Saturday, November 18, 2017

NEWPORT SUNSET ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

NEWPORT SUNSET #2 original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 

“Clouds come floating into my life, 
no longer to carry rain or usher storm, 
but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Rabindranath Tagore,
Stray Birds

Monday, November 13, 2017

FALL FLOWERS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FALL BOUQUET original watercolor painting is 12 x 13 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.  I've submitted this to the Rhode Island Watercolor Society for their "Four Seasons" show.

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
Yoko Ono

Saturday, November 4, 2017

WILD RABBIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WILD RABBIT original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

It is a wonderful thing to 'get lost' in a pond, a wooded place, a field, or in a work of art, and come away renewed, energized, thoughtful, confused, enlightened, angry or amused. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

CHIPMUNK ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CHIPMUNK original watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Advice from a Chipmunk
  • Be playful.
  • Hit the ground running.
  • It's OK to be a little cheeky.
  • Earn your stripes.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
  • Stay chipper!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

FLORAL STILL LIFE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FLORAL STILL LIFE original watercolor is 9 x12 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

"The Chrysanthemum, the Flower of Happiness, was so revered that in Japan only the nobles could grow it.  It has been grown for over 2,000 years all throughout in the Far East.  It has come to mean love and truthfulness.  We may see it carved on the throne of the Emperor of Japan and on many Chinese artifacts."
-   Flowers: Myths, Legends and Traditions 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CONE FLOWERS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CONEFLOWERS original watercolor is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 pound rough paper.
With their hands raised
like sacred dancers,
moving to silent music
the dance of the breath of God
invisible breezes
the petal of the coneflowers
each like the arms of the dancers
swaying in unison
in time to the rhythm
the dance of creation
in the bright morning sun.
Robert Foss

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

GREEN SEA TURTLE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREEN SEA TURTLE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 rough paper. 

Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause.
Bruce Feiler

Friday, October 27, 2017

SHIH TZU DOG ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SHIH TZU original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

SUNFLOWERS AT A COTTAGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUNFLOWERS AT A COTTAGE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

Ideas are to literature what light is to painting.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

THE TAKE OFF ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING OF EGRET IN FLIGHT

THE TAKE-OFF original watercolor painting of egret.  9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.

Monday, October 9, 2017

POSING TIGER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

POSING TIGER.....original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches....and he's probably ready to pounce, actually, but what a gorgeous animal. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

FALL SUNFLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FALL SUNFLOWER is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 

The urge, ability and vision to create is a solo endeavor.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

STALKING CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

STALKING CAT original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

Most people have never known solitude... 
But there are a few of the other kind who can go back to their rooms anywhere and close the door on the whole world, 
and feel that they need never emerge. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

COSMO FLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

COSMO original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.   

What we do is a solitary endeavour - 
a distillation of our own mind, of our own talent, 
of our own feelings, 
and a ripping open of the gut to bear the fruit of our 'art womb.'

Monday, September 25, 2017

TIGER LILIES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

TIGER LILIES original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

And why worry about your clothing? 
Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. 
They don’t work or make their clothing,  
 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers
 that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, 
he will certainly care for you. 
Why do you have so little faith?
Matthew 6:28-30 The Living Bible

Friday, September 22, 2017

THE SPIRIT ANIMAL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THE SPIRIT ANIMAL original watercolor painting of a grey wolf. 

Wolf is the Grand Teacher. Wolf is the sage, who after many winters upon the sacred path and seeking the ways of wisdom, returns to share new knowledge with the tribe. Wolf is both the radical and the traditional in the same breath. When the Wolf walks by you – you will remember.
~ Robert Ghost Wolf

Sunday, September 17, 2017

PUMPKINS AND MUMS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PUMPKINS AND MUMS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 300 lb paper.

It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Sarah Addison Allen

Saturday, September 16, 2017

ROSE WATERCOLOR ORIGINAL PAINTING

ROSE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 300 lb paper.

The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.
John Boyle O'Reilly

Friday, August 25, 2017

BUTTERFLY ON CORNFLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BUTTERFLY ON CORNFLOWER original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on 300 pound arches watercolor paper.

If nothing never changed,
there would be no butterflies.
author unknown

Sunday, August 20, 2017

PUMPKIN #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

PUMPKIN original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 300 pound paper.

"Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow."
-   Author Unknown

Monday, August 14, 2017

SWAN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SWAN original watercolor painting is 5  x 7 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  

How can swallows and sparrows know the thoughts
of the great swan.
Japanese Proverb

Sunday, August 13, 2017

GOLD BUTTERFLY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GOLD BUTTERFLY original watercolor painting is 5 x 6.5 inches on Arches 300 lb paper.

Butterflies are God's confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love     
K. D'Angel

Monday, August 7, 2017

TIGER CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

TIGER CAT original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches on Arches 300 lb paper.

