120 Paintings

120 Paintings

  • “It takes 120 bad paintings to know something about painting.”  –  Larry Seiler as quoted by Jeff Mahorney in his blog
  • Each painting is small in format and should be completed in about an hour or less.
  • My goals are to improve my technique, to paint faster, and to gain experience with a variety of subjects.
Easter Lily, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#2

Basil, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

(Basil sold at Muddy Creek Artists Guild show in June 2012)

#3

Shelley Coffee Pot, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#4

Spilled Coffee, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#5

Strawberries, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#6

Chives, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

Chives sold at First Sunday Annapolis, August 2012

#7

Sour Cherry, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#8

Catboat, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#9

Bosc Pears, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#10

Cat Boat II, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#10:  This cat boat picture is sold.

#11

Ferns, watercolor, 3.5″ x 5.25″

#12

Hollyhocks, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#13

Tools of my Trade, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#14

Hydrangea, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

Hydrangea – sold

#15

Maryland Crab, watercolor, 7.25″ x 9.25″

#16

Silver Coffee Pot, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#17

Lemonade, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#18

Grandfather Clock, watercolor, 7.5″ x 3″

#19

Inside Grandfather Clock, watercolor, 7.5″ x 3″

#20

Clockworks, watercolor, 6″ x 4″

#21

Evening Sail, watercolor, 3.25″ x 8.25″

Evening Sail sold at First Sunday Annapolis, August 2012

#22

Maryland Capital, watercolor, 7″ x 5″
painted in plein air

#23

Storm, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#24

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Millsboro, DE
watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#25

Beach Days, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#26

Sea Oats, watercolor, 5.5″ x 7.5″

#27

Sunset Sail, watercolor, 4.5″ x 8″

#28

Purple Crocus, watercolor, 3″ x 5″

#29

Old Fashioned Doll, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#30

Autumn Produce, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#31

Herring Bay Sail, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#32

Splatter Tree #1, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#33

Splatter Tree #2, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#34

Splatter Tree #3, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#35

Winter Trees, watercolor, 6″ x 6.75″

#36

Acorns and Oak Leaves, watercolor, 5.25″ x 7.25″

#37

Herring Bay Sail (miniature), watercolor, 2.5″ x 3.5″

#38

Moonlit Sail (miniature), watercolor, 3.5″ x 2.25″

#39

#40

Standing Heron, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#41

Apple Pie (Red), watercolor, 8.5″ x 10.75″

#42

Holly (miniature), watercolor, 2.25″ x 3.25″

#43

A Light in the Darkness, watercolor, 8
A Light in the Darkness, watercolor, 8″ x 5″

#44

Resolve, watercolor, 7
Resolve, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#45

Earthenware Jug, watercolor, 7
Earthenware Jug, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#46

Pitcher in B&W, watercolor, 9
Pitcher in B&W, watercolor, 9″ x 12″

#47

Pitcher in Color, watercolor, 9
Pitcher in Color, watercolor, 9″ x 12″

#48

Earthenware Jug #1, watercolor, 12
Earthenware Jug #1, watercolor, 12″ x 9″

#49

Earthenware Jug #2, watercolor, 7
Earthenware Jug #2, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#50

Blue Vase (#1), watercolor, 5
Blue Vase (#1), watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#51

Blue Vase (#2), watercolor, 12
Blue Vase (#2), watercolor, 12″ x 9″

#52

Pitcher, Bowl and Apple, watercolor, 5
Pitcher, Bowl and Apple, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#53

White Pitcher and Apples (#1), watercolor 5
White Pitcher and Apples (#1), watercolor 5″ x 7″

#54

White pitcher and Apples #2, watercolor 9
White pitcher and Apples #2, watercolor 9″ x 12″

#55

Pitcher, Bowl, and Apples, watercolor, 9
Pitcher, Bowl, and Apples, watercolor, 9″ x 12″

#56

Red Bowl and Clementine(s), watercolor, 5
Red Bowl and Clementine(s), watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#57

Oranges in a Bowl #1,  watercolor, 7
Oranges in a Bowl #1,
watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#58

Oranges in a Bowl #2,  watercolor, 7
Oranges in a Bowl #2,
watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#59

Sketchbook Day #1, pen and ink with watercolor, 5
Sketchbook Day #1, pen and ink with watercolor, 5″ x 7.5″

#60

Sketchbook Day #2, pen and ink with watercolor, 5
Sketchbook Day #2, pen and ink with watercolor, 5″ x 7.5″

#61

Sketchbook Day #4, pen and ink with watercolor, 5
Sketchbook Day #4, pen and ink with watercolor, 5″ x 7.5″

#62

Sketchbook Day #5, pen and ink with watercolor, 5
Sketchbook Day #5, pen and ink with watercolor, 5″ x 7.5″

#63

Tidal Basin in Bloom, watercolor, 7
Tidal Basin in Bloom, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#64

Tractor, watercolor, 5
Tractor, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#65

Western View, watercolor, 8
Western View, watercolor, 8″ x 10″

#66

Misty Anchorage, watercolor, 5
Misty Anchorage, watercolor, 5″ x &”

#67

Painting A Tree (?), watercolor, 7
Painting A Tree (?), watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#68

First attempt at painting a Magnolia flower, watercolor, 5
First attempt at painting a Magnolia flower, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#69

Dawn at
Dawn at “Ward’s Cove”, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#70

Bay Bridge at Annapolis, MD (cobalt blue), watercolor, 5
Bay Bridge at Annapolis, MD (cobalt blue), watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#71

