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

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, 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."

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, 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


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 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'


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.

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

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.

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.


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, 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



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.

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