Saturday, December 29, 2018

YELLOW AND RED TIGER LILIES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW AND RED TIGER LILIES original watercolor is 10 x 14 inches on arches 140 lbs cold press paper.

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Luke 12:27



Thursday, December 27, 2018

PINK ROSES BOUQUET ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PINK ROSES BOUQUET original watercolor painting is 10 X 14 inches on Arches 140lb rough paper.

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative
painter than to paint a rose,
because before he can do so he has first to forget
all the roses that were ever painted.
- Henri Matisse

Sunday, December 16, 2018

COLORFUL BIRD WATERCOLOR PAINTING

COLORFUL BIRD 5 x 7 inch watercolor painting.  For sale on Ebay.  I have no idea what kind of bird this is but he's beautiful.    Let me know, if you know!

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them.  And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?  Matthew 6:26, 27 

Friday, December 7, 2018

JUST HANGIN' WHITE CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Just Hangin' white cat original watercolor painting is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.


 
Watchfully alert, joyously unmotivated,

Centered, loving, flowing, one walks,

And the walking is sauntering.

Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated-

Not sitting for anything in particular,

Just enjoying how beautiful

Just sitting and doing nothing is,

How relaxing, how restful.

---Osho
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Monday, December 3, 2018

TRIO OF FLUFFY BIRDS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

TRIO OF FLUFFY BIRDS original watercolor painting is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.
Robert Lynd

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

PINK MUM FLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Pink Mum floral original watercolor painting is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.

Monday, November 26, 2018

GOLDFISH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GOLDFISH original watercolor painting is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

“Goldfish are flowers….flowers that move.” 
 Han Suyin

Saturday, November 24, 2018

PEACEFUL GOAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PEACEFUL GOAT original watercolor painting, laying in the sunlight, 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

In sports, every day you can be the hero or the goat.   
Geoff Stults

Thursday, November 22, 2018

MUMS FLORAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

MUMS floral watercolor painting original is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

A chrysanthemum by any other name would be easier to spell.    
William J. Johnston

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

SUNFLOWER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUNFLOWER floral watercolor original painting is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb Rough paper.

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.   
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, November 15, 2018

GREEN APPLE IN THE LIGHT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREEN APPLE IN THE LIGHT original watercolor painting is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

What goes up must come down.”
Isaac Newton

Saturday, November 10, 2018

FRUIT STILL LIFE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FRUIT STILL LIFE original watercolor is 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
Samuel Butler

Sunday, November 4, 2018

LILAC BOUQUET #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LILAC BOUQUET #2 original watercolor painting is 9 x12 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. 

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

Friday, November 2, 2018

GREEN HERON ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREEN HERON original watercolor painting is 7 x10 inches on Arches rough paper.  This bird actually 'fishes' dropping something in the water to attract the fish.  


He who wonders discovers that this in itself is a wonder.
MC Escher

Thursday, November 1, 2018

YELLOW ROSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW ROSE original watercolor painting, 7 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, 
it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art. (Nita Engle)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SNOWY OWLCLOSE UP WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

SNOWY OWL original watercolor painting is 6 x 7 inches approximately.  

There was an old man with a beard,
Who said: “It is just as I feared!
Two owls and a hen,
Four larks and a wren
Have all built their nests in my beard.”
Edward Lear

Sunday, October 28, 2018

HOMELESS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HOMELESS original watercolor is 10 X 15 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

“If Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children
will wake up homeless.”  
Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, October 20, 2018

WHITE DOG ORIGIINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WHITE DOG original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.

Dogs are better than human beings
 because they know but do not tell.”
Emily Dickinson

Monday, October 15, 2018

WOODPECKER - GREAT SPOTTED ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER original watercolor paintings is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.

“A woodpecker’s drilling Echoes To the mountains clouds.” 
 Dakotsu Jida

Sunday, October 14, 2018

BUTTERFLY/FLORAL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BUTTERFLY/FLORAL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR  is  8 X 10 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.

"Just for today...."

"Just for today I can try out new behavior. I can take the point of view that perhaps I have been given a lifetime to learn something about myself. Maybe life is a series of experiments in which some succeed and some fail--and in which the failures, as well as the successes point the way to fresh experiments."
from Courage to Change, and Al-anon devotional

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

BRIDGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. 
  Aldous Huxley

Monday, October 8, 2018

YELLOW TULIP ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW TULIP original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 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. 

 Marianne Williamson

 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

COLORFUL TULIPS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

COLORFUL TULIPS original watercolor painting is 8  x 9 inches on Arches Hot Press paper. 

