Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snow Leopard #3 Watercolor Painting



Snow Leopard #3 watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches and also from last weekends Wet Canvas weekend drawing event.   

"A man can detect a speck in another's hair,
but can't see the flies on his own nose."
Mendele Mocher Seforim
 
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Peacock Watercolor Painting

Peacock watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Horse Knows the Way Watercolor Painting

 The Horse Knows the Way watercolor painting is 8 x 10 and inspired by a photo reference from last weekend's WDE at Wet Canvas.   

"...The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.
Over the river, and through the wood—
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose
As over the ground we go."
...excerpt from poem by Lydia Marie Child
If you live in the Providence area and have children, please note a special reading of The WaterFire Duck, in honor of the generous donations of Fidelity Investments of 102 books to the Providence schools, with Steve Kidd, Education Director & Resident Actor of the Sandra Feinstein- Gamm Theatre on Thursday, December 30th at the Providence Public Library at 6 pm until 7pm.   Barnaby Evans, creator of WaterFire and author Kiki Latimer and myself will be there signing books also.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cottage by the Sea Watercolor Painting

Cottage by the Sea watercolor painting is from Block Island, a cottage by Crescent Beach.

My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through earth's loveliness.
Michelangelo

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Poinsetta Watercolor Painting

Poinsetta watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   I did this using a pour technique.    First you pour paint onto the paper and let it go where it wants and wait for it to dry.  I used the red and green paints to pour.  Because the paints are diluted with water, the colors are not deep.    Once dry,  I did the drawing on top of this and painted.  The light green is compose green and the pink is quin red and Opus vivid red. 
"Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which you must see the world."
George Bernard Shaw
The Courage to Change Al-non book

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Portrait of Ella Watercolor Painting

Portrait of Ella watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper and is from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event. 

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

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ray of Floral Beauty Scarlet Begonias Watercolor Painting

Scarlet Begonias watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   Just a ray of beauty these scarlet begonias were irresistible to paint, they are one of my favorite flowers.   

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty
outvalues all the utilities of the world.  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Beagle Puppy Watercolor Painting


Beagle Puppy watercolor painting is 7.75 x 7.75 on Sennelier watercolor paper.   I love the expression on his face.  I wanted to put the Christmas ornaments of yesterday's painting under him because he definitely looks guilty of something.    This is from Wet Canvas weekend drawing event also.

Alas! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks.
Ovid

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Reflections Watercolor Painting

Christmas Reflections watercolor painting is 5 x 7 and done on watercolor card paper.  This is from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event.  I decided to give this card to my sister, and one of my best collectors!  Her birthday is celebrated a few days before Christmas.   I put the quote below on the inside:

"More than Santa Claus, your sister knows
when you've been bad or good."
---Linda Sunshine

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Freesia Flowers Watercolor Painting

Freesia Flowers watercolor painting is 12 x 16 inches on Arches 140 lb paper - these graceful  flowers are larger than life size. 

As in nature, as in art, so in grace; 
it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.
Thomas Guthrie

I am currently working on a new children's book so my posting has been a little slow, but I am painting....more information on the book to follow!   Some paintings, unframed and unmatted,  of mine are listed on Ebay 

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Angel 2 Watercolor Greeting Card

 Angel  greeting cards available through Zazzle.  They are having special 'black Friday' deals you may want to check out.   Of course the original painting is also available for purchase.  Inside inscription is as below:
Angels descending, bring from above,
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
~Fanny J. Crosby

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Priory Arches Watercolor Painting

 Priory Arches watercolor is also watercolor painting  from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event hosted by Skattykat.    This is 7 x 11 inches done on Pastelmat paper with watercolor and liquid graphite. 
"All glory comes from daring to begin."
Eugene F. Ware
from Courage to Change Al-anon devotional

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Cumbrian Bridge Watercolor Painting

Cumbrian Bridge watercolor painting is from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event hosted by Skattykat.    This is 7 x 11 inches done on Pastelmat paper with watercolor and liquid graphite. 

There is no state of final fulfillment.
Each change opens new doors and ushers in new possibilities.
Margo Adair

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Pink Rose and Buds Watercolor Painting

Pink Rose and Buds watercolor painting is 8 x 11 inches on Pastelmat paper.  Keeping the whites white is difficult with this paper since it bleeds way past what you want, but the color intensity is great.

Earth laughs in flowers.  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mother and Baby Giraffe Watercolor Painting

Mother and Baby Giraffe watercolor painting is 10 x 12 on Pastelmat paper.   

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


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Friday, November 12, 2010

Biking in the Snow Watercolor Painting

 Biking in the Snow watercolor painting is 10 x 12 inches and is on Pastelmat paper.

