I finished a violin order today. The customer loves Van Gogh's Starry Night, so I did my own rendition which I had to squeeze together elements from the original to make a pleasing composition on the back of the violin. In keeping with Van Gogh's style and the customer's wish for a horse, I painted a starry meadow with a horse on the front of the violin. The title of the piece is "Starry, Starry Night."
August 25, 2009
Today is back to school time at our house, so naturally I start thinking about fall. I have two new paintings with that in mind. This first painting, titled, Autumn Luminary Tree, is based on the 16th-century Swiss-German folkart, Scherenschnitte, but unlike the paper cutting, I painted a mirror image on a wood panel which takes quite a bit of time developing the design and then painting it to look like aged paper. The second painting features my popular landscape paintings with the red star barn, titled: Autumn Moon. I will be showing these works along with several others at D & J Scott Galleries in Lancaster, PA on First Friday in November and then will do another showing on Black Friday in Central Market.
August 11, 2009
This weekend my sister-in-law will be hosting The First Annual Breast Cancer Benefit Bake Sale on Saturday, August 15, 2009 in Lancaster, PA across from Leisure Lanes from 8 AM-12 Noon. This benefit will help sponsor two local cancer patients and also the Center for Breast Health. There will be plenty of yummy homemade baked goods, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, and drinks to buy for this cause. There will also be t-shirts available to purchase and with each purchase you will be given free tickets to enter to win several nice items donated by local businesses.
You will also be able to enter a "best bid" silent auction for one of my original acrylic folk art paintings done on a framed wood panel, titled: "Red Star Barn - Apple Harvest" that I donated to the event (photo above). The measurements of the piece are 28"x14" If you are interested in the piece, you do not need to be present to enter the silent auction. Please contact me by Friday Aug. 14 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to enter your best bid. The minimum bid is $200. Cost of shipping for the piece is $16.99 (anywhere in the continental U.S.). Winner will be notified after the sale.