Monday, December 21, 2015

MAGICAL ADVENTURE by author and illustrator Bunny Griffeth

Magical Adventure  by author and illustrator Bunny Griffeth is available on Amazon or from here.  






You can email me to let me know how you would like your copy personalized. 



Friday, December 11, 2015

Limted Edition Prints of WaterFire, North Lighthouse, Block Island, and "Beach Fun" original paintings

 WaterFire 8 X 10 print,
double mat
 and foam core backing
limited edition, signed by artist Bunny Griffeth
$30.00 + shipping $6.00

 North Lighthouse, Block Island
8 X 10 inch  print
double mat and foam core backing
limited edition, signed by artist Bunny Griffeth
$30.00  + shipping $6.00
Beach Day
7.75 x7.75 inch print
double mat and foam core backing
limited edition, signed by artist Bunny Griffeth
$30.00+ shipping $6.00

Doing prints is not something that I usually do, except for making cards very occasionally.   I made these prints for a recent Christmas bizarre where all items had to be below a certain price, and which was pretty poorly attended and lasted only a few hours, so I am offering these as well as some on Ebay along with some of my original paintings.   All the prints are of paintings that are sold and had inquiries about prints for.   If you're interested  please let me know and I will send you an invoice through Paypal.      (You don't have to be a member of Paypal but can pay with any of the major credit cards.)  They are mailed by first class postage so usually 4-5 business days once I get them in the mail.   

If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Key West Sunset Original Watercolor Painting

 “...time can be slowed if you live deliberately.
 If you stop and watch sunsets.
 If you spend time sitting on porches listening to the woods.
 If you give in to the reality of the seasons.”
Thomas Christopher Greene

KEY WEST SUNSET original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

SWAN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SWAN original watercolor painting (9 X 12 inches) on Arches 140 lb paper.  

The pure swans, with love and affection, 
dwell in the Ocean of the Lord, and subdue their ego.
(Granth Sahib)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Morning Glory Flowers Original Watercolor Painting

Morning Glory Flowers original watercolor painting is 9 X 12.   The first one I threw away, the second I washed out, and this is the repainting.....working out 'the kinks'. 

My mountain is dead. As soon as she has dried, 
I'll bury her under a decent layer of white paint. 
But I haven't done with the old lady; far from it!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Ornaments Original Watercolor Painting

 “...freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin
 - inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Christmas Ornaments original watercolor painting (7 X 10 inches) on Arches 140 lb paper.  This was done in 3 colors -- quin gold, magenta and emerald green.  This was from a photo reference posted in this weekend past's All media 'event' on Wet Canvas.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Mix and Match Still Life Watercolor Painting

"Mix and Match" original watercolor painting (11 X 15 inches) on Arches 140 lb paper.  This was from a Wet Canvas photo reference and done with two colors --- burgundy and emerald green.   

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons. ~Al Hirschfeld

Thursday, November 19, 2015

STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT AND WINE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. 
Art is knowing which ones to keep. 
~Scott Adams

Still Life with Fruit and Wine original watercolor painting is 12 X 12 inches done on Aquaboard so can be spray varnished and framed without a mat or glass.  I had originally done this painting and hated it, so I washed it out and re-painted it, and this version is better--not perfect, but better.  This was a still life we set up while staying at Block Island, Summerhill House with a group of artists. 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GREY CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Grey Cat original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches and from a Wet Canvas photo reference from this week's Weekend Drawing Event. 

A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization. 
~Author Unknown

Sunday, November 15, 2015

THE BATH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

The Bath  original watercolor painting, commissioned work about 12 X 19 inches.  

Naked is a human commodity. 
Nudity is God's art. 

