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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

STILL LIFE APPLE AND POT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

STILL LIFE APPLE AND POT original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Watercolors is the first and the last thing an artist does. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS AND TEA CUP ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS AND TEA CUP original watercolor painting is 12 x 12 inches Sennelier watercolor paper.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough
 or a book long enough to suit me.”
C.S. Lewis

Saturday, March 25, 2017

YELLOW/ORANGE ROSE AND BUDS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW ORANGE ROSE AND BUDS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

It is the time you have spent on your rose 
that makes her so important.     
Antoine De Saint-Exup_ry

Friday, March 24, 2017

POLYANTHUS FLOWER WATERCO;OR PAINTING

POLYANTHUS FLOWER original watercolor painting is 7 x 10 inches.



"Come, gentle spring! ethereal mildness, come,"
James Thomson

Thursday, March 23, 2017

YELLOW ROSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW ROSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 7 x 8 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

There is simply the rose; 
it is perfect in every moment of its existence.     
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

EVENING GROSBEAK ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

EVENING GROSBEAK original watercolor painting is about 6.5 x 6.5 on Arches 140 lb paper.

Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter.

Monday, March 20, 2017

TERRIER ON SQUIRREL WATCH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

TERRIER ON SQUIRREL WATCH original watercolor is 6.5 x 6.5 inches, Arches 140 lb paper.

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness
 forgot about little puppies."
    -Gene Hill

Sunday, March 12, 2017

RAINY DAY IN NYC ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

RAINY DAY IN NYC original watercolor painting is 10 x 14 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

Give me such shows — 
give me the streets of Manhattan! 
Walt Whitman

Friday, March 10, 2017

CAVALIER SPANIEL DOG ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CAVALIER SPANIEL DOG original watercolor painting is 9 x12 inches on Arches140 lb paper.

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! 
I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PURPLE FINCH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PURPLE FINCH original watercolor painting (6.5 x 8.5 inches) on arches 140 pound paper.

Continuous effort----
not strength or intelligence---
is the key to unlocking your potential.
Winston Churchill

Monday, March 6, 2017

IRISH HARP ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Irish Harp and Girl original watercolor painting 11 X 13 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

The harp at Nature’s advent strung
Has never ceased to play;
The song the stars of morning sung
Has never died away.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Sunday, March 5, 2017

STILL LIFE WITH PEACHES AND GRAPES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

STILL LIFE WITH PEACHES AND GRAPES original watercolor painting is 10 x 13 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   

The sun, with all those planets revolving 
around it and dependent on it, 
can still ripen a bunch of grapes 
as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo Galilei

Friday, February 24, 2017

BOSTON TERRIER DOG PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BOSTON TERRIER dog portrait original watercolor is 9 x 12 inches,   

“All his life he tried to be a good person. 
Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
Charles M. Schulz

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FLORAL BOUQUET - LILACS ORIIGNAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FLORAL BOUQUET - LILACS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

I love spring anywhere,
 but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. 
~Ruth Stout

Monday, February 13, 2017

NEWPORT SUNSET ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

NEWPORT SUNSET original watercolor painting is 10 x14 on Arches 140 pound paper. 

In every outthrust headland, 
in every curving beach, 
in every grain of sand
 there is the story of the earth. 
Rachel Carson

Sunday, February 12, 2017

AMARYLLIS FLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

AMARYLLIS FLOWER original watercolor painting is 4 x 6 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.

I must have flowers, always, and always.”
Claude Monet

Thursday, February 9, 2017

ASPEN TREES WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ASPEN TREES watercolor painting is 10 x 14 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, 
but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. 
~Minnie Aumonier


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TIGER CAT WATERCOLOR PAINTNG

TIGER CAT original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 on Arches 140 lb paper.  I love the way cats pose so nicely....

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer

Friday, February 3, 2017

CASTAWAY KEY WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

CASTAWAY KEY original watercolor painting is 9 x 12.  This was posted on Wet Canvas  for the "All Media weekend drawing event". I have a similar photo of this spot  - nice memories on a cold February day. 

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination 
and brings eternal joy to the soul."
— Wyland, Marine Life Artist

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ROOSTER WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ROOSTER watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.  I used a modified 'splash' technique with this.   The scan kind of cuts off the top of it and the little bit of leg showing. 

Attitude is a little thing

that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill



Friday, January 27, 2017

GREY CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREY CAT original watercolor painting is 8 x 8 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

No heaven will not ever Heaven be
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PINK WATER LILY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PINK WATER LILY original watercolor painting is 6 x 6 inches on Aquaboard attached to its own frame as in the photo.  


 Yes, if I were a water-lily, I'd sail to sea in state--
A green frog for my captain -- and a dragon-fly for my mate!
John Chipman Farrar




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LIONESS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LIONESS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.  

A lion doesn't concern itself with the opinion of sheep.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Sunday, January 8, 2017

TANGERINES WITH BLUE BACKGROUND WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Tangerines with Blue Background watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation. 
Cicero

Saturday, January 7, 2017

IRIS IN PURPLE TONES WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Iris in Purple Tones watercolor painting is approximately 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 pound paper.   What better thing to do on a snowy day but to paint flowers. 

[W]hat a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... 
No longer the canvas and the pigments, 
but the marble and the chisel. 
~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866

One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day. Susan Orlean
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

GOATS WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL


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

 

-->My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective.They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish.
Jon Katz
My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish.
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My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish. Jon Katz
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WATER LILLY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love."
Claude Monet

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