From the Series ” Wings ” Autumn birds in watercolor – 8″ by 10″ $75.00

Birds 2014

From the series “Wings”
“Autumn birds”

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Monet in green – Tribute to Monet

7 by 10 $70.00 Acrylic on gessoed masonite.

 

No koi in these folks… sorry.

This is from the tribute to “Monet” pond series.  I’ve painted a blue one, a lavender and now a green one. I added a little brown to off set all that green. I think the contrast is nice.  Contrast is my favorite element of art.  I like opposites I guess.

  It was a beautiful day here in South Carolina, the lake was full of boaters.  I would venture to guess not nearly as many as in previous years, perhaps the high cost of gas is hurting some folks and they decided to just  have a cook out and bar be que some dogs or burgers out in the back yard.   I was invited to canoe down the Catawba River but decided to work in my yard. Usually I just have to put in a few days and its good all year.  So far Its coming along.   I’ll take some more photos of it so you can see how things are growing.   I fell asleep for a few minutes out on the back deck this afternoon.  The sound of water bubbling and the birds, it was really calm.  I repotted the plants I bought yesterday and fed all my plants.   My dogs thought it was too hot so I sent them in the house.  They love the good ole AC.  Who doesn’t!  I’m going to work on my larger project tonight its coming along too.  I’ll post it’s progress in about an hour.  I worked on it till 11 pm last night and would have worked on it longer but everyone wanted to go to bed.  

 

you can see my wip (work in progress) at http://h20color.wordpress.com

 

Spring Koi

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6 by 6 watercolor on gessoed masonite $40.00   www.dailypainters.com for pay pal link

I wish I knew how to say no. Lately, I’ve had lots of people asking me for things, big and small… like teach a class at the local high school, hang a show in the fall, chair another art group, write a magazine article, loan them some money for beer, mentor college fine art student for thesis project, assist national artist for their workshop in Charlotte, attend grand opening meeting. This are only the requests for the last week or two.

Now, one of these may stick out as a little different than the rest, sure its easy to spot, its the beer money. I guess I look like the type that will not dismiss them and will at least be nice when I say no if I do say no. Of course I have not been able to say no to any of these folks. Not just the person who comes to me for my spare change but all the others. This is why I tend to rush from one thing to the next. So,…..this year is my year to say no. I’m going to try to cherry pick these tasks and figure out which ones I really enjoy and which one are helping others. I do believe in providing service to others and volunteer to several groups now. The problem comes in when one groups hears you do something for free and they want in on it.

Now that I have written this plan down, I hope I can stick to this plan, I’ll still do things for others and yes I’ll still give my change to people who are down on their luck, (no,don’t write me for money, see I’ve already started))but I won’t say yes to everything that is asked of me.

The big and the small “Tree frog”

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ACEO = sold larger painting is for sale for $50.00 Sold 11/27
This is the special of the week.

I think this is a great photo to show the difference in size from an aceo and the larger 11 by 15  Since this photo was taken I decided to give the BIG tree frog red eyes.  if you would like to see a picture of it email me.