Tuesday, February 26, 2019

STILL LIFE WITH GRAPES AND PEARS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GRAPES AND PEARS STILL LIFE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Fabriano 140 lb watercolor paper.


If you look the right way,
You can see that the whole world is a garden.
--The Secret Garden

Monday, February 25, 2019

AMUSED KITTEN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

AMUSED KITTEN original watercolor 8 x 11 inches on Fabriano 140 lb watercolor paper.  She's focused on something she's ready to pounce on - maybe. Only time will tell.  

A kitten is in the animal world
What a rosebud is in the garden.
Robert Southey

BLACK SWAN FAMILY AFFAIR ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Black Swan Family Affair original watercolor painting is 11 x 15 inches on Arches 140 lb watercolor paper.

I think everyone has a little black swan in them,
it’s just a matter of when you let it out.”   
Mila Kunis

Sunday, February 24, 2019

CITY LIGHTS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 CITY LIGHTS original watercolor on Fabriano 140 lb paper,  9 x 12 inches.  This was using a wet on wet technique and masking fluid, which is still on in the image below which is the second stage where the paint is applied. More layers were added  once the masking was removed.  Even though the colors go on dark, in watercolor they fade as the paper absorbs the pigment. 


'City life is millions of people being lonesome together. '
Henry David Thoreau.

Friday, February 22, 2019

OUT OF THIS WORLD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

 OUT OF THIS WORLD original painting is  12 X 18 inches on Fabriano watercolor 140 lb cold press paper.   Details of the paintings are below:


I had a lot of fun doing this...my inspiration was from a painting demo at RI Watercolor Society last Saturday. 

In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty.  
 Carl Sagan

Monday, February 18, 2019

TAKING OFF ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

TAKING OFF original watercolor of Great Blue Heron, 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.
Douglas Couplan

GLASS LIKE LAKE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GLASS LIKE LAKE original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. 

The pessimist complains about the wind; 
the optimist expects it to change; 
the realist adjusts the sails.       
William Arthur Ward

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

SPRING TULIPS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Spring Tulips original watercolor is 8 x10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

Strive for excellence, not perfection, 
because we don’t live in a perfect world.” 
~Joyce Meyer

Monday, February 11, 2019

Wedgetailed Eagle Original Watercolor Painting

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

We must not make a scarecrow of the law,

Setting it up to fear the birds of prey,

And let it keep one shape till custom make it

Their perch, and not their terror.

William Shakespeare 
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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Seal Original Watercolor Painting

Seal 5 x 7 original watercolor painting....

“The future is always beginning now.” 
~Mark Strand

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Grapes Still Life Original Watercolor Painting

Grapes Still Life original watercolor painting, is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.  

"For where is any author in the world,
Teaches such beauty as a woman's eye?"
 ---Shakespeare

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Cherry Blossoms Original Watercolor Painting

Cherry Blossoms Original Watercolor Painting is 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.

cherry blossoms! Their color and scent fall with them, Are gone forever, Yet mindless The spring comes again.
Ikkyu