Thursday, April 16, 2015

Boat Commission finished!

Finished!  A very happy client just left with her new painting.
I am not a boat painter and my boat knowledge is slim,
thankfully my photos were good!  This was all hand-drawn
and I used my brush to add the lines and rigging.  My client
is adding her own custom frame and I can't wait to see it
framed.   Now back to some of my own work for my shows.

Last weekend we had a fantastic day at Bushkill Falls.  We
had been there when we were dating and I do not remember
there being so many steps...  lots and lots of steps!  If you plan
a trip, we had breakfast at Vinny D's (looked like a dive outside...)
but we had great breakfast sandwiches and coffee.  And after
our great day we had dinner at North 9th Street Restaurant
and it was excellent!  A very special place to eat.

Here we are enjoying the day!

This Saturday… I will be at:100% HANDCRAFTED SHOW
Saturday, April 18 from 10am to 3pm
Held at Robbinsville H.S.
155 Robbinsville Edinburg Rd, Robbinsville NJ

Friday, April 10, 2015

2nd Friday in Lititz

Tonight I can be found at 2nd Friday in downtown
Lititz, PA. My prints will be gracing the walls of
Thomas Morton's fine furniture for the next three months.
The store is located at 61 E Main St. in Lititz.

I have started another commission that has been taking
up my time...  a model boat.  A bit out of my wheelhouse!
It has lots of fine detail, I drew it and did not like the shape
ran out of room on my paper, so after three days I started
over.  Here is the corrected drawing.  The painting will fit
into a 17x21 frame.
     Once the drawing was approved by my client
    I started painting... (click over to enlarge)

    Still have lots more to go...

    Also remember it is track season!!
    ELCO Jr.Hi. invitational is tomorrow, and if the weather
    is nice on Sunday we plan to go to Bushkill Falls for the day.

Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 Birds Nest

"A Painting A Day"
Original Watercolor    4"x 6"
I am not sure if it is about the birds nest or
the architecture...but I liked it!

I have been working on several larger paintings.
This one sold to a client who had been watching me
paint it.  Framed 24x18"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2015 Cats

4"x 6" Miniature original watercolor

My boys, waiting for a snack!

Two day of track practice under my belt.
Great group of kids.  Oh... anyone who has
old spikes hanging in the closet I could us some!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 Landscape Series #1

4"x 6" Original watercolor

This little painting is interesting.  I love the
wet roads.  It was a rainy summer day in
Lancaster County.

I am sure most of you will agree...I am tired of
winter.  Really tired of it.  Riding my rollers in the
house is no longer doing it for me.   Track starts on
Monday.  Where am I going to condition my kids??
We are not allowed to run the halls in school.  It is
too cold for me to stand outside for 2 hours coaching.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 Winter Series #2

 4"x 6"  Original Watercolor
A Painting A Day   $225

Yes, It still looks like this in Lancaster County!

Monday, March 2, 2015

2015 Winter Series

 4"x 6"  Original Watercolor
A Painting A Day ~ SOLD!

This is how it is looking here in
Lancaster County!

Due to the snow and ice on Sunday I left the show before
it opened.  By the time I got home there was 2" of snow.
I think it was a good call to pack up, although I hate
leaving a show early.  Linda spent the weekend cleaning
out so today we took several boxes of  books and
records, yes, I said records to the Lancaster Re-sort for their
Library sales.  Cook books are gone, the conversation went
this way:
Me: What are you going to do for recipes?
Linda: Use the internet
Me: What if the internet is not working?
Linda: We go out

Coaches track meeting tonight.  Track starts in 8 days.  It
better warm up and melt!!  Love track, love the kids!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I taught a morning class, ran plexi-glass to be cut for
my commission painting, went to market.  Home to
paint.  Teaching another class tonight.

Here is another painting finished and will be at the
Hockessin, DE show this weekend.
                                  "Safekeeping"  17x21  $900

Monday, February 23, 2015

Show Season Starts...

My free time comes to an end.  I was not really free,
but my 2015 show season starts this weekend.  So
the traveling starts again.  I also need to get back to
my Painting a Day pieces for this blog.  Since my
commission is finished I have no excuse!
I have one more set of classes to teach in March
and 13 days till track starts!!  I sure hope it warms up.
I love track but hate the cold.
I finished two paintings from my weekend in
South Carolina.  I spent some time watching
the river flow.  It was way up over the banks.
You can see a small trees under water.
This was the Pee Dee River in Galivants
Ferry, SC
  "River Nocturnes"   24X18   $975.

 "River  Sunset"    20X22          $1200.

Both paintings will be on display this weekend at:
Hockessin Art Festival

Fri.  Feb. 27 from 5-8  *  Sat.  Feb. 28 from 10-5
and Sun.  Mar.1 from 11-4
Held at the Hockessin Memorial Hall
30% of my sales are given to the
Wilmington & Western Railroad!
only $3 admission

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

South Carolina

6"x 4"  original watercolor
This is our view out the back door.
The little Pee Dee River in S.C.
    We just returned from a very nice weekend in
    Galivants Ferry S.C.  Linda got together with
    her 3 brothers for the first time in like 10 years.
    She found this great VRBO cottage surrounded 
    by the Pee Dee River, the cottage was actually 
    sitting in the river since the river spilled its banks!
    Great views of the river. Notice the long boardwalk
    on the left of the house, that's how we got into the 
    house! Had a wagon to cart your stuff in!
    Made for a great, fun, different memory....
    Weather was chilly, not what we hoped for!
    I can highly recommend this:
    It was 1 hour from Myrtle Beach, SC

Linda and her brothers (and me!)