Monday, September 26, 2016

Two "Painted" Pink Roses Watercolor Painting

Two "Painted" Pink Roses watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches rough paper. 

Painting is a source of endless pleasure, 
but also of great anguish. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

HUMMINGBIRD WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Hummingbird watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches approximately on Arches rough paper.   My daughter has a feeder on her deck and sitting there we can watch them with not only the feeder but her flowers in planters on there as well.  

“may my faith always be
at the end of the day

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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pink Dahlia Original Watercolor Painting

PINK DAHLIA original watercolor painting is 7.75 x 10 inches on Arches rough paper. 

In watercolor, if you are not in trouble, then you're in trouble.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cayman Island Bird Original Watercolor Painting

Cayman Island bird original watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches and is actually a pigeon  

Usually treated with disdain by many, I found some fun facts about pigeons - they life savers, for example, and used in the war and saved lives.   Here's the link:   http://www.pigeoncontrolresourcecentre.org/html/amazing-pigeon-facts.html#intelligent

Monday, September 19, 2016

Underwater Landscape Original Watercolor Painting

UNDERWATER LANDSCAPE original painting is 8 X 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   I did this using a 'pour' and splatter technique with no preliminary drawing at all.

“The measure of a life, after all,
 is not its duration, but its donation.”
Corrie ten Boom

Sunday, September 18, 2016

BUTTERFLY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING


 BUTTERFLY original watercolor is 8 x 10 inches.

"Happiness is a butterfly,
which when pursued, 
is just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit quietly,
may alight upon you."
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

STILL LIFE TOMATOES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

STILL LIFE TOMATOES original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.  

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. 
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Red Rose Original Watercolor Painting

Red Rose original watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches.  

Drawing is feeling. 
Color is an act of reason. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

MORNING GLORIES WATERCOLOR ORIGINAL PAINTING

Morning Glories original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

"Worry is like a rocking chair: 
it keeps you moving but doesn't get you anywhere."
Corrie ten Boom

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Pale Pink Rose Original Watercolor Painting

Pale Pink Rose original watercolor painting is about 8 X 8 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

"Love is larger than the walls which shut it in."
Corrie ten Boom

Friday, September 2, 2016

NEWFOUND LAKE, NH - Sandy Beach Original Watercolor Painting

Newfound Lake, NH, Sandy Beach, original watercolor painting is 11 X 15 and was a commissioned piece.

And our wise Father in heaven knows 
when we're going to need things too. 
Don't run out ahead of him.”
Corrie ten Boom

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tomatoes in the Sun Still Life Original Watercolor Painting

Tomatoes in the Sun original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, 
it empties today of its strength.”
Corrie ten Bloom

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Dog Portrait Original Watercolor Painting

Dog Portrait original watercolor painting is 9 x 9 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   The blue 'dot's were accidental - for some reason the pigment stained those areas of the paper.  As Bob Ross used to say, just a "happy accident" and I left it there... maybe he's been splashing in water.   

Do not be afraid of errors. There are no errors. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sea Turtle Original Watercolor Painting

Sea Turtle original watercolor is 9 x 12 inches.

Life beats down and crushes the soul 
and art reminds you that you have one. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

SAILING WATERCOLOR ORIGINAL PAINTING

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

The pessimist complains about the wind; 
the optimist expects it to change; 
the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward

Saturday, August 20, 2016

YELLOW IRISES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

Commit yourself to constant improvement. 
Commit yourself to quality. 
Be persistent, persistent, persistent...
 and have a grateful heart!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

SUNFLOWER WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light;
 every eye, looking on, finds its own.

Friday, August 12, 2016

UNDERWATER FROGS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

UNDERWATER FROGS watercolor painting is 10.5  X 11.5 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   This was done after viewing a demo from artist Liam Quan Zen.  Not quite what I had in mind.

Every man is a borrower and a mimic; 
life is theatrical and literature a quotation. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Woodpeckers Original Watercolor Painting

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

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. 
To one without faith, no explanation is possible. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

HIBISCUS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HIBISCUS original watercolor painting 9 x 11 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  


Oh, beauty, ever ancient and ever new.

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