Saturday, November 10, 2018

FRUIT STILL LIFE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FRUIT STILL LIFE original watercolor is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
Samuel Butler

Sunday, November 4, 2018

LILAC BOUQUET #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LILAC BOUQUET #2 original watercolor painting is 9 x12 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. 

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Friday, November 2, 2018

GREEN HERON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREEN HERON original watercolor painting is 7 x10 inches on Arches rough paper.  This bird actually 'fishes' dropping something in the water to attract the fish.  


He who wonders discovers that this in itself is a wonder.
MC Escher

Thursday, November 1, 2018

YELLOW ROSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW ROSE original watercolor painting, 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, 
it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art. (Nita Engle)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SNOWY OWLCLOSE UP WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

SNOWY OWL original watercolor painting is 6 x 7 inches approximately.  

There was an old man with a beard,
Who said: “It is just as I feared!
Two owls and a hen,
Four larks and a wren
Have all built their nests in my beard.”
Edward Lear

Sunday, October 28, 2018

HOMELESS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HOMELESS original watercolor is 10 X 15 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

“If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children
will wake up homeless.”  
Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, October 20, 2018

WHITE DOG ORIGIINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WHITE DOG original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.

Dogs are better than human beings
 because they know but do not tell.”
Emily Dickinson

Monday, October 15, 2018

WOODPECKER - GREAT SPOTTED ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER original watercolor paintings is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.

“A woodpecker’s drilling Echoes To the mountains clouds.” 
 Dakotsu Jida

Sunday, October 14, 2018

BUTTERFLY/FLORAL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BUTTERFLY/FLORAL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR  is  8 X 10 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.

"Just for today...."

"Just for today I can try out new behavior. I can take the point of view that perhaps I have been given a lifetime to learn something about myself. Maybe life is a series of experiments in which some succeed and some fail--and in which the failures, as well as the successes point the way to fresh experiments."
from Courage to Change, and Al-anon devotional

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

BRIDGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. 
  Aldous Huxley

Monday, October 8, 2018

YELLOW TULIP ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW TULIP original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. 

 Marianne Williamson

 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

COLORFUL TULIPS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

COLORFUL TULIPS original watercolor painting is 8  x 9 inches on Arches Hot Press paper. 

Everything is material for the seed of happiness,
If you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity.
Pema Chodron

Thursday, October 4, 2018

PEACOCK WITH TRAIN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Peacock with train is approximately 6" x 12" on Arches 140 lb paper.   I wanted to get the train in and only way to do it is with an oblong shape. 

The peacock has become one of my regular sources of inspiration from nature. 
  Matthew Williamson, interior designer
    

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

HORSES TAN AND WHITE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HORSES TAN AND WHITE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

All  serious daring starts from within.      
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SQUIRREL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, September 30, 2018

HUMMINGBIRD #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LAVENDER/BLUE HUMMINGBIRD original watercolor is 6 inches square on Arches 140 lb paper.

"Our power is our ability
to decide."
Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS watercolor painting is 10 x 14 inches.  This is from a photo provided for us at the workshop by Vladimer Yeliseyev the artist I mentioned in the last post (see the video also).    We did a sketch in class but I worked on this at home.   

Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal: My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
-- Louis Pasteur

BOATS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BOATS watercolor painting is 10 X 14 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.   I recently did a workshop with Vladimer Yeliseyev, a Russian painter.   This is one of the paintings I started and finished this week.   Tomorrow I will post the one I worked on at home.  
Here's a video you might enjoy showing his work.


Monday, September 10, 2018

STAMPEDE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR HORSE PAINTING

STAMPEDE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches and is available on  EBAY.

Some of us think holding on makes us strong;
 but sometimes it is letting go. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

SUNDOWN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

To watch a sunset is to connect with the Divine.
Gina De Gorna

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