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.

Monday, December 12, 2011

NEW ONEMAN SHOW December 12th to January 10th

This month I will be the Artist of the month at the Church of the Saviour in Wayne PA.  There will be 11 paintings hanging until January 10th.  The focus is on how my relationship with Jesus has affected my life and my painting.  For a copy of my bio that describes how He has affected my life or if you have a question regarding who Jesus is, just send me an e-mail to
May you have a Blessed Christmas and ..........keep sketching     Bruce

Friday, November 25, 2011

New Web site

Just thought you might want to see more of my art.  It is on a new web site for artists.  It is an Art Fair site that talks about show all over the US. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


This coming month, I will be in two art shows.  First, I will have several small paintings hanging in the Z Gallery in West Chester for the whole month.  This is part of the Delaware Valley Art League show.  So come out on November 4th for the Opening from 6:00 - 9:00 pm and meet the artists.

The Penn Crest Christmas Craft show will be on November 19th, 10:00 AM TO 3:30 PM at their High School located behind the Granite Run Mall in Lima, Pa on Route One south of Media.  I do this show since it is a local one for me.  I will have a large display of art as including originals both small and medium, new 8 x 10 " framed or matted prints including the John Chadd House, the Gate of Thanksgiving that I have not had for a long time, as well as my new painting of two Roses all priced reasonably that make great Christmas gifts.  In addition, I will have other framed 14 x 18 and 16 X 20 prints at special prices.  This is my last show before the end of the year, so there are discounts to clean out my inventory to make room for the work I will do over the winter.
MEMORIES  Special for this show this print only will be $10!!!  Great to use to frame , mat or use even as a poster on foam core.
Let em know if you have a specific print you want to buy and I will be sure to bring it, either framed or by itself. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I am guessing over 75,000 people.  They just kept coming along the street and some stopped in my tent to look and buy art.  This was my very best show at this event. I sold matted prints, framed prints, cards and framed originals.
In addition, Jan took one of my photos of a life guard stand, beach chairs and umbrellas on the 8th street beach and had it reproduced on high quality sweatshirts to sell................and almost sold out. 
We also sold three of our daughter Dawn's photos of several scenes of Ocean City.  The weather was the best I ever remember.  We went for a long weekend and spent time with good friends riding bikes, walking the boards and then they helped us sell at the show and set up the tent.
My next show will be the Z Gallery in West Chester for the month of November.  I also currently I have three paintings at the Gryphon Cafe in Wayne.
Our last show will be in Media at the Penn Crest High School the Saturday before Thanksgiving...........and wait to you see my newest prints and new originals. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This is another flower painting from my course.  I learned to add colors that were not in the rose.  Also, highlights were added that were not there and your will find more variety in the leaves than you could have seen in the leaves.  Now I need to take these lessons and paint a few new flower paintings.

If you are interested in coming to one of my shows, send me an e-mail for a discount coupon.  Also if you have any questions about watercolors let me know.

I just returned from a vacation to Nova Scotia and will have some new sketches to show you on my next blog.  

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Watercolor Flower Lessons

For three days, we spent painting flowers with different fresh cut flowers in our room.  We had roses, daisies, peonies, and more roses.  I tried to paint daisies the first today and found that hard with out a background.
However, it was important to try and see if I could paint the daisies.  Daisies are easy to paint outdoors with a green background, but with this attempt in the studio, it was difficult.

The second day I tried to paint roses. In this case Our instructor, Carolyn Anderson, was a big help as she would review our work and give us suggestions.   In this picture, you can see how a leaf was added to the bottom to add some interest and a little different color to the arrangement. I changed the value and color in some of the roses to provide some variety.  

New Flower Paintings

A few weeks ago just before we went to Ocean city New Jersey on vacation with our family, I completed a three day course in painting flowers in watercolor.  I used some roses that you see here.  I also used some pink peonies and then some other red roses.  Each day I painted but it wasn't until our teacher spent time each day to critique our paintings that 

Saturday, June 11, 2011


This past week, I spent three days in the incredible history filled studio of Howard Pyle.  Now for those who do not know him, he was a famous painter and illustrator who lived until 1911.  One of his many students was NC Wyeth, who eventually moved to Chadds Ford.  Howard Pyle started the Brandywine School of artists that got it's name because he would take the artists in the sumer to Chadds Ford to study and paint along the Brandywine River.  

As you walk into his studio, you notice a cross cut of a tree trunk in the middle of the floor. Why is this here I wondered?   After Howard Pyle died, one of his students took this slice of a buttonwood tree and located it on the spot where his teacher stood to paint and instruct his students.
Now I have always admired the paintings of Andrew, Jamie and NC Wyeth so for me to be in the studio of the man who started the Brandywine tradition, much less spend three days painting was a great experience.

I did not want to take for granted just being able to walk into Pyle's  studio and be able to paint where this master painter had painted.  ANd yet here I was doing just that.  For three days we entered his studio door and experienced the opportunity to learn how to improve our watercolors painting many different types of flowers.  What a privilege to be there and be painting.   

On top of that,  our instructor's teaching methods coupled with her technical skills and her encouragement spurred us on to improve our painting capabilities.   More in my next blog..........

Granite Farms Art show

For the month of June I have 29 paintings on display in a one person show at Granite Farms located west of Media, PA.  There are many originals and limited edition reproductions.  The show runs until June 30.  I have already sold one of the paintings the first few days it was on display.
So if you have time and enjoy art, stop in and see this show.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Watercolor Demonstration

Last Friday's watercolor demonstration involved a presentation about turning photos into paintings and then selecting one of the photos to paint geraniums in a wooden bucket.  The 40 plus people in attendance enjoyed the demonstration, asking questions and commenting. It involved working on two paintings at once, one on hot press paper and one on cold press paper, 140 pound.  This allowed me to paint on one area and then allow that to dry, while I continued to paint on the other portion of the painting. In one version, an American flag was added.   Attached is the photo used.   I hope to add the final painting when it is finished.
The center of  focus is to the top left area to create some interest.. 
Hopefully it will be finished for my next show on May 20th and 21st.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Watercolor Demonstration

Tomorrow, I go to Garden Spot Village in New Holland to do a watercolor demonstration and share how I use photographs to paint a watercolor.  then I will paint a watercolor of a geranium. This is my layout for a demonstration.
I look forward to meeting everyone and even though I only have one hour, I hope to finish the watercolor.   Well I competed the drawing and started the paintings so I can go back an forth between the two.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trip to Peru for the Adoption of our new Granddaughter

In March, my painting shifted from watercolors to sketch books as we spent 10 days in Peru with our son, daughter in law and granddaughters Isa and Lia as they went through the process of adopting Lia into our family.  They had to travel 8 hours by bus to a small town at the foot of the Andes Mountains.  After spending a week there, they returned to Lima where we meet them.  We spent our time walking to the park with the girls and  going to the market and just being grandparents..............and it was great.  We had a wonderful time and now we have the joy of having Lia to spend time with her in the US.
  Here we are with the whole family able to celebrate my wife's birthday at home last week.  What a treat. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

NEW Show at Garden Spot Village

For those in the Lancaster Area, I have a one man show at Garden Spot Village for the month of April. It consists of original watercolors and framed reproductions. There are 29 paintings hanging n the hall between the two main entrances.