Monday, December 29, 2008

Masks Watercolor Painting

Masks watercolor painting is done on Arches 300 pound paper and measures 12 X 11.5"

More thoughts on new year resolutions and letting the past be the past.... "Grace isn't grace if we have to be good enough for it to apply to us." ----R.T. Kendall, "Total Forgiveness". We don't need the masks anymore....we can accept ourselves for who we really are.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Rooster Watercolor Paintings



upper painting is SOLD

These colorful guys were done as a pair, but these watercolor paintings could be purchased separately and measure approximately 8 X 6" and 8 X 5 3/4" respectively.

Thoughts on new year's resolutions: without goals, nothing happens. Last year at this time, I wrote in a notebook my goals for this year....to get enough paintings together for an art show (I did over 200 paintings this year)....set up a web site (done) ....have business cards made. Right next to those notes is this quote:


"If you hear a voice telling you that you cannot paint,
by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
---Vincent Van Gogh.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bridge to Nowhere....Watercolor Painting

"Bridge to Nowhere" watercolor painting is 8 X 11" and done on Arches 140 lb paper. This is from a Wet Canvas reference photo for this past weekend.

I found this poem that fits.....
"The Path That Leads to Nowhere"

...All the ways that lead to Somewhere
Echo with hurrying feet
Of the Struggling and the Striving,
But the way I find so sweet
Bids me dream and bids me linger---
Joy and Beauty are its goal;
On the path that leads to Nowhere
I have sometimes found my soul."
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Scene Watercolor Painting


Winter Scene watercolor painting---in case you haven't already seen enough of the snow---- is 11" X 14" on Arches 300 lb paper. This was from a photo reference from this weekend drawing event at Wet Canvas.

In this holiday season, some thoughts on giving....and a great cure for depression....

"To ease another's heartache is
to forget one's own."
---Abraham Lincoln


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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Floral Bouquet Watercolor Painting

Floral bouquet is a watercolor painting about 7 X 10"- I loved the way the sun rays accented the flowers. It's done on Arches 300 pound paper.

Thoughts on adversity...something we all face....and this quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe:

"When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

...and this quote from Matthew 6:30 The Message...."God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." We can't solve tomorrow's problems today.....just today's problems.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Catching Some Rays...Himalayan Cat Watercolor Painting

Catching Some Rays...is a 7 X 10" watercolor painting of my Himalayan cat.

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends –
It gives a lovely light.
...Edna St. Vincent Millay


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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Yellow Hibiscus Watercolor Painting

This yellow hibiscus is from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event hosted by a member from Thailand that I just finished. This original artwork measures 8 3/4 X 7 1/4" and is available for sale.

Thoughts on color from Pierre Bonnard:

"Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason."


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Friday, December 12, 2008

"Gondolier" Watercolor Painting

"Gondolier" is a small ( 5 X 7") watercolor painting just finished, done on Acquarello 140 lb paper.

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
Isaiah 43: 2-3 NIV
....our "gondolier".


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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Venice" Watercolor Painting

"Venice" watercolor painting is 11 X 15" and an original work done on Arches 300 lb paper, just finished - also from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event photo reference.

Thought for today on "detachment", from "Codependent No More" by Melody Beattie,

It (detachment) is not detaching from the person
whom we care about, but from the agony of involvement.
.....Al-Anon member


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Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Waiting" Watercolor Painting

"Waiting" is an original watercolor painting that measures 6.5 X 9" on 300 lb Arches paper finished tonight. This is from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event photo reference.

"Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing,
those which average eyes would see as fixed and still. "
...Rumi

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tulips#2 Watercolor Painting

"Tulips #2" is 7 X 10" is an original watercolor painting on Arches 140 lb paper and finished last evening.

Thought for today is from Max Lucado "A Love Worth Giving":

"God...hand delivers a bouquet to your door
every day....
Take them!
Then, when rejections come, you won't be left short-petaled."

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Hop On" Beach Scene Watercolor Painting

"Hop On" beach scene is a 7 X 9.5" watercolor on Arches 140 pound paper.... This is a Wet Canvas site reference image for the weekend drawing event, but with my busy Thanksgiving and weekend with our new baby didn't get to it until last evening. I guess what inspired me to do this was....this is where I would so like to be right now....can actually feel the soft warm breezes.

"I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who [a]infuses inner strength into me; I am [b]self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]."