 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Heart of A Flower Original Watercolor Painting

 The artist is the confidant of nature, 
flowers carry on dialogues with him 
through the graceful bending of their stems 
and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms.
 Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. ~Auguste Rodin

"Heart of A Flower" original watercolor painting in the same bright color palette as yesterday's painting.  Both paintings are watercolor on Aquaboard and fixed with a spray lacquer (so the watercolors don't run) and framed without need of glass or mat.   The pigments of the paint don't sink into the surface as they normally would with watercolor paper, so the color you put down is what stays and the color doesn't fade.  Normally you would have to put several washes of watercolor paint before you get the desired color intensity.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Heart of Lily Original Watercolor Painting

 And why take ye thought for raiment? 
 Consider the lilies of the field, 
how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 
 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon 
in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Matthew 8:28,29

 Heart of Lily original watercolor painting in bright cadium colors of orange and yellow. 


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Great Blue Heron Original Watercolor Painting

Great Blue Heron original watercolor is 11.5 X 11.5 inches on Sennelier watercolor paper.    Walking at a Lincoln Woods with my dog, I spotted him and got a photo as he was fishing.    

'Creativity is the Blue Heron within us waiting to fly; 
through her imagination, all things become possible.'
Nadia Janice Brown

Friday, October 16, 2015

HINGHAM HARBOR AND NEWFOUND LAKE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING


HINGHAM HARBOR WATERCOLOR PAINTING
 

NEWFOUND LAKE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable. ~William Wordsworth

These are both sold (commissioned work), both 5 X 7 inches.

If you have a favorite spot or a portrait you would like done, please contact me for more information or any questions you have about my work.  You can also visit my web site to see my work, including portraits of people as well pets.  

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Two Birds on A Branch Original Watercolor Painting

There are joys which long to be ours.  
God sends ten thousands truths,
 which come about us like birds seeking inlet;
 but we are shut up to them, 
and so they bring us nothing, 
but sit and sing awhile upon the roof,
 and then fly away.
  ~Henry Ward Beecher

Two Birds on A Branch original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 and currently on Ebay for sale.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bird Watercolor Original Painting

 The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay
 and which is a sparrow, 
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
  ~Eric Berne

Bird, original watercolor painting is 5 x 7 on Arches rough paper.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Still Life with Flowers and Pumpkins Original Watercolor Painting

Still life with Flowers and Pumpkins, original watercolor painting (5 x 7).

Oh how we love pumpkin season. 
You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right?
 Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin.... 
We anxiously anticipate it every year.
 ~Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer, October 2010

Saturday, October 10, 2015

FALL PUMPKINS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 Besides the Autumn poets sing
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze...
Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind—
Thy windy will to bear!
~Emily Dickinson

FALL PUMPKINS original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on arches rough paper.


Friday, October 9, 2015

HAWK ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HAWK original watercolor painting ( 5 X 7 inches) on Arches 140 lb paper. 

You cannot take hawks without climbing some cliffs. - See more at: http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/keywords/hawk/#sthash.yRNxUE9Z.dpuf
You cannot take hawks without climbing 
some cliffs.
Darkovan proverb
You cannot take hawks without climbing some cliffs. - See more at: http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/keywords/hawk/#sthash.yRNxUE9Z.dpuf
You cannot take hawks without climbing some cliffs. - See more at: http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/keywords/hawk/#sthash.yRNxUE9Z.dpuf

Saturday, October 3, 2015

SPRING ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SPRING, an original watercolor painting, is my second attempt at a photo reference of my grandson as we walked one early spring morning. I loved this moment with my grandson as he sniffed the first blossoms of spring and I wanted to capture the feeling of it. I just went to a painting demo with Ted Nuttel and was inspired to attempt this again, but I don't think it's where I want it yet.  Also, was inspired by his words about his own (beautiful) paintings and the idea that he either hates his work 'a little or a lot" but is never quite satisfied.  We should always be striving to improve.  

- after 115 sittings for a portrait of Ambroise Vollard...
I am not altogether displeased with the shirt-front. (Paul Cezanne

Friday, October 2, 2015

NEW YORK REFLECTIONS, ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

NEW YORK REFLECTIONS, original watercolor painting is 18 X 24 inches.  I took this photo on one of the trips to the Salmagundi Club to see the  National Show there in the Spring.  

