Wednesday, July 24, 2024

2024 Still Life #38


$145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 7/26 the price goes to $225

I have been eating pretty many cherries lately...
Ode to cherries.



We started our morning getting free old bricks for the garden beds. Linda and I carried 25 bricks from an attic... down and another 25 from the basement... up! Got plenty of exercise. Then stops at the grocery store and farmers market. Linda cleaned and cut 2 dozen corn for our freezer while I painted. Then suddenly it's 6:30pm!

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

2024 Still Life #37


$145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 7/25 the price goes to $225

Another still life from my new favorite antique shop, Glendale Flour Mills, Boyertown, PA
Sometime I feel like my painting has reached another level.  I get such a thrill from painting.

Saturday...  tell ALL your friends...Space B152







Monday, July 22, 2024

2024 Quebec #7


SOLD!  $145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 7/24 the price goes to $225

From our walking tour in Quebec. The steps and flowers just remind me of France. This has a slight impressionistic feeling to it.

I have been painting some fantastic larger paintings that I plan to bring out to the Lititz Art Show.
Sat. July 27 from 9 to 5
Held in the beautiful Lititz Spring Park on Rt 501
FREE!   Rain, Shine or Heat!
Space #B152 in the back near the pavilions.



They are not titled or priced; Linda was busy!  Actually, she just booked a tour to Scotland for June 2024.  That was on MY bucket list!

Meanwhile our little porch off the kitchen is almost finished.  Linda had a planter built and added some plants to help with a bit of privacy.  There is other planting and stones going in.


The view from inside.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

2024 Still Life #36


 mini original watercolor   $225

A basket I found in Chateau Ramezay

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

2024 Quebec #6


 mini original watercolor  $225
Rue St. Paul Quebec. Interesting little window a few inches off the sidewalk.

Much needed rain today! I am balancing my time between painting and cutting mats and glass.








Tuesday, July 16, 2024

2024 Still Life #35


mini original watercolor $225
Since we went to Glendale Flour Mills, Boyertown, PA. I was able to get a LOT of great antique still life subjects.


SHOW SCHEDULE:
Next weekend is:
Lititz Art Show
Sat. July 27 from 9 to 5
Held in the beautiful Lititz Spring Park on Rt 501
Lititz Art Association | Lititz, PA
FREE! Rain, Shine or Heat!
Space #B152 in the back near the pavilions.

BIG Lititz Rotary Craft Show
Sat.  Aug. 10 from 8 to 4
FREE! Rain, Shine or Heat!
Space B4 on the square at the entrance to the patio.

Mount Gretna Art Show  
Aug. 17-18 from 9 to 5
Held in Mount Gretna PA
Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show | August 17th-18th, 2024 (mtgretnaarts.com)
$15 admission  (I have a $2 off postcard I will mail you!
Space #210

Heart of Lancaster Show
Aug. 31-Sept. 1 from 9-4
Held at Roots Market, 705 Graystone Rd.  Manheim PA
FREE! Rain, Shine
Space #136

Feel free to email with any questions.

Monday, July 15, 2024

2024 Montreal #2

 mini original watercolor  $225

Wonderful stone building in Montreal -Ville-Marie.
From our walking tour of Old Montreal.

Linda has been celebrating her birthday for several days!  Friday was breakfast with girlfriend, Bonnie. Saturday I took her to our favorite antique shop and she picked out 2 items.

After she was finished decorating it looked like this:


Sunday we both went out to dinner with our friend Joan.

And this morning she had breakfast with girlfriend Kathy.   And this was not even her big birthday!! Blessed with great friends.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

2024 Quebec #5


SOLD!   $145. (unframed) 5x5” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 9x9 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 7/13 the price goes to $225
From our walking tour in Quebec. Great color.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

2024 Quebec #4


SOLD!  $145. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 7/12 the price goes to $225

Le Petit Champlain, Old Quebec.

SAVE THE DATES!
I will be in the back near the pavilion in my usual space.
B152


August 10  Big Rotary Craft Show, Lititz, PA
August 17-18 Mount Gretna, PA
Sept. 7-8  Heart of Lancaster, PA
Sept. 9-10  Ludwigs Corner, PA
Oct.4-6   Waterford, VA
Oct. 12  LCAA show at Solanco Fairgrounds, PA
Nov. 22-24  My Annual Open House


Tuesday, July 9, 2024

2024 Quebec #3


 mini original watercolor   $225
From our walking tour.  Feels like France!

