Tuesday, December 31, 2019

DOWNY WOODPECKER ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

DOWNY WOODPECKER original watercolor painting is 6 x 9 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he started.
Coleman Cox

Monday, December 30, 2019

BIRD COMMON RED POLL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

COMMON RED POLL bird original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
Salvadore Dali

Friday, December 20, 2019

BLUE BIRD #3 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

"...A bluejay hasn't any more principle than an ex-congressman, and he will steal, deceive and betray four times out of five; and as for the sacredness of an obligation, you cannot scare him in the detail of principle."
 Mark Twain

Thursday, December 19, 2019

HIBISCUS AND HUMMINGBIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

HIBISCUS AND HUMMINGBIRD original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

"..may my faith always be
at the end of the day

like a hummingbird...returning
to its favorite flower.”
Sanober Khan

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

RED CARDINAL # 1 AND #2 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS


CARDINAL #1 AND #2 /male and female cardinals, original watercolor paintings on Arches 140 lb paper are both 6 X 7 inches.

No matter what yesterday was like,
birds always start the new day with a song...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

"CATTITUDE" ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

"Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can.” ― Ilona Andrews

Monday, December 16, 2019

SLEIGH RIDE WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINA

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

"....The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh,
Through the white and drifted snow."
Lydia M. Child

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Wild Cat Original Watercolor Painting

Wild Cat original watercolor is 6.5  x 10 inches.  I don't know what kind of cat this is.  When I used the google identifier, it came up with three different possibilities, two of which were extinct, and an ocelot.  This doesn't look like the ocelots that I have seen pictures of. 

“Not every puzzle is intended to be solved. Some are in place to test your limits. Others are, in fact, not puzzles at all...”
Vera Nazarian,
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

BARRED OWL #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BARRED OWL #2 original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb watercolor paper.  

African Proverb: The owl is the wisest of all birds because the more it sees the less it talks.

Monday, November 11, 2019

BOWL OF APPLES IN SUN WATERCOLOR PAINTING ORIGINAL

BOWL OF APPLES IN SUN original watercolor painting is 8 x 11 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  For sale on Ebay or email me if you're interested and we can arrange payment for this (or any of my paintings not sold) through Paypal via invoice.

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.

I haven't posted (or painted) in a while.  I have been recuperating from back surgery and very happy with the results.   :)

Monday, September 30, 2019

River Otter Original Watercolor Painting

River Otter original watercolor painting, 6 x 9 inches, on Arches 140 lb paper.


We [Americans] are game-playing, fun loving creatures; we are the otters of the universe.  Richard Bach

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Grey/White Cat Original Watercolor Painting

Grey/White Cat original watercolor painting, 6 x 9 inches, on Arches 140 pound paper.


An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.  Marin Buber

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

"Invisible Threads" Angel/frog Original Watercolor Painting



 "Invisible Thread" Angel, Frog original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches.



 “Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Lioness and Her Cub Original Watercolor Painting

Lioness and Her Cub Original Watercolor Painting, 8 x10 inches on Arches 140 lb Cold Press paper. 


No language can express the power and beauty and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love.    
Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Monday, August 26, 2019

WINDMILL ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

WINDMILL original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  For sale in my Ebay store.


Pray look better, Sir... 
those things yonder are no giants, 
but windmills.   
Miguel De Cervantes

Thursday, August 22, 2019

ELEPHANTS IN THE WILD ORIGIINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ELEPHANTS IN THE WILD original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  

And when things start to happen
Don't worry, don't stew.
Just go right along,
You'll be happening too.

Dr. Suess

Monday, August 19, 2019

BOATS ON THE SHORE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BOATS ON SHORE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  

Courage is the mastery of fear-not the absence of fear.
-- Mark Twain

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

THE BLOCK ISLAND 'SCENE' ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS

The Block Island "Scene" original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." Einstein

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Pink Daisies Original Watercolor Painting

Pink Daisies original watercolor, 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

The descent to hell is easy and those who begin by worshiping power, soon worship evil.  CS Lewis

Friday, August 2, 2019

Swan #3a Original Watercolor Painting

Swan #3a original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches. 

Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.  
C S Lewis

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Strawberries Original Watercolor Painting

Strawberries, original watercolor painting, is 8 x 10 on Arches 140 lb paper.  I think I may have painted this one before, but they never come out the same. 


 Our greatest glory is not in never failing, 
but in rising every time we fail.  
 Confucius

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"On Being Adorable" Dog Portrait Original Watercolor Painting

"On Being Adorable" dog portrait original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.


Right is right, even if everyone is against it; 
and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.   
 – William Penn

     

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Sculpture Painting Original Watercolor Painting

Sculpture painting - original watercolor 9 x 12 inches.  While visiting the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to see the John Singer Sargeant exhibit I snapped this photo of the sculpture there.  I don't remember who the artist is and a Google search yielded no better results. 

Miracles, in fact, do not break the laws of nature.
CS Lewis


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Great Blue Heron Redux Original Watercolor Painting

Great Blue Heron Redux original watercolor painting.   9 x 12 painting is on Arches 140 lb paper and is for sale on Ebay.  See link for my store.
 

