Tuesday, April 28, 2020

CARDINAL BIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

CARDINAL BIRD original watercolor.  The sunshine is so bright on this bird that it was hard to figure out if she was a male or female, but she has brown in her.


Education without values, as useful as it is,
Seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
CS Lewis

Monday, April 27, 2020

GONDOLAS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

GONDOLAS original watercolor painting is 9 x 12 inches.


The greatest evils in the world will not be carried out by men
with guns, but by men in suits sitting behind desks.
CS Lewis

Sunday, April 26, 2020

LIGHTHOUSE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

LIGHTHOUSE original watercolor painting (9 x 12 inches)


In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe
And enough shadows to blind those who don’t.
Blaise Pascal

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

ORANGE AND YELLOW TULIPS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ORANGE AND YELLOW TULIPS original watercolor painting (8 x 10 inches).


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, April 19, 2020

LITTLE GIRL PORTRAIT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

LITTLE GIRL PORTRAIT original watercolor painting.  There are several minefields doing a portrait, and the mouth is probably the biggest one to get past....

"A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth"  by John Singer Sargent.

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

THREE KITTENS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

THREE KITTENS original watercolor painting 8 x 10 inches.


When you’re curious, 
you find lots of interesting things to do.
Walt Disney

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

BALITIMORE ORIOLE #3 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

BALITMORE ORIOLE #3 original watercolor painting 8 x 10 inches.


If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understood it well enough.    
Albert Einstein

Monday, April 13, 2020

AMERICAN BULL DOG ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

AMERICAN BULL DOG original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches. 

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

FLAMINGOS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

FLAMINGOS #2 original watercolor painting (8 x 10). 

A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.

Friday, April 10, 2020

MAD HEN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Mad hen original watercolor painting is 5 x 7 inches.  I loved this photo reference...kind of says how we're all feeling right now in this confinement....



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.


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

YELLOW THROATED WARBLER BIRD ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

YELLOW THROATED WARBLER original watercolor painting is 8 x 10 inches. 

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, 
life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”Poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

FISH -- PARROTFISH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

PARROTFISH original watercolor painting, 8 x 10 inches.  Thanks to Li on Wet Canvas for the underwater references in this week's All Media Art Event.


I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, 
but because by it I see everything else. 
 C.S. Lewis.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

ELEPHANT ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

ELEPHANT original watercolor painting 9 x 12 on Fabriano Rough paper.


We must stop regarding unpleasant or unexpected
Things as interruptions of real life.
The truth is that interruptions are real life.
C. S. Lewis

Friday, April 3, 2020

STILLNESS #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

STILLNESS #2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING 9 x 12 inches.   Photo reference credit to John Pitocco.


Everything that’s created comes out of silence.

Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence.

Our words come out of this void.

Your very essence emerged from emptiness.

All creativity requires is some stillness

Wayne Dyer


 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

STILLNESS #3 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

STILLNESS #3 original watercolor paintings 9 x 12 inches.  Photo reference credit John Pitocco.  


Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen- that stillness becomes a radiance. 

Morgan Freeman

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

STILLNESS ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING

STILLNESS  original watercolor (from reference photo by John Pitocco) 12 x 16 inches.

 I don't think that I really did the reference justice which has the boats as the focal point and then just goes on back so beautifully inviting you into the scene.   I realized in doing this what I really want to do  is a close up of those boats and the marsh.   I may do this one over again too.


Let us accept the invitation, ever-open, from the Stillness, taste its exquisite sweetness, and heed its silent instruction.
Paul Brunton