shirt…

And a beautiful huge sunflower was left on my porch.

Thursday, July 13, 2023 grass with blue skies and a wonderful farm!

 I realized how many green grass with blue skies I have available!
This is a beautiful painting waiting for a special spot on your wall.


 Bucolic: Ideal country life Part of my big sky series. I wanted to play with the shape, long and thin but a bit of field, the large scope of the farms and then that big sky from Lancaster County, PA.
Category: Original Watercolors

Framed Size: 11x22

Blessing Update:  Todays lunch arrived, thank you to Judy S.

And thank you to Laura S. for the  mail delivery from Connecticut!

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

July...Green Grass and Blue Skies.
There are no prints, you get the one and only.
Featuring a larger original watercolor: "IN THE DISTANCE"

This landscape features "distance". Looks like you could walk forever.
$650.00    Framed Size: 14X18   Send an email to claim it.

Health Update:  Yesterday I "rang the bell"  meaning I finished all 28 radiations.  Now I rest and heal.  My radiation burns (actually big open sore) need treatment 4x a day.  It will probably get worse over the next 2 weeks then start healing.  I sit gingerly.  Not even sure about walking at this point...
On my bell ringing day so many friends wanted to come watch but they only let one person in. so Linda did a video...turn up your volume!

Blessing Update:   Before we left home Linda suggested we celebrate with lunch at Ciro's.   I casually walk in and and ask for a table for 2.   The owner, Tony Ciro walks me into their little side room into a  surprise lunch by friends the Woodruffs and the Linns.  I walked in to ringing bells and to balloons.  The owner Tony Ciro greated me, and was so gracious and is also a cancer survivor.  

We get home and find a beautiful bouquet of flowers from friends the Hildebrands.
The cat was already ours!

And later in the day friends the Garners dropped off a fruit basket.

All the love and blessings and prayers and support over 7 long months has been overwhelming.  In August I will need to make big decisions about surgery so keep the prayers coming.  I am greatful to you ALL.

Monday, July 10, 2023

2023 Landscape #24

 mini original watercolor    $225.

Green grass and blue skies from upstate NY.

Health Update:  Monday was my 27th radiation.  While I am trying to smile through it all I will say today was a painful day with the burns.  Getting the radiation does not hurt but the after effects are now getting a bit wicked. It took a while for the Tylenol to kick in.

Tuesday is my last one!! I get to ring the bell. 

Thursday, July 6, 2023

2023 Landscape #23

 mini original watercolor $225.

My theme for July is Green Grass and Blue Skies... throw in a hint of a red barn and it is a perfect composition.

Again, just to encourage you to read to the end...
For those who read my blog you know I randomly offer a free original from my older stock.
If you are a past winner you are not eligible.

July's green grass and blue skies are what this older painting is all about!
CLAIMED!!  Today, I am offering this painting FREE to the 1st person to claim it!
"Landscape Series #4" 2008 original watercolor ~ value $850.
image size: 18x13" Comes unframed.

framing available at $70. Frame size: 24 x18"
pick up at the studio or shipping available at cost

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

JULY theme...

My theme for July is Green Grass and Blue Skies.
There are no prints, you get the one and only!
Send an email to claim it.

Featuring a larger original watercolor:  Idyllic View

Framed 21x15"       $1500.

SOLD!!   Also featuring a mini original: 2022 Landscape #2

Framed 10x7"         $225.

Over the 4th I painted and sold this mini.