Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hibiscus Flowers Watercolor Painting



Hibiscus Flowers watercolor painting is approximately 9 x 12 --- cropped here it is slightly larger (10 x 12) on Arches 140 pound paper.   I noticed also since the paper is bigger than the scanner there are shadows at the top and bottom.....    This is a plant that I rescued in the fall and rewarded me with all these blooms....  

"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life —
 learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing 
and dance and play and work every day some."
– Robert Fulghum

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fallen Leaves Watercolor Painting

Fallen Leaves watercolor painting (9 x 12 inches) done on Arches 140 pound paper.   This is  from this past weekend's drawing event on Wet Canvas also.  I couldn't resist the shadows and the reds in this....

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  ~Albert Camus

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Chef De Jour Still Life Watercolor Painting

"Chef De Jour" still life watercolor painting (9 x 12) is from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event from this past weekend.  Rereading "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin   this morning this quote resonated with me --

"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing 
nor that, but simply growth.  We are happy when we are growing."
William Butler Yeats


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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Baltimore Oriole Bird Watercolor Painting



Baltimore Oriole bird watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   My daughter's back yard has an apple tree and this frequent visitor.  

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose 
I would always greet it in a garden. 
 ~Ruth Stout

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring in Greenwich Village Watercolor Painting

Spring, Greenwich Village watercolor painting is 12 X 12 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   This was a trip last weekend with our local Watercolor Society  to the National Watercolor Show at the Salmagundi Club.   My friends and I opted to see the Impressionist Show at the Metropolitan Museum -    photos are not allowed at special exhibits or I would have some.  They also had the period dresses that are in these magnificent paintings. 

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. 
 ~Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Science" Watercolor Painting

"Science" watercolor painting is 12 X 16 inches.   This painting was for an Art Right Now Meetup group where a noun (we all put one in) is picked out of a hat for the subject of the next meeting (once a month).  Nursing is a science, but medicine is not an exact science so it's also an art with skill developed in practicing it.    I myself am a retired nurse, and in recognition of Nursing Week (May 6th - 12th, 1990) at Rhode Island Hospital I prepared three cases in our Ambulatory Patient Center about the role of nurses during war time (the Gulf War had just ended, or was in the process at the time.)   I titled them "Nursing:   The oldest Art, the youngest profession"   My mother who worked in the hospital took the photos below of the work....otherwise I would have no record of the work I did.....thanks Mom!......there was lots of research involved with some interesting findings.  The first nurses in combat were the Crusaders, out of which the  Knights Hospitaller were established.   I recently found this site with some information if your interested, but the major source of the information for this display were books in the hospital library.   One of the things I found out was Walt Whitman was a nurse during our civil war.  The man with the hood in my paintin (and in the first case in the photo)  represents a sorcerer who practiced the art of healing many times being accused of being witches as a consequence.  During the dark ages nursing was performed by prostitutes. 


In the presentation above I used a lot of copies of original photos from the different eras, or paintings of the period and the three centers are paintings that I did.  

Nurses are the heart of healthcare.  ~Donna Wilk Cardillo 

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hummingbirds #1 and #2 Watercolor Paintings










  Hummingbirds #1 and Hummingbird #2 watercolor paintings are 5 X 6 inches and done with the same palette and inspired by spring.   These are currently on sale on Ebay along with more of my paintings.   I decided to post these together because they seem to go together, although they could be purchased separately.   






 Hummingbird darts lightly through the world, spreading its message of joy and beauty, and teaching us to appreciate the wonder and magic of everyday existence. Hummingbird brings the gift of joy. Learn to laugh and be happy.
- Unknown Quotes

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tree Swallows Watercolor Painting

Tree Swallows watercolor painting (9 x 12) is just in time for spring, which finally feels as thought it has arrived.  

Science has never drummed up quite as effective
 a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.  
~W. Earl Hall

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Clematis Flower Watercolor Painting

White Clematis Flower watercolor painting is 7.75 x 7.75 on Sennelier paper.   I received this quote in an email today and thought I would share this:

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything."
– William Connor Magee

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Three Pink Water Lilies Watercolor Painting


Three Pink Water Lilies watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  This is from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event hosted by Maureen.

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world 
are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
John Ruskin


 
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Peacock Watercolor Painting

Peacock watercolor painting (9 x 12) on Arches 140 pound paper is from a weekend drawing event at Wet Canvas  hosted by "Tangerine" with some lovely photo references.
  
Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.
Confuscius

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Purple Pansies Watercolor Painting

Purple Pansies watercolor painting (5 X 7) on Fabriano acquarello 140 lb paper.  This didn't come out as I planned....the jury is still out on whether I like this or not.  

The life of an artist is a continuous journey, the path long and never ending.

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