Friday, November 29, 2013

BURNT COAT LIGHTHOUSE, MAINE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Burnt Coat Lighthouse, Maine, watercolor painting (9 X12) from a trip last August to Maine.  Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse was built in 1872. It's name is a source of debate. Some say it comes from a Revolutionary War soldier who burnt his coat as a sign of rebellion. Others say the source is Samuel de Champlain, who called the area "Brule-Cote," or Burnt Coast, presumably because it was much used by Indians with campfires.   This information was from Maine's visit Maine website

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
– Thomas Jefferson

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Street Musician Watercolor Painting


Street Musician (9 X 12) Watercolor Painting is my contribution to last weekend's Wet Canvas weekend drawing event.    This has been a very busy few weeks for me, hopefully calming down soon so I can get more painting in......

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
Victor Hugo 
 
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Monday, November 25, 2013

My Favorite Color Watercolor Painting

Favorite Color watercolor painting is 12 X 16 inch abstract done with my daughter's poem (Singing Beach - below)  in mind.

 Singing Beach

 he asked my favorite color
and nay could i reply
I felt all the colors catch
a moment in my eye

 if calmness were a measure
and the oceans' natural hue
i found i could respond
the color would be blue

 but then there is the spring
my thoughts i found do lean
toward buds and new beginnings
my color would be green

 in truly seeking power
and things that move my stead
i think the answer would be clear
that color would be red

 and so you see i hastened
to answer too quickly
since a rainbow's essence without
all simply could not be

 © Cathleen Griffeth 2012

 

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Blue Fish Watercolor Painting


Blue Fish Watercolor Painting is 5 X 7.       

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Helen Keller
 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Elephant Watercolor Painting

Elephant watercolor painting is 5 X 7 inches ....one of the elephants at Roger Williams park zoo.

 "Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature,
and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing
that falls on the rails."
Henry David Thoreau

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cardinal Bird Watercolor Painting

Cardinal bird watercolor painting (5 X 7).    

"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. 
The amount of work is the same."
– Carlos Castaneda

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Peacock Watercolor Painting


Peacock Watercolor Painting is 7.75 X 7.75 (sennelier paper).    This was from a reference photo I had taken while at the Bronx Zoo, which have these roaming throughout the zoo.  

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.
from "The Courage to Change" Al-anon devotional
 
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Three Little Pigs Watercolor Painting

Three Little Pigs watercolor painting (9 X 12) on Arches 140 pound paper.  Loved the long afternoon lighting on them...found this beautiful quote about late afternoon sun:

“Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.

Let the cricket take up chafing
as a woman takes up her needles
and her yarn. Let evening come.
Let dew collect on the hoe abandoned
in long grass. Let the stars appear
and the moon disclose her silver horn.

Let the fox go back to its sandy den.
Let the wind die down. Let the shed
go black inside. Let evening come.

To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop
in the oats, to air in the lung
let evening come.

Let it come, as it will, and don't
be afraid. God does not leave us
comfortless, so let evening come.”




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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Black Dahlia Watercolor Painting

Black Dahlia watercolor painting, photo reference supplied by Lin (Old Rock Chick) at Wet Canvas 
Sorry I have been a bit MIA but family sickness this week required a lot of work.

"We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart."
– Blaise Pascal

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