Wednesday, February 26, 2020

UNDERWATER REEF ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Underwater Reef original watercolor painting,   12 X 18 inches.

You are never too old to set another goal,
or dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis

Thursday, February 20, 2020

SWIMMING WITH THE FISHES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SWIMMING WITH THE FISHES original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.   I snapped the reference photo for this watching a television show.


The sea heaves up, hangs loaded o’er the land,
Breaks there, and buries it’s tumultuous strength.
Robert Browning

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

TIGER LILIES #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

TIGER LILIES #2 original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  I snapped the photo reference for this at a restaurant table. 

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;  and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  
 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?"
  
Matthew 6:28-30

Saturday, February 8, 2020

RUNNING FREE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

RUNNING FREE little girl running into a field...photo reference credit and thanks to John Pitocco....  watercolor painting (9 x 12 inches) on Fabriano watercolor paper. 

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”
Dean Karnazes

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

SECRETARYBIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Secretarybird original watercolor painting, 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  This is a bird native to Africa that stands about 4 feet tall.  It's a member of the raptor family.



“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”
C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

HOW NOW BROWN COW - ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

"How Now Brown Cow" original watercolor of a curious cow, 8 x 10 inches on arches 140 lb paper.

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

TAN PUPPY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

TAN PUPPY original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

Monday, January 27, 2020

AUTUMN SCENE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

AUTUMN SCENE original watercolor painting is 12 X 18 inches on Fabriano watercolor 140 lb paper.

Delicious autumn!   My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns. 
George Eliot

Saturday, January 18, 2020

FLORAL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Floral painting, original watercolor, 9 x 12 inches.


God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
Martin Luther

Friday, January 17, 2020

ROBINS NESTING ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Robins Nesting original watercolor 9 x 12 inches.


I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.  Franklin D Roosevelt

Thursday, January 16, 2020

GREEN SEA TURTLES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Green Sea Turtles original watercolor painting, 9 x 12 inches.


You must not lose faith in humanity.  Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.   
Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, January 9, 2020

SONG BIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SONG BIRD original watercolor 6 x 6 inches.  Now this bird is happy.

"It sings because it has a song."
anonymous

BLUE BIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BLUE BIRD original watercolor painting 8 x 10 inches.  He looks a little grumpy.  

"I woke up early, there was no worm."
grumpy bird sayings (who knew?)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

MORNING MIST ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE

MORNING MIST original watercolor landscape, 9 x 12 inches.

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
C.S. Lewis,
Mere Christianity

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

BEACH SNOW ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SEASCAPE

BEACH SNOW original watercolor winter seascape, 9 x 12 inches on 140 pound paper.

"Nothing burns like the cold."
- George R.R. Martin

Thursday, January 2, 2020

GREY LONG HAIR CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREY LONG HAIR CAT original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life:
music and cats
Albert Schweitzer

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

DOWNY WOODPECKER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

DOWNY WOODPECKER original watercolor painting is 6 x 9 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he started.
Coleman Cox

Monday, December 30, 2019

BIRD COMMON RED POLL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

COMMON RED POLL bird original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
Salvadore Dali

Friday, December 20, 2019

BLUE BIRD #3 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

"...A bluejay hasn't any more principle than an ex-congressman, and he will steal, deceive and betray four times out of five; and as for the sacredness of an obligation, you cannot scare him in the detail of principle."
 Mark Twain

Thursday, December 19, 2019

HIBISCUS AND HUMMINGBIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

HIBISCUS AND HUMMINGBIRD original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

"..may my faith always be
at the end of the day

like a hummingbird...returning
to its favorite flower.”
Sanober Khan