Towered cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men.
~John Milton

If you have any questions about this or any of my work, please contact me.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

LEOPARD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 "If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery,
 it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all."
– Michelangelo Buonarroti

LEOPARD original watercolor painting is 5 X 7 inches.     This pose reminds me of every house cat I have ever had....   The black panther at the Bronx Zoo did a similar pose on a tree branch but the windows were too dirty for a photo. 


Monday, September 28, 2015

FROG #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. 
~Twyla Tharp

FROG #2 original watercolor painting is 5 x 7.  

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

TWO PINK ROSES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 Faith is courage; 
it is creative while despair is always destructive. 
(David S. Muzzey)


TWO PINK ROSES original watercolor painting (7 X 10 inches) done in a loose impressionistic style -different from my usual paintings.   I dropped paint onto  wet surface and let it do is own thing, and then made the roses out of that once it was dry. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

SOFT ROSES WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 
Soft roses original watercolor painting, 7 x 10 inches.  I am preparing a painting lesson for my sister, who has some early dementia or, possibly Alzheimer's disease,   that will not require drawing for her, and using just a few simple colors.  This will work for her, I think.  This seems to be the area of her brain (spacial things) where she is having issues.  I'm hoping it's something she'll enjoy, as well as help her.....

People usually fail when they are on the verge of success. 
So give as much care to the end as to the beginning."
– Lao-Tzu

Monday, August 31, 2015

SEASCAPE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING - OLD HARBOR, BLOCK ISLAND

OLD HARBOR, BLOCK ISLAND, seascape original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches.     This is walking through Old Harbor town, Crescent Beach, which stretches from this area all the way to the tip of the bluffs in the background. 

"We are tied to the ocean. 
And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - 
we are going back from whence we came." 
John F. Kennedy

If you have any questions about this painting or any of my work, please contact me.  

Friday, August 21, 2015

SANDY BEACH, NEWFOUND LAKE, NH WATERCOLOR ORIGINAL PAINTING

 'For I will dream my summer days away
Where on the beach the lazy ripples play
Of that sweet lake unsung and half unknown, —
Pasquaney, 'mid the forest dells alone...

poem by Fred Lewis Pattee

SANDY BEACH, NEWFOUND LAKE, NH watercolor painting from a recent vacation to this beautiful lake.   According to Wikipedia  'The origin of the lake's name is a mystery. An uncertain tradition says that the Native Americans called it "Pasquaney", meaning "the place where birch bark for canoes is found".'  It's a beautiful spring fed lake of crystal clear water and sandy beaches. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"Good Night, Orange Cat" Watercolor Painting

"Good Night, Orange Cat" watercolor painting is from a photo that my daughter gave me of her cat Winnie, all cozy in a soft blanket.  

Cats are rather delicate creatures 
and they are subject to a good many ailments, 
but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
 ~Joseph Wood Krutch

If you have any questions about my work or children's books, please contact me by email.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

STRAWBERRIES ON TEXTURED CLOTH WATERCOLOR PAINTING STILL LIFE

Strawberries on Textured Cloth, watercolor painting still life, original work which is 9 X 12 inches. 

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead.
 The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time."
– Winston Churchill
 
For more information about my paintings, please visit my website or contact me by email.

Friday, July 31, 2015

PURPLE AND WHITE IRIS #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 If you go, go in Peace 
it makes the flowers sweeter along the path. 
~Mike Dolan,

PURPLE AND WHITE IRIS original watercolor painting (7 X 10) on Arches 140 lb paper. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

PURPLE AND WHITE IRIS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 A flower's appeal is in its contradictions — 
so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance,
 so small in size yet big in beauty, 
so short in life yet long on effect. 
~Terri Guillemets

Purple and White Iris original watercolor painting 7 X 10 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  

If you have any questions about any of my paintings or work please contact me.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

WHEN SAND MEETS SEA, A BLOCK ISLAND RETROSPECTIVE ART SHOW



"When sand meets sea, A Block Island Retrospective" art show featuring 17 different artists who have traveled together at the same or different times to paint together on Block Island with instructor CC Wolf of East Side Art Center in Providence.     

