Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My last show of the season

My last show of the season, Come visit me at the CHRISTKINDLMARKET at the Daniel Boone Homestead:
400 Daniel Boone Rd,
Birdsboro, PA 19508

Friday, December 8 & Saturday December 9, 2017
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm



Stroll through the Homestead grounds lit with luminaries and lights. Visit the Wayside Lodge and chat with a redware potter or sample some mead. See the General Store for your Daniel Boone gifts as well as other items from the gift shop including wooden toys, crafts and books. Grab a bite to eat or a warm cup of hot chocolate from our food vendors. Visit the craft tent (heated) with over 30 crafters selling all their handmade items.
I will be there with 2 original paintings from the Homestead and 1 painting on slate from the path behind the homestead.
I will have prints, slate art and notecards for sale. So please come out and support The Daniel Boone Homestead.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Semi Custom Framing Service Available

The most expensive part of a custom framing order is almost always the frame. So one of the best ways to save money is to use a standard size picture frame whenever possible. The use of ready-made picture frames makes it an economical and practical alternative to framing canvas art, photographs, pastels and watercolors, especially when custom framing is not the answer to your framing needs. By using inexpensive ready-made frames, cutting custom mats to fit a standard frame and clear glass I can put it all together to make people think you had it custom framed.  Even if art is an odd size, a custom mat can often be used with a standard frame.

 And, if a standard size just won't do, I now make simple hand crafted frames.

Do you have a frame you would like to re-use? I can make an evaluation to see if the frame is in good repair and appropriately sized.

Contact me for your framing needs. 











Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Building up my mini slate supply for shows

Selling as fast as I can paint them.
4 x 4 
Acrylic on slate
Midnight Moonlight
Morning Sail

On the Farm

Pumpkin Delight
Sold

Sly Fox
Sold
Turn Over A New Leaf
 Sold

Friday, July 21, 2017

On my easel - The Mill at Anselma (Chester Springs, PA) Start to finish.

After a few weeks off, I needed to get back into the swing of things. 

The Mill at Anselma (Chester Springs, PA)
12 x 8
Medium - Gouache


blocking in color and composition

Pass #2 - working on depth

Pass #3 still working on depth, adding some detail & adjusting color
Pass # 4 getting close to finishing, working on depth, detail & color

The Mill at Anselma
(Rt. 401 Chester Springs, PA)
12 x 8
Medium - Gouache

$275.00 matted & framed + shipping

Available at bill-kassel.com

scanned and ready for prints

Friday, May 26, 2017

Just off my easel - Sunflower (companion piece to a previous painting)

Just Finished
Sunflower
4 1/2 x 13 1/4
Gouache and watercolor
Original is spoken for...prints will be available

$110.00 - matted & framed (10 x 20 frame)
$50.00 - Matted print only

email me - bill@bill-kassel.com



This is the companion piece to go with the new painting.

Prints are also available for this.

$110.00 - matted & framed (10 x 20 frame)
$50.00 - Matted print only

email me - bill@bill-kassel.com

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Just off my easel - Pileated Woodpecker

Just Finished
Pileated Woodpecker

(just for reference of size adult birds range from 16 to 19 inches)
8x12
Gouache on 140# Canson watercolor paper
Photo reference thanks to NatureRich Photography
https://www.facebook.com/naturerichphotos/


$275.00 (matted & framed)
Available @ bill-kassel.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Finished - Mourning Dove

Finished
Mourning Dove
10x7
Gouache on 140# Canson watercolor paper
$275.00 matted & framed
Available @ bill-kassel.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Just finished - Cameron Scott Green - Apprentice Gardener at Colonial Williamsburg


Cameron Scott Green - Apprentice Gardener at Colonial Williamsburg
8 x 8
Gouache (Opaque Watercolor) on 140# Canson watercolor paper

Portraits are always challenge and so much fun.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Steps to a finished painting. Mischievous Barley

Mischievous Barley
8x8
Gouache on 140# Canson watercolor paper
Available for pet commissions

 
Pass #1 - working on composition & adding color
 

Pass #2 - adding detail and more color

Pass #3Adding indemension to background

Finished painting - added much more detail and uniformity

How it will look matted & framed.