Sunday, May 20, 2018

PUG DOG POSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PUG DOG POSE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.  

The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor. Margo Kaufman

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cat Pose Original Watercolor Painting

Cat Pose original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.    You can't have a dog pose without a cat pose also.

I love cats because I enjoy my home; 
and little by little, they become its visible soul.
 ― Jean Cocteau

Friday, May 18, 2018

LABRADOR POSING ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LABRADOR RETRIEVER POSING original watercolor painting, 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains never awakened.”

 – Anatole France

Monday, May 14, 2018

ROOSTER #1 AND ROOSTER #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

ROOSTER #1 original watercolor painting is 8 x10 inches on Arches 140 lb hot press paper.

ROOSTER #2 original watercolor painting is 8 x 8 inches on Arches 140 lb hot press paper.
Both photo references are courtesy of this weeks host on WetCanvas.com weekend drawing event. 

Wise man is the rooster of the universe: 
He awakens the unawake!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Sunday, May 6, 2018

CARDINAL SAYING HELLO ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CARDINAL SAYING HELLO original watercolor painting is 8 x 8 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

You can be sure that most of the high positions
 in the country would be empty if one were admitted only after an examination as severe as the one we painters must pass. (Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

BLOCK ISLAND LANDSCAPE

BLOCK ISLAND LANDSCAPE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.   I tried doing this photo reference before - very difficult because the marsh is so vivid and bright and I could never do it justice..... I went bold this time with the color. 

Color is the fruit of life. 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

CROCUS FLOWERS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CROCUS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on arches 140 lb paper.

You really can change the world if you care enough.
-- Marian Wright Edelman

Saturday, April 28, 2018

CARDINALS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CARDINALS original watercolor 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

"Success is stumbling from
failure to failure without
losing your enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

African Violet in the Sun Original Watercolor Painting

African Violet in the Sun original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   


If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,
 our whole life would change.
-- Buddha


 


Saturday, April 21, 2018

BLUBIRD WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

BLUEBIRD watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches rough 140 lb paper.

And when he sings to you, Though you're deep in blue, You will see a ray of light creep through,
And so remember this, life is no abyss, Somewhere there's a bluebird of happiness. Life is sweet, tender and complete, when you find the bluebird of happiness.
- Bluebird of Happiness, lyrics by Edward Heyman & Harry Parr Davies, 1934

Monday, April 16, 2018

ORANGE FLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ORANGE FLOWER original watercolor painting is 8 x10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  Kudos to my nephew Robert Parrott who provided the photo reference for this painting (and  lot of the paintings I've done.)

The artist and the photographer seek the mysteries and the adventure of experience in nature.


Friday, April 13, 2018

GREAT BLUE HERON CLOSE UP ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING


GREAT BLUE HERON close up original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches.  

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-- Bertrand Russell
 


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tigers Playing in the Snow Watercolor Painting

TIGERS PLAYING IN THE SNOW watercolor painting is  9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

To exist is to change, 
to change is to mature, 
             to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
                                -- Henri Bergson
 


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

BALTIMORE ORIOLE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING


Baltimore Oriole original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. 
Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. 
Let reality be reality. 
Let things flow naturally forward
 in whatever way they like.”
Lao Tzu

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Carousel Horses Orginal Watercolor Painting

Carousel Horses original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

And the seasons they go 'round and 'round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game.”
Joni Mitchell,
The Circle Game

Friday, March 16, 2018

GREY HORSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREY HORSE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses.” 
 – R.B. Cunninghame Graham

Thursday, March 15, 2018

ROSES #4 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ROSES #4 original watercolor painting, is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, 
so shall you become. 
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
 your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall unveil. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

YOU RANG? - Raccoon Original Watercolor Painting

'YOU RANG?' Raccoon original watercolor painting, 8 x 10 inches on Arches 300 lb paper.

Do the thing you fear
and the death of fear is certain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, March 5, 2018

LAVENDER CROCUS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LAVENDER CROCUS original watercolor, 8 x 10 inches on Arches 300 lb paper.

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Sunday, March 4, 2018

BASKET OF FLOWERS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BASKET OR ROSES original watercolor painting is 9 x12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

May our heart’s garden of awakening 
bloom with hundreds of flowers.   
Thich Nhat Hanh

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