One of my current pet theories is that the winter is a kind of evangelist,
more subtle than Billy Graham, of course, but of the same stuff.  
~Shirley Ann Grau

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fruit Still Life Watercolor Painting

 Fruit Still Life watercolor painting is 11 x 15 inches on Arches 300 lb paper.  These are actually currants, but everyone who looks thinks they are cherries....so I am leaving them unnamed in the title.

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new end."
quotation from "Courage to Change" Al-anon book 

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Still Life With Apples Watercolor Painting

Still Life with Apples watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   I used the new Daniel Smith duochrome paints for this and love the effect it has on the pot.   
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Morning Glory Watercolor Painting

 Morning Glory watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches watercolor painting.  

A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. 
Walt Whitman   

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Surf Hotel #2 Watercolor Painting

Surf Hotel #2 Watercolor Painting is 11 x 15 inches on Arches 300 pound paper.  I did this painting using the Daniel Smith Duochrome paints on the sand and the hotel.   There's a very subtle difference in these paints ---in the sand there's a little sparkle that looks like real sand which doesn't show with the photograph.  This beautiful hotel is for sale.

Live free, child of the mist,
-- and with respect to knowledge we are all
children of the mist.
From the essay Walking by Thoreau


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pear Line-up Watercolor Painting

 Pear Line-up watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  I have been working on illustrations for a new book so not posting what I am currently working on (the book illustrations) so apologize for being a little MIA.   Yesterday I dropped off paintings for Artworks! "Off the Wall"  in New Bedford, Massachusetts holiday show that begins Saturday, November 6th.  Tickets for the event are available at their website

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall and Pumpkins and Flowers Watercolor Painting

 Fall and Pumpkins and Flowers watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.
I liked the way the sun was highlighting the pumpkin and flowers.

"Even if something is left undone, 
everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
-   Elizabeth Lawrence


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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Angel 2 Watercolor Painting


 Angel 2 watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   This almost ended up in the trash, but ---never say die--- I gave it one last try and washed everything I had done out.   I was left with a faint outline and this granular kind of background which I like.  I did this almost entirely with Daniel Smith iridescent paints.  I used "Liquid Pencil" to outline, and regular watercolors for the flesh tones.  The iridescent sheen does not show up on the computer.

I wear a coat of angels' breath and warm myself with His love. 
~Terri Guillemets




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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ducks on Pond Watercolor Painting

Ducks on Pond Watercolor Painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   This is a place where I take my grandchildren for walks, and we always get a greeting from them.    I also did some revisions on 3 previous paintings and have posted them  but will include them here as well.   

 Vibrant Rose  Watercolor Painting which is 5 x 7 inches. 

Rose Watercolor Painting which is 7.75 x 7.75 inches on Sennelier watercolor paper.

Jalopy Watercolor Painting, which is 8 x 10 inches on 300 lb Arches watercolor painting.  You can view a slightly larger size by searching under the title for each of these in the original post on my blog.  Why did I do these? ---as I was going through paintings to list for sale on Ebay, I saw things I would like to change on these. 

Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. 
If you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
Samuel Butler


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Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunflower #2 Watercolor Painting

Sunflower #2 Watercolor Painting is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  

And the yellow sunflower by the brook, 
in autumn beauty stood.
William Cullen Bryant
     

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Snow Leopard Watercolor Painting

 Snow Leopard watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.    

"Women and cats will do as they please, 
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
Robert A. Heinlein

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Warbler Watercolor Painting

Warbler Watercolor Painting is 7 x 10 inches done on Pastelmat paper.    I love this paper for the color intensity you can achieve....     

Color is the fruit of life.
Guillaume Apollinaire

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Black Eyed Susans Watercolor Painting

Black Eyed Susans Watercolor Painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  


"Besides the noble art of getting things done;
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consist in the elimination of nonessentials."
Lin Yutang

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Boat on Beach Watercolor Painting, Block Island

Boat on Beach Watercolor Painting, Block Island is 12 x 16 inches.   

“The cure for anything is salt water -
sweat, tears, or the sea.”

--Isak Dinesen

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Barn on Block Island Watercolor Painting

 Barn on Block Island watercolor painting is 10 x 14 inches and done plein air last week on Block Island, then washed out and redone from my photo.   Some of the dark areas were done with caron'dache neocolor crayons, and those did not wash out, so I was limited as to what I could re-do.  I may do this one again in my studio from my reference photo taken that day. 

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
-- St. Francis of Assisi

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Shoreline, Block Island Watercolor Painting

 Shoreline, Block  Island watercolor painting is 10 x 12 inches on Arches 140 pound paper and was done plein air on Block Island last week. 

The sea pronounces something,
over and over, in a hoarse whisper;
I cannot quite make it out. 
~Annie Dillard

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Block Island New Harbor Boats Watercolor Painting

 Block Island New Harbor Boats watercolor painting is 12 x 16 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   This was our second day painting on the island.  The whole week was gorgeous like this with the one time it rained during the night....  so a great week.   This is at The Oar Restaurant. 

