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Saturday, September 29, 2012

A San Francisco Hill

This painting shows a typical landscape found in the city of San Francisco. The structure on a hill is typical of this area but the long flight of stairs seems unique. When the sun is shining over this city everything comes to life unlike when the fog and clouds hover overhead. I drew this from an old manual and not on site. I added my own colors to give the scene more brilliance. One of these days I hope to see this area in person to see if my color of the house matches the color chosen by the owners. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Little Waterfall

A cold stream of water rushes over the cliff and comes crashing down to the rocks below. The beauty of the rocks adds nice color to the landscape. The sense of solitude is immense and is something only this artist may feel. Enjoy my painting. Ink and watercolor.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Beautiful Mt Lassen In California

Mt. Lassen is a dormant volcano located in Lassen National Park in northern California. It is located south of Mt. Shasta and to the east of Redding  and is near beautiful Lake Almanor. During a June mini-trip, we visited the park and traveled the roadway which takes visitors amazingly close to one of the highest peaks. There were large patches of snow on the ground and pure, clear lakes that were partially frozen. The sunshine was bright and the entire landscape sparkled. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sea Floor

This underwater scene was done using any color I wanted to use. There was no plan to this painting other than lightly sketching out some of the images then going from light to dark as I continued to complete the image. The fish are made up, the long strands of plant growth are made up and the sea floor is also from my imagination. It is fun to paint this way at times--no structure, no thinking but just enjoying. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Monday, September 03, 2012

Going Cruising


These three images were done as part of an art class where the theme was Cruising. I demonstrated by sketching from photos to show the students how I do it. The students then went to work and developed some very nice sketches of their own. Ink and watercolor. http://terrybanderas.blogspot.com/

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