Nancy's Swing, watercolor, 5
Nancy’s Swing, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#72

Evening Races, watercolor, 5
Evening Races, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#73

Storm Coming, watercolor, 8
Storm Coming, watercolor, 8″ x 6″

#74

Evening Skies, watercolor, 6
Evening Skies, watercolor, 6″ x 8″

#75

Plow Anchor, watercolor, 3
Plow Anchor, watercolor, 3″ x 3″

#76

Tea With Cheri, watercolor, 5
Tea With Cheri, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#77

Psalm 23: 1-2, watercolor, 8.5
Psalm 23: 1-2, watercolor, 8.5″ x 11″

#78

Glass of Wine and Grapes (Veritcal), watercolor, 7
Glass of Wine and Grapes (Veritcal), watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#79

Glass of Wine and Grapes (Horizontal), watercolor, 5
Glass of Wine and Grapes (Horizontal), watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#80

South River Bridge, watercolor, 5
South River Bridge, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#81

Mount Baker from Hovander Homestead, watercolor, 5
Mount Baker from Hovander Homestead, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#82

Red Tree, watercolor, 7
Red Tree, watercolor, 7″x5″

#83

Autumn Morning on the Rhode River, watercolor, 6.5
Autumn Morning on the Rhode River, watercolor, 6.5″ x 10″

#84

London Town Camellia, watercolor, 5
London Town Camellia, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#85

London Town Gazebo, watercolor, 5
London Town Gazebo, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#86

London Town Gazebo #2, watercolor, 5
London Town Gazebo #2, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#87

Colonial Cabin, watercolor, 5
Colonial Cabin, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#88

Barn Wedding Site, watercolor, 5
Barn Wedding Site, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#89

Autumn Tree with Bench, watercolor, 7
Autumn Tree with Bench, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#90

A Light in the Darkness, watercolor, 7
A Light in the Darkness, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#91

Mist in the Mountains, watercolor, 5
Mist in the Mountains, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#92

Our Wood Stove, watercolor, 7
Our Wood Stove, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#93

Sails at Sunset, watercolor, 4.5
Sails at Sunset, watercolor, 4.5″ x 6.5″

#94

Peach Rose, watercolor, 5
Peach Rose, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#95

Cherry Blossoms (2014), watercolor, 7
Cherry Blossoms (2014), watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#96

Hibiscus, watercolor, 5
Hibiscus, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#97

The Cherries Are Ripe!, watercolor, 7
The Cherries Are Ripe!, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#98

Magnolia Blossom, watercolor, 5
Magnolia Blossom, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#99

Pink Hydrangeas, watercolor, 5
Pink Hydrangeas, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#100

Faded Glory, watercolor, 5
Faded Glory, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#101

Yellow Rose Card, watercolor, 4.5 x 6
Yellow Rose Card, watercolor, 4.5 x 6

#102

Barns in Broken Color, watercolor, 5
Barns in Broken Color, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#103

Purple Iris-wm

#104

Love Me or Leave (Leaf) Me, watercolor, 5
Love Me or Leave (Leaf) Me, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#105

Autumn Oak, watercolor, 7
Autumn Oak, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#106

Autumn Birch, watercolor, 7
Autumn Birch, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#107

Autumn Red Oak, watercolor, 7
Autumn Red Oak, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#108

Farmhouse Tree, watercolor, 7
Farmhouse Tree, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#109

Autumn in the Mountains, watercolor, 5
Autumn in the Mountains, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#110

Church platform idea, watercolor, 6" x 9"
Church platform idea, watercolor, 6″ x 9″

#111

Church platform idea #2, watercolor, 6" x 9"
Church platform idea #2, watercolor, 6″ x 9″

#112

Tropical!, watercolor, 5" x 7"
Tropical!, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

#113

Magic in the Air, watercolor and gouache, 5
Magic in the Air, watercolor and gouache, 5″ x 7″

#114

Fanciful Firs, watercolor and gouache, 7
Fanciful Firs, watercolor and gouache, 7″ x 5″

#115

Hilltop Spruce, watercolor, 7
Hilltop Spruce, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#116

The Beach at Rota, watercolor, 5
The Beach at Rota, watercolor, 5″ x 13″

#117

Callejón San Vicente de Paul (Rota, Spain), watercolor, 7
Callejón San Vicente de Paul (Rota, Spain), watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#118

Seeing Red Makes Me Happy, watercolor, 7
Seeing Red Makes Me Happy, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#119

Coneflower, watercolor, 7
Coneflower, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

#120

Pretty in Pink, watercolor, 13
Pretty in Pink, watercolor, 13″ x 5″

#121

Primaterra Carrots, watercolor, 10
Primaterra Carrots, watercolor, 10″ x 8″

#122

5 thoughts on “120 Paintings

  1. My teacher, Gwen Bragg, used to comment that painting in watercolor was learning to love plan B! The difficulty with control is a matter of knowing how much water is involved at any one point, and there are several way to control that factor, although the mingling and running are part of what gives watercolor its appeal.

  2. I wish you were in California instead of so far away so I could take a class with you. I am a beginner and am having some difficulty with negative painting although the monochromatic ones I have done have struck a chord with me. I am trying the fanciful flower that you did from Linda Kemp’s book but as yet do not have the book so I got the information from your BLOG. Thanks for posting on the internet! You do inspire me and I am going to move to smaller paintings in order to finish more. I have been doing 11×15 but that is too big.

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