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, 
always bring your own sunshine. 
~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Scenes from Block Island

 Trees on a Hill is about 7 x 11 inches.   This is from our week of plein air painting on Block Island.   It's overwhelming after working in a studio going out where everything is moving and there is lots of information.   This particular spot is beautiful with views of the ocean, a pond below us and rolling hills and in the far distance the shoreline of the mainland, boats passing by.....     I narrowed the focus down to this stand of trees on a hill above me.

Study of Tree and rock wall - moving my chair 10 degrees this was another focus for the next painting.  This is 7 x 11 inches also. 



Artist Painting is another view in the same spot (8 x 8 inches) and another study of the spot, the day, the mood of that gorgeous day.     I take lots of photos to do more detailed work in the studio of the area, but it's great to paint outside and see the riot of colors that do not show up in photographs.

I have more paintings done throughout the week that I will be posting over the next few days.....


The true peace of God begins at any spot 
a thousand miles from the nearest land. 
~Joseph Conrad

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Window Sill Watercolor Painting

Window Sill Watercolor painting is 12 x 16 inches on Arches 140 pound hot pressed paper.    First day of plein air painting on Block Island.....

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.  ~Robert Orben

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Red, Red Rose Watercolor Painting

Red, Red Rose watercolor painting is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  

My love is like a red red rose
Thats newly sprung in June;
My love is like the melodie
Thats sweetly playd in tune.
Robert Burns

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Black Cat Watercolor Painting

Black Cat watercolor painting is 4 x 4 inches on Ampersand Watercolor board.   What a great surface to paint on.   This is from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event and is "Juliet".    Her twin is our cat "Midnight", who thinks he is an 'attack cat'.  

In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, 
everyone should have a dog that will worship him 
and a cat that will ignore him. 
~Dereke Bruce
 

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pansies Watercolor Painting

Pansies watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  

You grow up the day you have your first
real laugh----at yourself.
Ethel Barrymore

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Still Life With Lemons Watercolor Painting

Still Life With Lemons watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  This also from a Wet Canvas all media weekend drawing event.   Difficult painting this weekend between the new puppy and a TV falling on my foot (no broken bones!).  

We are living in a world today where lemonade 
is made from artificial flavors 
and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
~~Alfred Newman


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Friday, September 3, 2010

Zebra Butterfly 2 Watercolor Painting

Zebra Butterfly 2 Watercolor Painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  These are from photos taken at the Roger Williams Zoo "Flutterby" Butterfly exhibit of 2009 - some from the 2008.  I take a lot of photos - carrying my camera at all times is a priority for me - for paintings.  There were so many beautiful butterflies, as well as flowers, I was in heaven in that exhibit.   My grandson's waited patiently for a butterfly to land on them in one of their very cute butterfly chairs.   A fun exhibit I hope they bring  back to the zoo. 

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp, 
but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Still Life with Rose

Still Life with Rose watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 hot pressed paper.    I debated on whether to put a soft background color on this but I like the darks against the white in this.   This is a Wet Canvas all media weekend drawing event.  

The most authentic thing about us
Is our capacity to create, to overcome,
To endure, to transform, to love,
And to be greater than our suffering."


Ben Okri
Nigerian Poet and Novelist


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Cherry Blossom Watercolor Painting

Cherry Blossom watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches on a watercolor card and is for a special occasion.

"In the cherry blossom's shade
there's no such thing
as a stranger."
Kobayashi Issa

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Angel Watercolor Painting

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

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
       and he delivers them. 
Psalm 34:7

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fawn Watercolor Painting

Fawn watercolor painting is 5 x 5 inches on Ampersand Watercolor board.   This is my first attempt at this surface to paint on, and I do love it.   I believe that it can be coated so no mat or glass is necessary, or it could be matted and framed in the usual way.   This is another from the weekend drawing event at Wet Canvas.  

"I discovered the secret of the sea in meditation upon a dewdrop."
Kahlil Gibran

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Pink Roses Number 2 Watercolor Painting


 Pink Roses #2 Watercolor Painting is 5 x 7 inches on a watercolor card as a greeting for a friend who has been sick.   There's actually been a lot of pink rose paintings, but I'm running out of ways to describe them, hence the number.   This was from a photo reference from a weekend drawing event this past weekend at Wet Canvas.

"Each man's life represents a road toward himself."
Hermann Hesse, from the "Courage to Change" Al-anon book

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Tea Time Still Life Watercolor Painting

Tea Time Still Life watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches on Arches 140 pound paper and is from a WDE (weekend drawing event) on Wet Canvas.    



Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary. 
~Chinese Proverb

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