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Showing posts with label ink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ink. Show all posts

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Dogs At Attention


These dogs look as if they are paying attention to what I am telling them. They seem to be at attention even though they have perplexed, thirsty looks on their faces. For many dog owners, you may notice a dog that looks like your pet. Ink and watercolor.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Golden Hills Of California

These golden hills are beautiful. In summer, the dry grasses surround the green oak trees providing an interesting contrast to thousands of acres of green crops growing on the valley floor. After the winter rains, the grasses then change to stunning greens until the heat of summer changes the colors back again. It's an annual cycle that never ends. Ink and watercolor.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Hot Air Balloons

When these balloons go up on a beautiful sunny morning they are beautiful to watch. They are so low you can hear the pilots yelling to you. Would I like to fly in one? Probably not. I am content to sip on a hot cup of coffee in a chair on solid ground. Ink and watercolor.

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Two Barns

At times, it's fun to change the way I normally paint and do something different. Bold lines and vivid colors make up this rural painting. I found the painting was easy to do since everything does not look real so I did not need to be exact. I will try this style again one of these days. Ink and watercolor.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

When Steam Was King

My painting goes back in time to the days of the steam engine. Here, a passenger train makes a crew change while riders leave and board the train.  Painting was made viewing an old black and white photo. Scene probably was typical of the 1950s. Ink and watercolor.


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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Little Dawgy

This little dawgy wants attention. You can tell by the sad look on its face. Soon it will get its way and receive food, attention and cuddling from its owner. Ink and watercolor


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Autumn Color

I am looking up into the trees on this nice autumn day. The sun is shining through the leaves showing more colors than the eye can imagine. Soon the leaves will be gone and bare limbs and trunks will show clearly. Winter is next. Ink and watercolor.



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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Mt. Hood, Oregon

Mt. Hood is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon. It is over 11,000 feet in elevation and is the highest point in the state. Oregon has a string of beautiful mountains which run north and south through the middle. While in the city of Portland, one cannot miss this huge mountain while looking eastward. Ink and watercolor.


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Friday, September 29, 2017

Trees


Healthy looking trees grow amongst the rocks on a slope in hill country. Slant of the trees show that the area gets some good winds which cause them to lean. Ink and watercolor.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Colorful Finch

This is a colorful little Cassin Finch. Entire families of finches seem to be all over the place only occasionally chased away by ornery Scrub Jays and Robins. The bird's beautiful colors prompted me to paint him. Ink and watercolor.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Church Courtyard

This painting was started many years ago but I finally decided to finish it. This structure was in a desert area but I cannot remember the location. I used pen and ink, color dyes and watercolors. I like the detail in the architecture along with the desert colors and hints of green from the plant growth.


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Sunday, August 20, 2017

A Bird And Traffic Light


My painting shows an everyday traffic light that we all take for granted. I drew the image with brush and waterproof ink then scanned into my computer. With Photoshop I then added the color elements. The bird was added for interest. It’s like the bird was checking to see if it would have a home for the evening. Ink and Photoshop color.
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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Rainbow Bridge Roseville

This bridge is located in Roseville, California, heading into the "Old Roseville" district. I used black India ink and brush to draw this subject then I used watercolors to complete it. Drawing and painting loosely is a great change from my normal tight and detailed images. It is very stimulating and makes me produce an image with fewer lines. Ink and watercolor. SOLD


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Friday, July 28, 2017

Not A Toy


Guns scare me! Many of my relatives were hunters so I was around guns, was taught to shoot them and learned to live with them. Only guns I have used recently is a pellet gun and a B-B gun. Actually what I like to do with guns is draw them which I have done with this little gem. It looks innocent but in the wrong hands it can be dangerous. So I will just continue to draw them—it’s safer that way. Ink and watercolor.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hummingbird Heaven

Bright sunlight, and plenty of colorful flowers make this little hummingbird happy. Soon, it will be joined by other birds and butterflies but right now it is all for him to enjoy. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

California Grape Vineyard


This painting shows a grape vineyard typical for California. Some are larger, some are smaller, some are neater, some are secluded. But there are many because of the weather conditions that allow perfect grapes to be grown. The drought is over and water is plentiful so I expect a huge supply of grapes this year. Some will be used to make wonderful wines at the many wine tasting facilities. Be careful you don’t taste too much!!!! Ink and watercolor.
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Saturday, July 08, 2017

November Morning





My painting depicts an early morning scene in a wooded area as the first rays of light appear. Mornings are now cool and the waters are very still beneath the trees. The scene is very quiet and the birds have not yet begun to chirp. A hint of rain from the previous night’s rain lingers. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Favorite Foot Ware

Many years ago when I did a lot of walking, I bought a great pair of walking shoes which looked like these in the painting. They lasted many years and it was difficult to throw them away even when the heels began to fall apart, shoelace loops tore and bits and pieces of heavy stitching began to fail. Many of you know how sad it is when you must end your relationship with a favorite pair of foot ware. 
Ink and watercolor

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Country Road

Birds eye view of a country road meandering through the hills in vineyard country. Ink and watercolor.


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Window Rock Arizona

This Arizona landmark means “the rock-with-hole-through-it”  according to Navajo translation. We know it today as “Window Rock”. Window rock is a small city located in eastern Arizona near the New Mexico border about 30 miles from Gallup, NM. It serves as the seat of government and capital of the Navajo Nation. Located on the high desert this landmark and city receive many tourists yearly. Ink and watercolor.
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