Philippians 4:13, Amplified Bible


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Monday, December 1, 2008

Roses Watercolor Painting

"Roses" watercolor painting measures 8 X 10" on Arches 300 pound paper and finished last night. This week has been a busy one for me with a new grandson coming into the world and the 'grandma' duties which kept me away from painting!

Thoughts for today:

Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

Psalm 139:15,16 NLT

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Monday, November 24, 2008

"Panda #2" Watercolor Painting


Panda # 2 watercolor painting just finished this week measures about 12 X 15"...I gave him lots of bamboo to eat as well.

And so, my thought for today:

" If you have nothing else to do,
look about you and see if there isn't something close at hand
that you can improve! It may make you wealthy,
though it is more likely that it will make you happy."
....George Matthew Adams



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Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Giraffe" Watercolor Painting


This giraffe watercolor painting measures 5 X 7" ... I'm not completely sure that I am pleased with this background color.

A thought for today, courtesy of Dr. Seuss:

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat.
I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”



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Friday, November 21, 2008

Sunflowers in Blue Vase Watercolor Painting

Sunflowers in a blue vase watercolor is an 8 X 10" painting finished last evening. A little different style watercolor for me, more impressionistic, maybe.

"...I wish some power would touch my ear
With magic touch, and make me hear
What all the blossoms say, and so
I might know what the winged things know.
I'd hear the sunflower's mellow pipe,
'Goldfinch, goldfinch, my seeds are ripe!'
....Louise Driscoll
"My Garden is a Pleasant Place"

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Park in China Watercolor Painting

Park in China watercolor painting measures 8 X 10" and is done on Arches 140 pound paper. I had a lot of trouble doing this painting which is from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event reference photo in trying to get the mist effect, so I'm disappointed in the outcome. I practically washed the whole thing out and started over again.

And so my thought for today is on perfection (or the lack of it!):

Imperfection clings to a person,
and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely,
they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
....Thomas Carlyle



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Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Sarah and Isabel" Watercolor Painting

"Sarah and Isabel" watercolor painting finished tonight. This is a 12 X 15" that I have been working on for several days now. This is a portrait of my grand daughter and great grand daughter. I would love to do a portrait from your photo(s). You can email with inquiries about the cost, which depends on the size and whether framed or not. Your satisfaction would be guaranteed.

"At base, science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle."
...Ray Bradbury


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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Songbird" Watercolor Painting

"Songbird" is a 5 X 7" watercolor painting just finished, done on Arches 140 lb paper.

I found this cute quote and with a two year old and five year old grandsons this is my thought for today:
"Boys are God's way of telling you
your house is too neat."

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Monday, November 10, 2008

"Bird in Thicket" Watercolor Painting

"Bird in Thicket" watercolor painting measure 5 X 7 " and is from a Wet Canvas reference photo from their weekend drawing event.

Thought for today is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

"A boy's will is the wind's will.
And the thoughts of youth
are long long thoughts."

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Black and White Angel Fish Watercolor Painting


This is a 12 X 16" original watercolor painting of what I think is an angel fish that I just finished. I took the photo reference at the Rainforest Cafe in Florida.

Thought for today:

"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.”
...Dr Seuss


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Friday, November 7, 2008

North Light House, Block Island, Watercolor Painting


SOLD

The north lighthouse on Block Island, new watercolor painting I finished last night measures 12 X 16", done on Arches 140 pound paper. It's a brisk 30 minute walk to this serene looking spot over a rocky shoreline with ocean on one side and a brackish pond on the other and wildlife sanctuary, so quite deserted. The pond is framed by sand dunes where wild rose bushes protect the dunes. This day the surf was high and strong from a hurricane passing by in the ocean, and between the pounding surf and the scrub area of the sand dunes where it's not possible to walk - was very small. Once I got to this spot, it dawned on me - was it high tide or low tide? - so I went right back and I realized as I headed back the tide was in fact coming in.

Thought for today is from Proverbs 25:3~~

"Like the horizons for breadth and the ocean for depth, the understanding of a good leader is broad and deep."


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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Crescent Beach, Block Island Watercolor Painting

This 10 X 16" watercolor of Crescent Beach, Block Island, was just finished last night from a reference photo taken in a week of plein air painting at this beautiful island. This is the spot where the ferry arrives.

My thought for today is a beautiful one from Max Lucado from "Cure for the Common Life". He references the Scripture from Romans 11:16 "Everything comes from (the Lord); everything exists by his power and is intended for his glory." and shares this thought:

"We serves as canvases for his brush stroke,
papers for his pen,
soil for his seeds,
glimpses of his image."

