Thursday, May 28, 2020

ACADIA PARK and GREAT BLUE HERON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Acadia Park, Eagle Lake, great blue heron, original watercolor painting is 12 x 16 inches. 


For one swallow does not make a summer,
Nor does one day;
And so too one day,
Or a short time,
Does not make a man blessed and happy
Aristotle

Monday, May 18, 2020

HEADING TO THE LIGHT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HEADING TO THE LIGHT, walkway original watercolor painting is 10 x 18 inches.

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Matthew 7:14

Thursday, May 14, 2020

GOATS #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GOATS #2 original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.  I love goats. 

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

LILY PADS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LILY PADS original watercolor painting is 12 by 18 inches on Fabriano rough paper.  I entered this into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society "All About Color" show.   After I spent hours going through my photos I picked a reference from when I was in Arcadia park when I captured the little frog and water lily and pads and then after I spent hours drawing it out, realized it was all green..... so  I poured on the colors and prayed a little.


Colors, like features, follow the changes
of the emotions.
Pablo Picasso


Monday, May 11, 2020

GREEN SEA TURTLE #3 ORIGINALWATERCOLOR PAINTING

Green Sea Turtle #3 original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.


Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the
tempestuous sea of liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

Friday, May 8, 2020

YELLOW WARBLER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW WARBLER original watercolor painting (7.5 X 8.5) on Arches 140 lb paper. 

YELLOW WARBLER by Katherine Lee Bates

...Listening to those blithe notes, I slipped once more
From lyric dawn through dreamland's open door,
And there was God, Eternal Life that sings,
Eternal joy, brooding all mortal things,
A nest of stars, beneath untroubled wings.


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Western Bluebird Watercolor Painting

Western Bluebird watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches.  

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
Henry David Thoreau

Monday, May 4, 2020

Window Flower Pots Original Watercolor Painting

WINDOW FLOWER POTS original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches.  The first sunshine in days and the light on these pots grabbed my attention. 


Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.
Billy Graham

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

CARDINAL BIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CARDINAL BIRD original watercolor.  The sunshine is so bright on this bird that it was hard to figure out if she was a male or female, but she has brown in her.


Education without values, as useful as it is,
Seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
CS Lewis

Monday, April 27, 2020

GONDOLAS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GONDOLAS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.


The greatest evils in the world will not be carried out by men
with guns, but by men in suits sitting behind desks.
CS Lewis

Sunday, April 26, 2020

LIGHTHOUSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LIGHTHOUSE original watercolor painting (9 x 12 inches)


In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe
And enough shadows to blind those who don’t.
Blaise Pascal

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

ORANGE AND YELLOW TULIPS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ORANGE AND YELLOW TULIPS original watercolor painting (8 x 10 inches).


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, April 19, 2020

LITTLE GIRL PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

LITTLE GIRL PORTRAIT original watercolor painting.  There are several minefields doing a portrait, and the mouth is probably the biggest one to get past....

"A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth"  by John Singer Sargent.

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

THREE KITTENS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THREE KITTENS original watercolor painting 8 x 10 inches.


When you’re curious, 
you find lots of interesting things to do.
Walt Disney

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

BALITIMORE ORIOLE #3 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BALITMORE ORIOLE #3 original watercolor painting 8 x 10 inches.


If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understood it well enough.    
Albert Einstein

Monday, April 13, 2020

AMERICAN BULL DOG ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

AMERICAN BULL DOG original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches. 

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

FLAMINGOS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FLAMINGOS #2 original watercolor painting (8 x 10). 

A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.

Friday, April 10, 2020

MAD HEN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Mad hen original watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches.  I loved this photo reference...kind of says how we're all feeling right now in this confinement....



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.


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

YELLOW THROATED WARBLER BIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW THROATED WARBLER original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches. 

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, 
life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”Poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

FISH -- PARROTFISH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PARROTFISH original watercolor painting, 8 x 10 inches.  Thanks to Li on Wet Canvas for the underwater references in this week's All Media Art Event.


I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, 
but because by it I see everything else. 
 C.S. Lewis.