The show runs from August 1st to September 26th at the Dryden gallery 1 Dryden Place, Providence, RI.  

Opening night is August 8th from 6 to 8:30.

 If you need directions, please visit their Facebook page with map.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 24, 2015

STILL LIFE PITCHER AND BASKET WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

STILL LIFE PITCHER AND BASKET original watercolor painting (10.5 X 14.5).  

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: 
not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C.S. Lewis

For more information about my paintings, please contact me.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NORTH LIGHTHOUSE, BLOCK ISLAND ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 "How I wish that somewhere there existed
and island for those who are wise of goodwill.  
In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot."
Albert Einstein


NORTH LIGHTHOUSE, BLOCK ISLAND original watercolor painting (18 X 24") from one of many photo references. 


Sunday, July 5, 2015

WHITE HAND CARVED CAROUSEL HORSE WATERCOLOR PAINTING


Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia
and draws inspiration from the best of the past.
 
 
WHITE HAND CARVED CAROUSEL HORSE watercolor painting from a photo reference I took of the Looff carousel at Slater Park, Pawtucket Rhode Island.


Friday, July 3, 2015

YOUR RIDE, CAROUSEL HORSE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YOUR RIDE, carousel horse original watercolor painting is from the Looff Carousel in Slater Park, Rhode Island.  
Originally located in a carnival called Lee Funland in upstate New York,
It reached its destination in Pawtucket in 1910.   It has a functioning
North Tonawanda Military band organ and hand carved horses.  It is across the street from the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.  (I think the tickets are still .50 a ride.)


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

POPPIES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

POPPIES original watercolor painting (10.5 X 14 inches) is one of two submissions for the National Watercolor Show competition along with FLORAL AND GRAPES still life (below).  I posted it on my blog a while ago but worked on it more since. 


If you have any questions about my work, please contact me.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

SUNFLOWER #5 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Sunflower #5 original watercolor painting is 7.75 x 7.75 on Sennelier watercolor paper.  


The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him. ~Auguste Rodin



Saturday, June 13, 2015

DRAGONFLY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 Time is for dragonflies and angels. 
The former live too little and the latter live too long.”
--James Thurber

 DRAGONFLY original watercolor painting is 7.75 X 7.75 inches on Sennelier watercolor paper.    


Saturday, June 6, 2015

SUNFLOWERS #5 WITH BRIGHT ORANGE BACKGROUND WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 Turn your face to the sun 
and the shadows fall behind you. 
 ~Maori Proverb

SUNFLOWERS #5 against a bright orange background watercolor painting is 11 X 15 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  I originally was going to do a fifteen day challenge of sunflowers, but time did not allow.   I do love sunflowers.....


Monday, June 1, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TIGER LILY WATERCOLOR PAINTING


"'O Tiger-lily,' said Alice, addressing herself
to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind,
'I wish you could talk!'
'We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily: 'when there's anybody
worth talking to.'"
Lewis Carroll

TIGER LILY watercolor painting is 7.75 X 6.5 inches.   This Tiger Lily said 'happy Mother's Day!'  

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

THE SOLITARY ROSE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Solitude is a form of meditation.
 ~Terri Guillemets

The Solitary Rose - watercolor painting (7.75 X 7.75) I was given this rose on Mother's Day -- the last one and just too beautiful in the sunlight not to paint.


Friday, May 15, 2015

GONDOLA RIDE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire. 
 ~Leigh Hunt

GONDOLA RIDE watercolor painting (9 X 12) is from a photo I took at WaterFire in Providence.   If you are ever in Providence, if possible, plan your visit around WaterFire (scheduled by the tides I think) which is a magical experience of sight, sound, smell and free to the public.  I have also illustrated a children's book, written by Kiki Latimer, about WaterFire and how a little duck discovers her own little song, The WaterFire Duck.  

Please 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.

Monday, May 11, 2015

DAFFODILS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

“Daffodils that came before the swallows dare,
and takes the winds of March with beauty.”
William Shakespeare 

DAFFODILS original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches.

Please 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.

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