"Birthday Orchid"

"Birthday Orchid"
"Birthday Orchid"

Thursday, May 25, 2017

This watercolor is a study in reflections.  The motivation came
from a tropical scene in a techniques book of lessons.
Watercolor on Arches 140# cold press.  
Nothing is more beautiful than the play of reflections on water.
I think painting water and it's reflective qualities is one of my
most satisfying watercolor projects!  I hope you enjoy!

Friday, April 7, 2017

An imaginary landscape study, done by playing around with brush strokes
 experimenting on distant trees and sky effect.  Of course, in one of
 my favorite colors...indigo blue.   This took about 30 minutes total,
 with drying times between the far distant and closer images.  I accomplished
 this Thursday when we local artists got together for a little painting fun!
Watercolor on Arches 140# cold press.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Still in "...the Land of Possibilities", we came upon a tall
and huge tree.  Under this tree was a fallen, and much decayed
branch.  And under this branch was a tiny magical patch of 
brightly colored mushrooms.  We decided to explore!
Watercolors on Arches 140# cold press.  

Sunday, January 22, 2017

"...the Land of Possibilities"
Original watercolor art by Colleen Dequaine
Watercolors on Arches 140# cold press.

I dreamed of going to a secret and magical land, where anything
was possible....where colorful snails skimmed along the surface of
sparkling waters, and where the skirts of the mountain fairies formed
the waterfalls cascading down the faraway mountains.  
It is a secret place, a safe place, and magical, where only the 'inner
child' is allowed to enter!