Sunday, November 27, 2016

Butterfly Dreams Original Watercolor Painting

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

We beautiful creatures born in mystery
  Fly best on wings of dreams. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

THE HUNTER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THE HUNTER, original watercolor painting of a cheetah, is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Ralph Marston

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Blue Vase Original Watercolor Painting

Blue Vase original watercolor painting is 6 x 6 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   
Touch the earth,
speak of love,
walk on common ground.
Steve Van Zandt

Friday, November 18, 2016

BLACK CAROUSEL HORSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Black Carousel Horse original watercolor painting is 7.5 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  This hand carved horse is from the Looff Carousel, built in 1895.

Excellence is not a skill,
it's an attitude.
Ralph Marston

Thursday, November 17, 2016

LITTLE BOY DREAMS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LITTLE BOY DREAMS original watercolor is 10 X 15 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  This is my grandson when he was two years old with his first guitar.   He has always loved guitars and playing on them.  He now is older and has a collection, and his best place to go and dream is the Guitar Store.   I submitted this for a juried show at the Watercolor Society "Dreams". 

If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things.Van Gogh, Vincent

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

APPLES ON A TREE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

APPLES ON A TREE original watercolor painting 7.5 X 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple
but only God can count the apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pink Rose #16 Original Watercolor Painting

Pink Rose #16 original watercolor painting is 6 x 6 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.

All paintings are abstract. Some abstract paintings also have pictorial representation or narrative content, 
but in essence they are first and foremost abstract
 because we have only paint. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Little Girl With Teddy Watercolor Painting Original

Little Girl With Teddy watercolor painting is 8.5 x 10.5 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

"In a world where everyone seems to be larger and louder than yourself, it is very comforting to have a small, quiet companion."
-Peter Gray

Monday, November 7, 2016

Pears Original Watercolor Painting

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

The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels
 at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Owl Eyes Original Watercolor Painting

Owl Eyes watercolor is 5 x 7 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Well, my deliberate opinion is - it's a jolly strange world. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Oranges in Crystal Bowl Original Watercolor Painting

Oranges in Crystal Bowl original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  

Color is the fruit of life. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

FALL COLORS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FALL COLORS original watercolor painting is 9 x 9 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.    On a walk with my grandson I picked up some leaves.  The sun was coming into my window and created these nice sharp darks and lights.

A blank piece of paper is God's way 
of telling us how hard it is to be God.”
Sidney Sheldon

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Daisies Original Watercolor Painting

Daisies original watercolor painting is 9 x12 inches.

There is a logic of colors,
and it is with this alone,
and not with the logic of the brain,
that the painter should conform.
Paul Cezanne

Monday, October 17, 2016

WHITE TULIP ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WHITE TULIP original watercolor painting (5 x 7").

What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires
their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession
with the idea that what has already been said is
still not enough.
Eugene Delacroix

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Black and White Cat Original Watercolor Painting

Black and white cat - original watercolor painting - is 5 x 7 inches.

Every time you don't follow your 
inner guidance, you feel a loss of
energy, loss of power, a sense of
spiritual deadness.
Shakti Gawain

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Orange Flowers Original Watercolor Painting

Orange flowers original watercolor is 5 x 7 inches on Arches rough paper.   I don't know what kind of flowers these are, but loved their bright colors. I haven't posted here as I've had a few things I've worked on that I really wasn't crazy about that ended up in the circular file.     In the words of Erich Fromm:

I shall become a master in this art
only after a great deal of practice. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Goldfinch on Holly Original Watercolor Painting

Goldfinch on Holly original watercolor is about 8 x 10 inches on Arches rough 140 pound paper.  

Art has to do with the arrest of attention in the midst of distraction. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

SPOONBILL BIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Spoonbill Bird original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches rough paper.   This is from a photo reference of my nephew who lives in Florida and takes amazing photos.

Our duty, as men and women, 
is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. 
We are collaborators in creation. 

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

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