Friday, February 24, 2017

BOSTON TERRIER DOG PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BOSTON TERRIER dog portrait original watercolor is 9 x 12 inches,   

“All his life he tried to be a good person. 
Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
Charles M. Schulz

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FLORAL BOUQUET - LILACS ORIIGNAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FLORAL BOUQUET - LILACS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

I love spring anywhere,
 but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. 
~Ruth Stout

Monday, February 13, 2017

NEWPORT SUNSET ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

NEWPORT SUNSET original watercolor painting is 10 x14 on Arches 140 pound paper. 

In every outthrust headland, 
in every curving beach, 
in every grain of sand
 there is the story of the earth. 
Rachel Carson

Sunday, February 12, 2017

AMARYLLIS FLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

AMARYLLIS FLOWER original watercolor painting is 4 x 6 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.

I must have flowers, always, and always.”
Claude Monet

Thursday, February 9, 2017

ASPEN TREES WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ASPEN TREES watercolor painting is 10 x 14 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, 
but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. 
~Minnie Aumonier


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TIGER CAT WATERCOLOR PAINTNG

TIGER CAT original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 on Arches 140 lb paper.  I love the way cats pose so nicely....

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

Friday, February 3, 2017

CASTAWAY KEY WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

CASTAWAY KEY original watercolor painting is 9 x 12.  This was posted on Wet Canvas  for the "All Media weekend drawing event". I have a similar photo of this spot  - nice memories on a cold February day. 

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination 
and brings eternal joy to the soul."
— Wyland, Marine Life Artist

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ROOSTER WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ROOSTER watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.  I used a modified 'splash' technique with this.   The scan kind of cuts off the top of it and the little bit of leg showing. 

Attitude is a little thing

that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill



Friday, January 27, 2017

GREY CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

No heaven will not ever Heaven be
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PINK WATER LILY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PINK WATER LILY original watercolor painting is 6 x 6 inches on Aquaboard attached to its own frame as in the photo.  


 Yes, if I were a water-lily, I'd sail to sea in state--
A green frog for my captain -- and a dragon-fly for my mate!
John Chipman Farrar




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LIONESS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LIONESS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  

A lion doesn't concern itself with the opinion of sheep.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Sunday, January 8, 2017

TANGERINES WITH BLUE BACKGROUND WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Tangerines with Blue Background watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation. 
Cicero

Saturday, January 7, 2017

IRIS IN PURPLE TONES WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Iris in Purple Tones watercolor painting is approximately 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   What better thing to do on a snowy day but to paint flowers. 

[W]hat a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... 
No longer the canvas and the pigments, 
but the marble and the chisel. 
~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866

One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day. Susan Orlean
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

GOATS WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL


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

 

-->My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective.They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish.
Jon Katz
My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish.
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My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish. Jon Katz
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WATER LILLY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love."
Claude Monet

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ELEPHANTS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ELEPHANTS original watercolor painting is 9 x12.  This was done using a pour technique (pouring the paint on the paper and letting it mix or splashing with a paint brush) and some blowing. 

“God is really only another artist. 
He invented the giraffe, the elephant 
and the cat. He has no real style. 
He just goes on trying other things.” – Pablo Picasso

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wine Glass and Grapes Original Watercolor Painting

Wine Glass and Grapes original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

It has become quite a common proverb that "in wine there is truth."
In Vino Veritas
-   Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis, 75 A. D.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

HOW NOW BLACK COW? ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HOW NOW BLACK COW? original painting (watercolor) is 9 x 12.  This reference photo was deceivingly difficult to do with the varying grades of darks in the cows.  I debated whether it should go in the circular file.  The jury is still out on that.  This is the second attempt also. 

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

Monday, December 5, 2016

BLACK IRIS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BLACK IRIS original watercolor painting is 6 x 6 inches, Arches 140 pound paper.

Thus in each flower and simple bell,
      That in our path untrodden lie,
      Are sweet remembrancers who tell
      How fast the winged moments fly.
Time will steal on with ceaseless pace,
      Yet lose we not the fleeting hours,
      Who still their fairy footsteps trace,
      As light they dance among the flowers.
~Charlotte Turner Smith (1749–1806)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

HAPPY HIPPOS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HAPPY HIPPOS, original watercolor painting is  9 x 12 inches.

"There is an eagle in me that wants to soar,
and there is a hippopotamus in me
that wants to wallow in the mud."
Carl Sandburg

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