Saturday, July 11, 2020

ORANGE FLOWERS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ORANGE FLOWERS original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches.

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.

 Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, July 6, 2020

Strawberries in Silver Pitcher Original Watercolor Painting

Strawberries in Silver Pitcher, original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

"Love is a fruit in season at all times,
And within the reach of every hand."
Mother Theresa

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

SAND HILL CRANE #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SAND HILL CRANE, original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches. 


It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for
things themselves, for reality is more important than
the feeling for pictures.
Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, June 15, 2020

Hawk Original Watercolor Painting

Hawk original watercolor painting is 8 x 8 inches.

I am still far from being what I want to be, 
but with God's help I shall succeed. 
Vincent Van Gogh

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Yellow Rose and Bud #2 Original Watercolor Painting

Yellow Rose and buds #2 original watercolor is 8 x 10 inches.


Art is to console those who are broken by life.
Vincent Van Gogh.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Tortoise Shell Cat Original Watercolor Painting

Tortoise Shell Cat original watercolor is 8 x 8 inches.


If you live for the next world,
You get this one in the deal
But if you live only for this world,
You lose them both.
C.S. Lewis

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Lemons and Copper Pot Original Watercolor Painting

Lemons and Copper Pot original watercolor painting, 9 x 12 inches.


Once people stop believing in God,
The problem is not that they will believe in nothing;
Rather, the problem is that they will believe anything.
C.S.Lewis


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.