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Pen, Ink, and Watercolor Paintings of Flowers

Tuesday 25 August 2015 at 07:13 am

My Wendish mother and my Wendish grandmother loved to grow flowers in the yard and cut them and place them on the table in the house. Under their influence, I grew up with a great appreciation of a yard full of flowers and other forms of floral beauty. Unlike the two of them, I did not have a green thumb, but, even at a young age, I had the ability to draw and color flowers of all kinds. Over the years, I have tried to capture some of the breath-taking beauty of flowers by using my favorite technique of combining pen and ink sketching and water-coloring. Here are some of the many "flower" works I have done.

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Pen, Ink, and Watercolor Paintings of Flowers - Geometric Design

Tuesday 25 August 2015 at 06:44 am

My Wendish mother and my Wendish grandmother loved to grow flowers in the yard and cut them and place them on the table in the house. Under their influence, I grew up with a great appreciation of a yard full of flowers and other forms of floral beauty. Unlike the two of them, I did not have a green thumb, but, even at a young age, I had the ability to draw and color flowers of all kinds. Over the years, I have tried to capture some of the breath-taking beauty of flowers by using my favorite technique of combining pen and ink sketching and water-coloring. Here are some of the many "flower" works I have done.

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Pen, Ink, and Watercolor Paintings of Flowers - Japanese Style

Tuesday 25 August 2015 at 06:31 am

My Wendish mother and my Wendish grandmother loved to grow flowers in the yard and cut them and place them on the table in the house. Under their influence, I grew up with a great appreciation of a yard full of flowers and other forms of floral beauty. Unlike the two of them, I did not have a green thumb, but, even at a young age, I had the ability to draw and color flowers of all kinds. Over the years, I have tried to capture some of the breath-taking beauty of flowers by using my favorite technique of combining pen and ink sketching and water-coloring. Here are some of the many "flower" works I have done.

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The Religious Art of Ray Spitzenberger

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Wallis Church

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On the Spree

Monday 24 August 2015 at 06:23 am Read More

New York in Turkey

Monday 24 August 2015 at 06:12 am Read More

Wedding Day

Monday 24 August 2015 at 06:06 am

My daughter on her wedding day in Sengelman Hall, Schulenburg.

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"Well, Hello There!"

Monday 24 August 2015 at 06:01 am

This pen and ink sketch is titled "Well, Hello There" (a drawing of a Baylor co-ed back in the late 1920's). It was on exhibit at the Brenham Fine Arts League until somebody bought it. This is a copy.

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New York Daughter

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Elegant Lady Drawings

Monday 24 August 2015 at 05:39 am

My mother-in-law was a very elegant lady, much more refined than any of the wonderful Wendish women I grew up with. The Wendish ladies wore sun bonnets and dresses sometimes made of flour sacks. After my wife's mother died, we inherited huge stacks of photos of elegant ladies, all in elegant, often formal attire. These were friends or relatives of my mother-in-law and her sister, both having graduated from Baylor. Since my discovery of these photos, I have done dozens and dozens of "elegant ladies" sketches and water color paintings, most based on photos taken in the late 1800's and early 1900's. I continue to do "elegant ladies" sketches, including ones of both my daughters.

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