Friday, October 17, 2014

Art Is A Powerful Gift ~ That Can Outlast And Outshine All Others

"The artist gazes upon a reality 
and creates his own impression. 
 The viewer gazes upon the impression 
and creates his own reality."
 ~ Robert Brault

~~Friendship Feather~~
Alcohol Inks and Watercolor on Yupo paper

"While I recognize the necessity 
for a basis of observed reality,
true art lies in a reality that is felt." 
~ Odilon Redon

Last weekend was a huge success despite the 
nasty weather on Saturday. Sunday was sunny and we hung some older work outside.

Everything's looking really good for this weekend's 
(10/18 & 10/19/14)

Saturday is supposed to be sunny with a high of 70 and Sunday will also be sunny but a bit cooler. Come out to the country and enjoy the giveaways, freebies, food, drinks, incredible discounts and of course the beautiful fall foliage. No purchase is necessary to come and sign up to win an original painting!

I've been busy all week, matting and framing more work to put on display at lower than ever, once a year prices! You know, it's not too early to start thinking of the holidays and some very special one of a kind gifts! (Time is flying by and there are only 68 days until Christmas.)

"Your art was not opened until Chrismas Day 
and they were clearly the most powerful gifts under our tree. 
Again - thanks for sharing your awesome talent."
~ Dean Wasserman

I hope to see many of you come visit us in the Pines this weekend!

X ♥  O

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


"Life beats down and crushes the soul 
and art reminds you that you have one." 
~ Stella Adler

Alcohol Inks and Watercolor on Yupo paper

I want to thank all my collectors who attended last weekend's 

This coming weekend looks like it's going to be perfect weather, so come out on your way to the Cranberry Festival 
or just come here and avoid the crowds all together.

Some Classic Sandy Sandy work

Watercolors, acrylics and oils, oh my!

Sometimes it takes years before a painting finds a happy home!

Last Saturday was cold and rainy so the show was held exclusively in the studio, but on Sunday the sun came out, so we set up panels with more of my classic work outside.

I am taking appointments for private showings all this week, so if you can't come this weekend and would like to see my large selection of work, please give me a call at 609-268-9106 or shoot me an email at:

“Nobody can achieve success alone.” 
~ Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Thanks to all my collectors for your friendship and support!

X ♥  O

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Super Savings Event Off To A Great Start

"Fine art is that in which the hand, 
the head, and the heart of man 
go together."  
~ John Ruskin

The weather was rainy and cold for the first day (10/11/14) of our 4 day show, so everything was set up inside. Here are some photos of our studio set-up. Nine paintings found new homes today. Yeah! Tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 12th, promises to be sunny and warmer, so we'll be putting more classic paintings up on panels under our tent in the yard.

Newer pieces hang on the display panels and studio walls.

Some desktop originals.

My clients always tell me stories about how these 
make such great one of a kind gifts!

I have a large selection of classic 
and newer Southwest themed originals too!

And of course some Halloween paintings!

We still have a collection of snowmen 
that are looking for good homes!

I have a large selection of matted originals 
ready to put into new frames.

Anyone who stops by can enter to win an original painting. 
No purchase is necessary!

I've got a large inventory of prints and originals, 
all at once a year savings! So come on by our
Super Savings Sales Event tomorrow. 
I guarantee you won't be sorry!

Have a good one!


X ♥  O

Friday, October 10, 2014


"Life beats down and crushes the soul 
and art reminds you that you have one."  
~ Stella Adler

We are getting ready for our OPEN STUDIO SHOW and SALE this weekend! We've got the panels set up inside for tomorrow 'cause it's supposed to be nasty out. Come out to The Sandarosa and enjoy some homemade cookies, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more. 

There will be free gifts and the opportunity to win some free original art for all who attend! No purchase necessary! Hope to see you all this weekend and next!!

Here's a couple of the original art giveaways I'll be offering! 

Come out and meet my folks this weekend 
before they head back home too!

Remember this event is also open to online purchases as well! Get all the details here. Thanks for your support!

X ♥  O

Monday, October 6, 2014

Spice It Up!

"Variety's the very spice of life, 
That gives it all its flavor." 
~ William Cowper

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Spice It Up!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Alcohol Inks and Watercolor on Yupo paper

"I often quote myself. 
It adds spice to my conversation." 
~ George Bernard Shaw

My sister and I are having a good time with my mom and dad on their visit to NJ. We toured Philadelphia yesterday and saw all the sites via the BIG BUS. It was a bit chilly sitting on top, but we all had a very good day.

Al & Eve Sandy at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA

X ♥  O

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Retrospective of 30 Paintings In Thirty Days

"When you do a thing, 
do it with all your might. 
Put your whole soul into it. 
Stamp it with your own personality. 
Be active, be energetic and faithful, 
and you will accomplish your object." 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am pleased to present this collage of artwork which represents my fourth 30 Paintings In 30 Days Challenge series. Each number and title links to a larger view with painting details and the post associated with each piece.

1.) Sunny Summer Days       2.) The Black Sheep       3.) Inspired By Wine

7.) Rose Of Sharon      8.) Like a Feather in the Wind        9.) Blooming Iris

10.) Sly as a Fox      11.) Magical Garden       12.) Bold Blue Communicator

13.) Hummingbird Joy     14.) Life is Growth      15.) The Crocus Among Us

16.) Kokopelli's Day    17.) Kokopelli's Night     18.) Talk Like a Pirate Day

19.) A Pirate Legend      20.) The Dreamcatcher      21.) Day Of The Dead

22.) Love Tree           23.) Dream Hawk            24.) Jersey Devil Dragon

25.) Enchanted Garden       26.) Glorious Grapes       27.) A Dragon's Tale

28.) Wisdom of the Trees    29.) Dear Baby Deer    30.) Year Of The Horse

You can see links to all 90 paintings completed in previous challenges here!

I enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and making some new ones this past month. Seeing all the great work produced during the challenge is always inspiring.Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog and shared their thoughts by commenting here or on Facebook. I truly appreciate your friendship, feedback and interest in my work.
Happy creating!

X ♥  O