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Purple Poppy Watercolor Painting

This purple poppy original watercolor painting measures 7.75 X 7.75"

Thought for today, from Dr. Seuss.....

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
from "The Lorax"


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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cat Face Watercolor Painting

SOLD
Prints are available at my Zazzle Store
in addition to mouse pad, mug with inspirational quote
from Albert Schweitzer about cats:
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."

This cat face original watercolor painting measures 7.75 X 7.75" and was finished today.

Thoughts on cats, from Mark Twain:

"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat."

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Southeast Lighthouse, Block Island, Watercolor Painting

This is a 9 X 14" watercolor painting of the Southeast Lighthouse, Block Island, on a beautiful end of the summer day when most of the tourist crowds are gone.

Amid those scenes of solitude...
the mind is cast into the contemplation of eternal things.
...Thomas Cole


The painting is available with a double mat and framed for $189, all archival quality materials. For a gallery of my artwork, you can visit my web site. I also have a variety of items with artwork imprinted on them available for purchase through Cafe Press. If you have any questions about any of my artwork, or would like to make a purchase, please email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com All major credit cards are accepted.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cat with Pink Feathers Watercolor Painting

Cat with pink feathers watercolor painting is 7.75 X 7.75" artwork dimensions and is available. $90 includes double mat, nicely framed with brushed gold aluminum frame, plexi-glass, archival quality foam-board backing.

Thoughts on strength:
"An example of faith was found on the wall of a concentration camp.
On it a prisoner had carved the words:
'I believe in the sun,even though it doesn't shine,
I believe in love, even when it isn't shown,
I believe in God, even when he doesn't speak.'
....what hand could have cut such conviction?
What eyes could have seen good in such horror?
There is only one answer: Eyes that chose to see the unseen."
from "He Still Moves Stones" by Max Lucado

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Blue Heron" Watercolor Painting

For this "Blue Heron" watercolor painting I used a delicate palette of emerald green, cobalt violet and cobalt torquoise. The painting measures 10 X 7" and is available.

Thoughts about living transparently that is, letting others see our faults, helps people to feel more comfortable, whereas boasting in our strengths and accomplishes builds walls. This is from a book called "The Velveteen Woman" as well as this quote from Charles Spurgeon:

"The strong are not always vigorous,
the wise not always ready,
the brave not always courageous,
and the joyous not always happy."

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

"Water Lilies" Watercolor Painting

"Water Lilies" #2 was finished last evening and is a 12 X 16" watercolor painting done on Arches 140 pound paper, and is available.

Thought for today is on letting go....when we let God we are free to take risks and make mistakes, knowing we are powerless over many things and take comfort in the fact that we don't have the power to ruin God's plans. (From "Courage to Change")

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and
patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously
accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
God is awake.
"

....Victor Hugo


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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"A Bit of Shoreline" New Watercolor Painting

"A Bit of Shoreline" new watercolor painting...this was started plein air on one of the rocky coastlines of Block Island, but the painting did not turn out the way I liked. I always take lots of photos, so this was done from a photo reference from that day.

"...I would fly to the woods' low rustle
And the meadows' kindly page.
Let me dream as of the old by the river,
And be loved for the dream alway;
For a dreamer lives forever
And a toiler dies in a day."

John Boyle O'Reilly
'The Cry of a Dreamer'


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Turtle/Koi Pond Watercolor Painting


This turtle/koi pond watercolor painting was finished last night. I had actually done the background on Saturday. The paint was applied, and then saran wrap placed over the wet paint, then the whole thing was weighted down with some heavy books until it was completely dry....this is the hard part...the wait. The painting of the turtle and koi and the water were then worked over this last night.

"Hope is a waking dream."
....Aristotle


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Monday, October 13, 2008

"Red Admiral Butterfly" Watercolor Painting

Red Admiral Butterfly watercolor painting, measures 5 X 7" and finished last evening, from a reference photo on Wet Canvas.

"Cast all your cares on God;
that anchor holds."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

"Dog Portrait" Watercolor Painting


Dog portrait watercolor painting, 9 X 12" artwork size, finished today and is available. I would also love to do a portrait of your pet from a photo, cost depending on the size desired, whether framed or unframed. This size would be $162 with a nice double mat, archival foamboard backing, frame and plexiglass, to give you an idea of the pricing. If you have any questions, please contact me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com

"The angels keep their ancient places--
Turn but a stone and start a wing!
'Tis ye, 'tis your estranged faces,
That miss the many-splendored thing."
...Frances Thompson , "No Strange Land"

So my thought for today is how in all of our stress and turmoil of this past week, we may seek what we think is a distant God who is actually right beside us, with angels escorting our path.


