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.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Summer is Over

Trying to get back to painting after our vacation in Colorado and competing many plein air paintings at the Kuerner farm.    If you follow me on Facebook you will see many of my new watercolors.

Here are my fall activities just to let keep you up to date.

Starting September 23rd, I will be back painting at the Kuerner farm where I will be with Karl Kuerner listening to his suggestions and advice.  Remember this is the farm Andrew Wyeth visited and painted for over 70 years.

Come to Christopher's Restaurant in Wayne the month of October to see about 15 of my watercolors and limited edition reproductions. This will be there for the whole month.

October 11th I will be at the Ocean City Block party near the Tabernacle with my paintings and Jan's sweatshirts. The show is from 9:00 to 5:00 pm in Ocean City new Jersey

 The next day we will be at the Dilworthtown Wine and Cheese party to benefit the Chester County Hospital.  That is located at the Dilworthtown Inn, 1390 Old Wilmington Pike
West Chester, PA.  That is from noon to 4:00 pm

Next I have been accepted into the Brandywine Plein Air juried challenge that will take place the third week in October.   I am not sure where we will be painting, but for certain around Chester County and that area.  The show will be October 19th to 21st but do not know the location yet.

So with many new plain air paintings, I have been working on a new frame for them using a acid free buffer and just the watercolor paper backed by acid free backing.  They look great.  So hope you can come to one of my events in the next two months.
We are talking about an open house in November with jan's sweatshirts, my paintings and Kim's South  Hill Design Jewelry.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Painting at Kuerners

 Last week I went to Kuerner's Farm to sketch and paint but the weather changed my mind.  We saw a lightening bolt hit the transformer out front with a huge flash of light and loud bang.

We hoped in the cars just as the wind about blew us away and the rain came down in buckets.  After about 15 minutes is slowed down so we were able to take photos but really could not paint.  
But I have finished 4 watercolors and have 2 more almost finished plus about 6 sketches.
Here is a photo of the incoming storm before it hit.

Here is my watercolor of the front porch I just completed that Andrew Wyeth and our teacher, Karl Kuerner painted.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Painting in the Footsteps of Andrew Wyeth at the Keurner Farm

What an experience I have been having these past few weeks.  For eight weeks, 5 of us have been allowed to walk the special grounds of the Keurner Farm in Chadd's Ford sketching drawing, painting and just taking in the sounds and smells of the farm.  For me it will be one of those highlight moments in my painting career.  You will always remember those times in your art life when you met a well known artist, won a prize, have a one man art show or was accepted in a well known juried art show.  I have been blessed to have had a number of those including meeting Andrew Wyeth myself at the Brandywine Museum or having Carolyn Blish come to our home for dinner and then visit her studio.
This is the Kuerner Farm springhouse just off the driveway.

Well these past few weeks, I have had the privilege to paint on the Kuerner Farm and that will always be one of those unforgettable memories in my painting life.  To walk and sit where the best watercolor artist of my day painted...to see the locations and sit there to paint my idea of this location has been awesome.  And the other very special aspect is to have Karl Keurner III guide us and help us develop my watercolor skills.  He has given me or rather helped push my painting to a new level.  His stories of the Keurner farm, his parents and grandparents, the Wyeth connection and learning how the farm was a treasure trove of valuable paintings, sketches and drawing has been .....well incredible.

Here are some photos of my first drawings and painting of the spring house so often painted by Andrew Wyeth as his footsteps took him up the hills and down.

Here you see my partially completed watercolor of the spring house
 taken from the vantage point where I was painting 
Then here is the finished watercolor still on my easel.  

This represents my work from the first evening of painting
on the farm and the beginning of trying to select from all the 1,000 different possibilities. What a fantastic experience.  And thanks to Karl for suggesting that I push myself and try to be more "explosive in my colors" and that helped this watercolor be so dynamic.   And thanks to Karl for allowing us the privilege to paint his farm, hear his memories and experience the atmosphere of Andrew Wyeth's footsteps.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

OCEAN CITY BLOCK PARTY

MAY 3RD is the SPRING Block party in Ocean City.  I have many new paintings and will also have the sweat shirts with my photo on them both in white and Navy Blue with hoods. Look for us at the ocean side at the Tabernacle grounds.  

This is a photo of my booth and will be looking for you to come by....hope we have good weather as last fall it was rained out.  

A MORNING AT KUERNER' FARM

I am excited.  This Saturday, I will be going to the Kuerner Farm that Andrew Wyeth painted and sketched so frequently.  We will have the morning to paint and sketch all over the farm.  Here is a photo I took when I toured the farm awhile ago.
I will bring my sketch book and some watercolor paper and sketch and hopefully have an opportunity to paint.  So look for some new paintings based on my walk around this famous farm.