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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

RIVER OTTERS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

RIVER OTTERS original watercolor painting is 10 x 14 inches on Arches 140 lb hot pressed paper.


“Today, make time to play.”
Na'ama Yehuda

Monday, July 23, 2018

FRACTURED FLOWERS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

'FRACTURED FLOWERS' original watercolor still life is 8 x 10 inches. 

 This was from a photo reference on Wet Canvas from their weekend drawing event.     The challenge was to do different colors in squares on the paper, which sounded pretty easy but turned out to be quite challenging.  Not only do you have to consider about how the squares , or rectangles are placed,but  their size, and then the colors as well...... I did another called "fractured radishes" which I posted below.   I will do more of these I'm sure as it was fun to do.

Every project is an opportunity to learn,
To figure out problems and challenges, 
to invent and reinvent.  
 David Rockwell

Sunday, July 22, 2018

THE PATIENT CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THE PATIENT CAT original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 

"Adopt the pace of nature;
her secret is patience."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, July 21, 2018

ANTICIPATION... ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DOG PAINTING

ANTICIPATION... original watercolor dog painting 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 

Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”
Dr. Seuss,
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Friday, July 20, 2018

MOTHER CAT AND KITTENS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

MOTHER CAT AND KITTENS original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.  This was from a photo reference on Wet Canvas for the All Media weekend drawing event. 

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
-- Jules Reynard

Monday, July 16, 2018

BABY PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BABY PORTRAIT original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140lb rough paper.

"A baby makes love stronger, the days shorter, the nights longer, savings smaller, and a home happier.”

Sunday, July 15, 2018

LEMONS STILL LIFE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LEMONS STILL LIFE original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.  

If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade – make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand.” (Elizabeth Gilbert)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

SUN BATHING SLEEPING CAT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUN BATHING SLEEPING CAT original watercolor painting is 8  X 10 inches, Arches 140 lb rough paper.  Available for sale on Ebay.

Human beings are drawn to cats

because they are all we are not,

--self-contained, elegant in everything

they do, relaxed and assured, glad of company,

yet still possessing secret lives.” 
 Pam Brown

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

GOATS - ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GOATS watercolor painting 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper, from a photo reference on Wet Canvas  weekend drawing event. 

"Ideas are easy.  It's
the execution of ideas that really 
separates the sheepfrom the goats."
Sue Grafton

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

RUNNING FREE HORSE WATER COLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

'RUNNING FREE' ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR HORSE PAINTING is 8 x 10 inches on Arches140 lb rough paper.

"To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses."
author unknown