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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Boy with African Crowned Bird Watercolor Painting

New watercolor painting of my grandson with the African Crowned Bird at the Roger Williams Zoo that I call "Getting to Know You #2". I love this image because they are both "checking each other out" so obviously. There is another painting of this bird with his older brother when he was about the same age.....on my blog here from earlier in the year. This is a bigger painting, 12 X 16". There are two of these birds..one of them was raised in captivity and interacts with the children....and the other did not before but does now. The bird "pecks" at their fingers or hands when they place them on the glass and the children squeal and laugh with delight.

"This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world"
....John Steinbeck


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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Watercolor Painting

This is a Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly, I believe, watercolor painting finished last evening. This is from a photo that I took at the Roger Williams Park Zoo "Flutterby Exhibit". I had a few that landed on me, and my grandson had one that landed on his hand and he transferred it to a little girl. The background was done in a somewhat abstract way...as the other butterfly painting.

My thought for today is from Max Lucado, "Cure for the Common Life"

"'Our goal is to stay within the boundaries of
God's plan for us.' (2 Corinthians 10:13)
....Don't worry about skills you don't have.
Don't covet strengths others do have.
Just extract your uniqueness.
'Each of us is given his own gift.'
Ephesians 4:7"

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wash Pond, Block Island Watercolor Painting #2

Wash Pond, Block Island, watercolor painting #2 measures 12 X 16" and is available. This is just looking in a different direction from the previous painting, and was painted plein air and just touched up this evening. One of the geese is the "laughing geese" that made us all break out laughing as we painted.

Sometimes I go about pitying myself
And all the while I am being carried across
the sky
By beautiful clouds.
...Ojibway Indian saying

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Copper Pot and Fruit Still Life Watercolor Painting

This copper pot and fruit still life watercolor measures 12 X 16" just finished this evening. It is available for sale for $288 framed with a double mat, plexi-glass and foam board, all archival quality materials.

A thought on knowing your own value from Malcolm Forbes:

"If you don't matter to you,
it's hard to matter to others."

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Summer Hill Cottage Porch, Block Island, Watercolor Painting


This is the Summer Hill Cottage porch, on Block Island, watercolor painting of late afternoon sun refections, measuring approximately 5 X 7" and is available.

Thought for today:

Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country,
by the seaside, on the mountains...
But all this is unphilosophical to the last degree...
when thou canst at a moment's notice retire into thyself.
...Marcus Aurelius



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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wildflowers Watercolor Still Life Painting

Wildflowers in a still life watercolor painting recently completed, and is available for sale. The copyright watermark does not appear on the original painting. The addition of the watermark is beause of my understanding that an orphan works bill has passed one part of the legislature, and I am concerned, along with a lot of other artists about the potential of my art work being classified as "orphaned". If you are an artist and have not yet voiced your opinion, here is the web address to do that.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing:
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well
. ...Voltaire

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Pumpkins Watercolor Painting

Pumpkins watercolor painting measures 8 X 10.5" and is SOLD.

Thought for today:

"An optical impression is produced on our organs of sight which makes us classify as light, half-tone or quartertone, the surfaces represented by colour sensations. So that light does not exist for the painter." ...Paul Cezanne

For a gallery of my artwork, you can visit my web site. I also have a variety of items with artwork imprinted on them available for purchase through Cafe Press. If you have any questions about any of my artwork, or would like to make a purchase, please email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com All major credit cards are accepted.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Still Point", Block Island View Watercolor Painting

This watercolor painting was done on Block Island, facing west toward Montauk, Long Island. The Wash Pond from the previous posting is just below the second hill. This is a very typical scene on Block Island, rolling hills, rock walls, ocean and ponds. The painting measures 12 X 16" and is available for sale.

Thought for today: I call this painting "Still Point", the idea from a book I read called "The Velveteen Woman", by Brenda Waggoner, in which the author is talking about what is being "real" ---like the question the Velveteen Rabbit has in the children's book.

"Still points are places that help us become more aware
of God in everyday life. They allow us to wrap our hearts
in a blanket of renewal and provide a kind of
spiritual retreat from the noise of the world."



