LIFE LESSONS from WATERCOLOR

“Art is what we call … the thing an artist does.”

It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.

“Art is not in the … eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist.” — Seth Godin 

“Painting with watercolor is like dabbling in life — easy, hard, clear, opaque, vivid, grey, and always, always washing away illusions of control. It is a daily lesson in going with the flow.” — Leslie Aguilar

LANDSCAPES

These landscapes are mostly of local scenes. A few are composites of places I’ve been or imagined.

Lookout Point

Lookout Point

About … Everybody has a favorite tree ... don't they? This is mine on Cherokee Lake, TN. Where is yours?   Lookout Point MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: 22" x 30" / Framed 31" x 38" |   STATUS: Available

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Back Roads

Back Roads

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: x" by x"   |   STATUS: Available; Sold; In Private Collection

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Barb’s Tree

Barb’s Tree

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: 22" by 15"   |   STATUS: Available; Sold; In Private Collection

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Renewal

Renewal

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: 15" x 22"  / Framed 22.5" x 30"  |   STATUS: In Private Collection

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WATERSCAPES

There’s something about water that soothes me. I’ve taken thousands of photographs of water and just painted a few. More to come, I hope.

Lookout Point

Lookout Point

About … Everybody has a favorite tree ... don't they? This is mine on Cherokee Lake, TN. Where is yours?   Lookout Point MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: 22" x 30" / Framed 31" x 38" |   STATUS: Available

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Water Lillies

Water Lillies

About … This is a poured painting with transparent watercolor, allowing for the beautiful blues.   Water Lillies MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: 10 3/8" by 16 1/4"   |   STATUS: Sold

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Storm

Storm

About … I painted this watercolor during the very first days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. I started with the intent to paint a calming, minimalistic scene with clear skies and water. However, it wasn't to be.   Storm MEDIUM: Watercolor  |  ...

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Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon

About ... This is one of my favorites -- both the kayaking experience with my husband and the painting. On a bright, hot June afternoon, I was drifting at a distance watching Frank paddle along the shore. I saw him move closer to the one deeply-shaded area. As if on...

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PORTRAITS

For me, painting someone I love is the most absorbing of all. It’s my way of saying “I am loving you, even when we are apart.”

Godson

Godson

About … This painting is my parents' godson, Ed, who I painted for mom's 90th birthday. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to gather for her birthday, so she received this painting on ZOOM. She loves it.   MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: 20" by 15"   |   STATUS: In...

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Mom

Mom

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: x" by x"   |   STATUS: In Private Collection

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Grace

Grace

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: 8" by 8"   |   STATUS: Available; Sold; In Private Collection

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Never Again

Never Again

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636

636

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: 8" by 8"   |   STATUS: In Private Collection

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STILL LIFE

I haven’t painted many still life scenes. But, I’m always willing to give it a go, particularly when the colors are bright, and the light is just right.

The Five Ball Brothers

The Five Ball Brothers

About … The fun with this painting was the dark, dark background against the copper-colored lids. I'm not going to say the glass was fun. But it was a good Life Lesson in Patience. You have to know your history to understand the title.   The Five Ball Brothers...

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Mangos

Mangos

About … This is a poured painting of the bowl of fruit we kept on the dining table in Florida. Loved the sunlight streaming in.   Mangos MEDIUM: Watercolor  |   SIZE: 15" by 22"   |   STATUS: Available

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Joy

Joy

About … The joy of this painting is in the research! LOTS of research. Do you know how many wines start with '"J'? Quite a few. Sadly, not so many "Y"s and I"m still searching for "O"s. Although I haven't painted them yet, I'm deep in research for Love and Sex and...

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Straight photography, no manipulation. Simply trying to capture an emotion, a place or a person in a particular moment.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Photograph  |   SIZE: x" by x"   |   STATUS: Available; Sold; In Private Collection

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Pseudo-Husband in the Arch

Pseudo-Husband in the Arch

About … My nickname for this one is Fake Frank in the Arch. After carefully climbing through the arch, down over massive boulders and back up to an elevated perch for the perfect photo, I turned around and my beloved was gone. A very kind man offered to call (holler)...

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Aspen Trees

Aspen Trees

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Photograph  |   SIZE: x" by x"   |   STATUS: Available; Sold; In Private Collection

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Life is Good

Life is Good

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JUST FOR FUN

I love fun photography — playing around with simple filters. I’m not talking professional photo-editing software. This is just easy, “wow, look at this” kind of stuff. Images to share with family and friends.

Patio

Patio

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Digitally-Enhanced Photograph  |   SIZE: x" by x"   |   STATUS: Available; Sold; In Private Collection

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Shannon

Shannon

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Digitally-Enhanced Photograph  |   SIZE: x" by x"   |   STATUS: Available; Sold; In Private Collection

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Florida Pine

Florida Pine

About … Information about this image coming soon!   MEDIUM: Digitally-Enhanced Photograph  |   SIZE: x" by x"   |   STATUS: Available; Sold; In Private Collection

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