My booth at an Outdoor Art Show

My booth at an Outdoor Art Show
The best part of an outdoor show is meeting you. If you read my blog, be sure to say Hi to me.

Friday, January 23, 2015

OCTOBER WAS AN ABUNDANCE OF PAINTING AND SHOWS

I HAVE TO SHARE NOW THAT I HAVE CAUGHT MY BREATH ABOT THIS PAST OCTOBER.   It was one of the busiest months I have every had working with watercolors.

Let me start with the exciting time I had spending every Tuesday back on the Kuerner Farm where Andrew Wyeth walked, sketched, painted and shared in the lives of the Kuerner family.  For 8 weeks at 11:00 am I was painting watercolors on site with Karl Kuerner III sharing his stories and most important his suggestions that have helped me improve my painting.  AS hawks screeched overhead in the blue skies and slight breezes, I could only imagine how Andrew Wyeth felt sitting here painting.  Here are several photos of views for me to try to do in a larger scale.




During October,  had 16 paintings at Christopher's Restaurant in Wayne, PA  for the month.  They have a great brick wall on one side where they  hung the paintings.  I had great exposure.

Brandywine Plein Air This was my second year in this prestigious show.  It took place starting October 20th allowing us to paint at 10 different locations in the Chester County - Northern Delaware area.  Some neat places including some private homes.  Then the paintings were in a show Friday the 24th to the 26th.  We had ordered new frames and spacers so the watercolors are right behind the glass not touching it.  I was excited that I sold two paintings and have some left over that are for sale at the Malvern Retreat House show and will be for sale at the Chadd's Ford Art Show.

This was one of the locations where I prepared a small sketch completed that helped me be paint the Abiah Taylor house.

OCEAN CITY BLOCK PARTY   This one took place in Ocean City  on October 11th with only our sweatshirts with my photo on it and Jan had some great new additions with some new OC bags with a bike on it.  However, because it rained I could not show any watercolors.

DILWORTHTOWN WINE AND CHEESE PARTY  On October 12th, we participated in this event selling originals and reproductions, as well as some new giclees.  We also met many new people and that resulted in several new commissions of local sites.
So in February and March of this year I will be back with two shows with originals and reproductions from $ 15 to $ 500 so if you are looking for two great shows, come on out.   And for sure tell me if you read my blog.

UPCOMING SHOW

Getting ready for the Malvern Art Show I have completed all but two watercolors.  This Breath of Spring is a small framed watercolor.  Come on over and pick it up.  
I will be at the show on Friday evening.  We are hoping it will be dry and there will be plenty of time for you to see the paintings.  So come on by and BUY to support the Malvern Retreat House and the artists.

Friday, January 16, 2015

MALVERN RETREAT HOUSE ART SHOW

I have almost completed all my new small original watercolors for the Malvern Show and here is one.     This is the lighthouse at Owl's Head in Maine.
First here is the show information.The Reception is Friday, February  6: 5pm to 8pm (Free Admission)    I am usually there for several hours.
The Malvern Retreat House is the beneficiary receiving 35% of all sales and no Pa Sales Tax
Dates:      Wednesday, February 4 - Sunday, February 8
Times:     Wednesday - Saturday: 10am to 7pm,  Sunday: 10am to 4pm
             for more information go to:   www.malvernretreat.com.

I post on my Facebook site copies of the small watercolors................
so go to  Bruce-Poulterer-Watercolors

 This small watercolor along with 14 others is ready for your home and if you like my bruce poulterer watercolor page on Facebook each day or so , you will see more as I post other paintings.   Have a Blessed day.  Bruce

Sunday, December 7, 2014

DECEMBER UPDATE

DECEMBER 6TH was my best one day show at a local High School in a number of years.  I had a whole rack of paintings I put on sale once a year to clear out so the next year I can paint more paintings.  Thank you to all who came out.

Sold two and many others.
I still have a few left so if you are looking for a special Christmas gift I have
5 x 7 small framed prints for $ 15 and up to just prints like my Gate of Thanksgiving.
Matted this fits s 16 x 20 frame and is $ 25 
So if you missed the show and need a special gift, go to my Facebook site  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bruce-Poulterer-Watercolors/265793630265551
 and contact me.

Right now I am getting ready for Christmas and painting more small watercolors for the next two shows.
Have a Blessed Christmas......Bruce

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WATERCOLOR JOURNEY

It has been an unbelievable year as I have gone through 8 weeks of painting every Tuesday at the Kuerner Farm in Chadds Ford where Andrew Wyeth painted under the watchful eye of Karl Kuerner III.  He pushed me to paint bolder and really add darks and lights to my paintings.

If you want to get real timely information and see my paintings as they happen, like me on Facebook as  www.facebook.com/.../Bruce-Poulterer-Watercolors

This is Anna's porch at the front of the Kuerner farm.  
It was great to have  Karl;s input to help this become more than just a painting but rather take on the character of Anna's porch.


Brandywine Valley Plein Air

This is the Haskell barn at their farm on Creek Road in Chadds Ford

This is the spring house and ice house on a private farm off of Ridge Road in Chadds Ford


This is what was the ice house at the Haskell farm and is now a guest house


This is the Abyth Taylor home and barn near the Stroud preserve off Strasburg Road.

Next I completed my second year with the Brandywine Valley Plein Air painting 6 watercolors and framing them in 4 days.   I had to have the watercolor paper cut and ordered the frames and glass so I would be ready for a scene that caught my eye to paint.  There so many fantastic locations that I was overwhelmed with historic buildings such as the Abythe Taylor House at the Stroud Preserve, the Haskell Farm and several other private homes that were open for us to paint.

So I now have 8 new plein air paintings......well did have two were sold at the Brandywine Valley Plein Air Gala at Winterthur and then I have a show in early December and then the Malvern Retreat House show and the Chadds Ford Elementary School art show.

So I am working on 15 small watercolors for the Malvern show in late January as well as four large paintings.   Have a Blessed Christmas and healthy New Year.