Saturday, July 21, 2018

ANTICIPATION... ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DOG PAINTING

ANTICIPATION... original watercolor dog painting 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 

Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”
Dr. Seuss,
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Friday, July 20, 2018

MOTHER CAT AND KITTENS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

MOTHER CAT AND KITTENS original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.  This was from a photo reference on Wet Canvas for the All Media weekend drawing event. 

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
-- Jules Reynard

Monday, July 16, 2018

BABY PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BABY PORTRAIT original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140lb rough paper.

"A baby makes love stronger, the days shorter, the nights longer, savings smaller, and a home happier.”

Sunday, July 15, 2018

LEMONS STILL LIFE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LEMONS STILL LIFE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.  

If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade – make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand.” (Elizabeth Gilbert)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

SUN BATHING SLEEPING CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUN BATHING SLEEPING CAT original watercolor painting is 8  X 10 inches, Arches 140 lb rough paper.  Available for sale on Ebay.

Human beings are drawn to cats

because they are all we are not,

--self-contained, elegant in everything

they do, relaxed and assured, glad of company,

yet still possessing secret lives.” 
 Pam Brown

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

GOATS - ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GOATS watercolor painting 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper, from a photo reference on Wet Canvas  weekend drawing event. 

"Ideas are easy.  It's
the execution of ideas that really 
separates the sheepfrom the goats."
Sue Grafton

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

RUNNING FREE HORSE WATER COLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

'RUNNING FREE' ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR HORSE PAINTING is 8 x 10 inches on Arches140 lb rough paper.

"To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses."
author unknown

Monday, June 18, 2018

FRACTURED RADISHES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Fractured Radishes still life original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 

Let my words, like vegetables, be tender and sweet, for tomorrow I may have to eat them.
-  Author Unknown

Saturday, June 9, 2018

PEACH COLORED ROSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PEACH ROSE original watercolor painting is about 7 x 10 inches.


The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O, the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.

But I send you a cream-white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
 
by John Boyle O'Reilly 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

KESTRIL BIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

KESTRIL original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb hot press paper.

Our imagination is the only limitation
 to what we can have in the future.

-- Charles Kettering
 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

DOG PORTRAITORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

DOG PORTRAIT original watercolor is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb hot press paper.   I almost tossed this one to do over ...the jury is still out on this one. 

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
-- W. Somerset Maugham
 


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"OLIVIA" CHILD PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

OLIVIA child portrait, original watercolor is 10 x 14 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
-- Rachel Carson
 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Floral Arrangement Original Watercolor Painting

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

There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose.
William Bulgar

Friday, May 25, 2018

PURPLE IRIS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PURPLE IRIS original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 

Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

RED TINGED YELLOW ROSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

RED TINGED YELLOW ROSE, original watercolor painting is 8 x 8 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

The best way to know God is to love many things.
Vincent van Gogh

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)

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