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, March 16, 2014

Chadd's Ford Elementary School Art Show

At this year's show, I will have several new original watercolors---some painted just for this show.  Also many new giclees in 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 sizes both framed or matted.
Here are some of the images in these new sizes:
           Flowers at Clines Farm in North Carolina
Summer Flower Basket

Summer Breezes

Sycamore Mills Rest Stop

                East Farms at Winterthur

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Well just returned from two weeks in warmer weather and expected the snow to be gone but I was surprised to find it hanging around.

Working on my paintings for Chadd's Ford show. I have some new smaller reproductions that will be framed and matted for this show.  In addition I will have several new watercolors and some smaller originals.  So stop by and see me.  I will be there from 7:00 to about 9:30 on Friday and from 11:00 to 4:0 on Saturday.  If you catch me I will personalize any reproduction.

The show is on Friday evening from 7:00 to 10:00 pm with great food and of course great art.  I donated a framed reproduction so take a chance on it to benefit the school.
Saturday will be opening at 10:00 to 4:00 pm.  A special treat is the talk to be given by Victoria Wyeth at 11:00 am with a very informative talking about her grandfather.  So do not miss that.  

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Malvern Retreat house Art Show

Not sure if you made it to this show but thanks to those who did an purchased seven different pieces of art.  I was there on Friday afternoon and did personalize one of my limited edition reproductions that is always a treat for me to do.  We had to pick up all the paintings left over on Sunday evening due to a potential snowfall and we all know what happened after that.

Next is the Chadd's Ford Elementary School At show.  Normally I am at the show on Friday evening when they have the catered Open House that is FREE.  That means you get first shot at the paintings and with my originals ...well there is only one of each. I will also be there on Saturday afternoon.
My largest watercolor will be "Victorian Cape May - Stockton Place" that has 8 homes all built about the same time for $50,000.  Also will have a number of small originals and framed giclees and limited edition reproductions.

Here is one of the new originals.  This is called " Window at Olson's" based on a trip we took this summer to Maine visiting the Olson farm.  This is the site of the famous Andrew Wyeth painting - " Christina's World"   Mine is based on a photo and sketch I made of the upstairs room with a flower bouquet on the window sill.

We spent about a week here taking photos, sketching and learning about the special role this played in Andrew Wyeth's life.

Oh be aware that Victoria Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth's only granddaughter,  will be at the Chadd's Ford show on Saturday morning to share about her DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS opportunity to hear about how special he was to her as a grandfather!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Malvern Retreat House Art Show

I am ready to deliver my paintings on Sunday for this show that starts in about one week on January 29th.
I have been working on 15 small paintings most of them under $100 so they affordable.  There is a selection of still life paintings, historic locations and flowers. I also have added some new watercolors to my portfolio along with my limited edition reproductions and giclees.

The show is quite large and has paintings up and down the walls so it is packed with many paintings.  Last year we went to the Open House which is on Friday evening from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will be there again on Friday evening.

Here is a sample of one of the new miniature watercolors in an 8 x 10 frame.  Remember the show opens on Wednesday, January 29th and once the original are gone that limits your selection.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Paintings for 2014

Over the past month since my last art show, I have been reading and studying videos from some great water color artists.  If you want to see a great watercolor artist, buy the book by Mary Whyte called "Down Bohicket Road" and you will find it very interesting reading and see some great watercolors.

I have been painting to get ready for the Malvern Retreat House art show in laterJanuary.  As I work on 20 new paintings -  4 large and 15 small - I am trying to incorporate some of these ideas into my paintings.  Add some more color, add more value and darks and lights and try to make the focus of the paintings stand out more.

I am working on a painting of Victorian Cape May - you can see the beginning here .......well you have to come to the show to see the final painting but I do post the painting as I work on it on Facebook from time to time.   Have a great time over the Christmas Holidays.