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.”
Garrison Keillor

Saturday, August 5, 2017

PARAKEETS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PARAKEETS original watercolor is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 300 lb paper.

"Sometimes the smallest things
take up the biggest room in your heart."
Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, August 3, 2017

BUTTERFLY ON A THISTLE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BUTTERFLY ON A THISTLE original watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.     
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

JAGUAR ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

JAGUAR original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140lb paper.

The world of the quark has everything to do with a jaguar circling in the night.  
 Murray Gell-Mann

Saturday, July 29, 2017

YELLOW CROWN HERON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW CROWN HERON original watercolor is 5 x 7 inches.

No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.
 Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

POSING PUPPY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

POSING PUPPY original watercolor,  9 x 12 on 300 lb Arches paper.

Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.
Rudyard Kipling

Sunday, July 23, 2017

TORTOISE SHELL KITTEN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

TORTOISE SHELL KITTEN original painting is 8 x 10 on Arches 300 lb paper.

Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.”
Orhan Pamuk

Saturday, July 22, 2017

BOWING SUNFLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BOWING SUNFLOWER original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot. -Thomas Moore

Monday, July 17, 2017

SUNLIT TULIPS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUNLIT TULIPS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.”
Marianne Williamson

Monday, July 10, 2017

WATER LILY ORIGNAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WATER LILY original watercolor paper is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Life is 10% what happens to us
and  90% how we react to it.
Dennis Kimbro

Sunday, July 9, 2017

WOLF ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WOLF original watercolor painting is 10 x 9 inches on Arches 300 lb paper.  

The gaze of the wolf reaches into our soul. 
~ Barry Lopez

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

PANSY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PANSY original watercolor is 6 x 7 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Pray, love, remember: and there is pansies, 
that's for thoughts.  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SUNSET OVER WATER ORIGINAL PAINTING

SUNSET OVER WATER original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

“Clouds come floating into my life, 
no longer to carry rain or usher storm, 
but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, June 19, 2017

HERON ORIIGNAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HERON original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper and is also from a reference photo by Robert Parrott with permission. 

“If you were silent
Flight of herons on dark sky...
Oh! Autumn snowflakes!”
Sokan,
Japanese Haiku

Sunday, June 18, 2017

BUTTERFLY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BUTTERFLY original watercolor painting is 9 x 12.  This is from one of the wonderful photo references by nephew Robert Parrott with permission. 

I cannot think of any need in childhood 

as strong as the need for a father's protection. 

Sigmund Freud

Monday, June 12, 2017

SANDHILL CRANE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING


 SANDHILL CRANE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  This is from a photo reference by my nephew Robert Parrott.

“On motionless wing they emerge from the lifting mists, sweep a final arc of sky, and settle in clangorous descending spirals to their feeding grounds. A new day has begun on the crane marsh.”
Aldo Leopold


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Flamingo Original Watercolor Painting

Flamingo original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   This is from a reference photo takenby my nephew Robert Parrott in Florida.

"The first difficulty Alice found at first
was in managing her flamingo."
Lewis Carroll

Thursday, June 1, 2017

YELLOW FLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW FLOWER original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Monday, May 29, 2017

FLYING BLUE HERON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREAT BLUE HERON in flight about 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

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

Nadia Janice Brown


Saturday, May 20, 2017

COWS IN THE SUN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Cows in the Sun original watercolor is about 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education. ~Smiley Blanton

Friday, May 12, 2017

LAVENDER SUNSET ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LAVENDER SUNSET original watercolor painting is 10 x 14 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Two things are infinite: 
the universe and human stupidity;
 and I'm not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein

Friday, May 5, 2017

PANTHER - FLORIDA EVERGLADES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PANTHER - FLORIDA EVERGLADES original watercolor painting 8 x 9 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
 Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Albert Einstein

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

SUNFLOWERS IN GLASS VASE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUNFLOWERS IN GLASS VASE original watercolor painting is approximately 9 X 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  I have cropped off the glass vase here as I really don't think it adds to the painting at all. 

"As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists."
Albert Einstein

Monday, May 1, 2017

YELLOW TULIPS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW TULIPS ON CHECKERED CLOTH original watercolor painting (13 x 13 inches) on Sennelier watercolor paper.

Earth laughs in flowers. 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

GREAT BLUE HERONS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREAT BLUE HERONS original watercolor painting is 9 x 10.75 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  This is from one of my nephew's amazing photos, Robert Parrott.   


Faith is the bird that feels the light
when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore
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Friday, April 21, 2017

FRIENDS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

original watercolor painting
9 x 12 inches

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."
―James Herriot

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SPRING CROCUS #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING


original watercolor
9 x 12 inches

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

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