Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Larger Than Life Watercolor Painting

Larger Than Life watercolor painting (9 x 12) is the February challenge, and the phrase is "larger than life".

 I hope some day to meet God, 
because I want to thank Him for the flowers. 
~Robert Braul

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Cheers Watercolor Painting February Challenge


Cheers watercolor painting (5 x 7) is part of the February challenge and the word is cheers.    This was on my daughter's deck overlooking Waterman Lake in Rhode Island on a beautiful fall day.    The beauty of a painting is there was a huge tall fir tree trunk running through the center of this .....  :)

He who clinks his cup with mine,
Adds a glory to the wine.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunlight Watercolor Painting February Challenge

Sunlight watercolor painting (5 x 7) is part of the WDE (weekend drawing event) of Wet Canvas and also #23 of the February challenge where the word is 'outside'.   I had an art show opening with some of my artist friends who got to Block Island with me to 'plein air' paint, and so yesterday was very difficult to get a painting done.  Also my oldest granddaughter's birthday/wedding anniversary is coming up tomorrow and I am working on a afghan for her, so I needed to work (feverishly) on that as well.   Below is a photo of the afghan...just a bit of fringe on the other end left to do.

 Below are photos from the art show opening, which was a wonderful event - a reunion for all of us as well as the good wine, food and entertainment.   





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Friday, February 22, 2013

Someday - Angel Watercolor Painting February Challenge

"Someday" Angel watercolor painting (5 x 7) is part of the February challenge #22 -- the word is "someday".  This is the first thing I thought of, along with I Corinthians 15.   My mother passed when she was 89 years old and she would ask me to read this entire chapter to her, and then would be at peace.  The verse below is referred to as the 'rapture'.     A good fictional account on this is the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.  I believe there are also two movies that were made based on the first two books in the series. 

But let me tell you something wonderful, a mystery I’ll probably never fully understand. We’re not all going to die—but we are all going to be changed. You hear a blast to end all blasts from a trumpet, and in the time that you look up and blink your eyes—it’s over. On signal from that trumpet from heaven, the dead will be up and out of their graves, beyond the reach of death, never to die again. At the same moment and in the same way, we’ll all be changed. In the resurrection scheme of things, this has to happen: everything perishable taken off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable, this mortal replaced by the immortal. Then the saying will come true:
Death swallowed by triumphant Life!
Who got the last word, oh, Death?
Oh, Death, who’s afraid of you now?
I Corinthians 15: 51 - 57
    

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sharks Watercolor Painting - February Challenge

 Sharks watercolor painting (9 x12 inches) is available on Ebay.   This is part of the February challenge I am doing for myself....and the word today is "frenzy".    I thought about a lot of things I could do but thought this fit the subject, however this is also serene I think....

Sharks have everything a scientist dreams of. They're beautiful―God, how beautiful they are! They're like an impossibly perfect piece of machinery. They're as graceful as any bird. They're as mysterious as any animal on earth. No one knows for sure how long they live or what impulses―except for hunger―they respond to. There are more than two hundred and fifty species of shark, and everyone is different from every other one.”
Peter Benchley, Jaws 
 
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Turk's Head Building Providence, RI Painting

Turks Head Building Providence, RI painting (9 x 12) is February Challenge #20 and the word is architecture.  This was done using liquid graphite in a sepia tone.   Below is an image from an old postcard--not sure of the date-- of the building....
 My very first job at 17 years old was in this building ...I don't even remember the name of the company. 
We shape our buildings;
thereafter they shape us.
Winston Churchill


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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Prime Location Watercolor Painting February Challenge

Prime Location watercolor painting (9 x 12) is the February challenge and the word is 'prime'.   On this cold February, nice to think about warm breezes and sunshine.....

 Learn to get in touch with the silence within
yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elizabeh Kubler-Ross

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Faces I Love Watercolor Painting February Challenge

Faces I Love watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches and Day #18 of February challenge and the word is 'faces'.  This was difficult because getting that likeness of three of them in such a short time is hard.   I'm not 100% pleased with this as far as likeness goes... and I may work on this some more.  These are 3 of my grand children and what two of them are holding are "blankies".   I spent most of the day yesterday working on this, and called it quits for this challenge anyway.

Every child is a thought in the mind of God,
and our task is to recognize this though and help
it toward completion.
Eberhard Arnold

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Red Cardinal in Snow #2 February Challenge


Red Cardinal in the Snow #2 watercolor painting (5 x 7) is for the February challenge word 'cold'. 
It is here in Rhode Island today a very cold and blustery day and nice place to be right now is at home, with a fire, and 'Secret Garden' music playing......

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden 

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Finding Peace Watercolor Painting February Challenge

Finding Peace watercolor painting for the February challenge, day 16 and the word is 'peace'.  I had a beach scene that I began, but then when I thought about it, the vacation that I had when I snapped that photo was anything but peaceful, so asked myself, what is the real peace we need.....

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Proverbs 3:5 The Message

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Warp Galaxy Watercolor Painting February Challenge


Warp Galaxy watercolor painting (10 x 14) was done for an Art Right Now Meetup group I belong to.  The word for the month's creative challenge was 'warp'.  Although it was a difficult subject for us all in the group, there were lots of very interesting work presented at our meeting.   Today's February challenge (Artists Way) phrase is 'just for fun' so I worked on another painting last night and decided to post this to cover both challenges....I had to use multiple layers of paint to get the very dark background.  (It is from a NASA photo taken of the galaxy, which is what happens when one galaxy collides with another.)  

Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
Eric Hoffer


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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Pink Rose Watercolor Painting February Challenge

Valentine Rose watercolor painting is 8 x 8 inches and part the ongoing February challenge, day number fourteen and the word is "love".  I have listed this on Ebay.   On the subject of "love"....from I Corinthians 13 in The Message Bible:

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.
 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
 Love never dies.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Judas Watercolor Sketch February Challenge


Judas watercolor sketch for the February challenge is 4 x 6 inches and of a painting by Edwin Okun.  I love this painting -- I love the colors - his red hair against the dark blue sky.  The view of Jerusalem reminds of a place we stopped for pictures*.   I don't remember any rocks being there.  He may have added those for the composition of the painting -- instead of your eye going straight across, the rocks drawn your eye down to Judas.     I would have loved to do a better version for the word "unlucky" for the February challenge but my time was limited because my art group met last night.....  *I am posting a photo from my trip to Israel which is similar to this spot.


The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world;
 it is more, it is the history of earth and of heaven.
Benjamin Disraeli

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Goats Watercolor Painting February Challenge


Goats watercolor painting for day 12 of the February challenge and the word is "cliche".  You could add your own cliche in the comments... I thought about 'get your goat' of 'butting heads'..... This is 9 x 12 on Arches 140 pound paper.

The fool doth think he is wise,
but the wise man knows himself to be a goat.
Shakespeare

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Monday, February 11, 2013

"Wild" Cat in Foliage Watercolor Painting February Challenge

"Wild" Cat in Foliage watercolor painting (9 x 12 inches) February challenge, for today the word is "wild".
Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep
 by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.
  ~Jean Burden

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

"On My Desk" Watercolor Painting - February Challenge

 "On My Desk" watercolor painting (8 X10) is February challenge day #10 of painting according to a list of things named -- today the phrase is 'on my desk'.   I could have painted paintbrushes, or on my computer desk some other things.... but I chose this from my art studio because these represent some new goals for myself this year.  The flowers are a weekly 'being nice to me' thing - and I do love flowers.  I'm also reading The Artists Way by Julia Cameron and one of the things she recommends is an 'artist date' --- you take your 'artist child' somewhere just for fun ---the little bunny was a purchase I made on my first one to Hobby Lobby.

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Fallen Dinosaur Watercolor February Challenge

Fallen Dinosaur watercolor February challenge for the word "fake".  This is 7 x 11 inches and is from a photo that I took at the exhibit at our local zoo a while ago.  We are digging out today from a blizzard and somehow I found a quote that fits for both this post and the weather!!   :)

Great white sharks, big storms -
 somehow, I think we like to be put in our place
 by awesome things. Dinosaurs do that.
SUE HENDRICKSON,

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Friday, February 8, 2013

"Alone in a Crowd" Watercolor February Painting Challenge




Alone in a Crowd watercolor painting is 7 x 10 inches and is the February challenge and the phrase for today is "alone in a crowd"...  again, couldn't come up with a better title.  I was going to high light just one person in this painting, and then I decided not.  Just two colors:  Maimere blue green and Daniel Smith  rose of ultramarine. 
 
Loneliness adds beauty to life.
It puts a special burn on sunsets 
and makes night air smell better.
Henry Rollins

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Carousel Horse Watercolor February Challenge Painting

Carousel Horse Watercolor February Challenge Painting  is 9 x 12 on Arches 140 lb paper.  The word for the challenge is "mechanical".   I wasn't sure about this back ground but decided to just go with the bold.....

"When you cannot make up your mind between 
two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder."
– William Joseph Slim

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"A Good Time" Watercolor February Challenge Painting

"A Good Time" watercolor painting is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   The word for today was actually a phrase "a good time" and I couldn't come up with a better title for this.

 Live and work but do not forget to play,
to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
Eileen Caddy


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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Eagle Portrait Watercolor Painting February Challenge



Eagle Portrait watercolor painting February challenge--- the word today is "texture".  This is 5 x 7 inches and is available. 

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest 
resource, adding colour and suspense to all our lives.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Strawberries Watercolor Painting February Challenge

Strawberries watercolor painting, February challenge for the word "sweet",  is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   

"All the arts we practice are apprenticeship.
The big art is our life."
M. C. Richards


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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Intrepid America's Cup Watercolor February Challenge

Intrepid America's Cup winner of 1967 in Newport, Rhode Island,  watercolor painting, February daily painting challenge and the word is "intrepid".   This feels kind of like 'cheating'!  I thought about painting my dog who definitely fits that word, but I love these yachts....so they won. 

The bold adventurer succeeds the best.
 (Ovid)

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Child's World Original Watercolor February Challenge

A Child's World original watercolor painting is 7.25 x 11 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  This is day two of my February challenge and today's word is 'magic'.    I thought of my twins when they were little they thought their stuffed animals came to life while they slept.  I don't know where the idea came from, but one of them swore she saw one of animals move one night while she pretended to sleep.  I watch my grand daughter now who is 4 years old with her lions acting out the story of The Lion King with them, completely oblivious to everything around her.  She gets on all fours with my dog Buddy and tries to get him to play with her like a lion.   Poor Buddy who hasn't got a clue what the game is,  just gets one of his own stuffed squeaky toys and brings it to her to play.

"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
Pablo Picasso

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Leaves Watercolor Painting - February 28 Day Challenge

Leaves original watercolor painting is 5 x 8 inches and is the first of a February twenty-eight day challenge.   Every day is a different word - today's is 'abstract'.  I am reading a book called "The Artists Way" and joined a Facebook group that is going through the book chapter by chapter and this is part of a February photo challenge, but I decided a drawing or painting is a better idea for me.

'What we play is life.'
Louis Armstrong

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