 It is neither wealth or splendor, but tranquility and occupation,
     which give happiness.
                     Thomas Jefferson          
     

Monday, July 15, 2019

BARN SWALLOWS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BARN SWALLOWS original watercolor painting is 8 X 10 inches.


I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not the least.  
 CS Lewis

Sunday, July 14, 2019

SUN AND SAND, BABY ON THE BEACH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

SUN AND SAND baby on the beach original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

Joy is the serious business of heaven. 
 CS Lewis

Saturday, July 13, 2019

SUNDOWN OVER THE REEDS AND POND ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Sundown over the Reeds and Pond original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts."  CS Lewis

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

PINK ROSES #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PINK ROSES original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper. 


“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

DOG PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

DOG PORTRAIT original watercolor (8 x 10 inches) is on Arches 140 pound rough paper. 

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art....
It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
C.S. Lewis

Monday, July 8, 2019

NEWFOUND LAKE SUNSET ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

NEWFOUND LAKE, NH - SUNSET original watercolor painting (9 x 12 inches). 

To watch a sunset is to connect with the divine. 
 Gina DeGoma



Sunday, July 7, 2019

DOG PORTRAIT - MOLLY - ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

DOG PORTRAIT - MOLLY original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   Our library book club is reading Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner, which I thoroughly enjoyed -- and Molly is a character in the book.   In the acknowledgements there is a link to her FB page https://www.facebook.com/mollywogwalks/ with her photos.  I loved this photo in particular with those expressive eyes. 

The best therapist has fur and four legs.

Friday, July 5, 2019

MORNING FLIGHT - ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

MORNING FLIGHT original watercolor painting of egret in flight.

On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, July 4, 2019

EGRET ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

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

As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities.  --Voltaire

Sunday, June 23, 2019

DOG PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Dog portrait original watercolor painting, 9 x 12 on arches 140 lb rough watercolor paper.   

After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.”
Robert R. McCammon,


Very true.  My dog has a bark for water, a different bark for I want to come in, a snuffle and snort for I want to eat, a dance for I want to go out and intense STARE,  and then the regular 'standing guard' bark.  

Saturday, June 22, 2019

PEONIES ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PEONIES original watercolor painting is 9 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb rough paper.  

And the wind upon its way whispered the boughs of May,
And touched the nodding peony flowers 
to bid them waken.
Siegfried Sassoon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

HAPPINESS IS A KITTEN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

"Happiness is a Kitten" portrait original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Boat Original Watercolor Painting

The Boat Original Watercolor Painting is 9 x 12 inches.



If you want to get to new shores,

Sooner or later you have to get in the boat

and start rowing. 

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

'HEADING OUT' ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

'HEADING OUT' fishing boat leaving Galilee original watercolor Painting on Fabriano rough 140 lb paper.

“Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn’t go to the colleges… he got guys off the fishing docks.”
Jeff Foxworthy

Monday, May 20, 2019

Caring for the Goats Original Watercolor

Caring for the Goats, original watercolor is 9 x 12.  I have submitted this to the R.I.W.S. "Tell a Tale"show upcoming. 

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay.
Love isn't love until you give it away.
- Michael W. Smith

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Biking on Block Island #2 Original Watercolor Painting

Bike on Block Island original watercolor painting is 9 X 12 inches on Fabriano rough 140 lb paper. I should add here, that if this looks familiar, it's because I did one (below) that was sold and was commissioned to do another with a specific bike by someone else who had their eye on it to buy.

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race."
H.G.Wells

Sunday, May 12, 2019

BRILLIANT FLOWER AND BUTTERFLY ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

Brilliant Flower and Butterfly original watercolor is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   This kind of has a fairy tale quality about it.  I've been reading about C. S. Lewis, maybe that's why....

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C. S. Lewis

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Great Blue Heron and Baby Original Watercolor Painting

Great Blue Heron and Baby original watercolor is 11 x 15 inches on Arches rough 140 lb paper.   I am submitting this for the National Watercolor Society show coming up in September of this year at the RI Watercolor Society.


I have always thought the actions of men is the best interpreters of their thoughts.  
 John Locke
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Three Little Kittens Original Watercolor Painting

Three Little Kittens original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.


Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
-- W. Somerset Maugham

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Roses in Pastel Original Watercolor Painting

Roses in Pastel original watercolor is 7 X 10 inches.  

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
-- Dr Wayne Dyer


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mohegan Bluffs, Block Island Original Watercolor Painting

Mohegan Bluffs, Block Island, original watercolor painting (9 x 12 inches).  

"For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he said."  Mark 11:23

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Spring Tulips Original Watercolor Painting

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


Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.  Charles Dickens

Monday, April 15, 2019

Afternoon Bike Ride, Block Island, Original Watercolor Painting

Afternoon Bike Ride,Block Island, original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches. 

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
John F. Kennedy

You can see all of my smaller paintings on Ebay store  or the larger paintings, some of which are framed, on my website.  

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Lazy Sunday King's Yard Entrance Watercolor Painting Original

Lazy Sunday, King's Yard Entrance original watercolor is 9 x 12 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.


Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

GRAPES AND PEARS STILL LIFE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GRAPES AND PEARS STILL LIFE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches.

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; 
                     but great minds rise above them.
                          -- Washington Irving