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Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Wash Pond, Block Island" Watercolor Painting

This watercolor painting is Wash Pond on the western side of Block Island, a beautiful site looking towards Montauk, Long Island and where the sailboats enter into The Great Salt Pond, New Harbor. This was a beautiful spot to paint, just my fellow plein air painters and myself. As we watched the sun go down, it just got more spectacular. The temptation is to keep changing your painting to match the changing view..... I did take lots of photos.

Thought for today:

"Nature which governs the whole will soon change
all things which you see, and out of their substance will make other
things and again other things... in order that the world may be ever new."
....Marcus Aurelius


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Friday, September 26, 2008

New Harbor, Block Island, Boat Watercolor Painting

This new watercolor painting of a boat in New Harbor, Block Island measures 10.5 X 15" and is available for sale for $158. The painting was done "plein air" while in Block Island, while at The Oar restaurant area overlooking the water. It was windy, and the water choppy, and the boat was moving.... so it took a while. The cost includes a double mat with plexi-glass, foam board backing and brushed gold frame, using archival quality framing.

My thought for today is an excerpt from a poem I wrote while on Block Island:

A glimpse of heaven...
starry nights
pounding surf
and smell of sea

....a taste of what's to come.


For a gallery of my artwork, you can visit my web site. I also have a variety of items with artwork imprinted on them available for purchase through Cafe Press. If you have any questions about any of my artwork, or would like to make a purchase, please email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com All major credit cards are accepted.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Watercolor Painting "Ducks"


This new watercolor painting of ducks measures 7 X 10" is available for sale and is $105 ...I like how they seem to be talking to one another.

While at Block Island plein air painting there was a goose who had a strange sound---like he was laughing in a mocking way. Every few minutes he'd erupt in his "laughter" and my fellow painters all started laughing. It's funny how laughter (or what's perceived as laughter) spreads. You can't help yourself....it just bubbles out. It reminds me of the poem "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox ...


Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.


Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go;
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all,—
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.


Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a large and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.


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Monday, September 22, 2008

White Horses Fantasy Watercolor Painting



This "White Horse Fantasy" watercolor painting measures 12 X 16 ". This is a painting just finished the night before my trip to Block Island this past week. I used an abstract background for the fantasy feel of these beautiful horses. It is available for sale $288 with double mat, foamboard backing, plexi-glass and framed with a brushed gold metal frame, all archival quality framing materials.

Thoughts today are on rest....

"For a field to bear fruit, it must occasionally lie fallow.
And for you to be healthy, you must rest."
[God] will bring rest to your mind, to your body, and most of all to your soul.
He will lead you to green pastures. (Psalm 23:2)...."

Max Lucado, "Traveling Light"

For a gallery of my artwork, you can visit my web site. I also have a variety of items with artwork imprinted on them available for purchase through Cafe Press. If you have any questions about any of my artwork, or would like to make a purchase, please email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com All major credit cards are accepted.

Friday, September 12, 2008

"Sunset on the Beach" Watercolor Seascape Painting

"Sunset on the Beach" watercolor seascape painting is 11 X 15 just completed this week. Available for sale, also. Probably fitting that this is my last blog for the week since I am off to Block Island for a week of plein air painting. I will be painting, but just not with a computer access to put my paintings here until I return. I will check in on a library computer to answer any email questions.

Thought for today:

"True contentment is a real, even active virtue--
not only affirmative but creative. It is the power
of getting out of any situation all there is in it."
....G. K. Chesterion


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Spirit Island, Canada, Watercolor Landscape Painting

"Spirit Island, Canada" watercolor landscape painting is 5 X 7" and is available for sale. Reference photo from Wet Canvas also and finished this week.

Thought for today:

"Sweet are the thoughts that
savor content; the quiet mind
is richer than a crown."
....Robert Greene

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"Baby Deer" Watercolor Painting


'Baby Deer' watercolor painting measure 5 X 7" and is available for sale. The background was done in an abstract way using my "tequila" mixture---not really tequila, of course, but is alcohol and salt and dropping color on the painting.

Thought for today,

"It is always wise to stop wishing for things long enough
to enjoy the fragrance of those now flowering."
.....Patrice Gifford.


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Thursday, September 11, 2008

"Fiddler in the Sky" Watercolor Painting


"Fiddler in The Sky" is a watercolor painting of a musician just finished and is 5 X 7" from a reference image from Wet Canvas, weekend drawing event. When I first painted her, she was lost with the background behind her of mountains, water which, even though deliberately blurry, detracted from her image, so I experimented with a lively kind of background.

Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents. ....Ludwig van Beethoven

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