Sunday, December 28, 2014

PILEATED WOODPECKER WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 PILEATED WOODPECKER  watercolor painting (5X5 inches) on watercolor medium painted over a hard surface.   This is going to part of a set of 4 birds as a gift.  
No amount of skillful invention can replace
the essential element of imagination.
Edward Hopper


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GREAT BLUE HERON IN FLIGHT WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREAT BLUE HERON IN FLIGHT watercolor painting is 12 X 12 inches on Sennelier watercolor paper.  Available $50.00 plus $5 shipping  







Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.  ~Izaak Walton

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

CHRISTMAS HOLLY WATERCOLOR PAINTING


CHRISTMAS HOLLY WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 9 x 12 and available. 
$45.00 plus $5.00 shipping





 

The prickly leaves represent the crown of thorns
  that Jesus wore when he was crucified. 
The berries are the drops of blood that
 were shed by Jesus because of the thorns.



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Monday, December 8, 2014

BRIGHT RED TULIPS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BRIGHT RED TULIPS WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 8 X 10 inches.

How can you be content to be in the world
 like tulips in a garden, to make a fine show, and be good for nothing. 
Mary Astell 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

CHICKADEE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CHICKADEE watercolor painting is 5 x 7 and this week's WDE (weekend drawing event) on Wet Canvas.  

"When one door of happiness closes,
 another opens; but often we look so long 
 at the closed door that we do not see the 
one which has been opened for us."
– Helen Keller


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Monday, December 1, 2014

PINK ROSE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PINK ROSE watercolor painting (8 X 10 inches) on Arches 140 pound paper.

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

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

SUNSET STROLL ON B.I. ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUNSET STROLL ON BLOCK ISLAND original watercolor painting.  This was my first trip to Block Island and this was across the street from where we were staying.

“At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. 
Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”
Warsan Shire

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

PINE CONES WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PINE CONES original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 on Fabriano Rough watercolor paper.  This was a Wet Canvas contribution for this past week.   Today is Thanksgiving --- wishing everyone a happy one -- and leaving you with this quote:

Not what we say about our blessings,
 but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
W. T. Purkiser

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

HORSES - ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HORSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 9 X 12 inches.

To ride a horse is to ride the sky.  
~Author Unknown

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Monday, November 10, 2014

MISTY MORNING BUCK DEER WATERCOLOR PAINTING

MISTY MORNING BUCK DEER WATERCOLOR PAINTING  is 20 X 14 inches on Fabriano rough paper.   This is my contribution to this week's weekend drawing event at Wet Canvas.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

FALL HARVEST WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FALL HARVEST WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 16 X 16 inches and is also from last week's Wet Canvas weekend drawing event photo reference.   I've been working on this all week --cadium yellow medium, Hansa yellow light, violet ultramarine, a touch of cadium orange and quin gold on a base of yellow ochre.  I think I added some Daniel Smith Pompei red on the basket as well.   I think the quote below is very appropriate for the basket in this painting:

My Paintings are Battles. 

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

VENICE SKYLINE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

VENICE SKYLINE watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches this week's contribution to Wet Canvas weekend drawing event.  I choose this reference because I wanted to use the limited palette of cobalt violet, cerulean blue and Naples yellow.   Since the colors granulate, the tone is not even so it works for the buildings.  Granulating paints do not stain evenly but pigments settle in the grooves of the paper.

Sometimes less is more. 
Our quest for more, then, keeps us from it. 

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

YELLOW/RED ROSE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW/RED ROSE WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 9 X 12 on Arches 140 lb paper.

It is not in the still calm of life, or in the repose of a pacific station,
 that great characters are formed... the habits of a vigorous mind 
are formed contending with difficulties. 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

CAMEL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 
 
CAMEL WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 9 X 12 inches.   I started this 'plein air' painting at the watercolor society during a festival there, actually from a photo reference on my phone from a trip to the Bronx Zoo with the grandchildren.   I loved the lighting and expression on this guy.  (girl?)  I didn't have the background done, but using complimentary mixes I did the background and decided it 'passed inspection'. 