Everything is material for the seed of happiness,
If you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity.
Pema Chodron

Thursday, October 4, 2018

PEACOCK WITH TRAIN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Peacock with train is approximately 6" x 12" on Arches 140 lb paper.   I wanted to get the train in and only way to do it is with an oblong shape. 

The peacock has become one of my regular sources of inspiration from nature. 
  Matthew Williamson, interior designer
    

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

HORSES TAN AND WHITE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

HORSES TAN AND WHITE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

All  serious daring starts from within.      
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SQUIRREL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SQUIRREL original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, September 30, 2018

HUMMINGBIRD #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LAVENDER/BLUE HUMMINGBIRD original watercolor is 6 inches square on Arches 140 lb paper.

"Our power is our ability
to decide."
Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS watercolor painting is 10 x 14 inches.  This is from a photo provided for us at the workshop by Vladimer Yeliseyev the artist I mentioned in the last post (see the video also).    We did a sketch in class but I worked on this at home.   

Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal: My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
-- Louis Pasteur

BOATS WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BOATS watercolor painting is 10 X 14 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.   I recently did a workshop with Vladimer Yeliseyev, a Russian painter.   This is one of the paintings I started and finished this week.   Tomorrow I will post the one I worked on at home.  
Here's a video you might enjoy showing his work.


Monday, September 10, 2018

STAMPEDE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR HORSE PAINTING

STAMPEDE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches and is available on  EBAY.

Some of us think holding on makes us strong;
 but sometimes it is letting go. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

SUNDOWN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

To watch a sunset is to connect with the Divine.
Gina De Gorna

Thursday, September 6, 2018

MACAW PARROT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

MACAW PARROT  original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

It's not only fine feathers
that make a fine bird.
Aesop

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

RAINBOW BETTA FISH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

RAINBOW BETTA FISH original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Great minds have purposes
others have wishes.
Washington Irving

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

TIGER CAT #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

TIGER CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

God made the cat to give
man the pleasure of stroking a tiger.
John Gardner

Monday, September 3, 2018

WHITE POPPY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WHITE POPPY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
-- Horace

 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

LIGHT LAVENDER WATER LILY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LIGHT LAVENDER WATER LILY original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  It is available on Ebay.

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
-- Thomas Alva Edison
 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

RED BETTA FISH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING







RED BETTA FISH original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.   Available on Ebay


 Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
-- Pearl S. Buck
 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

THE LANDING - RED CARDINAL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THE LANDING - RED CARDINAL original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. 
He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.  

Saturday, August 25, 2018

FRESH VEGETABLES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FRESH VEGETABLES, original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on ARches 140 lb rough paper. 

If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.
Robert Brault

Sunday, August 19, 2018

GREEN SEA TURTLE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GREEN SEA TURTLE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Available on Ebay.

And the turtles, of course all the turtles are free,
 as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.
Dr. Seuss 
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

SUNFLOWERS IN A FIELD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUNFLOWERS IN A FIELD original watercolor is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Like beauty, value exists in the eye of the beholder.
Value accrues to you when you invest yourself in it.
Ralph Marston

Monday, August 13, 2018

SAD EYES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SAD EYES PUPPY original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on arches 140 lb paper. 

To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is
Beautiful because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.  August Rodin

Sunday, August 12, 2018

OWL IN FLIGHT #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

OWL IN FLIGHT #2 original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

The problem with communication ... 
is the illusion that it has been accomplished.
-- George Bernard Shaw
 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

White Kittens #1 and #2 Original Watercolor Painting

White Kitten #1 original watercolor painting is 5 x 7 on Arches 140 lb paper.   

White Kitten #2 original watercolor, also 5 x 7 on Arches paper.  

A kitten is, in the animal world, 
what a rosebud is in the garden.”
Robert Sowthey


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Thursday, August 2, 2018

BLACK AND WHITE CAT PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BLACK AND WHITE CAT PORTRAIT, original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

Abundance is not something we acquire. 
It is something we tune into.
-- Dr Wayne Dyer


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

YORKSHIRE TERRIER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DOG PORTRAIT

YORKSHIRE TERRIER original watercolor dog portrait is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

He who has got rid of the disease "Tomorrow" has the possibility to attain what he is here for.
-- G. I. Gurdjieff

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG ORIIGNAL WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG original watercolor portrait is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 hot press paper.  I plan on doing a series of dog portraits...mainly because I love painting animals.

Time changes everything except 
something within us 
which is always surprised by change.
-- Thomas Hardy

Friday, July 27, 2018

PINK FLOWER CLOSE UP ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PINK FLOWER CLOSE UP original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.  This was a neighbor's flower ....

Just living is not enough…
One must have sunshine,
Freedom and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WATER LILIES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WATER LILIES original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 cold press paper.

As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.” 
– Buddha