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PAINTINGS - a few watercolors and ink sketches
 
 
Click on the following watercolors for a larger image.
 
Painting Charleston Lights
Painting Sapelo Light
Charleston Lights
Sapelo Light
Old Charleston Light on Morris Island and the new Charleston Light on Sullivan's Island across Charleston Harbour, as seen from Folly Island, the Edge of America
Lighthouse on Sapelo Island, Georgia
Painting Sanibel Light
Painting Singing Bird
Sanibel Light
Singing Bird
Lighthouse on Sanibel Island, Florida
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
 
on American Holly Ilex opaca
Painting Max
Painting Aggie
Maxine
Aggie
Rottweiler mix
 
Painting Lucky
Painting Tigger
Lucky
Tigger
Lab mix
Great American Short Hair Tabby
 
 
Painting White Ibis
Painting Let It Shine
White Ibis
Let It Shine
 
 
The following ink sketches were done to decorate a series of commemorative envelopes that I posted on our trip to Viet Nam.
 
They work better in context.  Click on each sketch to see it on an actual commemorative envelope,  or event cover,  as they're called.
 
My favorites are the two ships,  which commemorate laying wreaths in the Gulf of Tonkin for shipmates lost in the Vietnam war,  and the  "Quiet Mind,  Open heart",  which commemorates burning incense on the northern coast of Vietnam to ask the spirits of all who suffered in the war to be at peace now.  (Some Vietnamese believe that butterflies are the souls of the departed.)
 
 
Sketch Tran Hung Dao
Sketch Stamp
Tran Hung Dao
400 Dong Tran Hung Dao Stamp
(click on sketch to see it in context)
(click on sketch to see it in context)
Sketch Nha Rong
Sketch Cho Lon
Nha Rong Building, Sai Gon
Binh Tay Market, Cho Lon
(click on sketch to see it in context)
(click on sketch to see it in context)
Sketch Tet Eve
Sketch Monkey
Tet Fireworks
Year of the Monkey
(click on sketch to see it in context)
(click on sketch to see it in context)
Sketch Hoi An
Sketch Thien Mu Pagoda
Japanese Bridge, Hoi An
Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue
(click on sketch to see it in context)
(click on sketch to see it in context)
Sketch Hobart
Sketch Newport News
HMAS Hobart DDG-39
USS Newport News CA-148
(click on sketch to see it in context)
(click on sketch to see it in context)
Sketch Fishing Boat
Sketch Quiet Mind
Fishing Boat, Cua Lo
Quiet Mind, Open Heart
(click on sketch to see it in context)
(click on sketch to see it in context)
Sketch Ha Long
Sketch Ca Cuong
Ha Long Bay
Ca Cuong Flavoring
(click on sketch to see it in context)
(click on sketch to see it in context)
 
 
Copyright 2004, 2005 Carl W. Cole
If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. ~ Chinese proverb