Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PINK WATER LILY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PINK WATER LILY original watercolor painting is 6 x 6 inches on Aquaboard attached to its own frame as in the photo.  


 Yes, if I were a water-lily, I'd sail to sea in state--
A green frog for my captain -- and a dragon-fly for my mate!
John Chipman Farrar




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LIONESS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LIONESS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  

A lion doesn't concern itself with the opinion of sheep.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Sunday, January 8, 2017

TANGERINES WITH BLUE BACKGROUND WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Tangerines with Blue Background watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation. 
Cicero

Saturday, January 7, 2017

IRIS IN PURPLE TONES WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Iris in Purple Tones watercolor painting is approximately 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   What better thing to do on a snowy day but to paint flowers. 

[W]hat a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... 
No longer the canvas and the pigments, 
but the marble and the chisel. 
~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866

One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day. Susan Orlean
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

GOATS WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL


 GOATS watercolor painting original is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  

 

-->My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective.They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish.
Jon Katz
My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish.
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My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish. Jon Katz
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WATER LILLY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WATER LILLY original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love."
Claude Monet

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ELEPHANTS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ELEPHANTS original watercolor painting is 9 x12.  This was done using a pour technique (pouring the paint on the paper and letting it mix or splashing with a paint brush) and some blowing. 

“God is really only another artist. 
He invented the giraffe, the elephant 
and the cat. He has no real style. 
He just goes on trying other things.” – Pablo Picasso

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wine Glass and Grapes Original Watercolor Painting

Wine Glass and Grapes original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

It has become quite a common proverb that "in wine there is truth."
In Vino Veritas
-   Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis, 75 A. D.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

HOW NOW BLACK COW? ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HOW NOW BLACK COW? original painting (watercolor) is 9 x 12.  This reference photo was deceivingly difficult to do with the varying grades of darks in the cows.  I debated whether it should go in the circular file.  The jury is still out on that.  This is the second attempt also. 

The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other, milk.
~Ogden Nash

Monday, December 5, 2016

BLACK IRIS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BLACK IRIS original watercolor painting is 6 x 6 inches, Arches 140 pound paper.

Thus in each flower and simple bell,
      That in our path untrodden lie,
      Are sweet remembrancers who tell
      How fast the winged moments fly.
Time will steal on with ceaseless pace,
      Yet lose we not the fleeting hours,
      Who still their fairy footsteps trace,
      As light they dance among the flowers.
~Charlotte Turner Smith (1749–1806)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

HAPPY HIPPOS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HAPPY HIPPOS, original watercolor painting is  9 x 12 inches.

"There is an eagle in me that wants to soar,
and there is a hippopotamus in me
that wants to wallow in the mud."
Carl Sandburg

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Butterfly Dreams Original Watercolor Painting

Butterfly Dreams original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

We beautiful creatures born in mystery
  Fly best on wings of dreams. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

THE HUNTER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THE HUNTER, original watercolor painting of a cheetah, is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Ralph Marston

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Blue Vase Original Watercolor Painting

Blue Vase original watercolor painting is 6 x 6 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   
Touch the earth,
speak of love,
walk on common ground.
Steve Van Zandt

Friday, November 18, 2016

BLACK CAROUSEL HORSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Black Carousel Horse original watercolor painting is 7.5 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  This hand carved horse is from the Looff Carousel, built in 1895.

Excellence is not a skill,
it's an attitude.
Ralph Marston

Thursday, November 17, 2016

LITTLE BOY DREAMS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LITTLE BOY DREAMS original watercolor is 10 X 15 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  This is my grandson when he was two years old with his first guitar.   He has always loved guitars and playing on them.  He now is older and has a collection, and his best place to go and dream is the Guitar Store.   I submitted this for a juried show at the Watercolor Society "Dreams". 

If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things.Van Gogh, Vincent

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

APPLES ON A TREE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

APPLES ON A TREE original watercolor painting 7.5 X 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple
but only God can count the apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pink Rose #16 Original Watercolor Painting

Pink Rose #16 original watercolor painting is 6 x 6 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.

All paintings are abstract. Some abstract paintings also have pictorial representation or narrative content, 
but in essence they are first and foremost abstract
 because we have only paint. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Little Girl With Teddy Watercolor Painting Original

Little Girl With Teddy watercolor painting is 8.5 x 10.5 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

"In a world where everyone seems to be larger and louder than yourself, it is very comforting to have a small, quiet companion."
-Peter Gray

Monday, November 7, 2016

Pears Original Watercolor Painting

Pears original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels
 at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work. 

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