Ideas are to literature what light is to painting.
 (Paul Bourget

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

JACK RUSSELL ADORATION WATERCOLOR PAINTING

JACK RUSSELL ADORATION WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 9 X 12.  This week's WDE challenge on Wet Canvas was a dedication to the memory of "Deano" who was a regular contributor and who passed away the week before.  Even though we are an on-line community, we all got to know him through his paintings.  I was supposed to do this on a red under painting in his memory.  Sorry Dean, but with watercolor it's difficult especially with so much white on this dog.  I did try but it's in the trash.  I included a link to his beautiful paintings.....as well as a  link to all the paintings done in his memory. 

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. 
~Aldous Huxley

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

PINK PETALS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR FLORAL PAINTING

PINK PETALS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR FLORAL PAINTING is 9 x 12 inches done on Fabriano watercolor paper.  

Even if you think the Big Bang created the stars, 
don't you wonder who sent the flowers? ~Robert Brault, 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

SNOW LEOPARD SNOOZE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SNOW LEOPARD SNOOZE watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches.   On Sunday last at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society I attended a Steven Quiller demo/luncheon which was very informative about color theory and I've been using what I learned from that added to my paintings.   I ordered two of his books which I am excited to read from Amazon.   

I can smell it already, what color I have on my palette...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

ROSES WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ROSES WATERCOLOR PAINTING is about 18 X 15 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  

"We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn."
– Mary Catherine Bateson


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Saturday, October 11, 2014

DREAMS OF MY CAT WATERCOLOR PAINTING

DREAMS OF MY CAT watercolor painting is 8 X 10 inches.  

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life
 — music and cats.
 ~Albert Schweitzer
 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

WATER LILIES WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WATER LILIES WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 12 X 12 INCHES.   This is my contribution to this week's WDE on Wet Canvas.

The artist confronts chaos. 
The whole thing of art is, how do you organize chaos?

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

GREY AND TAN HORSE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREY AND TAN HORSE watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches.   I used only lavenders to make this, except for a small amount of tan.  Sometime things work, and sometimes they don't.... the jury is still out on this one.

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SUNFLOWERS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUNFLOWERS WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 9 X 12 inches.

"The sunflower is mine, in a way.”
Vincent van Gogh

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

FALL PUMPKIN WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FALL PUMPKIN watercolor painting (9 X 12) is done on Fabriano watercolor paper. 

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. 
~Jim Bishop
 
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Friday, September 12, 2014

HYDRANGEA WATERCOLOR PAINTING


 HYDRANGEA original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches. 

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

BUTTERFLY WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BUTTERFLY watercolor painting (5 X 7 inches).   This is from the Roger Williams Zoo butterfly exhibit this past summer.  

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

Actually, the photos I have from the exhibit, they were all landing on me.....

  

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

BEAR LIGHTHOUSE, MAINE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BEAR LIGHTHOUSE, ME watercolor painting is 15 X 15 inches and is my entry for   Rhode Island Watercolor Society's show coming up September 6th to October 2nd.

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

QUINEBAUG VALLE COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS SHOW


 

Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts show of children's books and illustrations - open until August 31st - reception held on Sunday.   Also, two other artists and their work represented there.   Diane Hayes of Some Enchanted Evening  and J. Roach-Evans.  Nice day, wonderful friendly people. 
 Some of the other work in the gallery:





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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SLATER PARK CAROUSEL WATERCOLOR PAINTING



SLATER PARK CAROUSEL watercolor painting is 11 X 14 inches.    Some history on the carousel:  it is called the Looff Carousel is a historic carousel which was built in 1895 by Charles I. D. Looff. The carousel was originally located in a carnival called Lee Funland in upstate, New York. The carousel was relocated to its present location at Slater Park in 1910 where it continues to operate.  Rides are $0.25 each--not much you can get for that anywhere else!    The Rhode Island Watercolor Society is right across the street where you can look at some beautiful paintings, not to mention the beautiful park and walking paths, playground. 

