Wednesday, November 29, 2017

'YUM' GIRAFFE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

'YUM!' giraffe watercolor original is 5 x 7 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 

"God is really only another artist.
He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat.
He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things."
Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES original watercolor painting is approximately 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.  

“and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”
Ruskin Bond

Sunday, November 26, 2017

BLUE JAY with fall background original watercolor 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.    

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Salvador Dali
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/bird

"Intelligence without ambition
is like a bird without wings."
Salvatore Dali

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