Canada Trip - Day 7- Update:
Our last day. We started with a 9am tour "Untouristic Quebec City" with Xavier through Tours By Locals. This was 3 hours in Quebec's neighborhoods.
Lunch at Le Billing Creperie. The BEST crepes since France! Really excellent.
Spent some time walking around one last time.
Dinner at Le Don, a Vegan Restaurant. I think half of us were happy! It was different. That's it for Canada.   Next trip is Portugal in September!

Monday, July 8, 2024

2024 Still Life #34


mini original watercolor  $225

Antique pottery... painted at my show.


Back from a good show in Latrobe, PA but it was HOT! We left our cute cool Airbnb

at 8:30 every morning and back at 9:30 every night for 4 long HOT days.  Packed our lunches but we finished too late for dinner so we did not eat well!  Funny story: we checked in last Monday, Tuesday we were in and out, we had a long day of set up, came back and showered and then went out to dinner.  Got back at 8pm and could not open the door.  The handle just jiggled.  So we texted our host and sat on the front porch watching the lightening bugs.  Texted her several times, but no reply.  I tried the windows, all locked.  No other way in, tried the door several times.  By 11pm we had to make a decision, sleep in the van or go find a hotel.    Yep, hotel it was. Now in our younger days checking into a hotel, late, WITHOUT LUGGAGE would have been exciting.  But now we were simply worried that our evening meds AND morning meds and cell phone chargers were locked in our bnb!  By morning the host replied and needed a locksmith to replace the door handle!   Then on Sunday night we got in around 8 after a long hot pack up, showered and I just made coffee and the electric goes off, in the whole neighborhood.  No air conditioning.
we went to bed!   Came on about 2 hours later.
Its good to be home!!



Canada Trip- Day 6
- Update:
We had a Tours by Locals tour scheduled but it was cancelled so we went to Tours Voir Quebec and did their Grand Tour (of Old Quebec).  It was ok, not fabulous. 
In the afternoon we took a cab to the Parliament Building.  We pre-booked and pre-gave our ID information but still did metal detectors, more ID, and got badges; a little like visiting our capital.  H
ad a quick lunch at their Cafe and then a 3pm tour.  The rooms we were most interested in were closed for renovations, but it was still a beautiful building.  Back to our hotel to freshen up and off to dinner.  Bistro St Malo.  By far the best meal we have had.  Excellent food and a young waiter who knew how to charm the ladies.  The food was SO good and we simply had a wonderful evening. Here we all are...

After dinner we all did a little evening stroll around Old Quebec and had their famous Beaver Tails for dessert.


Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Up date

Today is show set up so no time to paint .

Canada Trip- Day 5- afternoon Update:

Not far from the falls is the lle dOrleans. We headed straight for lunch at Resto de La Plage. Here is our gang and a beautiful view.

We continued on a leisurely 47 mile drive around the island. Stopping to see the beach get some fresh strawberries and lobster rolls from Chez Mag for dinner at the hotel! Another great day.
Here is my brother, Carl and I checking out the stones.

Monday, July 1, 2024

2024 Canadian Landscape

 
mini original watercolor $225
A Canadian landscape, view from the train.
Looks very much like home!

Heading to Latrobe for early set up,
show starts on Thursday....  
WESTMORELAND
ART & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Held at 219 Twin Lakes Rd, Latrobe PA
Rain or shine!
Thurs. July 4 to Sat. July 6 from 11am to 8pm
Sunday July 7 from 10am to 6pm
My Space: #159     See you soon!


Canada Trip- Day 5- Update:
Today we are heading out of town.
We rented 2 cars and drove to Montmorency Falls.
We parked at the top so started by walking across the falls on a suspension bridge. 
That's me in yellow and Linda in pink.



Beautiful falls. Can you see the suspension bridge?


From there we took 487 steps down the panoramic staircase.


Friends from below took a photo of us at one of the look outs. 
We are on the left side.

We then rode the cable car back to the top.
This was all accomplished by Noon!  I will report on the afternoon tomorrow.