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


 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 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, 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.