Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"OLIVIA" CHILD PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

OLIVIA child portrait, original watercolor is 10 x 14 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
-- Rachel Carson
 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Floral Arrangement Original Watercolor Painting

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

There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose.
William Bulgar

Friday, May 25, 2018

PURPLE IRIS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PURPLE IRIS original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 

Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

RED TINGED YELLOW ROSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

RED TINGED YELLOW ROSE, original watercolor painting is 8 x 8 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

The best way to know God is to love many things.
Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, May 20, 2018

PUG DOG POSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PUG DOG POSE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.  

The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor. Margo Kaufman

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cat Pose Original Watercolor Painting

Cat Pose original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.    You can't have a dog pose without a cat pose also.

I love cats because I enjoy my home; 
and little by little, they become its visible soul.
 ― Jean Cocteau

Friday, May 18, 2018

LABRADOR POSING ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LABRADOR RETRIEVER POSING original watercolor painting, 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains never awakened.”

 – Anatole France

Monday, May 14, 2018

ROOSTER #1 AND ROOSTER #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

ROOSTER #1 original watercolor painting is 8 x10 inches on Arches 140 lb hot press paper.

ROOSTER #2 original watercolor painting is 8 x 8 inches on Arches 140 lb hot press paper.
Both photo references are courtesy of this weeks host on WetCanvas.com weekend drawing event. 

Wise man is the rooster of the universe: 
He awakens the unawake!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Sunday, May 6, 2018

CARDINAL SAYING HELLO ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CARDINAL SAYING HELLO original watercolor painting is 8 x 8 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

You can be sure that most of the high positions
 in the country would be empty if one were admitted only after an examination as severe as the one we painters must pass. (Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

BLOCK ISLAND LANDSCAPE

BLOCK ISLAND LANDSCAPE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.   I tried doing this photo reference before - very difficult because the marsh is so vivid and bright and I could never do it justice..... I went bold this time with the color. 

Color is the fruit of life.