To Catch a Thief, Re-Imagined , Art Show Entry

Hello friends,

I am working on a new painting, To Catch a Thief, Re-imagined. This piece is acrylic on Ampersand board and is based on the Alfred Hitchcock movie, To Catch a Thief. I wanted to capture the feeling of movement and speed, so I blurred the paint strokes in the front to make the car seem like it is in motion. And I wanted to capture that vintage, the 1950s vibe, so I went wild with a bright color scheme of blue, blue-green, red, pink, and blue-violet.  Stay tuned and I will let you know what happens with my entry. If accepted into the art show at the Artists’ Angle Gallery in Frederick, MD, I will be sure to post the details about the time/place that the show takes place. To Catch a Thief, re-imagined

Behind the Scenes, Three Value Sketch

I am a little behind this week with blogging, but today I am taking the time to catch up. Last week I talked about my artistic process and how I created a sketchbook of inspiring artwork and used an older sketch from a previous art project that never got off the ground, unfortunately. I also talked about how I collaged all my favorite ideas from my sketchbook to make a digital collage in Photoshop.

Today I chose one of the digital collages and started a three value sketch. Here is my work in progress. My next step will be to gesso my canvas with two coats of gesso. When that dries, I will transfer this sketch and begin the acrylic painting. I have two weeks to paint it before it will be dropped off for display in the Box Show at the Artists’ Gallery in Frederick, MD, so I really have to get cracking! Here is a link to the gallery if you are interested in learning more about the art show:

Spin the Bottle Art Show

Just a quick note to let you know my artwork will be on display at Spin the Bottle Wine Company in Frederick, MD until the end of February. I will have original art, and art prints for sale. Attached is a post card about my art show.


Art Show at Spin the Bottle Wine Company, Frederick, MD

My oil paintings will be displayed at Spin the Bottle Wine Company in Frederick, MD. The paintings are selling for $100 each and have been custom framed. I will be at the shop on opening night from 3- 6 pm. The artwork will be displayed until the end of February. For directions or information about hours of Spin the Bottle Wine Company, follow this link:

Site Reorganization

It’s been awhile since I have updated the site.  I reorganized the pages, so now our artwork is organized by who did them.  I also added some graphic design pieces and our resumés.  I plan to add some animation pieces, and to add dates and prices for all the fine art pieces.

Roly-Poly Bug at the Artists’ Gallery

I (Dan) submitted a sculpture of a roly-poly (Armadillidium vulgare) to the 12th Annual Box Show at the Artists’ Gallery in Frederick, MD.  The sculpture took 30 hours to complete.  Information on the show is provided in the image below, and after that are photos of the completed sculpture.

Unboxed Show Info

Roly-Poly Bug
Roly-Poly Bug (SOLD)
Roly-Poly Bug
Roly-Poly Bug (SOLD)
Roly-Poly Bug
Roly-Poly Bug (SOLD)

25″ long x 16″ wide x 10″ tall
Galvanized steel wire, brass paper fasteners, black foam, aluminum tape, wood panel
Daniel Schmidt

Exhibit at the Frederick Coffee Company

Frederick Coffee Co Exhibit
Photo of Jodie Schmidt’s oil paintings at the Frederick Coffee Company.
I (Jodie) am showing my artwork at the Frederick Coffee Company at 100 N East St., Frederick, MD 21701.  They will be up from February 1st to the 28th. They have coffee, food and live music, too.  All of  my oil paintings are for sale, unless otherwise marked. I also have art cards if the paintings are not in your budget.  They are going for $12 a pack.  For directions, menu or calendar of music events, go to their website,

Crestwood Women’s Center at FMH art show

One of my (Jodie’s) floral paintings (Two Roses) was accepted to the 2012 Art exhibit at the Crestwood Women’s Center Art Gallery at Frederick, MD.  Open house for the show will be September 7, 2012 from 5-7pm.  A variety of artwork in photography, oils, and  graphite created by Frederick artists will also be on display. Show will be open from Sept. 4, 2012-January 4, 2013.