And the seasons they go 'round and 'round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game.”
Joni Mitchell, The Circle Game 



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Thursday, August 14, 2014

LITTLE BLUE BIRD WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 LITTLE BLUE BIRD watercolor painting is approximately 9 X 12.  The background is using the Daniel Smith duochrome paints, which has a subtle  little glimmer.  I used it for the color - the glimmer is an added interest factor which you can't see in the scanning of it.  The bird has such delicate colors the background had to be light as well.  

It is a perception that each of us is unique in the universe 
and yet shape, form and color remind us we are elements in nature –
 that we are all connected. 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LEOPARD WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 Leopard watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches.    This is one of the paintings I did on vacation's otherwise beautiful rainy day.... 

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
 ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Monday, August 11, 2014

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS NAVY EMBLEM

NAVY EMBLEM is the last of five emblems for the five branches of service that  I have painted.  They will be placed on a memorial in Pawtucket to honor the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  When the project is completed, I will have more photos.   Lots going on....I have been away on vacation but did get some paintings done there so I will posting  Also, and upcoming show in Southbridge, Massachusetts of children book illustrations as well as a book signing.  More information on that as well. 

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day,
 that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, 
and with it, everything honorable and glorious."
General George Washington

I just realized that I did not post two of the emblems.  So here is the US AIRFORCE EMBLEM:


And the US COAST GUARD:



Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/robinhayes338469.html#cxZIPO8RMuihWVXQ.99



The Navy can lose us the war, but only the Air Force can win it. The fighters are our salvation, but the bombers alone provide the means of victPlease see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Friday, July 11, 2014

BARRED OWL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Barred Owl Watercolor Painting (9 X 12)

A wise old owl sat on an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard;
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
author unknown

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

UNITED STATES ARMY EMBLEM

United States Army emblem is the second one completed of five that will be done for a VFW monument.  Each one is concrete and about 18 inches in diameter so very heavy.

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."
President George Washington




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Thursday, July 3, 2014

VFW Monument Emblems


VFW War Monument Emblem.  This is one of five I am painting for a monument in tribute to our war veterans. These are concrete about eighteen inches in diameter.  

But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
"These for their country fought and bled."
Author unknown


Monday, June 30, 2014

CHILDREN'S PORTRAIT/BLOCK ISLAND LANDSCAPE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Children's Portrait/Block Island Landscape watercolor painting - full sheet size (22.5 X 30) is a commissioned piece just completed.  This is has the Southeast Lighthouse in the background and Mohegan Cliffs.

 A portrait affirms; it gives the gift of self to its subject. 
It says, 'Yes, you are worth spending this time over, 
your story deserves to be told, you should be recorded
 for you will not pass this way again.' 

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

LAVENDAR/PINK ROSE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Lavendar/Pink Rose original watercolor painting is 7.75 X 7.75 Sennelier watercolor paper.   Instead of the usual dark contrasting background,  I opted for the flower emerging from the pink/lavendar background.   The commission I'm working on is a lot of work -- and on that subject (work), see below:

Work is not necessarily work. It depends on how one views it. 
Work is like 'service' – to others or to humanity. 
Serving is a joyous activity.
 (Bob Abrahams

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Poppies Watercolor Painting

Poppies watercolor painting (about 9 x 12 inches).   I decided to try a different watercolor technique just for fun.  I've done this kind of technique before -- you just never know what will happen when you let the water and color go where it will.   I've been working on a pretty good size commission piece for over a week now, so have been lax posting here, but I think it's finished now.

 "In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now 
and then to hang a question mark on the
 things you have long taken for granted."
– Bertrand Russell


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Friday, May 30, 2014

TEA AND ROSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

TEA AND ROSE original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches.   

Tea is a divine herb. ~Xu Guangqi

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