Thursday, April 11, 2024

2024 Tulips #2

SOLD!   $145 (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 4/13 the price goes to $225.

Fields of tulips... from Burnside Tulip Farm in Virginia.
I can usually mix any color I need but the vibrancy I need for tulips I cannot duplicate. I may need to buy a few new colors.

Reminder... this Saturday

Saturday, April 13 from 10-4
at 4 N. Spruce St. Lititz, PA

Stop in and check out my studio.
Enjoy a little chit-chat and watch me paint.
Spend some time in Lititz!

Yesterday's Road Trip Update:
I don't know how Linda does this, she puts together a tour that just flows and the timing worked well.  All three houses had excellent knowledgeable tour guides who gave a great history lesson.   We had a full day, driving a giant loop from 8am to 7pm.  I learned that stops 2 & 4 had enslaved peoples...  in Pennsylvania! I have lots of inspiration for new paintings so keep watching!

Stop #1  Saint Peters Village, PA
breakfast at Saint Peters Village Bakery
Excellent breakfast!  Would stop here if driving by.
walk the street: not too exciting, only one block. I think this is just a weekend thing. None of the shops were open. This has been on our list to stop for a long time but probably would not go back.
100 W King St  Pottstown, PA  
Looking back, this was my favorite, loved the time period and found lot to paint!  
5 Haldeman Road  Schwenksville, PA 
A governor of PA!  Not my style to paint but very good tour. George Washington encamped here, twice!

Stop #4    Peter Wentz Farmstead   
2030 Shearer Rd  Worcester, PA
 restored 18th-century historic site and working farm, reminded me a bit of Landis Valley in Lancaster.  A lot of work was done and undone on the buildings.

Stop #5
    Dinner at Basta Pasta in Skippack, PA.  Capped off our day with a bit of pasta!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

2024 Still Life #20

$145 (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 4/11 the price goes to $225

I saw this at my dentist office...

There will be NO blog on Wednesday, Linda has a road trip planned.

My scooping debut at Greco's went well, I was busy!  THANK YOU to everyone who came out.
I will be keeping my painting job!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Not enough time to paint today...

I did not have enough time to paint today. I had a mat to cut then worked in the yard and then off to my "scooping" gig at Greco's.

So instead, I will offer this deal, it has been a while since I did this. A bit of a thank you to those reading my blog.

FREE to the 1st person to send an email and claim it!
If you are a past winner you are not eligible!

"Beach at San Simeon" original watercolor, painted in 2011
My first real west coast beach scene. Rocky, different than what I am used to at the Jersey Shore! - value $550
UNFRAMED, framing available $60 18x14" - shipping available at cost

Sunday, April 7, 2024


 We decided to go to Burnside Tulip Farms in Virginia.  Sold out by Saturday night for Sunday but they offered last minute tickets on Sunday morning at 6am.  Set the alarm and snagged 2 tickets and were out of the house by 6:45am.   Yes, we drove 3 hrs to see tulips!  Never dull at our house.  

Our first stop was Dolce & Ciabatta in Leesburg.  The BEST muffin.  We also brought some bread home.  Next was the tulip farm.  Pretty impressive, you get to pick any 5 tulips per ticket, not a bargain.  There will be some tulip paintings coming!

Then we went to Morven Park and did a Davis Mansion house tour, followed by a very unremarkable dinner in Leesburg. Hoping to be back home by 7pm. FULL but FUN day.

Remember… Monday is my ice cream scooping day.
Greco’s in Lititz
From 5-7pm
PLEASE stop in!!

Thursday, April 4, 2024

2024 Still Life #19

mini original watercolor  $225
I know...a little off beat but I like it!

Greco's Ice Cream in Lititz...

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your friends family. 🔥

Kicking off our 2024 celebrity scooping series is someone I’ve been honored to know for many many years, and a town favorite Andy Smith! 🎨

He will be scooping from 5-7pm this Monday 4/8

Stop by say hello, and help us kick off the 2024 celebrity scooping series. We hear the weather looks great as well!

Please stop in and let me scoop your ice cream, I need/want a HUGE turn out!

Health Update:  I had my internal this morning and nothing there but scar tissue!  So a great 6 months clear check up.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

2024 Still Life #18

 mini original watercolor   $225
Check out the patina on that bucket!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

2024 Still Life #17

UPDATE: Linda did not like the way the background and the curve of the bowl met so I reworked it and took a better photo in the sunshine...

mini original watercolor  $225
Almost monochromatic...

YOU ARE NEEDED:    I will be a GUEST SCOOPER at  Greco's Ice Cream, Kleine Lane in Lititz.
On Monday 4/8 from 5pm-7pm   PLEASE come out an let me scoop your favorite ice cream.  I want to be the BEST and BUSIEST guest scooper they ever had!!  Get it on your calendar!!

Great Update:  Today was my bloodwork and Oncology 6 month check up.  Got the all clear today, after a wonky looking cat-scan and then a rushed MRI, a few frayed nerves,  all looks good.    I do not need to see him for 6 months.  Thursday is my internal with the surgeon.  

Monday, April 1, 2024

2024 Still Life #16

SOLD!   $145 (unframed) 6x4” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 10x8 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 4/3 the price goes to $225

I found these on a shelf in the kitchen at the Bonnet House (Fort Lauderdale FL). The light just sparkled off the glasses and the shelf was a different color than the back of the cupboard. It just moved me!

I spent Friday working on the drawing for my next house commission and I'm waiting to hear back. I know there are a few changes before I can start painting. Its a gift so I cannot show it for a while. Over the weekend I finished this 14x18 painting. Not framed, titled or priced!  I am living with it for a while.

Info: If you live near Lititz and are in need of a plumber... I highly recommend John. He put in a new hot water heater for me.