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I Sing Because I'm Happy....Sparrow Watercolor Painting

 "I sing  because I'm happy..." Sparrow watercolor painting (5 x 7 inches).   This cold, snowy day it's good to look at this little sparrow - reminds me of the song: Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yellow/Orange Flower Watercolor

Yellow/Orange Flowe r watercolor painting is 6 X 6 inches on Ampersand Aquaboard which can be varnished and framed without a mat and glass if desired.  I love working on this board because the colors are so intense.    I originally was going to do just animal paintings for the January Fun-a-Day challenge, but I need flowers in all this cold and snow!  I'm pretty sure this was a rose I took a picture of, guessing by the leaves.  This photo was taken last winter from roses I bought at Trader Joe's to paint. "Choices are the hinges of destiny." – Pythagoras Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Lambs Watercolor Painting

Lambs watercolor painting (9 X 12) using my new Daniel Smith paint.   Sheep it is said are the only animal besides man that has trouble sleeping unless all conditions are perfect.   Like man, they need a Shepherd.  There are lots of Scriptural references to sheep, the most well known being Psalm 23.   [Jesus is called the Lamb of God because, like the sacrificial lambs offered by the Hebrews for sin atonement, he was the final atonement for man's sinful nature.]  Lately I have been meditating on this: The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.          He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,    he refreshes my soul. Psalm 23:1-3 Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Turtle Watercolor Painting

Turtle watercolor painting (5 x 7).   I've forgotten what number painting this is in the Fun-A-Day challenge--it should be 22 since today is the 22nd but a couple of paintings took more than one day.... "We ignorant of ourselves, Beg often our own harms, Which the Wise Power Denies us for our good:  so we find profit By losing our prayers.' Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Message in a Bottle Watercolor Painting

Message in a Bottl e watercolor painting (4 X 6).    “It occurs to me that we allow ourselves to imagine only such messages as we need to survive.” ― Joan Didion , The Year of Magical Thinking Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Wolf Watercolor Painting

Wolf watercolor painting (6 X 6) on Ampersand Aquaboard.  I will spray varnish this so it can be hung with just a frame.   I ran into what I thought was a wolf one morning, peeking out of some woods a block from my home.  It looked big rather than like coyote so I did some research and found out the grey wolves are rare in our area and are a mix of wolf/dog.   Seeing more wildlife in our area than I've ever seen --- buck deer one day - just standing there majestic - a red fox who decided our rocks were good place for a den and had five pups about 10 feet from our deck - a couple of turkeys who strutted through our neighborhood for a few weeks.   At the grocery store the other day there were three turkeys at the light pecking at the wheels of cars going by (mine too).   I think the cars are going to win that battle.   "It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear." – Edward Henry Harriman Please see the paintings purchasing information for some genera

Conch Shell Watercolor Painting

  Conch Shell watercolor painting (6 X 6") on Ampersand Aquaboard and using Daniel Smith duochrome paints for the sand.   It doesn't show but these paints give the sand the little glistening htat real sand has.  I plan on spray varnishing this and framing without a mat or glass.    One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. Anne Morrow Lindbergh Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/shells.html#3Jbjdv3p3EZAKuob.99   My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near the ocean's edge as I can go. - Henry David Thoreau, The Fisher's Boy Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Stairway Watercolor Painting

Stairway watercolor painting (9 X 12) is also part of this weekend's WDE at Wet Canvas " We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once." – Calvin Coolidge   .   Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Flower Box Watercolor Painting

Flower Box watercolor painting (18 X 120 is from this weekend's WDE at Wet Canvas.   I needed a break from my animal paintings challenge for January and this was perfect but it kept me busy for a few days. “I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Goat #2 Watercolor Painting

Goat #2 watercolor painting is 4 X 6 inches.    This is painting number eleven of the January challenge for Fun A Day Warwick and the quote below is what I'm learning from this challenge. "Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it." – Madeleine L'Engle Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Monkey Watercolor Painting

  Monkey watercolor painting (4 x 6) on Arches 140 lb paper... more monkey business.   The past has flown away.  The coming month and year do not exist.  Ours only is the present's tiny point. Mahmud Shabistari Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Monkey Business Watercolor Painting

Monkey Business watercolor painting is 4 X 6 on Arches 140 pound paper. This little guy (gal?) at the Bronx Zoo looked very busy, and very cute.  If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. James Goldsmith Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at  bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Snowy Owl Watercolor Painting

Snowy Owl watercolor painting (4 X 6) on Arches 140 lb paper.   This is #7 of the January "Fun A Day" challenge.    " Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace." – Oscar Wilde Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Geranium Watercolor Painting

Geranium watercolor painting (4 X 6 inches) on Arches 140 lb paper. We cannot climb up a rope that is attached only to our own belt.  William Ernest Hocking.  Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Little Green Frog Watercolor Painting

Little Green Frog watercolor (4 X 6) painting.   This little guy was sitting on the lily pads in the water at Mystic Aquarium.  I was actually taking photos of the flowers but in magnifying the photo found him hiding.... “Come come! Come Out! From bogs old frogs command the dark and look...the stars” ― Kikaku , Japanese Haiku Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hippo Watercolor Painting

Hippo watercolor painting (4 X 6) is day five of the month's Fun A Day challenge .   I am focusing on doing a painting every day of an animal....I'm going to have to find some way to get my other paintings in here!  “ Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson   Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Arctic Tern Watercolor Painting

Arctic Tern watercolor painting (7.75 x 7.75)  on Sennelier watercolor paper.    This is for an "Art Right Now" Meetup Group meeting this January where the subject word is "wings". " None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone." – Ralph Waldo Emerson Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Black Cat in the Sun Watercolor Painting

  Black Cat in the Sun watercolor painting (4 X 6) on Arches 140 pound paper.   “Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.” ― Garrison Keillor Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Red Cardinal Bird Watercolor Painting

Red Cardinal watercolor painting is 4 x 6 inches on Arches 140 lb paper.   I have joined a Fun A Day project for the month of January.  The idea is to produce a piece of art for each day of the month and then have a show at the end.    I've decided to do my project with small paintings of animals for the month. “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” ― Dr. Seuss , The Cat in the Hat Please see the paintings purchasing information for some general information about pricing, or email me at bunnygriffeth@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.